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Lymphoma survivors face increased risk for cardiac problems after HSCT

July 29, 2015

Left ventricular systolic dysfunction and heart failure occurred more frequently than previously reported in adult survivors of lymphoma who underwent autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, according to study results.

Researchers identified several risk factors for left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) in this population, which could serve as a basis for targeted surveillance.

In the Journals

Minimal, maximal pulmonary vein isolation yield similar freedom from AF

July 28, 2015
Freedom from atrial fibrillation occurred at similar rates between minimal and maximal pulmonary vein isolation strategies, according to results from the MINIMAX…
In the Journals

Hospitalization, death, cost drop among older Medicare beneficiaries

July 28, 2015
Between 1999 and 2013, Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries aged 65 years and older had lower rates of mortality and hospitalization, as well as lower expenditures…
In the Journals

Ezetimibe plus statin linked to greater plaque regression in patients with PCI

July 28, 2015
Patients who underwent PCI had greater coronary plaque regression when assigned a statin plus ezetimibe compared with those assigned statin monotherapy, according to the…
Thomas M. Maddox, MD, MSc, FACC, FAHA In the Journals

Diabetes, poor glycemic control linked to death, CV events after CABG

July 28, 2015
In patients with type 1 diabetes, poor glycemic control was associated with increased long-term risk for death and major adverse CV events after CABG in a…
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Cardiology Case Consults

The Patient with Acute Coronary Syndrome

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with acute coronary syndrome.
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VIDEO: Joseph Rossano, MD, MS, discusses benefits of VADs for children with advanced HF

VIDEO: Joseph Rossano, MD, MS, discusses benefits of VADs for children with advanced HF

July 17, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — In this video, Joseph Rossano, MD, MS, FAAP, FAAC, medical director of HF/transplantation at…
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PCI in ACS: Deciding Among Clopidogrel, Prasugrel, or Ticagrelor

PCI in ACS: Deciding Among Clopidogrel, Prasugrel, or Ticagrelor

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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