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Abbott to acquire St. Jude Medical

April 28, 2016

Abbott announced that it will acquire St. Jude Medical in an effort to enhance its global scale and diversify its portfolio.

With the acquisition, Abbott will become a “premier medical device leader with top positioning in high-growth [CV] markets, including AF, structural heart and HF as well as a leading position in the high-growth neuromodulation market,” the company stated in a press release.

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PEGASUS-TIMI 54: Long-term ticagrelor benefits patients with history of MI, diabetes, PAD

April 28, 2016
CHICAGO — Two subanalyses of the PEGASUS-TIMI 54 study of stable patients with prior MI showed that ticagrelor reduced major adverse CV events in patients with a…
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Lipid-lowering therapy reduces risk for CVD, death in type 1 diabetes

April 26, 2016
People with type 1 diabetes without a history of cardiovascular disease may have reduced risk for cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular death with the use of…
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Healthy diet may reduce hypertension risk in women with gestational diabetes

April 21, 2016
Women with gestational diabetes were 20% less likely to develop hypertension later in life if they maintained a healthy diet, researchers reported in…
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Secondary Prevention of Atherothrombotic Events: Current Insights on Advancing Science

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co.

Prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is critical in light of its associated mortality, morbidity, and economic…
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VIDEO: Daniel P. Kelly, MD, details ‘vicious cycle’ between obesity, diabetes and CVD

December 15, 2015
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VIDEO: Positive CV outcomes with SGLT2 inhibitors mark ‘an exciting time’

January 7, 2016
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No increased heart failure risk with incretin therapies in type 2 diabetes

March 24, 2016
Treatment with incretin-based therapies is not associated with increased risk for heart failure in patients with type 2 diabetes vs. patients taking…
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The Patient with Uncontrolled Diabetes at High Risk for a Cardiovascular Event

March 15, 2016 Expires: 3/15/2017
The 2015 AACE guidelines incorporate an integrated consideration of micro- and macrovascular risk (including cardiovascular [CV] risk factors such as…
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Metabolic syndrome may increase risk for mild cognitive impairment, dementia

March 1, 2016
Metabolic syndrome was associated with elevated incidence of mild cognitive impairment and subsequent progression to dementia, according to study…
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Pre-pregnancy cardiac dysfunction may identify risk for recurrent preeclampsia, future CVD

February 29, 2016
Evidence of diastolic and systolic dysfunction and elevated total vascular resistance in the nonpregnant state may predict a woman’s risk for…
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Aggressive antihypertensive treatment may cause harm in people with diabetes

February 26, 2016
People with diabetes and systolic blood pressure levels less than 140 mm Hg have an increased risk for death from cardiovascular causes when they are…
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The Patient with Heart Failure

February 15, 2016 Expires: 2/15/2017
Over 5 million people in the United States (US) over the age of 20 years have heart failure (HF) and the prevalence of HF is expected to increase…
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LIBERTY 360° demographic analysis: Diabetes, renal disease, race correlate with PAD severity

February 15, 2016
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — An interim demographic analysis of the LIBERTY 360° study population of patients with peripheral artery disease indicates…
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Repatha shows promise for LDL reduction in type 2 diabetes

February 15, 2016
Adults with type 2 diabetes randomly assigned the PCSK9 inhibitor Repatha saw a 60% reduction in LDL cholesterol during 12 weeks vs. those assigned…
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Efforts to improve CHD risk-factor control may reduce racial, ethnic disparities

February 12, 2016
In a study of more than 1.3 million patients in the Kaiser Permanente Health System in Northern California, Asian, black and Hispanic adults had…
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Report offers additional tools to determine heart disease risk, treatment in type 2 diabetes

February 6, 2016
The risk for coronary heart disease in patients with type 2 diabetes is lower than previously believed; however, proper risk assessment and…
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