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‘Ambucycles’ bring aid in minutes to patients with MI, stroke in Israel

December 23, 2014

Innovation was a key theme during the Exponential Medicine 2014 conference in San Diego, and providing volunteer health workers in Israel with medically equipped motorcycles, or “ambucycles,” to reduce emergency response time exemplified that theme.

Laurence Sarah Ainouz, CEO of Health:Augmented, and former senior vice president and chief innovation officer of Teva Pharmaceuticals, told the audience about the innovations a group of volunteers called United Hatzalah of Israel made in bringing emergency services to patients experiencing life-threatening conditions such as MI or stroke.

ACCOAST-PCI: Prasugrel treatment should be deferred for non-STEMI In the Journals

ACCOAST-PCI: Prasugrel treatment should be deferred for non-STEMI

December 23, 2014
Pretreatment with prasugrel was not associated with decreased ischemic events compared with placebo in patients with non-STEMI, according to results of the ACCOAST-PCI…
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BP drugs reduced risk for CV events, death in patients with mild hypertension

December 23, 2014
Pharmacologic BP reduction was associated with reduced risk for CV events and death in patients with mild hypertension and no evidence of CVD, according to results of a…
Rita F. Redberg, MD, MSc In the Journals

Mortality lower for patients admitted during national cardiology conference dates

December 23, 2014
Physician attendance at national cardiology conferences away from the hospital does not appear to have a negative impact on the treatment and mortality of Medicare…
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USPSTF: Ambulatory BP should be used to confirm elevated office BP

December 22, 2014
Current evidence supports the use of ambulatory BP monitoring as the reference standard for confirming elevated office BP screening results, according to a review…
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Lipid Forum II Highlights

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Kirk N. Garratt, MD: Prolonged DAPT beneficial in patients with paclitaxel-eluting stents

December 16, 2014
CHICAGO — In this video, Kirk N. Garratt, MD, of the Lennox Hill Hospital, New York, outlines results of a study…
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Challenges and Opportunities in the Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke: Key Points for the Emergency Physician

Challenges and Opportunities in the Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke

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According to the American Heart Association Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics – 2013 Update, approximately 795,000…
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