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Biventricular pacing confers improved HF status, quality of life in patients with atrioventricular block

Biventricular pacing confers improved HF status, quality of life in patients with atrioventricular block
May 2, 2016

Biventricular pacing was associated with better quality of life and HF status in patients with atrioventricular block and systolic dysfunction compared with right ventricular pacing, according to new data from the BLOCK HF study.

Researchers analyzed 691 patients (mean age, 73 years; 75% men) with atrioventricular block, NYHA class I to III HF and left ventricular ejection fraction of less than 50% who were randomly assigned biventricular pacing or RV pacing.

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VIDEO: LAA occlusion device safe, effective in regulatory study

May 2, 2016
CHICAGO — At the American College of Cardiology Scientific Session, David Holmes, MD, of Mayo Clinic, discusses real-world findings related to a left atrial…
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FDA approves single-chamber ICDs to detect, monitor AF

May 2, 2016
Medtronic announced that the FDA approved its single-chamber implantable cardioverter defibrillators with the capability to detect and monitor new-onset, asymptomatic…
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STABILITY: Patients with CHD can reduce risk for MI, stroke with Mediterranean diet

May 2, 2016
The Mediterranean diet is associated with lower risk for MI and stroke in patients with CHD, according to a diet substudy of the STABILITY trial published in the…
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Hypertension increases among HIV patients from 1996-2013

May 2, 2016
A recent analysis of hypertension rates suggested that incidence among HIV patients has more than tripled from 1996 through 2013 and are accompanied by an increase in…
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Navigating a New Era of Personalized Type 2 Diabetes Care: Taking the Road Less Traveled

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC.

In the United States, over 29 million people have diabetes, of which approximately 95% of cases are type 2 diabetes…
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VIDEO: HEART Score displays real-world success in stratifying ACS risk, could curb resource use

April 25, 2016
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