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Endothelial function may improve in patients with inflammatory joint diseases treated with Crestor

October 9, 2015

Patients with inflammatory joint diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis, who had carotid plaque verified by ultrasound and received Crestor had improved endothelial function, according to recently published data.

Researchers studied 53 patients with rheumatoid arthritis, 24 patients with ankylosing spondylitis and eight patients with psoriatic arthritis who received Crestor (rosuvastatin, AstraZeneca) at 20 mg at baseline (5 mg in patients over 70 years) and up to 40 mg until the target of up to 1.8 mmol/L of LDL was met for up to 18 months. Patient characteristics between groups were similar with the exception of sex and prescribed medications related to the present disease.

Barry A. Borlaug, MD In the Journals

Sodium nitrite infusion improves exercise hemodynamics, cardiac reserve in patients with HFpEF

October 9, 2015
Compared with placebo, sodium nitrite infusion improved exercise hemodynamics and enhanced cardiac reserve for patients with HF with preserved ejection fraction…
Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH In the Journals

Future role of clinical registries predicted to influence care

October 9, 2015
Clinical registries “will be able to influence care profoundly” in the future and will complement, rather than be made obsolete by, electronic health records…

CMS, ONC issue new rules to make EHR better accessed, more useful

October 9, 2015
HHS has issued new rules to the Electronic Heath Record Incentive Program and the Health IT Certification Program that will make EHR information more available to…
Gregg W. Stone, MD Meeting News Coverage

Interventional innovation, ‘landmark presentations’ promised from TCT 2015

October 9, 2015
With a team on the ground in San Francisco, and bring you live coverage of top research being presented at the…
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The Patient with Obesity

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with obesity.
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VIDEO: HFSA symposium offers insight into potential new treatment opportunity for HF

VIDEO: HFSA symposium offers insight into potential new treatment opportunity for HF

October 3, 2015
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — In this video, Clyde W. Yancy, MD, MSc, chief of cardiology at Northwest University…
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Antiplatelet Agents for Secondary Prevention of Thrombotic Cardiovascular Events in Patients with History of Myocardial Infarction

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In this CME activity, Dr. Deepak Bhatt discusses the use of antiplatelet for secondary prevention of thrombotic…
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