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Lower BP target reduces CV risk, all-cause mortality in older adults

May 26, 2016

Adults aged at least 75 years experienced lower CV risk and all-cause mortality when their systolic BP was treated to a target of less than 120 mm Hg, according to new data from the SPRINT trial.

“Considering the high prevalence of hypertension among older persons, patients and their physicians may be inclined to underestimate the burden of hypertension or the benefits of lowering BP, resulting in undertreatment,” Jeffrey D. Williamson, MD, MHS, of the Wake Forest School of Medicine, and colleagues wrote.

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ATMOSPHERE: Aliskiren fails to benefit patients with HF, diabetes vs. enalapril

May 26, 2016
In patients with diabetes and HF, the direct renin inhibitor aliskiren did not significantly improve outcomes compared with the ACE inhibitor enalapril, according to new…
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Women with AF live longer than men, but face worse quality of life

May 26, 2016
Despite a higher survival rate, women with atrial fibrillation experience more symptoms and have greater functional impairment and worse quality of life compared with…
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OCT-ORION: Durable ZES shows similar healing, better strut coverage vs. bioabsorbable DES

May 25, 2016
A zotarolimus-eluting stent with a durable polymer had similar healing metrics to a bioabsorbable drug-eluting stent at 9 months, according to findings presented at…
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Many statin-naive patients benefit from adding ezetimibe to statin therapy

May 25, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — In patients recommended by guideline for statin therapy who had never before taken statins, ezetimibe was often needed in addition to statins to…
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Navigating a New Era of Personalized Type 2 Diabetes Care: Taking the Road Less Traveled

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC.

In the United States, over 29 million people have diabetes, of which approximately 95% of cases are type 2 diabetes…
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VIDEO: Expert discusses uncommon dyslipidemias with common presentations

May 21, 2016
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VIDEO: Expert discusses NLA initiatives

May 21, 2016
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