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Sotalol hydrochloride approved for treatment of ventricular arrhythmias, maintenance of normal sinus rhythm

October 25, 2014

Arbor Pharmaceuticals announced that the FDA has approved a new drug application for sotalol hydrochloride oral solution for the treatment of documented life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias and the maintenance of normal sinus rhythm in patients with a history of highly symptomatic atrial fibrillation or flutter.

Prior to new approval of the oral solution (Sotylize), the drug was only available in tablet form. The tablet form is commonly compounded by pharmacists into a liquid suspension using simple syrup for pediatric and elderly patients who cannot swallow pills, according to a press release.

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Michael H. Davidson, MD, discusses PCSK9 as a target of therapy

October 24, 2014
BOSTON — In this video, Cardiology Today Editorial Board member Michael H. Davidson, MD, outlines a session he participated in at the Cardiometabolic Health…
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Francesco Rubino, MD: 'Converting' bariatric surgery into a diabetes intervention poses challenges

October 24, 2014
BOSTON — Converting a procedure that has been used for years as a weight-loss intervention into a treatment aimed primarily at diabetes or metabolic disease poses…
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Efficacy, safety of aspirin for treatment of patients with diabetes, CAD unclear

October 24, 2014
BOSTON — The benefits of using aspirin, alone or with a platelet inhibitor, for the treatment of patients with diabetes at high-risk for CVD are still unclear…
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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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Michael H. Davidson, MD, discusses PCSK9 as a target of therapy

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BOSTON — In this video, Cardiology Today Editorial Board member Michael H. Davidson, MD, outlines a session he…
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Controversial Issues and Challenging Cases in the New Frontier of Obesity Online Activity

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Obesity has become a world-wide issue of utmost importance as its incidence and prevalence are associated with dramatic…
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