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USPSTF: Ambulatory BP should be used to confirm elevated office BP

December 22, 2014

Current evidence supports the use of ambulatory BP monitoring as the reference standard for confirming elevated office BP screening results, according to a review conducted for the US Preventive Services Task Force.

The review also concluded that people with BP in the high-normal range, older people, those with above-normal BMI and black adults are at greater risk for hypertension upon re-screening within 6 years compared with other populations.

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Survival rates higher in obese patients with HF

December 22, 2014
Patients who were overweight or obese before diagnosis of HF had better survival rates after HF diagnosis compared with normal-weight patients with HF. “Our…
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VIDEO: Discussion of the benefits, risks of extended DAPT

December 22, 2014
CHICAGO — In this video, Dean Kereiakes, MD, FACC, co-principal investigator of the DAPT trial, discusses the results of the study, presented at the American…
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ARISTOTLE: Major bleeding consequences similar between apixaban, warfarin

December 22, 2014
Major bleeding was associated with increased risk for death, ischemic stroke and MI, and the risk was similarly elevated regardless of treatment with warfarin or…
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Extended anticoagulation reduced risk for recurrent VTE, major bleeding

December 22, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO — Patients who experienced unprovoked pulmonary embolism had a significant reduction in the composite risk for recurrent venous thromboembolism and…
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Challenges and Opportunities in the Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke: Key Points for the Emergency Physician

Challenges and Opportunities in the Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.

According to the American Heart Association Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics – 2013 Update, approximately 795,000…
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Kirk N. Garratt, MD: Prolonged DAPT beneficial in patients with paclitaxel-eluting stents

December 16, 2014
CHICAGO — In this video, Kirk N. Garratt, MD, of the Lennox Hill Hospital, New York, outlines results of a study…
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Risk Management in the Cardiovascular Disease Arena

Risk Management in the Cardiovascular Disease Arena: Focus on Glycemic Control

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.

Among the multiple comorbidities and complications that are associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)…
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