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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 EuroPCR.

OCT results indicated the second-generation zotarolimus-eluting stent (ZES; Resolute Integrity, Medtronic) had better strut coverage at 9 months than the second-generation bioabsorbable DES (BioMatrix NeoFlex, Biosensors International), according to Stephen W.L. Lee, MD, of Queen Mary Hospital, University of Hong Kong, and colleagues.

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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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Women with new-onset AF at elevated risk for cancer

May 25, 2016
In a cohort of healthy women at baseline, those who developed atrial fibrillation had elevated risk for cancer after their atrial fibrillation diagnosis, according to…
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Physicians call for universal, single-payer health care system

May 25, 2016
In an editorial published in the American Journal of Public Health, researchers outlined a proposal to overhaul the nation’s current health care system and…
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High SYNTAX score fails to predict outcomes after PCI in unprotected left main disease

May 25, 2016
In patients with unprotected left main disease, clinical outcomes of PCI with an everolimus-eluting stent do not appear to be influenced by high anatomical complexity as…
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Secondary Prevention of Atherothrombotic Events: Current Insights on Advancing Science

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