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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…

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