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Patiromer safe, effective for hyperkalemia, regardless of HF status

September 30, 2014

LAS VEGAS — Patiromer, a nonabsorbed, metal-free polymer, was associated with significant, persistent reductions in serum potassium in patients with hyperkalemia and chronic kidney disease, regardless of HF status, according to data presented at the Heart Failure Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting.

Bertram Pitt, MD, and colleagues performed a subgroup analysis of a large, international study of patiromer (Relypsa Inc.) in patients with hyperkalemia and chronic kidney disease (CKD) who were receiving treatment with one or more renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) inhibitors. The cohort included 102 patients with HF and 141 without HF.

Proposition 46 under fire: Experts call for better approach to physician drug testing

September 29, 2014
In two editorials published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, three physicians are speaking out against California’s Proposition 46, which would require…
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Srihari S. Naidu, MD: Percutaneous VADs may fill a ‘gap’ in HF therapy

September 29, 2014
LAS VEGAS — In this video, Srihari S. Naidu, MD, director of the cardiac catheterization lab at Winthrow University Hospital in Mineola, New York, outlines his…
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Combined aerobic, resistance exercise maximized positive outcomes in obese adolescents

September 29, 2014
Obese adolescents who participated in aerobic, resistance or combined exercise decreased their total body fat and waist circumference, according to study findings in…
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Managing Acute Ischemic Stroke in the Emergency Department: Two Decades of Progress

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Srihari S. Naidu, MD: Percutaneous VADs may fill a ‘gap’ in HF therapy

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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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