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DAPT may reduce MACE, mortality in patients with symptomatic PAD

April 28, 2015

Dual antiplatelet therapy with aspirin and clopidogrel was associated with reduced rates of MACE and mortality at 3 years compared with aspirin monotherapy in patients with claudication or critical limb ischemia.

Researchers conducted an observational cohort study to compare DAPT with aspirin and clopidogrel (n = 348) vs. aspirin monotherapy (n = 281) in 629 patients. The mean age of the cohort was 67 years and 44% were women. Endovascular intervention was performed in 80% of patients.

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TAVR decreases OS in patients with severe aortic stenosis

April 27, 2015
SEATTLE — Overall survival of patients with severe aortic stenosis assigned transcatheter aortic valve replacement decreased drastically 24 months after surgery…
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Meta-analysis: PCSK9 inhibitors reduce mortality, MI

April 27, 2015
According to a systematic review and meta-analysis of trials of PCSK9 inhibitors, the novel cholesterol-lowering agents are associated with reductions in mortality and…
Medicare’s new payment system gives physicians two options Health Care Legislative and Regulatory Update

Medicare’s new payment system gives physicians two options

April 27, 2015
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, signed into law on April 16, will make major changes in Medicare payments for physician services. Things start out…
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Millions have died worldwide due to lack of access to surgical care, anesthesia

April 27, 2015
Nearly 5 billion people, primarily those in low- to middle-income countries, do not have access to safe surgical and anesthesia care, resulting in 16.9 million…
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Antiplatelet Therapy in ACS and PCI

Antiplatelet Therapy in ACS and PCI

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: David Rubenson, MD, lauds improvements in CV imaging, application

VIDEO: David Rubenson, MD, lauds improvements in CV imaging, application

April 23, 2015
SAN DIEGO — In this video, David Rubenson, MD, director of the cardiac noninvasive laboratory at Scripps Clinic…
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Best of Lipid Forum III

Best of Lipid Forum III

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Amgen, Inc.

Appropriate therapies for various dyslipidemias remain a challenge for practitioners struggling to reduce residual risk…
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