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RITA-3: Routine arteriography fails to show 10-year survival benefit

July 31, 2015

New 10-year follow-up data from the RITA-3 trial show no survival benefit associated with a routine early invasive strategy of coronary arteriography and myocardial revascularization compared with a selective invasive strategy of coronary arteriography for recurrent ischemia only among patients with non-ST segment elevation ACS.

The long-term data are in contrast to previously reported 5-year data, which demonstrated a 24% reduction in the odds of all-cause mortality with the routine early invasive approach.

In the Journals

Oral anticoagulant use for treatment of AF rising

July 30, 2015
From 2009 to 2014, the use of direct oral anticoagulants for the treatment of patients with atrial fibrillation increased from 880,000 to 1.72 million, according to an…
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ZEPHYR registry identifies predictors of restenosis after PES implantation for femoropopliteal lesions

July 30, 2015
Lesion length of at least 16 cm, distal external elastic membrane area of 27 mm2 or less and minimum stent area of 12 mm2 or less were independent predictors of…
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FDA reports prescribing, dispensing errors between Brintellix, Brilinta

July 30, 2015
The FDA recently released a warning to health care professionals and patients that reported confusion between the antidepressant Brintellix and the anti-blood clotting…
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Apolipoprotein C-III inhibitor reduces triglycerides

July 30, 2015
Patients with hypertriglyceridemia treated with an antisense inhibitor of apolipoprotein C-III synthesis exhibited prolonged and dose-dependent reductions in…
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Oral Antiplatelet Therapy in a Patient with Acute Coronary Syndrome and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Case Study: Oral Antiplatelet Therapy in a Patient with 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, over 780,000 persons annually will experience an acute coronary syndrome…
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VIDEO: Joseph Rossano, MD, MS, discusses benefits of VADs for children with advanced HF

VIDEO: Joseph Rossano, MD, MS, discusses benefits of VADs for children with advanced HF

July 17, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — In this video, Joseph Rossano, MD, MS, FAAP, FAAC, medical director of HF/transplantation at…
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Cardiology Case Consults

The Patient with Acute Coronary Syndrome

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with acute coronary syndrome.
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