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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, according to results of a substudy of the FAMOUS-NSTEMI trial.

The current substudy included 106 patients with non-STEMI who had been referred for early invasive management. Clinicians at two centers measured FFR in all major patent epicardial coronary arteries with estimated visual stenosis of at least 30%, with a repeat FFR measurement in the event that PCI was performed. Stress perfusion cardiac magnetic resonance at 3 T was used to assess myocardial perfusion. A mean duration of 6.1 ± 3.1 days elapsed between FFR assessment and cardiac magnetic resonance.

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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…
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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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DANTE: Discontinuing antihypertensive medications did not improve cognitive function in elderly patients

August 27, 2015
Discontinuing antihypertensive medications did not improve cognitive, psychological or general daily functioning in elderly patients with mild cognitive defects…
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Extent of vascular injury varies after renal denervation

August 27, 2015
Results of a new study suggest that balloon- and nonballoon-based renal denervation systems produce a varying extent of vascular injury. “In patients undergoing…
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The Patient With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

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The Patient with Acute Coronary Syndrome

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