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Death, CV events similar with bivalirudin, heparin for radial PCI

May 24, 2017

In patients undergoing transradial PCI for STEMI, there was no significant difference in the rate of composite of death, MI and stroke whether patients received anticoagulation with bivalirudin or unfractionated heparin, according to a study published in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions.

Congressional Budget Office estimates $119 billion in savings over 10 years for House-passed AHCA

May 24, 2017
The Congressional Budget Office — a non-partisan scoring agency — and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation released its cost estimate for the…
In the Journals

Infections, chronic hypertension increase risk for stroke in women with preeclampsia

May 24, 2017
Chronic hypertension, infections, underlying prothrombotic conditions and coagulopathies increased risk for pregnancy-associated stroke in women with preeclampsia…
In the Journals Plus

CVD mortality linked to free T4, TSH levels

May 24, 2017
The risk for cardiovascular disease mortality is raised with increasing free thyroxine levels and lower thyroid-stimulating hormone levels, according to findings…
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Prescription drug prices rose nearly 10% in 2016

May 24, 2017
The cost of prescription drugs increased by 8.77% last year, the fourth consecutive year drug prices have gone up, according to data from the Truveris National Drug…
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