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Atrial fibrillation/flutter rare, increases complication risk in pregnant women with heart disease

August 28, 2015

Atrial flutter or atrial fibrillation occurred infrequently in a large prospective registry of pregnant women with structural heart disease, but was associated with increased risk for maternal mortality and fetal complications in a recent analysis.

The researchers evaluated 1,321 pregnant women from 60 hospitals in 28 countries enrolled in the European Registry of Pregnancy and Cardiac Disease between January 2008 and June 2011. All participants had cardiomyopathy or congenital, valvular or ischemic heart disease. Incidence of AF or atrial flutter was evaluated during pregnancy.

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Thrombolysis system reduces artery pressure in intermediate-risk PE

August 28, 2015
Results of a real-world population study demonstrated the efficacy and safety of an ultrasound-assisted catheter-directed thrombolysis system for the treatment of…
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FDA approves evolocumab as LDL-lowering therapy in certain patients

August 27, 2015
The FDA has approved evolocumab, a PCSK9 inhibitor, for lowering LDL in adults with heterozygous or homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia or clinical atherosclerotic…
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FFR accurately diagnoses flow-limiting CAD in patients with non-STEMI

August 27, 2015
Fractional flow reserve demonstrated high diagnostic accuracy for flow limitation at the lesion level compared with stress perfusion cardiac magnetic resonance at 3 T…
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Overall global health improving, years lived with disability rising

August 27, 2015
Around the world, the average life expectancy increased by more than 6 years between 1990 and 2013; however, individuals are spending more years than ever living with…
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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: Prenatal intervention may improve neurodevelopmental outcomes from congenital heart defects

VIDEO: Prenatal intervention may improve neurodevelopmental outcomes from congenital heart defects

July 23, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — In this video, J. William Gaynor, MD, a cardiac surgeon at the Children's Hospital of…
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Spotlight on Hypercholesterolemia: New Ways to Test and Treat

Spotlight on Hypercholesterolemia: New Ways to Test and Treat

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Hereditary dyslipidemias are caused by single or multiple gene mutations that result in either overproduction or…
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