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FDA: Use of TAVR system expanded to include aortic valve-in-valve replacement

March 30, 2015

The FDA has expanded the approved use of the CoreValve system to include aortic valve-in-valve replacement, according to an agency press release.

The new approval expands the authorized use of the transcatheter aortic valve replacement system (Medtronic) to patients in need of tissue aortic valve replacement who are also at high or extreme risk for complications associated with traditional open-heart surgery, according to the release.

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VIDEO: Results from three trials suggest 'significant progress' for TAVR technology

March 30, 2015
SAN DIEGO — In this video, Steven R. Bailey, MD, chief of cardiology at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center and Cardiology Today's Intervention
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DURABILITY II: Single self-expanding stent linked to sustained outcomes at 3 years

March 30, 2015
Use of a single self-expanding stent up to 20 cm in length in long femoropopliteal lesions was associated with acceptable stent patency and freedom from clinically…
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OSA may predict serious adverse outcomes following stroke, IHD

March 30, 2015
Obstructive sleep apnea appears to be linked with an increased risk for stroke, ischemic heart disease, and all-cause mortality among patients following vascular events…
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New administration option for ticagrelor now approved

March 30, 2015
For patients with ACS who are unable to swallow whole tablets, ticagrelor is now approved by the FDA to be crushed and administered in water by swallowing or via…
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Best of Lipid Forum III

Best of Lipid Forum III

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Amgen, Inc.

Appropriate therapies for various dyslipidemias remain a challenge for practitioners struggling to reduce residual risk…
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VIDEO: PEGASUS-TIMI 54 suggests benefit of long-term DAPT

March 26, 2015
SAN DIEGO — In this video, Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Editor of Cardiology Today's Intervention…
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Severe Hypertriglyceridemia: Confronting the Complex Issues in Etiology and Treatment

Severe Hypertriglyceridemia: Confronting the Complex Issues in Etiology and Treatment

This activity is supported by an educational grant from AstraZeneca.

Hypertriglyceridemia is a highly prevalent, yet modifiable, risk factor for atherosclerotic disease, pancreatitis, and…
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