Archive | September, 2011

Chocolate is good for the heart and the brain!!

  In a presentation at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), August  2011 Congress, British investigators are reporting that individuals who ate the most chocolate had a 37% lower risk of cardiovascular disease and a 29% lower risk of stroke compared with individuals who ate the least amount of chocolate. In the study, published online […]

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Apixaban: a new oral anticoagulant

In the trial (the ARISTOTLE trial), presented on August 28, 2011, at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) 2011 Congress and simultaneously published online in the New England Journal of Medicine, apixaban was superior to warfarin in preventing stroke or systolic embolism (the primary end point) and was also associated with less bleeding and lower […]

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