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Intracardiac thrombi rates lower with dabigatran, rivaroxaban, compared with phenprocoumon

March 6, 2015

The prevalence of intracardiac thrombi was lower in high-risk patients with atrial fibrillation and flutter treated with direct oral anticoagulants compared with phenprocoumon, according to German researchers.

“This result is in line with clinical efficacy of direct oral anticoagulants for the prevention of [thromboembolism],” Maura M. Zylla, MD, and colleagues wrote in their study, published in the American Journal of Cardiology.

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Moderate coffee consumption may lower risk for subclinical coronary atherosclerosis

March 6, 2015
Healthy adults in Korea who drank three to five cups of coffee per day had lower risk for subclinical coronary atherosclerosis compared with higher and lower…
In the Journals

PAD risk higher for patients with HCV

March 6, 2015
Hepatitis C virus infection was associated with a greater risk for peripheral arterial disease, or PAD, in Taiwanese patients, with a nearly 12-fold increased risk in…
Smoking, atherosclerosis common among MSM with HIV Meeting News Coverage

Smoking, atherosclerosis common among MSM with HIV

March 6, 2015
SEATTLE — Smoking rates appeared high among men who have sex with men with HIV and were associated with subclinical coronary atherosclerosis, according to data…
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Antidepressants improve CV risk in patients with severe depressive symptoms

March 5, 2015
Patients with moderate or severe depression treated with antidepressants had a lower risk for death, CAD and stroke compared with patients not treated with…
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Debating the Differences and Nuances of Antiplatelet Therapy in ACS and PCI: Not a One-Size-Fits-All?

Debating the Differences and Nuances of Antiplatelet Therapy in ACS and PCI: Not a One-Size-Fits-All?

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC.

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VIDEO: Intra-arterial thrombectomy trial results indicate 'formula for success'

February 25, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Aneesh B. Singhal, MD, vice chair of quality and safety at Massachusetts General Hospital…
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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 2 Obesity Forum 2014 Highlights

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 2
Obesity Forum 2014 Highlights

This activity is supported by educational grants from Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., US Region and Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc; Eisai, Inc.; Novo Nordisk; Vivus, Inc.

Management of obesity is complex, factoring in psychological, environmental, and physiologic causes. Treatment options…
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