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High cholesterol levels, no statins linked with increased failure rate after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair

March 27, 2017

SAN DIEGO — Patients with moderate or high cholesterol levels and who were not prescribed statins had a greater risk for failure after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, according to results presented here.

“The present study found a significant association between moderate and high perioperative total cholesterol and LDL levels in the rate of revision arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery after primary arthroscopic rotator cuff repair,” Brian C. Werner, MD, said at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.

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Cardiac rehab reduces CV events after MI

March 27, 2017
WASHINGTON — Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation benefits patients who have had an MI in preventing adverse events, according to evidence presented at the
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Fuster receives lifetime achievement award from ACC

March 26, 2017
WASHINGTON — The American College of Cardiology granted its lifetime achievement award to Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, director of Mount Sinai Heart and…

Trials begun to evaluate empagliflozin for treatment of HF

March 25, 2017
Two trials begun to study empagliflozin for the treatment of adults with HF with or without type 2 diabetes, according to a press release from Boehringer Ingelheim and…

GOP, Trump pull AHCA due to lack of support

March 24, 2017
Reportedly acting on orders from President Donald J. Trump, House Republican leaders today again postponed a vote that would have overhauled the nation’s health…
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