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Minimal, maximal pulmonary vein isolation yield similar freedom from AF

July 28, 2015

Freedom from atrial fibrillation occurred at similar rates between minimal and maximal pulmonary vein isolation strategies, according to results from the MINIMAX study.

However, patients in whom antral isolation can be achieved without intervenous ridge ablation had higher long-term freedom from AF, the researchers wrote.

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Ezetimibe plus statin linked to greater plaque regression in patients with PCI

July 28, 2015
Patients who underwent PCI had greater coronary plaque regression when assigned a statin plus ezetimibe compared with those assigned statin monotherapy, according to the…
Thomas M. Maddox, MD, MSc, FACC, FAHA In the Journals

Diabetes, poor glycemic control linked to death, CV events after CABG

July 28, 2015
In patients with type 1 diabetes, poor glycemic control was associated with increased long-term risk for death and major adverse CV events after CABG in a…
Takashi Nojiri In the Journals

Low-dose olprinone reduces risk for atrial fibrillation after lung cancer surgery

July 28, 2015
The administration of olprinone continuously during lung cancer surgery reduced the risk for atrial fibrillation in patients with elevated preoperative B-type…
In the Journals

REVERE: Left radial access linked to increased operator radiation exposure

July 28, 2015
Patient exposure to radiation appears similar during cardiac catheterization with femoral access, left radial access and right radial access, but operator exposure to…
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Oral Antiplatelet Therapy in a Patient with Acute Coronary Syndrome and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Case Study: Oral Antiplatelet Therapy in a Patient with ACS and PCI

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

It is estimated that in the United States, over 780,000 persons annually will experience an acute coronary syndrome…
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VIDEO: Joseph Rossano, MD, MS, discusses benefits of VADs for children with advanced HF

VIDEO: Joseph Rossano, MD, MS, discusses benefits of VADs for children with advanced HF

July 17, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — In this video, Joseph Rossano, MD, MS, FAAP, FAAC, medical director of HF/transplantation at…
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Antiplatelet Therapy in ACS and PCI

Antiplatelet Therapy in ACS and PCI

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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