CLEVER trial information

The Claudication: Exercise Versus Endoluminal Revascularization (CLEVER) trial is comparing the effectiveness, safety, cost, and overall economic impact of four strategies for treating leg pain that occurs with walking (claudication): home exercise plus drug therapy, supervised exercise therapy plus drug therapy, placement of an artery-opening stent, and stent placement plus exercise. The trial is being conducted at 30 hospitals across the country. You can learn more about the trial from ClinicalTrials.gov or the CLEVER Study Web site. If you are interested in participating in CLEVER, talk with your doctor or call 401-444-1739. (Locked) More »

October 2009 references and further reading

Katcher HI, Hill AM, Lanford JL, Yoo JS, Kris-Etherton PM. Lifestyle approaches and dietary strategies to lower LDL-cholesterol and triglycerides and raise HDL-cholesterol. Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America 2009; 38:45-78. Bazzano LA. Effects of soluble dietary fiber on low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and coronary heart disease risk. Current Atherosclerosis Reports 2008; 10:473-7. Harland JI, Haffner TA. Systematic review, meta-analysis and regression of randomised controlled trials reporting an association between an intake of circa 25 g soya protein per day and blood cholesterol. Atherosclerosis 2008; 200:13-27. (Locked) More »

After a heart attack

Carefully following the discharge instructions after a heart attack, including participating in a cardiac rehabilitation program, provides a much better chance of a full recovery and preventing another attack. (Locked) More »