Top 5 Major Breakthrough in Heart Diseases in 2010

By Mayuri, Gaea News Network
Wednesday, December 22, 2010

NEW YORK ( — The most common disease in today’s world is associated with heart that gives rise to many forms of cardiovascular diseases. as the year is very near to say goodbye to all, we list the top 5 major breakthrough in heart diseases in 2010 that may reduce the total number of deaths per year due to heart diseases. Thanks to the American Heart Association who has formulated the list of top 5 major highlights in cardiovascular research in 2010. Based on that we prepare our list.

1. Treatment to Reduce Heart Disease in Diabetic patients

A new research done by the ACCORD study group brought out the fact that people suffering from type 2 diabetes cannot reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) by aggressively controlling the blood pressure. Also they found out that a combination therapy with a statin plus a fibrate was no better at reducing risk than a statin alone in patients with type 2 diabetes at high risk for CVD.

2. New Valve Surgery inspite of the Conventional Valve Surgery

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation is a major surgery that promises to improve the patientss’ quality of life and other symptoms. Some risks are involved in this procedure like strokes and other major cardiovascular events.

3. More options for reducing stroke risk in atrial fibrillation

For the first time in more than 20 years there are viable alternatives to the primary prevention of stroke for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Warfarin (Coumadin) has long been the standard anti-clotting drug used to reduce the risk of stroke for these patients. But it carries its own complications from bleeding, and managing the dose requires regular blood tests, making it difficult to manage for both patients and doctors.

4. The Right Anti-Clotting Therapy Out Now

PLATO investigators found out that ticagrelor is far better than the current used clopidogrel. The CURRENT-OASIS 7 Trial is exploring the optimal dosing of clopidogrel and aspirin in patient undergoing invasive surgery. These studies will help providers better understand the situations where new choices and dosages may improve results for the patient.

5. Healthy Lifestyle Emphasized

Several remarkable studies this year have enlightened the fact that the risk of falling prey into several kinds of diseases is directly influenced by our lifestyle, consumption patterns and the amount of physical activity we undertake. Unhealthy diet can lead to obesity and hypertension. It is better to adopt to healthy lifestyle as soon as possible to remain healthy.

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