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Increasing alcohol consumption may be harmful to elderly hearts

May 27, 2015

In elderly people, increasing alcohol intake was associated with alterations of cardiac structure and function, particularly in women, according to new data from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study.

Researchers analyzed 4,466 participants from visit 5 of the ARIC study (mean age, 76 years; 60% women) who underwent transthoracic echocardiography. Former drinkers and people with significant valvular disease were excluded.

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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, program co-chair for the 2015 Society for…
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EXACT-HF: Allopurinol fails to improve outcomes in hyperuricemic HF

May 26, 2015
At 24 weeks, xanthine oxidase inhibition with allopurinol did not improve clinical status, exercise capacity, quality of life or left ventricular ejection fraction in…
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Analysis: LAA closure carries less per-patient cost than warfarin, aspirin

May 26, 2015
BOSTON — Left atrial appendage closure is associated with lower per-patient costs for patients with atrial fibrillation compared with treatment with warfarin or…
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DCB successfully treats long lesions in two cohorts of patients with PAD

May 26, 2015
Results of two studies presented at EuroPCR showed that a drug-coated balloon successfully treated long lesions in the superficial femoral and popliteal arteries of…
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Antiplatelet Therapy in ACS and PCI

Antiplatelet Therapy in ACS and PCI

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: Discussion continues on maintenance of certification in intervention cardiology

VIDEO: Discussion continues on maintenance of certification in intervention cardiology

May 24, 2015
SAN DIEGO — In this video, Charles E. Chambers, MD, FSCAI, interventional cardiologist from Penn State Hershey…
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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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