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Patients With Heart Stents Have Similar Increased Risk of Death from Bleeding and Heart Attacks

Reprinted below is a press release from UC San Francisco and Kaiser Permanente. It shows the deleterious consequences of bleeding in patients who have had a coronary stent inserted. These patients are routinely placed on drugs designed to prevent thrombosis at the site of the stent.  For decades I told my students to look for reasons not…

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Erectile Dysfunction and Coronary Artery Disease

It’s not surprising that doctors have wondered whether erectile dysfunction (ED) is a marker of coronary artery disease (CAD). After all both disorders result from impaired blood flow to the two involved organs. Because the penile artery is about one-third the diameter of the coronary artery, vascular disease affecting both these arteries might become symptomatic…

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