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Mount Sinai receives $1.1 million to assess heart, kidney disease in 9/11 responders

September 21, 2014

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai announced receipt of a $1.1 million grant from the World Trade Center Health Program in order to evaluate the risk for heart and kidney disease among first responders and volunteers at Ground Zero of the 9/11 attacks.

According to a press release, researchers will focus on the degree and frequency of kidney dysfunction, and assess the relationship between kidney disease and CVD in this population. They hypothesize that exposure to air containing smoke, glass fibers, heavy metals and cement dust during the attacks may have caused inflammation that could, in turn, lead to CV damage and chronic kidney disease.

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REDUCE-IT CV outcomes trial of icosapent ethyl to continue

September 20, 2014
Amarin Corporation plc announced that it will complete the REDUCE-IT CV outcomes study of icosapent ethyl despite difficulties in obtaining FDA approval for an expanded…
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Stroke risk doubled in permanent AF vs. paroxysmal AF among nonanticoagulated patients

September 19, 2014
BARCELONA, Spain — Among patients with atrial fibrillation who are taking aspirin but not an anticoagulant, those with permanent atrial fibrillation were twice as…
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Bernard DeBruyne, MD, PhD, discusses FAMOUS NSTEMI results

September 19, 2014
BARCELONA, SPAIN — In this video, Bernard De Bruyne, MD, PhD, of the Cardiovascular Center Aalst, Onze Lieve Vrouw Ziekenhuis, Aalst, Belgium, discusses the…
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Managing Acute Ischemic Stroke in the Emergency Department: Two Decades of Progress

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Bernard DeBruyne, MD, PhD, discusses FAMOUS NSTEMI results

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Challenges and Opportunities in the Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke

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