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TEDMED: Sensor technology helps test hands-on skills

September 22, 2014

After witnessing a colleague miss a blood clot in a patient with acute coronary syndrome, Carla M. Pugh, MD, PhD, FACS, recognized the need for a tool to measure the quality of a physician’s sensory perceptions, or their ability to touch and locate abnormalities.

As a child, Pugh enjoyed taking apart and reassembling household items to learn how the items worked. She said those interests and skills translated into her work on the development of tools to measure and teach haptics, the study of tactile feedback.

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ACC changes recommendations on complete revascularization

September 22, 2014
In light of new data, the American College of Cardiology has withdrawn its recommendation in the Choosing Wisely campaign that patients and caregivers should examine…
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Biventricular pacing cost-effective for patients with atrioventricular block, left ventricular dysfunction

September 22, 2014
LAS VEGAS — Treatment with biventricular pacing is cost-effective for patients with left-ventricular dysfunction and symptomatic atrioventricular block, according…
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Worsening renal function after irbesartan linked to poor outcomes in HFpEF

September 22, 2014
The incidence of worsening renal function after treatment with the angiotensin receptor blocker irbesartan was associated with increased risk for poor clinical outcomes…
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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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Bernard DeBruyne, MD, PhD, discusses FAMOUS NSTEMI results

September 19, 2014
BARCELONA, SPAIN — In this video, Bernard De Bruyne, MD, PhD, of the Cardiovascular Center Aalst, Onze Lieve…
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Lipid Forum II Highlights

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.

Risk stratification and appropriate therapies for various dyslipidemias remain difficult concepts for practitioners…
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