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RAUST: Ultrasound guidance facilitates transradial access

March 6, 2015

Real-time ultrasound guidance was associated with improved success and efficiency of radial artery cannulation in patients who presented for transradial cardiac catheterization, according to results of the RAUST trial.

The prospective, multicenter, controlled trial included patients undergoing transradial catheterization who were randomly assigned needle insertion with real-time ultrasound guidance (n = 347) or with palpation (n = 351).

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Intracardiac thrombi rates lower with dabigatran, rivaroxaban, compared with phenprocoumon

March 6, 2015
The prevalence of intracardiac thrombi was lower in high-risk patients with atrial fibrillation and flutter treated with direct oral anticoagulants compared with…
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Moderate coffee consumption may lower risk for subclinical coronary atherosclerosis

March 6, 2015
Healthy adults in Korea who drank three to five cups of coffee per day had lower risk for subclinical coronary atherosclerosis compared with higher and lower…
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PAD risk higher for patients with HCV

March 6, 2015
Hepatitis C virus infection was associated with a greater risk for peripheral arterial disease, or PAD, in Taiwanese patients, with a nearly 12-fold increased risk in…
Smoking, atherosclerosis common among MSM with HIV Meeting News Coverage

Smoking, atherosclerosis common among MSM with HIV

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SEATTLE — Smoking rates appeared high among men who have sex with men with HIV and were associated with subclinical coronary atherosclerosis, according to data…
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Best of Lipid Forum III

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Appropriate therapies for various dyslipidemias remain a challenge for practitioners struggling to reduce residual risk…
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VIDEO: Intra-arterial thrombectomy trial results indicate 'formula for success'

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Aneesh B. Singhal, MD, vice chair of quality and safety at Massachusetts General Hospital…
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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 1

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 1

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Vivus, Inc.

Obesity is suboptimally managed in clinical practice despite the availability of relevantguidelines and evidence-based…
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