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New administration option for ticagrelor now approved

March 30, 2015

For patients with ACS who are unable to swallow whole tablets, ticagrelor is now approved by the FDA to be crushed and administered in water by swallowing or via nasogastric tube, according to an announcement from AstraZeneca.

“We know that some patients who experience a heart attack are unable to swallow medications whole, yet it is important for these patients to receive and continue their oral antiplatelet therapy,” Steven Zelenkofske, DO, vice president of US Medical Affairs, Cardiovascular, AstraZeneca, stated in a press release.

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IMPROVE-IT: Ezetimibe plus simvastatin reduces total, recurrent CV events

March 30, 2015
SAN DIEGO — High-risk patients with ACS assigned simvastatin plus ezetimibe had fewer total and recurrent events compared with those assigned simvastatin alone…
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Jagat Narula, MD, receives ACC Distinguished Scientist Award

March 29, 2015
The American College of Cardiology presented Jagat Narula, MD, PhD, MACC, associate dean for global affairs at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and…

Hypertension-related death rate rising in the US

March 28, 2015
Death due to hypertension-related causes increased between 2000 and 2013, following a similar increase observed between 1980 and 1998, according to a data brief issued…
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VIDEO: EMBRACE-STEMI yields 'hypothesis-generating' results despite drug not meeting study endpoints

March 27, 2015
SAN DIEGO — In this video, C. Michael Gibson, MD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, outlines results from the EMBRACE-STEMI trial…
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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 1

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VIDEO: PEGASUS-TIMI 54 suggests benefit of long-term DAPT

March 26, 2015
SAN DIEGO — In this video, Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Editor of Cardiology Today's Intervention…
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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 2 Obesity Forum 2014 Highlights

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 2
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