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Statins may lower nonvascular dementia risk in patients with AF

July 27, 2015

Patients with atrial fibrillation who used statins may be less likely to develop nonvascular dementia compared with those who do not use statins.

AF is associated with cognitive decline and may increase risk for dementia, but the effect of statins on that relationship had not yet been studied, according to the study background. Previous research has indicated a lower risk for dementia in the general population of statin users.

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Gene test detects mutations responsible for thoracic aortic aneurysms

July 27, 2015
Researchers were able to use genetic screening to identify mutations responsible for thoracic aortic aneurysms in a recent study.The screening “provides…
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CV risk similar for second-line diabetes drugs plus metformin

July 27, 2015
Adults with type 2 diabetes using metformin combined with insulin have a similar cardiovascular risk when compared with adults using metformin combined with…
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Anticoagulation advisable during pregnancy with Fontan circulation

July 27, 2015
Women with Fontan circulation can successfully complete pregnancy, but an increase in cardiac and neonatal morbidity exists, results by French researchers published in…
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Reporting of serious AEs to FDA often delayed by drug companies

July 27, 2015
Nearly 10% of adverse events are not reported to the FDA within the 15-day period drug companies have to disclose the events, according to recently published data…
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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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Oral Antiplatelet Therapy in a Patient with Acute Coronary Syndrome and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Case Study: Oral Antiplatelet Therapy in a Patient with ACS and PCI

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC

It is estimated that in the United States, over 780,000 persons annually will experience an acute coronary syndrome…
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