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Cardiac rehab participation low for older adults after acute MI

August 4, 2015

Despite evidence demonstrating the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation, the rate of participation is low among older adults in the United States after acute MI, according to data published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Moreover, the rate of participation was low even among patients who were referred for cardiac rehabilitation after acute MI.

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High CRP predicts long-term mortality, MI after PCI

August 4, 2015
Higher levels of C-reactive protein at the time of PCI were predictive of all-cause mortality and MI at 10 years, researchers reported in a new study.Researchers studied…
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Triple therapy has similar outcomes, more bleeding than dual therapy in older patients with AF, acute MI

August 4, 2015
Older patients with atrial fibrillation who received triple therapy consisting of aspirin, clopidogrel and warfarin at discharge after PCI for acute MI had a similar…
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AHA: Social factors could reverse trend of declining US deaths from heart disease, stroke

August 3, 2015
Social determinants such as education, environment, income and race/ethnicity have the potential to reverse the trend of declining mortality from MI, stroke and other…
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Chronic HCV influences subclinical CVD

August 3, 2015
A link between chronic hepatitis C virus infection and subclinical cardiovascular disease indicated a need for thorough and ongoing cardiovascular risk assessments among…
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The Patient With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
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VIDEO: Joseph Rossano, MD, MS, discusses benefits of VADs for children with advanced HF

VIDEO: Joseph Rossano, MD, MS, discusses benefits of VADs for children with advanced HF

July 17, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — In this video, Joseph Rossano, MD, MS, FAAP, FAAC, medical director of HF/transplantation at…
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Antiplatelet Agents in ACS Distinguishing Characteristics Safety and Efficacy

Antiplatelet Agents in ACS: Distinguishing Characteristics, Safety, and Efficacy

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC

It is estimated that in the United States, each year, over 780,000 persons will experience an acute coronary syndrome…
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