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Second-generation self-expandable TAVR system yields high success, safety over first-generation device

February 21, 2017

Registry data indicate that a second-generation self-expandable transcatheter aortic valve replacement prosthesis has a high success rate and favorable safety profile.

To evaluate clinical and procedural outcomes, researchers collected data from the first 264 consecutive patients to receive the self-expandable TAVR system (CoreValve Evolut R, Medtronic) at nine centers in the United Kingdom and Ireland from December 2013 to May 2014.

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STAMPEDE: Sustained glycemic benefit observed 5 years after gastric bypass in type 2 diabetes, obesity

February 21, 2017
Patients with type 2 diabetes and mild to moderate obesity who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy saw sustained improvements in HbA1c, body weight…
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Increase in noncalcified plaque associated with testosterone treatment in older men

February 21, 2017
Testosterone treatment in older men was linked to a significantly greater increase in coronary artery noncalcified plaque volume, according to a new study in JAMA. …
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Anti-Müllerian hormone trajectories associated with CVD

February 21, 2017
Decline in anti-Müllerian hormone was associated with increased risk for CVD, according to recently published findings. Recent studies had previously shown that…
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Women with PAH–congenital heart disease still advised against pregnancy

February 21, 2017
In women with pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with congenital heart disease, pregnancy outcomes were found to be better than previously thought, but patients…
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2016: An active, exciting year in cardiology

Cardiology Today, January 2017
Carl J. Pepine, MD, MACC
The past year has been a very active and exciting one in CVD and CV medicine. We have had major successes on several…
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