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Degree of hypertension control did not affect pregnancy complications

January 30, 2015

In pregnant women, risk for pregnancy loss, high-level neonatal care and overall maternal complications did not differ based on tight control or less-tight control of hypertension, according to data from the CHIPS trial.

Researchers conducted a trial of 987 pregnant women, 74.6% of whom had pre-existing hypertension, with office diastolic BP 90 mm Hg to 105 mm Hg (85 mm Hg to 105 mm Hg for those assigned antihypertensive medications).

Robert Harrington

Experts provide in-depth analysis of key findings presented at AHA 2014

January 29, 2015
The American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in November featured the presentation of several major studies with practice-changing implications for the field of…
David Frankel, MD, FHRS

Increased use of CRT could help reduce hospitalizations for HF

January 29, 2015
For patients with HF, poor dietary and alcohol choices can lead to increased risk for hospitalization. In fact, recent research has demonstrated that hospitalization for…
Chandan Devireddy, MD, FACC, FSCAI

New specialty designation marks major advance for interventional cardiology

January 29, 2015
It is difficult to briefly summarize the field of interventional cardiology today. From the time of its inception in 1977, interventional cardiologists could offer…
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New permanent pacemaker implantation after TAVR linked to worse clinical outcomes

January 29, 2015
In the PARTNER trial and registry, 8.8% of patients who underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement with a balloon-expandable valve required new permanent pacemaker…
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Experts Take: Dialogue on HTG

Experts’ Take: Dialogue on Hypertriglyceridemia

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Amarin Pharma Inc.

Lead by genetic studies, recent data describe a causal role of triglycerides (TG) in the formation of atherosclerosis…
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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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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 1

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 1

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Vivus, Inc.

Obesity is suboptimally managed in clinical practice despite the availability of relevantguidelines and evidence-based…
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