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Many patients skip recommended medications after CABG

May 31, 2016

Nearly half of patients who underwent CABG did not take necessary statins and aspirin afterward, according to data published in the American Journal of Cardiology.

According to the study background, an American Heart Association scientific statement gives a class IA recommendation to long-term use of statins and aspirin for secondary prevention after CABG.

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Adding LAA excision to pulmonary vein isolation fails to improve AF recurrence

May 30, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — In patients with persistent atrial fibrillation, the addition of left atrial appendage excision to pulmonary vein isolation did not improve…

Institution Spotlight: Bioresorbable vascular scaffolds at forefront of investigation at Cleveland Clinic

May 29, 2016
Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic have been at the forefront of investigations into a promising new update to stent technology — the bioresorbable vascular…
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VIDEO: CT-derived FFR shows promise in suspected ACS, warrants further investigation

May 28, 2016
CHICAGO — Maros Ferencik, MD, PhD, of the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, offers investigator insight on non-invasive fractional flow reserve…
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Percutaneous mitral valve implantation effective in patients with failed mitral bioprosthesis

May 27, 2016
Researchers conducted a retrospective study of 48 patients who underwent percutaneous transfemoral antegrade transseptal implantation of the Sapien, Sapien XT or Sapien…
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The High-risk Patient with Dyslipidemia

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As many as 40% to 50% of Americans are estimated to have lipid abnormalities including elevated low-density lipoprotein…
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VIDEO: CT-derived FFR shows promise in suspected ACS, warrants further investigation

May 28, 2016
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Highlights from ACC Scientific Session

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VIDEO: Familial hypercholesterolemia presents ‘terrible paradox’

May 22, 2016
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