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Survival rates higher in obese patients with HF

December 22, 2014

Patients who were overweight or obese before diagnosis of HF had better survival rates after HF diagnosis compared with normal-weight patients with HF.

“Our findings suggest that a major component of the so-called obesity paradox is premorbid obesity, and it’s unlikely that spontaneous weight loss due to advanced [HF] is the only contributing factor to the obesity paradox,” Anita Deswal, MD, from the department of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and the Michael E. DeBakey V.A. Medical Center, said in a press release.

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VIDEO: Discussion of the benefits, risks of extended DAPT

December 22, 2014
CHICAGO — In this video, Dean Kereiakes, MD, FACC, co-principal investigator of the DAPT trial, discusses the results of the study, presented at the American…
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ARISTOTLE: Major bleeding consequences similar between apixaban, warfarin

December 22, 2014
Major bleeding was associated with increased risk for death, ischemic stroke and MI, and the risk was similarly elevated regardless of treatment with warfarin or…
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Self-reported exercise assessments offer clue to cardiometabolic risks

December 22, 2014
Clinicians could glean additional information about patients’ cardiometabolic risk factors through routine clinical physical activity assessments, according to…
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New trial will assess dabigatran for prevention of recurrent stroke

December 21, 2014
The first patient has been enrolled in the RE-SPECT ESUS study, which will investigate the safety of dabigatran etexilate for the prevention of recurrent embolic stroke…
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Managing Acute Ischemic Stroke in the Emergency Department: Two Decades of Progress

Managing Acute Ischemic Stroke in the Emergency Department: Two Decades of Progress

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According to the American Heart Association Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics 2013 Update, approximately 795,000…
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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

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