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VIDEO: New detection technology 'changes landscape' for radiation safety

VIDEO: New detection technology 'changes landscape' for radiation safety
May 28, 2015

BOSTON — In this video, Scott J. Pollak, MD, FACC, of Central Florida Cardiology Group, Orlando, outlines the benefits of new technology that can directly measure radiation exposure during ablation for atrial fibrillation.

A program on strategies for minimizing exposure to radiation was held at the Heart Rhythm Society Annual Scientific Sessions.

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Sudden cardiac death risk in pediatric cardiomyopathy may vary by phenotype

May 28, 2015
In children with cardiomyopathy, the likelihood of sudden cardiac death may be predicted by cardiomyopathy phenotype, family history, severity of systolic dysfunction…
Lin Yee Chen, MD, MS, FHRS Meeting News Coverage

Incident AF associated with cognitive decline independent of stroke

May 28, 2015
BOSTON — Incident atrial fibrillation is associated with cognitive decline independent of ischemic stroke, according to new data from the Atherosclerosis Risk in…

ACR praises Rep. Diane Black, ICD-TEN Act to transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding system

May 28, 2015
The American College of Rheumatology praised U.S. Representative Diane Black, R-Tenn., for introducing the ICD-TEN Act that, if passed, would institute an 18-month…
Amy Shah In the Journals

Arterial stiffness linked to vitamin D levels in adolescent type 2 diabetes

May 28, 2015
Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels were inversely associated with noninvasive measures of arterial stiffness that predict future stroke and heart attack in lean…
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Case Study: Elderly Woman with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Acute Coronary Syndrome

Case Study: Elderly Woman with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Acute Coronary Syndrome

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC

Managing patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), as well as choosing the most appropriate antiplatelet therapy and…
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VIDEO: Several factors contribute to increased costs associated with repeat ablation procedures

VIDEO: Several factors contribute to increased costs associated with repeat ablation procedures

May 27, 2015
BOSTON — In this video, Moussa C. Mansour, MD, director of the cardiac electrophysiology program and the atrial…
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CME
Examining Diverse Patient Populations and Their Response to Therapy

Examining Diverse Patient Populations and Their Response to Therapy

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC

Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) can result in substantial morbidity or death. To reduce the risk of cardiovascular death…
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