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Low-dose olprinone reduces risk for atrial fibrillation after lung cancer surgery

July 28, 2015

The administration of olprinone continuously during lung cancer surgery reduced the risk for atrial fibrillation in patients with elevated preoperative B-type natriuretic peptide levels, according to study results.

“Continuous infusion of low-dose olprinone was found to be highly tolerable, and no significant adverse effects were observed,” Takashi Nojiri, MD, PhD, a general thoracic surgery staff surgeon at Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan, and colleagues wrote. “These findings indicate that low-dose olprinone is a preferred treatment option to prevent postoperative atrial fibrillation in high-risk patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery.”

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REVERE: Left radial access linked to increased operator radiation exposure

July 28, 2015
Patient exposure to radiation appears similar during cardiac catheterization with femoral access, left radial access and right radial access, but operator exposure to…
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Statins may lower nonvascular dementia risk in patients with AF

July 27, 2015
Patients with atrial fibrillation who used statins may be less likely to develop nonvascular dementia compared with those who do not use statins.AF is associated with…
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Gene test detects mutations responsible for thoracic aortic aneurysms

July 27, 2015
Researchers were able to use genetic screening to identify mutations responsible for thoracic aortic aneurysms in a recent study.The screening “provides…
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CV risk similar for second-line diabetes drugs plus metformin

July 27, 2015
Adults with type 2 diabetes using metformin combined with insulin have a similar cardiovascular risk when compared with adults using metformin combined with…
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PCI in ACS: Deciding Among Clopidogrel, Prasugrel, or Ticagrelor

PCI in ACS: Deciding Among Clopidogrel, Prasugrel, or Ticagrelor

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

It is estimated that in the United States, each year, over 780,000 persons will experience an acute coronary syndrome…
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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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Cardiology Case Consults

The Patient with Acute Coronary Syndrome

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with acute coronary syndrome.
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