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Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivors face high risk for cardiovascular diseases

April 27, 2015

Survivors of Hodgkin’s lymphoma who were treated during adolescence or adulthood faced a high lifetime risk for cardiovascular events, according to study results.

“Treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma has been associated with adverse late effects, such as increased risks of secondary malignant neoplasms and cardiovascular diseases,” study researcher Flora E. van Leeuwen, PhD, of the department of epidemiology at The Netherlands Cancer Institute, and colleagues wrote. “Late cardiovascular complications may arise as a consequence of radiotherapy and chemotherapy and cause substantial excess morbidity and mortality in long-term Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivors.”

Jay Giri, MD, MPH In the Journals

Proximal embolic protection during CAS yields low in-hospital stroke, death rate

April 27, 2015
During carotid artery stenting, use of a proximal embolic protection device or a distal filter embolic protection device yielded similarly low rates of in-hospital…
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Act III for meaningful use — The EHR incentive program Stage 3 proposed rule

April 27, 2015
CMS issued its Stage 3 Meaningful Use Proposed Rule on March 30 (Proposed Rule). Stage 3 is expected to be the final stage of the Electronic Health Record (EHR)…
Paul Ridker In the Journals

Genetic overlap exists between Alzheimer’s disease, two CVD risk factors

April 27, 2015
Researchers have found genetic overlap between Alzheimer’s disease, high levels of C-reactive protein and plasma lipids. The findings indicate that high levels of…

NIH launches clinical trial on statin therapy for HIV patients

April 27, 2015
The NIH announced it is launching a clinical study of HIV patients to test the effectiveness of statins in reducing the risk for major cardiovascular events such as…
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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 4 Obesity and the Cardiovascular System

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VIDEO: David Rubenson, MD, lauds improvements in CV imaging, application

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