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Enrollment begins for study evaluating branch thoracic stent graft system

Enrollment begins for study evaluating branch thoracic stent graft system
April 25, 2015

Medtronic announced that it has begun enrollment for a feasibility study assessing the safety and efficacy of a branch thoracic stent graft system.

The Valiant Mona LSA system is an investigational device intended as a fully endovascular treatment for aortic aneurysms encroaching on the left subclavian artery (LSA), according to a company press release. The trial will include 24 patients collected from up to seven facilities throughout the United States, with safety and efficacy evaluated acutely and at 30 days after implantation.

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Cardiovascular risks correlate with increasing levels of steatohepatitis, cirrhosis

April 25, 2015
VIENNA — Cardiovascular risks increased with rising severity of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and cirrhosis, according to a…
Christie M. Ballantyne, MD In the Journals

Bococizumab reduces LDL in patients with hypercholesterolemia

April 24, 2015
Use of the PCSK9 monoclonal antibody bococizumab in patients with hypercholesterolemia was associated with significant reductions in LDL across all doses studies…
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When to anticoagulate up for debate with stroke risk scores but no defined thresholds

April 24, 2015
Cardiology Today asked experts in the field to share their views on anticoagulation for patients with atrial fibrillation based on stroke risk stratification scores…
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Analysis: IABP more cost-effective than routine use of percutaneous VADs

April 24, 2015
In high-risk patients undergoing primary PCI, use of percutaneous ventricular assist devices was not associated with improved clinical outcomes, reduced length of stay…
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Best of Lipid Forum III

Best of Lipid Forum III

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

Appropriate therapies for various dyslipidemias remain a challenge for practitioners struggling to reduce residual risk…
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VIDEO: PROMISE results on functional tests, CTA allow clinicians to feel 'comfortable' with resources

VIDEO: PROMISE results on functional tests, CTA allow clinicians to feel 'comfortable' with resources

April 19, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Paul L. Douglass, MD, chief of cardiology at the Atlanta Medical Center, Atlanta, Ga…
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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.

It is estimated that in the United States, each year, over 780,000 persons will experience an acute coronary syndrome…
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