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VIDEO: Discussion of the benefits, risks of extended DAPT

December 22, 2014

CHICAGO — In this video, Dean Kereiakes, MD, FACC, co-principal investigator of the DAPT trial, discusses the results of the study, presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions.

The trial was designed to examine whether an extended-duration dual antiplatelet therapy would reduce the incidence of stent thrombosis and major adverse CV and cerebrovascular events. No previous trial had been sufficiently powered to address this issue, Kereiakes said.

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ARISTOTLE: Major bleeding consequences similar between apixaban, warfarin

December 22, 2014
Major bleeding was associated with increased risk for death, ischemic stroke and MI, and the risk was similarly elevated regardless of treatment with warfarin or…
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Self-reported exercise assessments offer clue to cardiometabolic risks

December 22, 2014
Clinicians could glean additional information about patients’ cardiometabolic risk factors through routine clinical physical activity assessments, according to…
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New trial will assess dabigatran for prevention of recurrent stroke

December 21, 2014
The first patient has been enrolled in the RE-SPECT ESUS study, which will investigate the safety of dabigatran etexilate for the prevention of recurrent embolic stroke…

CVD care improved across US hospitals from 2009 to 2013

December 20, 2014
The quality of care for patients with MI, HF, stroke and venous thromboembolism has improved across hospitals in the United States in recent years, according to an…
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Managing Acute Ischemic Stroke in the Emergency Department: Two Decades of Progress

Managing Acute Ischemic Stroke in the Emergency Department: Two Decades of Progress

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.

According to the American Heart Association Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics 2013 Update, approximately 795,000…
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Kirk N. Garratt, MD: Prolonged DAPT beneficial in patients with paclitaxel-eluting stents

December 16, 2014
CHICAGO — In this video, Kirk N. Garratt, MD, of the Lennox Hill Hospital, New York, outlines results of a study…
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Experts Take: Dialogue on HTG

Experts’ Take: Dialogue on Hypertriglyceridemia

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Amarin Pharma Inc.

Lead by genetic studies, recent data describe a causal role of triglycerides (TG) in the formation of atherosclerosis…
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