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VIDEO: New cholesterol guidelines, risk calculator key to improving patient care

VIDEO: New cholesterol guidelines, risk calculator key to improving patient care
May 29, 2015

SAN DIEGO — C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, FACC, director of the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center in the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, reviews the new cholesterol guidelines discussed in several sessions at ACC 2015.

Bairey Merz outlines the statin dose recommendations for patients at various CV risk levels and underscores the need for LDL checks both initially and biannually. The recommendations are based on results of randomized controlled trials and align with Institute of Medicine guidelines.

VIDEO: New detection technology 'changes landscape' for radiation safety Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: New detection technology 'changes landscape' for radiation safety

May 28, 2015
BOSTON — In this video, Scott J. Pollak, MD, FACC, of Central Florida Cardiology Group, Orlando, outlines the benefits of new technology that can directly measure…
In the Journals

Sudden cardiac death risk in pediatric cardiomyopathy may vary by phenotype

May 28, 2015
In children with cardiomyopathy, the likelihood of sudden cardiac death may be predicted by cardiomyopathy phenotype, family history, severity of systolic dysfunction…
Lin Yee Chen, MD, MS, FHRS Meeting News Coverage

Incident AF associated with cognitive decline independent of stroke

May 28, 2015
BOSTON — Incident atrial fibrillation is associated with cognitive decline independent of ischemic stroke, according to new data from the Atherosclerosis Risk in…

ACR praises Rep. Diane Black, ICD-TEN Act to transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding system

May 28, 2015
The American College of Rheumatology praised U.S. Representative Diane Black, R-Tenn., for introducing the ICD-TEN Act that, if passed, would institute an 18-month…
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Examining Diverse Patient Populations and Their Response to Therapy

Examining Diverse Patient Populations and Their Response to Therapy

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

Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) can result in substantial morbidity or death. To reduce the risk of cardiovascular death…
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VIDEO: Several factors contribute to increased costs associated with repeat ablation procedures

VIDEO: Several factors contribute to increased costs associated with repeat ablation procedures

May 27, 2015
BOSTON — In this video, Moussa C. Mansour, MD, director of the cardiac electrophysiology program and the atrial…
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Opening the Window of Time in Stroke Therapy: New Evidence for the Emergency Department

Opening the Window of Time in Stroke Therapy: New Evidence for the Emergency Department

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report an annual 130,000 stroke-related fatalities in the United States…
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