The Daily Health Plan Report is released for Kaisernetwork.org, a free provider of The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Copyright 2009 Advisory Board Organization and Kaiser Family Foundation. All rights reserved.. Adoption of standby intra-aortic balloon pump strategy during high-risk PCI needed: Study High-risk patients undergoing a coronary process such as placement of a stent who electively received an intra-aortic balloon pump before the procedure did not knowledge a significantly lower general rate of events such as heart attack, revascularization or death, in the August 25 issue of JAMA according to a study. Percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with impaired still left ventricular function can be associated with a substantial increased threat of illness or loss of life, and patients with comprehensive coronary artery disease and also require a lower life expectancy reserve to endure the consequences of ischemia or arrhythmias that may occur during PCI.1 – Cheese Straws. They seem so harmless – they’re light and crunchy – and a Holiday mainstay. They’re a great choice, right? Wrong! Just one cheese straw has a third of your daily limited of saturated fat – and who can consume just one? 2 – The Swedish Meatballs. What can one small meatball do? It could pack in 400 calories of heavy cream, breads, beef and butter broth filled up with sodium. That’s as much as 400 calorie consumption in one, little meatball. 3 – The Eggnog. Yikes! One cup has 343 calorie consumption, 150 milligrams of cholesterol – about half the daily limit and almost a day’s worth of sugar.