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Report offers additional tools to determine heart disease risk, treatment in type 2 diabetes

February 6, 2016

The risk for coronary heart disease in patients with type 2 diabetes is lower than previously believed; however, proper risk assessment and strategies of care are still critical.

“By properly evaluating the level of CHD risk, physicians will know when to prescribe more aggressive and less aggressive treatment strategies for their patients,” Matthew J. Budoff, MD, an LA BioMed lead researcher and chair of The Imaging Council of the American College of Cardiology, said in a press release.

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`Smoker’s paradox’ exists in some patients with reperfused STEMI

February 6, 2016
In patients with reperfused STEMI, smoking independently predicted more favorable left ventricular remodeling after infarction, consistent with the “smoker’s…
In the Journals

Longer interval between CAS, open heart surgery lowers periprocedural complication risk

February 5, 2016
Patients with carotid stenosis experienced fewer perioperative complications with an interval between carotid artery stenting and open heart surgery of more than 5 days…
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Implantation depth, prosthesis oversizing may predict conduction abnormalities, pacemaker need post-TAVR

February 5, 2016
In patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement with a next-generation valve, deeper implantation and prosthesis oversizing appear to be associated with a…

ABIM continues to engage physicians on MOC updates

February 5, 2016
The ABIM has announced several new efforts aimed at including internists and subspecialists in the process of improving Maintenance of Certification assessments…
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