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Carotid stenting outcomes vary widely across US hospitals

May 27, 2015

Hospitals performing carotid artery stenting vary considerably in rates of in-hospital stroke or death — from 0% to 18% overall and from 1.2% to 4.7% when accounting for variation in health of patients at admission, according to a new report from the American College of Cardiology’s CARE Registry.

Researchers analyzed data on 19,381 carotid artery stenting (CAS) procedures performed from 2005 to 2013 at 188 U.S. hospitals. Each center performed more than five CAS procedures.

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Metabolic syndrome increases risk for CVD in adults, all-cause mortality in women

May 27, 2015
Metabolic syndrome, particularly the presence of diabetes and hypertension, is associated with high risk for cardiovascular death in both men and women and a…
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Increasing alcohol consumption may be harmful to elderly hearts

May 27, 2015
In elderly people, increasing alcohol intake was associated with alterations of cardiac structure and function, particularly in women, according to new data from the…
VIDEO: New data highlight use of ticagrelor for ad-hoc PCI Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: New data highlight use of ticagrelor for ad-hoc PCI

May 27, 2015
SAN DIEGO — In this video, Roxana Mehran, MD, professor of medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, program co-chair for the 2015 Society for…
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EXACT-HF: Allopurinol fails to improve outcomes in hyperuricemic HF

May 26, 2015
At 24 weeks, xanthine oxidase inhibition with allopurinol did not improve clinical status, exercise capacity, quality of life or left ventricular ejection fraction in…
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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: Discussion continues on maintenance of certification in intervention cardiology

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…
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Opening the Window of Time in Stroke Therapy: New Evidence for the Emergency Department

Opening the Window of Time in Stroke Therapy: New Evidence for the Emergency Department

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report an annual 130,000 stroke-related fatalities in the United States…
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