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Respiratory infections linked to nearly 20-fold increased risk for myocardial infarction

Respiratory infections linked to nearly 20-fold increased risk for myocardial infarction
May 22, 2017

The risk for myocardial infarction is 17 times higher in the 7 days following a respiratory infection, according to research recently published in Internal Medicine Journal.

Researchers noted that though the chance of respiratory infections leading to myocardial infarction (MI) is low, primary care physicians should still consider informing their patients about ways to prevent some common infections.

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MRI safe in patients with implantable cardiac devices with abandoned leads

May 18, 2017
CHICAGO — When performed with careful monitoring, MRI is a safe option for patients with cardiac electronic implantable devices and abandoned leads, according to a…
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Optimization approaches key for radiation safety in children with heart disease

May 11, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — Consensus recommendations for ionizing radiation dose optimization and regulation of dose metrics are needed across multi-modality imaging procedures…
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Chest irradiation confers elevated risk for CAD in Hodgkin lymphoma

May 10, 2017
Compared with matched controls, mediastinal irradiated Hodgkin lymphoma survivors have greater prevalence and severity of CAD, according to findings presented at the…
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Respiratory infections linked to nearly 20-fold increased risk for myocardial infarction

May 22, 2017
The risk for myocardial infarction is 17 times higher in the 7 days following a respiratory infection, according to research recently published in…

Meeting News

MRI safe in patients with implantable cardiac devices with abandoned leads

May 18, 2017
CHICAGO — When performed with careful monitoring, MRI is a safe option for patients with cardiac electronic implantable devices and abandoned…

Meeting News

Optimization approaches key for radiation safety in children with heart disease

May 11, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — Consensus recommendations for ionizing radiation dose optimization and regulation of dose metrics are needed across…

Meeting News

Chest irradiation confers elevated risk for CAD in Hodgkin lymphoma

May 10, 2017
Compared with matched controls, mediastinal irradiated Hodgkin lymphoma survivors have greater prevalence and severity of CAD, according to findings…

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Protocol for patients with stroke, large-vessel occlusion confers improved outcomes

May 9, 2017
Positive outcome rates for patients with ischemic stroke and emergent large-vessel occlusion were doubled when a standardized protocol for primary…

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FDA News

Biotronik announces FDA approval, launch of three products for patients with heart failure, arrhythmias

May 8, 2017
Biotronik announced the launch of three products recently approved by the FDA: a quadripolar left ventricular lead, a technology to detect when a…

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New indication for coronary computed tomography angiogram agent approved

May 2, 2017
GE Healthcare announced the FDA approved a new indication for an iso-osmolar agent for coronary CTA to diagnose patients with suspected CAD…

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What You Need to Know About Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Management, and the Patient Perspective

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Biotronik announces approval, availability of MR-conditional tachycardia lead

April 19, 2017
Biotronik announced that the world’s smallest MR-conditional tachycardia lead for use with implantable cardioverter defibrillators and HF…

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