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AUGMENT-HF: Novel implantable device safe, effective in patients with advanced HF

November 26, 2014

CHICAGO — A novel implantable device was administered safely and associated with clinical benefit in patients with advanced HF, according to phase 2 trial data presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions.

Researchers studied the safety and efficacy of an alginate hydrogel (Algisyl-LVR, LoneStar Heart Inc.) that is injected into the midwall of the left ventricle of patients with dilated LV, where it remains as a permanent implant intended to reduce LV wall stress and prevent or reverse the progression of HF.

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VIDEO: Increased infective endocarditis incidence in England may merit re-evaluation of treatment guidelines

November 25, 2014
CHICAGO — In this video, John G. Harold, MD, cardiologist at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, discusses data presented at the American Heart Association…
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PROTECTION AMI: Cardiac troponin I levels predicted STEMI outcomes

November 25, 2014
In a new analysis, researchers reported an independent association between measurement of cardiac troponin I levels after primary PCI for STEMI and clinical outcomes and…
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Beta-blockers lowered all-cause mortality in patients with HFpEF

November 25, 2014
Patients with HF with preserved ejection fraction who received treatment with beta-blockers had lower rates of all-cause mortality, according to new study…
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Supplemental oxygen increased myocardial injury, infarct size in patients with STEMI

November 25, 2014
CHICAGO — Patients with STEMI and normal oxygen levels who received supplemental oxygen before and during hospitalization exhibited signs of increased myocardial…
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Anna Axelsson, MD: Results from INHERIT do not 'close the door' on losartan

November 24, 2014
CHICAGO — While results from the INHERIT trial indicate that losartan had no effect on left ventricular mass or…
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