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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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The Patient with Heart Failure

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Over 5 million people in the United States (US) over the age of 20 years have heart failure (HF) and the prevalence of…
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VIDEO: Diabetes may be risk equivalent for PAD, CAS

April 3, 2016
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VIDEO: Data on smoking cessation, diabetes therapies promising for CVD prevention

January 5, 2016
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VIDEO: Data on smoking cessation, diabetes therapies promising for CVD prevention

January 5, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. — Pamela B. Morris, MD, associate professor of medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina and chair of the American…

A paradigm shift in BP management: Results of SPRINT and other recent trials

January 4, 2016
by Haitham M. Ahmed, MD, MPH; Seamus P. Whelton, MD, MPH; and Roger S. Blumenthal, MDIn 2015, we have seen groundbreaking updates in the treatment of…
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A paradigm shift in BP management: Results of SPRINT and other recent trials

Cardiology Today, March 2016
by Haitham M. Ahmed, MD, MPH; Seamus P. Whelton, MD, MPH; and Roger S. Blumenthal, MDIn 2015, we have seen groundbreaking updates in the treatment of…
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Bariatric surgery reduces diabetes, myocardial infarction risks

December 22, 2015
The risks for type 2 diabetes and myocardial infarction were reduced with bariatric surgery, according to recent study findings published in…
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Secondary Prevention of Atherothrombotic Events: Current Insights on Advancing Science

December 23, 2015 Expires: 12/22/2016
Prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is critical in light of its associated mortality, morbidity, and economic burden. Preexisting conditions –…
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REMS no longer needed for medicines containing rosiglitazone

December 16, 2015
The FDA today announced that it is eliminating the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy for rosiglitazone-containing type 2 diabetes medications…
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Metformin may improve CV risk profile in patients at risk for diabetes

December 16, 2015
Four months of metformin therapy modestly improved the cardiovascular risk profile in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction, or STEMI, at…
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VIDEO: Daniel P. Kelly, MD, details ‘vicious cycle’ between obesity, diabetes and CVD

December 15, 2015
ORLANDO, Fla. — Daniel P. Kelly, MD, scientific director at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute in Orlando, Florida, delves…
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The High-risk Patient with Dyslipidemia

December 16, 2015 Expires: 12/15/2016
As many as 40% to 50% of Americans are estimated to have lipid abnormalities including elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), low…
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Combat injury severity linked to elevated risk for hypertension, CAD, diabetes, CKD

December 14, 2015
A retrospective study of U.S. veterans of combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan showed that the more severe a veteran’s combat injury, the…
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