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Age predicts recurrent cerebral ischemia after PFO closure

August 29, 2015

LONDON — Recurrent cerebral ischemia after patent foramen ovale closure is more likely to occur in patients aged 55 years and older, researchers reported at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2015.

Recurrences are more likely related to age than to residual shunt or paradoxical embolism, Paolo Scacciatella, MD, from the cardiovascular and thoracic department of Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Citta della Salute e della Scienza, Turin, Italy, said during a presentation.

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Joint guideline offers new algorithm for treatment of pulmonary hypertension

August 29, 2015
LONDON — In a new guideline, the European Society of Cardiology and the European Respiratory Society outline a treatment algorithm for pulmonary hypertension and…
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Meta-analysis: LAA occlusion linked with improved outcomes vs. warfarin, aspirin in patients with AF

August 29, 2015
LONDON — Left atrial appendage occlusion was associated with improved mortality and similar stroke outcomes compared with warfarin in patients with atrial…
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New ESC guideline recommends radial approach for PCI in patients with ACS

August 29, 2015
LONDON — A new European Society of Cardiology guideline on management of ACS without persistent ST-segment elevation recommends that PCI performed on patients with…
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Bivalirudin compares favorably to heparin, GPIs in patients with diabetes undergoing PCI

August 28, 2015
Treatment with bivalirudin yielded similar 30-day ischemic outcomes vs. heparin and glycoprotein inhibitors, with significantly lower rates of major and minor bleeding…
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PCI in ACS: Deciding Among Clopidogrel, Prasugrel, or Ticagrelor

PCI in ACS: Deciding Among Clopidogrel, Prasugrel, or Ticagrelor

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: Prenatal intervention may improve neurodevelopmental outcomes from congenital heart defects

VIDEO: Prenatal intervention may improve neurodevelopmental outcomes from congenital heart defects

July 23, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — In this video, J. William Gaynor, MD, a cardiac surgeon at the Children's Hospital of…
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Cardiology Case Consults

The Patient With Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
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