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Enrollment begins for feasibility study of heart pump in patients with STEMI needing PCI

May 27, 2017

The first patients have been enrolled in an FDA-approved feasibility study to evaluate a heart pump for reduction of infarct size in patients with STEMI requiring PCI, according to a press release from Abiomed.

The study will assess the safety of the heart pump system (Impella CP, Abiomed) for unloading of the left ventricle prior to PCI in patients with STEMI without cardiogenic shock.

In the Journals

Racial residential segregation associated with systolic BP changes

May 26, 2017
A reduction in exposure to racial residential segregation was linked to lower systolic BP, according to a study in JAMA Internal Medicine. “Our study suggests…
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Primary care physicians can help prevent, reverse cardiovascular disease

May 26, 2017
Cardiovascular disease has become the leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for 31% of all deaths, or 17.5 million fatalities, globally in 2012, according to…
In the Journals

Infections, chronic hypertension increase risk for stroke in women with preeclampsia

May 25, 2017
Chronic hypertension, infections, underlying prothrombotic conditions and coagulopathies increased risk for pregnancy-associated stroke in women with preeclampsia…

Enrollment begins for feasibility study of heart pump in patients with STEMI needing PCI

May 27, 2017
The first patients have been enrolled in an FDA-approved feasibility study to evaluate a heart pump for reduction of infarct size in patients with…

In the Journals

Racial residential segregation associated with systolic BP changes

May 26, 2017
A reduction in exposure to racial residential segregation was linked to lower systolic BP, according to a study in JAMA Internal Medicine. …

Feature

Primary care physicians can help prevent, reverse cardiovascular disease

May 26, 2017
Cardiovascular disease has become the leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for 31% of all deaths, or 17.5 million fatalities, globally in…

In the Journals

Infections, chronic hypertension increase risk for stroke in women with preeclampsia

May 25, 2017
Chronic hypertension, infections, underlying prothrombotic conditions and coagulopathies increased risk for pregnancy-associated stroke in women with…

In the Journals

Analysis of hospital discharges: Pulmonary embolism linked with systemic lupus erythematosus

May 25, 2017
Pulmonary embolism was associated with lupus, according to results of a recently published retrospective study. Srinadh Annangi, MBBS, from…

In the Journals

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…

FDA News

FDA approves Actemra for giant cell arteritis

May 22, 2017
The FDA has approved Actemra for the treatment of adults with giant cell arteritis. “Rheumatologists will finally have available an option for…

In the Journals

Chantix, bupropion, safe in patients with COPD

May 18, 2017
Patients with chronic lung disease who used Chantix — an agent approved to help stop smoking by addressing tobacco dependence — showed…

Encourage patients to ‘know their numbers’ on World Hypertension Day

May 17, 2017
AMA is supporting the Know Your Numbers campaign to encourage patients to monitor their BP levels to get their hypertension under control, according…

World Hypertension Day prompts awareness initiatives

May 17, 2017
World Hypertension Day, observed May 17, has inspired several initiatives to help people understand their BP and get it under control. The American…

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