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Higher frequency of ventricular ectopy linked with HF, mortality

July 6, 2015

Ventricular ectopy was associated with a decrease in left ventricular ejection fraction, an increase in incident congestive HF and increased mortality, according to a population-based cohort study.

Researchers investigated the relationships between premature ventricular contractions, incident congestive HF and mortality in the general population. The study included 1,139 participants (mean age, 70 years; 57.7% women) from the Cardiovascular Health Study who had been randomly assigned to 24-hour Holter monitoring, had a normal LVEF and had no history of congestive HF.

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Positive lifestyle factors linked to lower HF risk in older adults

July 6, 2015
Adults aged 65 years and older who are physically active, not obese, have modest alcohol intake and do not smoke were more likely to have a lower risk for HF compared…
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Splanchnic venous thrombosis a marker of occult cancer

July 6, 2015
Splanchnic venous thrombosis served as an indicator for occult cancer, according to study results.Further, these blood clots were prognostic for poorer survival outcomes…
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Angioplasty for DES in-stent restenosis lesions may yield late restenosis

July 6, 2015
Late restenosis was more frequent among patients treated for drug-eluting stent in-stent restenosis than in those treated for bare-metal stent in-stent restenosis…
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Migraine–CAD link may not have genetic basis

July 6, 2015
Previous research established an association between CAD and migraine, especially migraine with aura, but new study data suggest that gene variants may not be the cause…
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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: Knowledge of supplements and drug interactions essential for HF practitioners

VIDEO: Knowledge of supplements and drug interactions essential for HF practitioners

June 28, 2015
NEW ORLEANS – Joseph Ho, PharmD, clinical pharmacist with Ochsner Baptist Medical Center in New Orleans…
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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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