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Oral anticoagulant use for treatment of AF rising

July 30, 2015

From 2009 to 2014, the use of direct oral anticoagulants for the treatment of patients with atrial fibrillation increased from 880,000 to 1.72 million, according to an analysis of outpatient office visits in the United States.

Researchers evaluated data on outpatient office visits collected via the IMS Health National Disease and Therapeutic Index. The index comprises data collected from office-based physicians in the United States and is intended to provide a nationally representative sample of disease patterns and treatment, according to study background information.

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ZEPHYR registry identifies predictors of restenosis after PES implantation for femoropopliteal lesions

July 30, 2015
Lesion length of at least 16 cm, distal external elastic membrane area of 27 mm2 or less and minimum stent area of 12 mm2 or less were independent predictors of…
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FDA reports prescribing, dispensing errors between Brintellix, Brilinta

July 30, 2015
The FDA recently released a warning to health care professionals and patients that reported confusion between the antidepressant Brintellix and the anti-blood clotting…
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Apolipoprotein C-III inhibitor reduces triglycerides

July 30, 2015
Patients with hypertriglyceridemia treated with an antisense inhibitor of apolipoprotein C-III synthesis exhibited prolonged and dose-dependent reductions in…
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Previously undiagnosed cardiovascular risk factors found in many patients with CRAO

July 30, 2015
A high percentage of patients with nonarteritic central retinal artery occlusion had pre-existing or newly diagnosed cardiovascular risk factors, according to a…
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CME
Antiplatelet Agents in ACS Distinguishing Characteristics Safety and Efficacy

Antiplatelet Agents in ACS: Distinguishing Characteristics, Safety, and Efficacy

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

It is estimated that in the United States, each year, over 780,000 persons will experience an acute coronary syndrome…
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VIDEO: Joseph Rossano, MD, MS, discusses benefits of VADs for children with advanced HF

VIDEO: Joseph Rossano, MD, MS, discusses benefits of VADs for children with advanced HF

July 17, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — In this video, Joseph Rossano, MD, MS, FAAP, FAAC, medical director of HF/transplantation at…
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CME
Cardiology Case Consults

The Patient with Acute Coronary Syndrome

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with acute coronary syndrome.
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