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Remote ischemic preconditioning does not improve cardiac surgery outcomes

October 7, 2015

Remote ischemic preconditioning failed to improve clinical outcomes after elective cardiac surgery, according to two studies published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

The RIPHeart trial showed no benefit of remote ischemic preconditioning in patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery, and the ERICCA trial showed no benefit for it in patients undergoing elective on-pump CABG, sometimes coupled with valve surgery. The results of ERICCA were previously presented at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions.

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Robotic-assisted PCI system cleared for transradial access procedures

October 7, 2015
Corindus Vascular Robotics announced that its robotic-assisted PCI system has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for use in PCI procedures performed via transradial…
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New guideline focuses on management of adults with supraventricular tachycardia

October 7, 2015
The American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association and Heart Rhythm Society have released a guideline on best practices for management of adults with…
Meeting News Coverage

Peripheral DES demonstrates high patency rate at 12 months

October 6, 2015
An investigational drug-eluting peripheral vascular stent was safe and effective at 12 months, according to findings presented at the Cardiovascular and Interventional…
Kirsten Kusumi, MD In the Journals

Kidney stones linked to atherosclerosis risk in children

October 6, 2015
Preliminary research indicates that children with kidney stones may have a higher risk for atherosclerosis, according to a study published in The Journal of
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Cardiology Case Consults

The Patient With Severe Hypertriglyceridemia

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Elevated serum triglycerides are a highly prevalent yet modifiable risk factor for atherosclerotic disease and its…
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VIDEO: Expert discusses future of hyperkalemia management in patients with HF

VIDEO: Expert discusses future of hyperkalemia management in patients with HF

September 28, 2015
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — In this video, Javed Butler, MD, chief of cardiology and co-director of the Heart…
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Antiplatelet Agents for Secondary Prevention of Thrombotic Cardiovascular Events in Patients with History of Peripheral Arterial Disease

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In this CME activity, Dr. Mark Bonaca discusses the use of antiplatelet agents for secondary prevention of thrombotic…
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