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Transradial access may be preferable for patients with stable ACS

January 26, 2015

Compared with transfemoral access, transradial access was associated with reduced bleeding, fewer access-site complications and improved outcomes in a large cohort of patients undergoing PCI in the United Kingdom.

Researchers for the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society (BCIS) and the National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research investigated relationships between access site, clinical presentation and procedural outcomes among patients in the BCIS database who underwent PCI from 2007 to 2012. For this study, patients were classified as stable or having non-ST-segment elevation ACS (NSTEACS) or ST-elevation ACS.

Michael Weber In the Journals

Isolated systolic hypertension conferred higher mortality risk in young adults

January 26, 2015
Isolated systolic hypertension during young and middle age was associated with increased long-term risk for death related to CVD and CHD compared with optimal…
Rita F. Redberg, MD, MSc In the Journals

Early noninvasive testing did not impact MI rate in patients with chest pain

January 26, 2015
For patients presenting to the ED with chest pain but no MI, the rate of short-term future MI was low and was not affected by early noninvasive testing.Researchers…
FDA approves fixed-dose combination for patients with hypertension FDA approvals

FDA approves fixed-dose combination for patients with hypertension

January 26, 2015
Symplmed Pharmaceuticals announced that the FDA has approved the fixed-dose combination of perindopril arginine and amlodipine for the treatment of hypertension in…
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FDA accepts alirocumab for priority review

January 26, 2015
Sanofi and Regeneron announced that the FDA has accepted the companies’ Biologics License Application for the proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9…
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HIV-Associated Lipodystrophy and Metabolic Complications: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment

HIV-Associated Lipodystrophy and Metabolic Complications: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment

This activity is supported by an educational grant from EMD-Serono.

Clinicians who manage patients with HIV must be aware of how to screen for, diagnose, and treat metabolic abnormalities…
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Kirk N. Garratt, MD: Prolonged DAPT beneficial in patients with paclitaxel-eluting stents

December 16, 2014
CHICAGO — In this video, Kirk N. Garratt, MD, of the Lennox Hill Hospital, New York, outlines results of a study…
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Experts Take: Dialogue on HTG

Experts’ Take: Dialogue on Hypertriglyceridemia

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Amarin Pharma Inc.

Lead by genetic studies, recent data describe a causal role of triglycerides (TG) in the formation of atherosclerosis…
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