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Thrombolysis system reduces artery pressure in intermediate-risk PE

August 28, 2015

Results of a real-world population study demonstrated the efficacy and safety of an ultrasound-assisted catheter-directed thrombolysis system for the treatment of intermediate-risk pulmonary embolism.

“These data represent the largest real-world registry of ultrasound-assisted catheter-directed thrombolysis for intermediate-risk [pulmonary embolism] to date,” James M. McCabe, MD, from the University of Washington, Seattle, and fellow researchers wrote in the American Journal of Cardiology.

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FDA approves evolocumab as LDL-lowering therapy in certain patients

August 27, 2015
The FDA has approved evolocumab, a PCSK9 inhibitor, for lowering LDL in adults with heterozygous or homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia or clinical atherosclerotic…
In the Journals

FFR accurately diagnoses flow-limiting CAD in patients with non-STEMI

August 27, 2015
Fractional flow reserve demonstrated high diagnostic accuracy for flow limitation at the lesion level compared with stress perfusion cardiac magnetic resonance at 3 T…
In the Journals

Overall global health improving, years lived with disability rising

August 27, 2015
Around the world, the average life expectancy increased by more than 6 years between 1990 and 2013; however, individuals are spending more years than ever living with…
Koji Miyamoto, MD, PhD In the Journals

Renal function decline common in patients with AF prescribed anticoagulants

August 27, 2015
Deterioration of renal function, and an increase in related adverse events, may not be unusual in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation prescribed nonvitamin K…
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The Patient with Obesity

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with obesity.
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VIDEO: Prenatal intervention may improve neurodevelopmental outcomes from congenital heart defects

VIDEO: Prenatal intervention may improve neurodevelopmental outcomes from congenital heart defects

July 23, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — In this video, J. William Gaynor, MD, a cardiac surgeon at the Children's Hospital of…
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Spotlight on Hypercholesterolemia: New Ways to Test and Treat

Spotlight on Hypercholesterolemia: New Ways to Test and Treat

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Synageva BioPharma Corp.

Hereditary dyslipidemias are caused by single or multiple gene mutations that result in either overproduction or…
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