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Novel scoring index may guide percutaneous transluminal pulmonary angioplasty

December 17, 2014

A combined approach using pressure-wire guidance and a novel predictive scoring index was associated with reduced reperfusion pulmonary edema and vessel complications in patients undergoing percutaneous transluminal pulmonary angioplasty.

Researchers aimed to evaluate safety and efficacy outcomes of pressure-wire-guided percutaneous transluminal pulmonary angioplasty. The cohort included 103 patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. The researchers evaluated 350 consecutive sessions conducted from 2009 to 2013. The Pulmonary Edema Predictive Scoring Index (PEPSI) was developed to assess reperfusion pulmonary edema risk.

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Hospital admissions for acute aortic dissection higher during flu season

December 17, 2014
CHICAGO — Monthly hospitalizations for acute aortic dissection were increased during the peak influenza season from November to March, according to data reported…
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Defects in semen linked to medical comorbidities

December 17, 2014
Researchers identified a relationship between semen production and medical comorbidities, including hypertension and endocrine disorders, according to data published in…
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Q-SYMBIO: Coenzyme Q10 reduced major CV events in patients with HF

December 17, 2014
Confirming previous findings, coenzyme Q10 was associated with a lower rate of major adverse CV events in patients with HF, researchers reported in JACC: Heart

Drugs to treat Parkinson’s disease may be safe for heart

December 16, 2014
Non-ergot-derived dopamine agonists, a class of drugs used to treat Parkinson’s disease, did not affect left ventricular longitudinal contractility in a…
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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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VIDEO: Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, discusses 'practice-changing' IMPROVE-IT results

December 14, 2014
CHICAGO — The "practice-changing" results from the IMPROVE-IT trial presented at the American Heart Association…
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Managing Acute Ischemic Stroke in the Emergency Department: Two Decades of Progress

Managing Acute Ischemic Stroke in the Emergency Department: Two Decades of Progress

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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