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Older age, emergent timing linked to higher mortality risk after TEVAR

July 25, 2016

Among older patients with descending thoracic artery disease undergoing thoracic endovascular aortic repair, age older than 75 years and timing of intervention are associated with mortality risk, researchers reported in the Journal of Vascular Surgery.

“Older patients represent a large proportion of the recipients of thoracic endovascular aortic repair that is applied today for a variety of acute and chronic descending thoracic artery disease,” the researchers wrote.

Flu vaccination reduces respiratory, CV hospitalizations for patients with diabetes

July 25, 2016
Patients with type 2 diabetes who received influenza vaccination appeared to experience fewer hospitalizations due to respiratory infection or cardiovascular events than…
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PLATFORM: CTA with FFRCT linked to similar results, lower costs vs. usual care at 1 year

July 25, 2016
Patient care steered by coronary CT angiography plus CT-based fractional flow reserve was linked to equivalent clinical outcomes and quality of life but lower costs vs…
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HPS2-THRIVE analysis: Adding niacin with laropiprant to statin reduced survival, increased costs

July 25, 2016
Quality of life-adjusted survival was reduced and hospital costs rose due to the addition of extended-release niacin with laropiprant to statin-based therapy, according…
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Novel device enables surgical mitral valve repair without stopping heart

July 25, 2016
In a first-in-human study, a novel preformed expanded polytetrafluoroethylene cordal implantation device conferred positive outcomes in patients undergoing surgical…
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The High-risk Patient with Dyslipidemia

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As many as 40% to 50% of Americans are estimated to have lipid abnormalities including elevated low-density lipoprotein…
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VIDEO: Uric acid levels in patients with ACS suggest increased risk for CAD, represent predictive tool

July 6, 2016
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VIDEO: New lessons in ACS provide insight on treatment approaches, troponin assays

July 9, 2016
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