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Meta-analysis: LAA occlusion linked with improved outcomes vs. warfarin, aspirin in patients with AF

August 29, 2015

LONDON — Left atrial appendage occlusion was associated with improved mortality and similar stroke outcomes compared with warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress.

Stroke and mortality results were also more favorable with LAA occlusion compared with placebo or no treatment, and results indicated improved mortality and a trend toward better stroke results compared with aspirin, researchers found.

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Investigators assessed whether remote ischemic preconditioning would improve long-term clinical outcomes in high-risk patients undergoing on-pump CABG with blood…
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Three societies issue recommendations on temperature management during adult cardiopulmonary bypass surgery

August 4, 2015
New clinical practice guidelines released jointly by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists and the American Society of…
Thomas M. Maddox, MD, MSc, FACC, FAHA In the Journals

Diabetes, poor glycemic control linked to death, CV events after CABG

July 28, 2015
In patients with type 1 diabetes, poor glycemic control was associated with increased long-term risk for death and major adverse CV events after CABG in a…
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ESC Congress to highlight wide range of CV research

ESC Congress to highlight wide range of CV research

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AMSTERDAM — Keith A.A. Fox, MB, ChB, ESC Congress program committee chairperson, previews the news to come from…
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Meta-analysis: LAA occlusion linked with improved outcomes vs. warfarin, aspirin in patients with AF

August 29, 2015
LONDON — Left atrial appendage occlusion was associated with improved mortality and similar stroke outcomes compared with warfarin in patients…
Trial Scorecards

Trial Scorecard: ERICCA

Cardiology Today, May 2015
Investigators assessed whether remote ischemic preconditioning would improve long-term clinical outcomes in high-risk patients undergoing on-pump…
In the Journals

Three societies issue recommendations on temperature management during adult cardiopulmonary bypass surgery

August 4, 2015
New clinical practice guidelines released jointly by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists and the…
Thomas M. Maddox, MD, MSc, FACC, FAHA In the Journals

Diabetes, poor glycemic control linked to death, CV events after CABG

July 28, 2015
In patients with type 1 diabetes, poor glycemic control was associated with increased long-term risk for death and major adverse CV events after CABG…
In the Journals

Gene test detects mutations responsible for thoracic aortic aneurysms

July 27, 2015
Researchers were able to use genetic screening to identify mutations responsible for thoracic aortic aneurysms in a recent study.The screening…
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Endovascular AAA repair associated with better early survival, more late rupture vs. open repair

July 23, 2015
Compared with open repair, endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm was associated with a better survival rate in the first 3 years, but a…
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Cognitive impairment in older adults after CV procedures may be uncommon

July 20, 2015
Intermediate- and long-term cognitive impairment may be uncommon after CV procedures among older adults, according to a systematic review published…

FDA approves new trial of LAA closure device

July 1, 2015
The FDA has approved an investigational device exemption to initiate the randomized, controlled AMAZE trial to evaluate use of the Lariat device for…
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Incidence of infective endocarditis increased in past decade

June 19, 2015
The incidence of infective endocarditis has increased steadily in the United States from 2000 to 2011, according to recent data published in the…
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