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DSE screening accurately predicted post-transplant adverse events

September 15, 2014

LAS VEGAS — Dobutamine stress echocardiography may be an alternative to invasive angiography for the prediction of major adverse cardiac events and cardiac allograft vasculopathy after heart transplantation, according to data presented at the Heart Failure Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting.

“There is a paucity of data on the accuracy of [dobutamine stress echocardiography] to detect [cardiac allograft vasculopathy] and adverse outcomes when implemented specifically early after heart transplantation,” investigator Jerry D. Estep, MD, of Houston Methodist Hospital, said during a presentation here.

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Arrhythmias common after LVAD implantation; did not increase mortality risk

September 15, 2014
LAS VEGAS — Implantation with a left ventricular assist device increased the risk for arrhythmia development, but the presence of arrhythmias did not increase…

TEDMED speaker: Physician transparency a potential curative for patient fear

September 15, 2014
It’s time for physicians to be more transparent with their patients, according to Leana Wen, MD, director of patient-centered research at George Washington…
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Scott D. Solomon, MD: PARADIGM-HF results support new gold standard for HF therapy

September 15, 2014
BARCELONA, SPAIN — In this video, Scott D. Solomon, MD, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of noninvasive cardiology at Brigham and…
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Acute Coronary Syndrome Portal

The ACS Portal is a center for the latest information on ACS. Learn from leading experts as they provide perspective on…
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Scott D. Solomon, MD: PARADIGM-HF results support new gold standard for HF therapy

September 15, 2014
BARCELONA, SPAIN — In this video, Scott D. Solomon, MD, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and…
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Challenges and Opportunities in the Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke

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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