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Self-expandable TAVR system yields low stroke rates

July 31, 2015

A self-expandable transcatheter aortic valve replacement system was associated with low early and late stroke rates in high-risk patients with aortic stenosis, according to findings from the ADVANCE study.

The researchers presented data from 996 patients who underwent TAVR with a self-expandable system (CoreValve, Medtronic) at 44 centers in Colombia, Europe and Israel (mean age, 81.1 years; 51% female). They assessed incidence of clinically relevant neurological events, including stroke and a composite of stroke and transient ischemic attack, occurring 0 to 1 days (periprocedural), 2 to 30 days (early) and 31 to 730 days (late) after TAVR.

AAFP, ACP join nearly 600 other organizations in support of clinical data transparency

July 31, 2015
The American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Physicians has announced their support of the AllTrials campaign, joining 595 other organizations…

Uptake of secondary CVD prevention measures low worldwide, strategies to reduce mortality outlined

July 31, 2015
It is estimated that one-quarter of the 35 million acute coronary or cerebrovascular events that occur worldwide each year are in individuals with previous heart disease…
In the Journals

RITA-3: Routine arteriography fails to show 10-year survival benefit

July 31, 2015
New 10-year follow-up data from the RITA-3 trial show no survival benefit associated with a routine early invasive strategy of coronary arteriography and myocardial…
In the Journals

Oral anticoagulant use for treatment of AF rising

July 30, 2015
From 2009 to 2014, the use of direct oral anticoagulants for the treatment of patients with atrial fibrillation increased from 880,000 to 1.72 million, according to an…
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PCI in ACS: Deciding Among Clopidogrel, Prasugrel, or Ticagrelor

PCI in ACS: Deciding Among Clopidogrel, Prasugrel, or Ticagrelor

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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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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CME
Cardiology Case Consults

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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