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DCB yields better results than PTA for femoropopliteal occlusive disease

May 26, 2016

In patients with femoropopliteal occlusive disease, drug-coated balloons appear to be superior to percutaneous transluminal angioplasty, according to results of the German cohort of the LEVANT 2 study.

In the subanalysis study, researchers evaluated 126 of the 476 patients enrolled in LEVANT 2, a prospective, global, multicenter, single blind, randomized pivotal trial that compared the DCB (Lutonix, C.R. Bard) with standard percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) for the treatment of occlusive disease in native femoropopliteal arteries.

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BRAVO-3 MRI: Silent emboli common after TAVR, may be linked to stroke

May 26, 2016
A high rate of clinically silent cerebral embolization exists after transcatheter aortic valve replacement, with intraprocedural anticoagulation choice making no…
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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…
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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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Cardiovascular Event Reduction: A Closer Look at Secondary Prevention in 2015

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

The prevention of thrombotic cardiovascular disease–the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United…
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