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PACIFIC: PET superior to other modalities for diagnosis of myocardial ischemia

August 30, 2016

In a head-to-head comparison of noninvasive imaging modalities, PET was more accurate than coronary CT angiography or single-photon emission CT at diagnosing myocardial ischemia.

Hybrid modalities combining functional and anatomical assessments offered no additional accuracy beyond the capabilities of PET, researchers reported at the European Society of Cardiology Congress.

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Sacubitril–valsartan cost-effective for patients with heart failure

August 29, 2016
Sacubitril–valsartan therapy offers a reasonable value for patients with chronic heart failure to reduce cardiovascular mortality and morbidity, according to…
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SAVE: CPAP does not reduce CV events in patients with CVD, sleep apnea

August 29, 2016
In patients with CVD and moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea, treatment with continuous positive airway pressure plus the usual care did not reduce CV events…
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Majority of clinicians overestimate harms, benefits of treatment

August 29, 2016
Most resident and attending internal medicine physicians overestimated both the benefits and harms of common medical tests and treatments, according to findings…
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Revascularization for intermittent leg claudication improves patient-reported outcomes

August 29, 2016
Patient-reported outcomes including walking function, health-related quality of life and symptoms were significantly higher among patients with intermittent leg…
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