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Proximal embolic protection during CAS yields low in-hospital stroke, death rate

April 27, 2015

During carotid artery stenting, use of a proximal embolic protection device or a distal filter embolic protection device yielded similarly low rates of in-hospital stroke and death.

Researchers compared outcomes between embolic protection devices in 10,246 patients with carotid stenosis enrolled in the CARE Registry who underwent carotid artery stenting (CAS) at 184 hospitals from January 2009 to March 2013. A proximal embolic protection device was used in 590 patients and a distal filter embolic protection device in 9,656.

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Act III for meaningful use — The EHR incentive program Stage 3 proposed rule

April 27, 2015
CMS issued its Stage 3 Meaningful Use Proposed Rule on March 30 (Proposed Rule). Stage 3 is expected to be the final stage of the Electronic Health Record (EHR)…
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Genetic overlap exists between Alzheimer’s disease, two CVD risk factors

April 27, 2015
Researchers have found genetic overlap between Alzheimer’s disease, high levels of C-reactive protein and plasma lipids. The findings indicate that high levels of…

NIH launches clinical trial on statin therapy for HIV patients

April 27, 2015
The NIH announced it is launching a clinical study of HIV patients to test the effectiveness of statins in reducing the risk for major cardiovascular events such as…
VIDEO: Cardiologists reap advances, face challenges with merging of science and technology Meeting News CoverageVideo

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April 26, 2015
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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 4 Obesity and the Cardiovascular System

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 4
Obesity and the Cardiovascular System

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Eisai, Inc. and Vivus, Inc.

Obesity is associated with a wide range of comorbid conditions, including diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, and…
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VIDEO: David Rubenson, MD, lauds improvements in CV imaging, application

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April 23, 2015
SAN DIEGO — In this video, David Rubenson, MD, director of the cardiac noninvasive laboratory at Scripps Clinic…
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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.

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