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VIDEO: ‘Real answers’ on mitral valve repair vs. replacement still unclear

February 7, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. — Frank Sellke, MD, chief of the division of cardiothoracic surgery at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital, discusses results from an NIH-sponsored trial comparing repair vs. replacement for severe ischemic mitral valve regurgitation.

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Report offers additional tools to determine heart disease risk, treatment in type 2 diabetes

February 6, 2016
The risk for coronary heart disease in patients with type 2 diabetes is lower than previously believed; however, proper risk assessment and strategies of care are still…
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`Smoker’s paradox’ exists in some patients with reperfused STEMI

February 6, 2016
In patients with reperfused STEMI, smoking independently predicted more favorable left ventricular remodeling after infarction, consistent with the “smoker’s…
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Longer interval between CAS, open heart surgery lowers periprocedural complication risk

February 5, 2016
Patients with carotid stenosis experienced fewer perioperative complications with an interval between carotid artery stenting and open heart surgery of more than 5 days…
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Implantation depth, prosthesis oversizing may predict conduction abnormalities, pacemaker need post-TAVR

February 5, 2016
In patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement with a next-generation valve, deeper implantation and prosthesis oversizing appear to be associated with a…
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