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ADVICE: Adenosine-guided pulmonary vein isolation during AF ablation safe, effective

July 31, 2015

When adenosine testing was used to identify dormant pulmonary vein conduction in patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing catheter ablation, the rate of arrhythmia-free survival increased.

Arrhythmia recurrence after catheter ablation for AF can be common. Researchers investigated whether administration of IV adenosine could identify pulmonary veins with dormant conduction, which are at risk for reconnection, and whether doing so could help patients with paroxysmal AF avoid arrhythmia recurrence, according to the study background.

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Self-expandable TAVR system yields low stroke rates

July 31, 2015
A self-expandable transcatheter aortic valve replacement system was associated with low early and late stroke rates in high-risk patients with aortic stenosis, according…

AAFP, ACP join nearly 600 other organizations in support of clinical data transparency

July 31, 2015
The American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Physicians has announced their support of the AllTrials campaign, joining 595 other organizations…

Uptake of secondary CVD prevention measures low worldwide, strategies to reduce mortality outlined

July 31, 2015
It is estimated that one-quarter of the 35 million acute coronary or cerebrovascular events that occur worldwide each year are in individuals with previous heart disease…
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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…
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Highlights from Lipid Forum 2015™: Focus on Hypertriglyceridemia

Highlights from Lipid Forum 2015®: Focus on Hypertriglyceridemia

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: 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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Antiplatelet Agents in ACS Distinguishing Characteristics Safety and Efficacy

Antiplatelet Agents in ACS: Distinguishing Characteristics, Safety, and Efficacy

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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