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Air pollution increases CVD risk in women with diabetes

December 1, 2015

Women with diabetes exposed to long-term traffic pollution have a 44% increased risk for cardiovascular disease and a 66% increased risk for stroke, according to research in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

"Although studies have shown that people with diabetes are particularly vulnerable to the [CV] effects of acute exposures to air pollution, our study is one of the first to demonstrate high risks of [CVD] among individuals with diabetes with long-term exposures to particulate matter," Jaime E. Hart, ScD, assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, said in a press release.

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PARTNER II Valve-in-Valve registry suggests alternative to reoperation in failed aortic bioprostheses

November 30, 2015
Valve-in-valve transcatheter valve replacement using Sapien XT appears to be a valuable alternative to reoperation in patients with failed aortic bioprostheses…
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FDA approves rosuvastatin for use in youth aged 8 to 17 with HeFH

November 30, 2015
AstraZeneca announced that the FDA has approved rosuvastatin to reduce total cholesterol, LDL and apolipoprotein B in pediatric patients aged 8 to 17 years with…
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Research highlights progress of PROMISE, controversies in treatment of chronic angina

Cardiology Today, November 2015
New-onset stable chest pain or angina in those without diagnosed heart disease affects about 4 million Americans per year. In response, the editors of Cardiology
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Novel oral anticoagulants may reduce stroke, bleeding risk in patients with renal impairment

November 30, 2015
In patients with mild or moderate renal impairment, the use of novel oral anticoagulants appears to confer reduced risks for stroke or systemic embolism, as well as for…
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Mechanism of Action of Currently Approved Antiplatelet Agents

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In this CME activity, leading experts discuss the mechanism of action of antiplatelet agents in high-risk patients for…
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VIDEO: Liraglutide fails to improve HF outcomes in FIGHT trial

November 28, 2015
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The Patient with Coronary Artery Disease and an Acute Ischemic Stroke

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Patients with hypertension, coronary artery disease, systemic atherosclerosis and heart failure are at increased risk…
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