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FDA reevaluates safety of automated external defibrillators

January 31, 2015

The FDA recently announced it plans to strengthen its review of automated external defibrillators to help improve the quality and reliability of the devices.

According to an agency press release, there have been 111 AED recalls, affecting more than 2 million devices, and about 72,000 medical device reports associated with the AED failure since 2005. Many recalls and reports were associated with design and marketing issues, including insufficient control of components.

4 things you should know about women’s heart health

January 30, 2015
MI occurs in a woman in the United States every 90 seconds, according to the CDC. The good news is that data from the American Heart Association and the CDC Heart…
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NOBORI 1: Low TLR, no stent thrombosis with biodegradable polymer DES at 5 years

January 30, 2015
Five-year data demonstrate that the Nobori drug-eluting stent with biodegradable polymer was safe and durable in patients with de novo coronary artery lesions.The…
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Blood transfusions during CABG increased risk for pneumonia

January 30, 2015
Patients had a greater risk for developing postoperative pneumonia if they received red blood cell transfusions during or after isolated CABG surgery, according to data…
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Degree of hypertension control did not affect pregnancy complications

January 30, 2015
In pregnant women, risk for pregnancy loss, high-level neonatal care and overall maternal complications did not differ based on tight control or less-tight control of…
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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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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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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 1

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 1

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Vivus, Inc.

Obesity is suboptimally managed in clinical practice despite the availability of relevantguidelines and evidence-based…
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