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`Smoker’s paradox’ exists in some patients with reperfused STEMI

February 6, 2016

In patients with reperfused STEMI, smoking independently predicted more favorable left ventricular remodeling after infarction, consistent with the “smoker’s paradox,” according to recent study data.

However, smoking was associated with intramyocardial hemorrhage, and smokers with intramyocardial hemorrhage were less likely to have favorable LV remodeling, researchers found.

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Longer interval between CAS, open heart surgery lowers periprocedural complication risk

February 5, 2016
Patients with carotid stenosis experienced fewer perioperative complications with an interval between carotid artery stenting and open heart surgery of more than 5 days…
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Implantation depth, prosthesis oversizing may predict conduction abnormalities, pacemaker need post-TAVR

February 5, 2016
In patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement with a next-generation valve, deeper implantation and prosthesis oversizing appear to be associated with a…

ABIM continues to engage physicians on MOC updates

February 5, 2016
The ABIM has announced several new efforts aimed at including internists and subspecialists in the process of improving Maintenance of Certification assessments…

National Wear Red Day increases awareness of women's heart health

February 5, 2016
On Friday, Feb. 5, employees at SLACK Incorporated, publisher of Cardiology Today and Cardiology Today’s Intervention wore red in support of the American Heart…
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