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Early menopause linked to lower AF risk

May 26, 2015

BOSTON — Younger age at menopause was independently associated with decreased risk for atrial fibrillation, according to new data from the Women’s Health Study.

“Our findings present a possible pathophysiological link between duration of exposure to estrogen and AF in women,” Jorge A. Wong, MD, and colleagues wrote in an abstract presented at the Heart Rhythm Society Annual Scientific Sessions.

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Depression, anxiety increase mortality risk in patients undergoing oral anticoagulation

May 25, 2015
Among outpatients receiving long-term oral anticoagulation, elevated symptoms of depression and anxiety are associated with all-cause mortality, according to research…
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Obesity may predict bleeding during warfarin treatment

May 25, 2015
Adults with obesity have an elevated risk for bleeding while assigned warfarin therapy compared with adults who are normal weight, researchers reported at the American…
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VIDEO: Discussion continues on maintenance of certification in intervention cardiology

May 24, 2015
SAN DIEGO — In this video, Charles E. Chambers, MD, FSCAI, interventional cardiologist from Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute and immediate past…

Edwards temporarily halts transcatheter mitral valve replacement clinical program

May 23, 2015
Edwards Lifesciences announced that it has implemented a temporary pause in enrollment in its Fortis clinical program for development of a transcatheter mitral valve…
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Examining Diverse Patient Populations and Their Response to Therapy

Examining Diverse Patient Populations and Their Response to Therapy

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

Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) can result in substantial morbidity or death. To reduce the risk of cardiovascular death…
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VIDEO: Risk-assessment algorithm may help cardiologists tailor antiplatelet medication

VIDEO: Risk-assessment algorithm may help cardiologists tailor antiplatelet medication

May 18, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Jaya Chandrasekhar, MBBS, an interventional cardiologist and senior clinical research fellow at the…
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Case Study: Elderly Woman with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Acute Coronary Syndrome

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

Managing patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), as well as choosing the most appropriate antiplatelet therapy and…
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