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Incident AF associated with cognitive decline independent of stroke

Incident AF associated with cognitive decline independent of stroke
May 28, 2015

BOSTON — Incident atrial fibrillation is associated with cognitive decline independent of ischemic stroke, according to new data from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Neurocognitive Study.

Previous research demonstrated a relationship between AF and cognitive decline, but those studies were mostly hospital-based, had limited follow-up and included mostly white patients.

ACR praises Rep. Diane Black, ICD-TEN Act to transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding system

May 28, 2015
The American College of Rheumatology praised U.S. Representative Diane Black, R-Tenn., for introducing the ICD-TEN Act that, if passed, would institute an 18-month…
Amy Shah In the Journals

Arterial stiffness linked to vitamin D levels in adolescent type 2 diabetes

May 28, 2015
Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels were inversely associated with noninvasive measures of arterial stiffness that predict future stroke and heart attack in lean…
In the Journals

Infective endocarditis after TAVR associated with poor outcomes

May 28, 2015
Among patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement, those who developed infective endocarditis had a high rate of mortality and other poor outcomes…

CMS proposes updated Medicaid, CHIP-managed care regulations

May 28, 2015
CMS recently proposed a rule to update managed care regulations for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, according to a press release.The…
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Opening the Window of Time in Stroke Therapy: New Evidence for the Emergency Department

Opening the Window of Time in Stroke Therapy: New Evidence for the Emergency Department

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

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report an annual 130,000 stroke-related fatalities in the United States…
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Meeting News Coverage Video
VIDEO: New data highlight use of ticagrelor for ad-hoc PCI

VIDEO: New data highlight use of ticagrelor for ad-hoc PCI

May 27, 2015
SAN DIEGO — In this video, Roxana Mehran, MD, professor of medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai…
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CME
Cardiology Case Consults

The Patient With Statin Intolerance

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with statin intolerance.
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