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CoreValve ADVANCE: TAVI safe for patients at intermediate, high surgical risk

September 4, 2015

LONDON — Complications up to 3 years after transcatheter aortic valve implantation were infrequent in both intermediate- and high-risk patients as indicated by Society of Thoracic Surgeons’ risk score, according to findings presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress.

Patients with STS scores of 7% or lower had significantly lower mortality rates than those at higher risk, Marco Barbanti, MD, and colleagues reported here.

Gilles Montalescot Meeting News CoveragePerspective

AEGEAN: Adherence program does not provide additional value to apixaban users

September 4, 2015
LONDON — An educational program on treatment adherence for users of apixaban did not provide any additional value at 6 months compared with the standard of care…
Jinwei Xie, MD In the Journals

Early anticoagulation balances antifibrinolysis after knee arthroplasty with tranexamic acid

September 4, 2015
Postoperative venous thromboembolism rates do not differ in patients who receive tranexamic acid when undergoing primary unilateral total knee arthroplasty, Chinese…
In the Journals

Lower fluoroscopy frame rate performs well in peripheral vascular interventions

September 4, 2015
Among patients who received peripheral vascular interventions, a fluoroscopy frame rate of 7.5 frames per second led to a reduced radiation dose and comparable success…
Morris Brown, MD, MSc, FRCP, FAHA, FMedSci Meeting News CoveragePerspective

PATHWAY-3: Amiloride-hydrochlorothiazide combination superior to either alone for uncontrolled hypertension

September 4, 2015
LONDON — A combination of half doses of amiloride and hydrochlorothiazide was superior to full doses of either treatment alone in patients with uncontrolled…
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The Patient with Obesity

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with obesity.
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VIDEO: ARTS-HF results indicate benefits of finerenone for certain patients with HF

VIDEO: ARTS-HF results indicate benefits of finerenone for certain patients with HF

September 2, 2015
LONDON — In this video, Richard A. Chazal, MD, FACC, medical director of the Heart and Vascular Institute at Lee…
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PCI in ACS: Deciding Among Clopidogrel, Prasugrel, or Ticagrelor

PCI in ACS: Deciding Among Clopidogrel, Prasugrel, or Ticagrelor

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

It is estimated that in the United States, each year, over 780,000 persons will experience an acute coronary syndrome…
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