September 2009 references and further reading

Ray WA, Varas-Lorenzo C, Chung CP, et al. Cardiovascular risks of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs in patients after hospitalization for serious coronary heart disease. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes 2009; 2:155-163. Solomon DH. Searching for a safe analgesic in patients with cardiovascular disease. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes 2009; 2:146-147. Antman EM, Bennett JS, Daugherty A, Furberg C, Roberts H, Taubert KA. Use of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs: an update for clinicians: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation 2007; 115:1634-42. (Locked) More »

Pain relief balancing act

Frequent use of pain relievers can irritate the stomach, digestive tract, or possibly the heart and blood vessels. For people with heart disease, a study suggests that regular use of naproxen will not harm the heart. (Locked) More »

Walk often, walk far

A cardiac rehabilitation program can help people with heart disease regain strength and stamina. An exercise program that emphasizes frequent walking over a more intense workout can result in greater loss of weight and body fat. (Locked) More »

In Brief

Brief reports on the use of compression stockings by stroke survivors, and the benefit of adding a second blood pressure medication. (Locked) More »