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Risk-reduction program improves outcomes for patients with symptomatic PAD

May 2, 2016

Patients with peripheral artery disease who participated in an education program focused on guideline-recommended reduction of risk factors experienced lower rates of mortality and CV and limb events over 7 years.

In an observational cohort study, researchers evaluated data on 290 patients with symptomatic PAD from July 2004 to April 2013. All patients were enrolled in the Systematic Assessment of Vascular Risk (SAVR) program at a single center in Ontario, Canada.

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Biventricular pacing confers improved HF status, quality of life in patients with atrioventricular block

May 2, 2016
Biventricular pacing was associated with better quality of life and HF status in patients with atrioventricular block and systolic dysfunction compared with right…
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VIDEO: LAA occlusion device safe, effective in regulatory study

May 2, 2016
CHICAGO — At the American College of Cardiology Scientific Session, David Holmes, MD, of Mayo Clinic, discusses real-world findings related to a left atrial…
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FDA approves single-chamber ICDs to detect, monitor AF

May 2, 2016
Medtronic announced that the FDA approved its single-chamber implantable cardioverter defibrillators with the capability to detect and monitor new-onset, asymptomatic…
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STABILITY: Patients with CHD can reduce risk for MI, stroke with Mediterranean diet

May 2, 2016
The Mediterranean diet is associated with lower risk for MI and stroke in patients with CHD, according to a diet substudy of the STABILITY trial published in the…
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The High-risk Patient with Dyslipidemia

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As many as 40% to 50% of Americans are estimated to have lipid abnormalities including elevated low-density lipoprotein…
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VIDEO: Chest Pain Choice tool helps patients, physicians with ED discharge decisions

April 22, 2016
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VIDEO: Expert discusses potential impact of transcatheter mitral valve replacement

April 26, 2016
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