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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 population-based cohort study.

Researchers investigated whether preoperative HbA1c levels predicted death or CV events after CABG for patients with type 1 diabetes.

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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 “provides…
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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 higher rate of late…
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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 in the Annals of
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ESC Congress to highlight wide range of CV research

ESC Congress to highlight wide range of CV research

August 31, 2013
AMSTERDAM — Keith A.A. Fox, MB, ChB, ESC Congress program committee chairperson, previews the news to come from…
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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…
In the Journals

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…
In the Journals

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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The Patient With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

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Nileshkumar J. Patel, MD In the Journals

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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Robotic-assisted cardiac surgery reduces length of stay, complications, mortality

June 18, 2015
Compared with nonrobotic cardiac surgery, robotic-assisted cardiac surgery is associated with shorter length of stay, fewer complications and reduced…
Harold L. Lazar, MD In the Journals

Implantable antibiotic sponges reduce sternal infections after cardiac surgery

June 18, 2015
The use of implantable gentamicin-collagen sponges reduced the risk for sternal wound infection after cardiac surgery in a new…
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Beta-blockade during noncardiac surgery benefits only those at high CV risk

June 15, 2015
During noncardiac surgery, beta-blockade lowered the risk for mortality in those with at least three cardiac risk factors, but raised it among those…
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