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Smoking linked to poor outcomes after revascularization in patients with complex CAD

April 1, 2015

Cigarette smoking was associated with adverse clinical outcomes, including recurrent MI, stroke and death, in patients with complex CAD undergoing revascularization with CABG or PCI, according to 5-year follow-up data from the SYNTAX trial.

This finding conflicts with previous studies that indicated smokers who developed CAD may have neutral or better outcomes, also known as the “smoker’s paradox,” researchers wrote in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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VIDEO: Roxana Mehran, MD, discusses REGULATE-PCI results

March 31, 2015
SAN DIEGO — In this video, Roxana Mehran, MD, professor of medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and associate medical editor of Cardiology Today's

BioMed Central retracts 43 articles that used fabricated reviewers

March 31, 2015
Following an investigation which revealed attempts to manipulate the peer review process, medical and scientific publisher BioMed Central has retracted 43 articles that…
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High-dose statins mitigate association between elevated phospholipids, MACE in patients with stable CAD

March 31, 2015
Elevated oxidized phospholipids on apolipoprotein B-100 predicted secondary major adverse CV events in patients with stable CAD, but the risk was mitigated in those…
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Vitamin D supplementation fails to lower BP

March 31, 2015
Vitamin D does not appear to be effective as a means of lowering BP, either in individual patients or as a population-level intervention, according to recent…
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Best of Lipid Forum III

Best of Lipid Forum III

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

Appropriate therapies for various dyslipidemias remain a challenge for practitioners struggling to reduce residual risk…
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Researcher looks at relationship between atopic dermatitis, obesity and cardiovascular disease

March 30, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — In this video, Jonathan I. Silverberg, MD, PhD, MPH, discusses studies examining cardiovascular…
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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 4 Obesity and the Cardiovascular System

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 4
Obesity and the Cardiovascular System

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Eisai, Inc. and Vivus, Inc.

Obesity is associated with a wide range of comorbid conditions, including diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, and…
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