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Prehospital scale predicts severe stroke, large vessel occlusion

April 28, 2015

A stroke severity scale developed for use by emergency medical services workers before hospitalization identified severe stroke and large vessel occlusion, according to results of an analysis published in Stroke.

The Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Severity Scale (CPSSS) assigns patients a value from 0 to 4 based to the following criteria. A higher score indicates more severe stroke.

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Beta-blockers during acute stroke phase reduce mortality, pneumonia risk

April 28, 2015
Patients who initiated beta-blocker therapy within 3 days of stroke onset had a lower risk for mortality at 3 months, according to recent results.Beta-blocker therapy…
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Vena cava filter as anticoagulation add-on did not reduce symptomatic recurrent pulmonary embolism

April 28, 2015
The risk for symptomatic recurrent pulmonary embolism does not appear to diminish among patients hospitalized for a life-threatening blood clot in the lung when a…
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DAPT may reduce MACE, mortality in patients with symptomatic PAD

April 28, 2015
Dual antiplatelet therapy with aspirin and clopidogrel was associated with reduced rates of MACE and mortality at 3 years compared with aspirin monotherapy in patients…
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TAVR decreases OS in patients with severe aortic stenosis

April 27, 2015
SEATTLE — Overall survival of patients with severe aortic stenosis assigned transcatheter aortic valve replacement decreased drastically 24 months after surgery…
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Severe Hypertriglyceridemia: Confronting the Complex Issues in Etiology and Treatment

Severe Hypertriglyceridemia: Confronting the Complex Issues in Etiology and Treatment

This activity is supported by an educational grant from AstraZeneca.

Hypertriglyceridemia is a highly prevalent, yet modifiable, risk factor for atherosclerotic disease, pancreatitis, and…
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VIDEO: David Rubenson, MD, lauds improvements in CV imaging, application

VIDEO: David Rubenson, MD, lauds improvements in CV imaging, application

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

The Patient with Familial Hypercholesterolemia

This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with familial hypercholesterolemia.
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