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New trial will assess dabigatran for prevention of recurrent stroke

December 21, 2014

The first patient has been enrolled in the RE-SPECT ESUS study, which will investigate the safety of dabigatran etexilate for the prevention of recurrent embolic stroke of undetermined source, according to a press release from Boehringer Ingelheim.

The randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled trial will compare dabigatran (Pradaxa, Boehringer Ingelheim) 110 mg or 150 mg twice daily vs. acetylsalicylic acid 100 mg once daily.

CVD care improved across US hospitals from 2009 to 2013

December 20, 2014
The quality of care for patients with MI, HF, stroke and venous thromboembolism has improved across hospitals in the United States in recent years, according to an…
In the Journals

Stressful duties increased sudden cardiac death risk for police officers

December 19, 2014
Police officers engaged in stressful law enforcement duties such as suspect pursuits or rescue operations had a greater risk for sudden cardiac death compared with…
In the Journals

PCI process measures may not correlate with 30-day mortality

December 19, 2014
CHICAGO — Hospital performance measures for PCI processes failed to demonstrate an association with 30-day risk-standardized mortality rates, according to report…
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Study results show no clear link between calcium channel blockers, breast cancer

December 19, 2014
CHICAGO — Analysis of a potential link between use of calcium channel blockers and risk for breast cancer yielded conflicting results in two separate cohorts…
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Experts Take: Dialogue on HTG

Experts’ Take: Dialogue on Hypertriglyceridemia

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Amarin Pharma Inc.

Lead by genetic studies, recent data describe a causal role of triglycerides (TG) in the formation of atherosclerosis…
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VIDEO: Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, discusses 'practice-changing' IMPROVE-IT results

December 14, 2014
CHICAGO — The "practice-changing" results from the IMPROVE-IT trial presented at the American Heart Association…
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Challenges and Opportunities in the Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke: Key Points for the Emergency Physician

Challenges and Opportunities in the Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.

According to the American Heart Association Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics – 2013 Update, approximately 795,000…
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