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You’re Reading an Archived Article: For up-to-date Diagnosis & Disease information, visit this article on the 6 minute walk test. General description of procedure, equipment, technique The 6-min walk test (6MWT) is a submaximal exercise test that entails measurement of distance walked over a span of 6 minutes. The 6-minute walk distance (6 MWD) provides…

Randal I. Goldberg, MD, from NYU Langone Health, discusses pivotal research in heart failure presented at the American Heart Association’s 2021 annual meeting, including updates on therapies, the addition of specialty clinics, patients’ access to treatment, and provider-related barriers to effective therapies.

General (including evidence of efficacy) What classes of antiplatelet drugs should be prescribed after an acute coronary syndrome? 1. Aspirin Mechanism of action: Irreversibly inhibits the platelet COX-1 enzyme leading to reduced thromboxane A2 (TXA2) production. In turn, this inhibits platelet activation and aggregation via TXA2-dependent pathways and blocks TXA2-dependent vasoconstriction. Efficacy of aspirin: In…

You’re Reading an Archived Article: For up-to-date Diagnosis & Disease information, visit this article on ACE Inhibitors. General (including evidence of efficacy) Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) are a commonly used medication in the current management of various medical conditions, including heart failure, postacute coronary syndrome, nephrotic syndrome and hypertension. The discoveries leading to the development of…

General Aldosterone Aldosterone is a hormone secreted by the adrenal gland (zona glomerulosa). Aldosterone was first identified by Simpson and Tait approximately 5 decades ago. Aldosterone was classified as a mineralocorticoid hormone as it was found to play a major role in sodium reabsorption and potassium excretion. The aldosterone secretion is stimulated mainly by angiotensin…