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Chronic HCV influences subclinical CVD

August 3, 2015

A link between chronic hepatitis C virus infection and subclinical cardiovascular disease indicated a need for thorough and ongoing cardiovascular risk assessments among patients with the infection, according to recent data.

In the cross-sectional study, researchers evaluated 994 HIV-infected and -uninfected men enrolled in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS). Patient data were gathered at study entry and semiannual visits through questionnaires and physical examinations. Biological samples also were collected for testing and repository storage.

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Women, black adults face greater loss of life expectancy after MI

August 3, 2015
After an acute MI, black patients lost more of their expected life years than white patients, and women lost more of their expected life years than men, researchers…
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World Heart Federation outlines roadmaps to reduce CVD globally

August 3, 2015
Widespread implementation of strategies to improve CV secondary prevention, hypertension and tobacco control is essential to achieve the World Heart Federation goal of…
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Stress testing after PCI varies across VA hospitals

August 3, 2015
Of more than 10,000 patients who underwent PCI at Veterans Affairs hospitals, only 22% had a stress test within 1 year and 38% within 2 years, researchers reported in a…
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BLOG: Patient financing also can be used as a marketing tool

August 3, 2015
I speak with health care practices on a regular basis. During these conversations, physicians usually ask a range of questions to help determine whether they should…
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Cardiology Case Consults

The Patient With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
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VIDEO: Joseph Rossano, MD, MS, discusses benefits of VADs for children with advanced HF

VIDEO: Joseph Rossano, MD, MS, discusses benefits of VADs for children with advanced HF

July 17, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — In this video, Joseph Rossano, MD, MS, FAAP, FAAC, medical director of HF/transplantation at…
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Oral Antiplatelet Therapy in a Patient with Acute Coronary Syndrome and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Case Study: Oral Antiplatelet Therapy in a Patient with ACS and PCI

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC

It is estimated that in the United States, over 780,000 persons annually will experience an acute coronary syndrome…
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