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Infective endocarditis after TAVR associated with poor outcomes

May 28, 2015

Among patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement, those who developed infective endocarditis had a high rate of mortality and other poor outcomes, according to recent findings.

The researchers studied the incidence, predictors, clinical characteristics, management and outcomes in 53 patients who experienced infective endocarditis after TAVR from a cohort of 7,944 patients followed for a mean of 1.1 years. The incidence rate of infective endocarditis was 0.67% overall and 0.5% within the first year after TAVR. The mean duration between TAVR and incidence was 6 months (interquartile range, 1-14 months).

CMS proposes updated Medicaid, CHIP-managed care regulations

May 28, 2015
CMS recently proposed a rule to update managed care regulations for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, according to a press release.The…
VIDEO: Several factors contribute to increased costs associated with repeat ablation procedures Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Several factors contribute to increased costs associated with repeat ablation procedures

May 27, 2015
BOSTON — In this video, Moussa C. Mansour, MD, director of the cardiac electrophysiology program and the atrial fibrillation program at Massachusetts General…
In the Journals

Informed decision making for PCI often incomplete

May 27, 2015
In a cross-sectional analysis of conversations between cardiologists and patients with or suspected of having stable angina, few discussions contained all elements of…
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HHS awards millions to improve heart health education in primary care

May 27, 2015
The HHS has awarded $112 million to fund the EvidenceNOW: Advancing Heart Health in Primary Care initiative, a program designed to deliver the most up-to-date…
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Opening the Window of Time in Stroke Therapy: New Evidence for the Emergency Department

Opening the Window of Time in Stroke Therapy: New Evidence for the Emergency Department

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

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report an annual 130,000 stroke-related fatalities in the United States…
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VIDEO: New data highlight use of ticagrelor for ad-hoc PCI

VIDEO: New data highlight use of ticagrelor for ad-hoc PCI

May 27, 2015
SAN DIEGO — In this video, Roxana Mehran, MD, professor of medicine at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai…
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Cardiology Case Consults

The Patient With Statin Intolerance

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with statin intolerance.
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