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Digoxin linked to elevated risk for death, hospitalization in patients with AF

December 29, 2014

Data from the ATRIA-CVRN study suggest an association between digoxin and increased risk for death and hospitalization in patients with atrial fibrillation.

Digoxin is commonly used for rate control in AF, but some studies have demonstrated an association with adverse outcomes. There are little data to support the use of digoxin in this patient population, according to the study background.

CRT pacemaker receives CE mark

December 28, 2014
St. Jude Medical announced that it has received a CE mark for a new cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemaker for use in patients with HF.The Quadra Allure MP CRT…
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FDA approves two left ventricular quadripolar leads for CRT-Ds

December 27, 2014
Medtronic recently announced that it has received FDA approval of two left ventricular quadripolar leads for use with cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators in…
In the Journals

Statin use linked to risk for cataracts

December 26, 2014
Patients treated with statins for CVD prevention were more likely than nonusers to develop cataracts requiring surgical treatment, researchers reported in the Canadian
In the Journals

Nocturnal blood pressure pattern unusual in fibromyalgia patients

December 26, 2014
Nocturnal blood pressure is less likely to dip for patients with fibromyalgia when compared to healthy controls, according to researcher from Gazi University Medical…
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Individualizing T2DM Treatment: Determining Optimal Pathways That Lead to Achieving Target Goals

Individualizing T2DM Treatment: Determining Optimal Pathways That Lead to Achieving Target Goals

This activity is supported by educational grants from Lilly USA, LLC and Novo Nordisk.

The prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus has escalated in recent years and targeting treatmentcontinues to be a…
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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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Lipid Forum II Highlights

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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