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Early anticoagulation balances antifibrinolysis after knee arthroplasty with tranexamic acid

September 4, 2015

Postoperative venous thromboembolism rates do not differ in patients who receive tranexamic acid when undergoing primary unilateral total knee arthroplasty, Chinese researchers confirmed.

However, the findings published in Thrombosis Research suggest treatment with anticoagulants should be initiated early on after the administration of the synthesized antifibrinolytic agent to maintain balance between the two.

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Lower fluoroscopy frame rate performs well in peripheral vascular interventions

September 4, 2015
Among patients who received peripheral vascular interventions, a fluoroscopy frame rate of 7.5 frames per second led to a reduced radiation dose and comparable success…
Morris Brown, MD, MSc, FRCP, FAHA, FMedSci Meeting News CoveragePerspective

PATHWAY-3: Amiloride-hydrochlorothiazide combination superior to either alone for uncontrolled hypertension

September 4, 2015
LONDON — A combination of half doses of amiloride and hydrochlorothiazide was superior to full doses of either treatment alone in patients with uncontrolled…
Marc S. Sabatine, MD, MPH FDA News

FDA approves ticagrelor for long-term use after ACS event

September 3, 2015
AstraZeneca announced that a 60 mg twice-daily dose of its antiplatelet agent ticagrelor has been approved by the FDA for prevention of CV death, MI and stroke in…
Meeting News Coverage

Early, sensitive troponin I assessment safe, effective for acute MI diagnosis

September 3, 2015
LONDON — A new algorithm incorporating a more sensitive cutoff for troponin I values to identify non-STEMI would result in lower mortality and allow more rapid…
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Cardiology Case Consults

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: ARTS-HF results indicate benefits of finerenone for certain patients with HF

VIDEO: ARTS-HF results indicate benefits of finerenone for certain patients with HF

September 2, 2015
LONDON — In this video, Richard A. Chazal, MD, FACC, medical director of the Heart and Vascular Institute at Lee…
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PCI in ACS: Deciding Among Clopidogrel, Prasugrel, or Ticagrelor

PCI in ACS: Deciding Among Clopidogrel, Prasugrel, or Ticagrelor

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC

It is estimated that in the United States, each year, over 780,000 persons will experience an acute coronary syndrome…
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