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Tight glucose control benefits cardiac surgery patients without diabetes

July 2, 2015

Postoperative morbidity in patients without diabetes undergoing cardiac surgery was reduced with perioperative initiation of intensive insulin therapy, according to recent study findings published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

However, this effect was minimal in patients with diabetes, according to the researchers.

In the Journals

Internet searches may reduce anxiety in patients with, at risk for cardiomyopathy

July 2, 2015
Among patients with or at risk for developing cardiomyopathy, the use of Internet technology to obtain health-related information may be valuable in decreasing levels of…
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Diagnostic tools for familial hypercholesterolemia underused in many US lipid clinics

July 2, 2015
CHICAGO — Most lipid clinics participating in the CASCADE FH registry did not use any of the existing diagnostic tools for identification of patients with familial…

FDA approves new trial of LAA closure device

July 1, 2015
The FDA has approved an investigational device exemption to initiate the randomized, controlled AMAZE trial to evaluate use of the Lariat device for left atrial…
Dariush Mozaffarian In the Journals

Sugary drinks tied to 184,000 deaths annually worldwide

July 1, 2015
Sugar-sweetened beverages contribute to 184,000 deaths per year worldwide, primarily from diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to research in Circulation.In…
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Antiplatelet Agents in ACS Distinguishing Characteristics Safety and Efficacy

Antiplatelet Agents in ACS: Distinguishing Characteristics, Safety, and Efficacy

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: Knowledge of supplements and drug interactions essential for HF practitioners

VIDEO: Knowledge of supplements and drug interactions essential for HF practitioners

June 28, 2015
NEW ORLEANS – Joseph Ho, PharmD, clinical pharmacist with Ochsner Baptist Medical Center in New Orleans…
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Platelet Function and Genetic Testing Current Status and Use

Platelet Function and Genetic Testing: Current Status and Use

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC

Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) can result in substantial morbidity or death. To reduce the risk of cardiovascular death…
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