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Implementation of new hypertension guidelines projected to prevent 13,000 annual CV deaths

January 28, 2015
Implementation of the 2014 guidelines of the Eighth Joint National Committee on hypertension for US adults could prevent 13,000 annual CV deaths and 56,000 CV events, and would also result in cost savings, according to a new analysis. Researchers projected the cost-effectiveness of treating hypertension in all previously untreated US adults aged 35 to 74 years with hypertension according to the guidelines written by the Eighth Joint National Committee (JNC 8).
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CABG linked to better outcomes than PCI, but at higher price

January 28, 2015
Patients who underwent CABG had improved outcomes at 4 years but at a higher overall cost compared with PCI, according to results of a cost-effectiveness analysis of the…
FDA approvals

Percutaneous VAD for right heart support receives FDA approval

January 28, 2015
The FDA has approved under a Humanitarian Device Exemption the first single-access percutaneous ventricular assist device for right heart support, according to a press…
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Solid organ transplantation saved more than 2 million life-years since 1987

January 28, 2015
In a new retrospective analysis, solid organ transplantation saved more than 2 million life-years, including more than 400,000 among liver transplant recipients, during…
FDA approvals

FDA approves ablation catheter with flexible tip to treat cardiac arrhythmias

January 28, 2015
St. Jude Medical announced that the FDA has approved an ablation catheter with a flexible tip for treatment of patients with cardiac arrhythmias.The ablation catheter…
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Debating the Differences and Nuances of Antiplatelet Therapy in ACS and PCI: Not a One-Size-Fits-All?

Debating the Differences and Nuances of Antiplatelet Therapy in ACS and PCI: Not a One-Size-Fits-All?

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

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Kirk N. Garratt, MD: Prolonged DAPT beneficial in patients with paclitaxel-eluting stents

December 16, 2014
CHICAGO — In this video, Kirk N. Garratt, MD, of the Lennox Hill Hospital, New York, outlines results of a study…
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Experts Take: Dialogue on HTG

Experts’ Take: Dialogue on Hypertriglyceridemia

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Amarin Pharma Inc.

Lead by genetic studies, recent data describe a causal role of triglycerides (TG) in the formation of atherosclerosis…
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