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Neurology society opposes routine use of closure devices for patients with PFO, stroke

July 27, 2016

The American Academy of Neurology issued an update to a guideline on patent foramen ovale closure devices, recommending that the devices not be routinely used for prevention of recurrent ischemic stroke.

The practice advisory published in Neurology was based on a systematic review of current literature on people with PFO who also had an ischemic stroke or a transient ischemic attack. The research addressed whether PFO closure is superior to medical therapy alone and whether anticoagulation is superior to antiplatelet therapy for the prevention of recurrent stroke.

New trial to investigate localized drug delivery after atherectomy-based revascularization in patients with CLI

July 27, 2016
Mercator MedSystems, Inc. has announced enrollment of the first participants in the LIMBO-ATX trial, which will evaluate lower-limb adventitial infusion of dexamethasone…
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Clot-removal device used in pediatric cardiac surgery launched

July 27, 2016
ClearFlow Inc. announced it has launched in the U.S. market a device to remove clots from chest tubes used in pediatric cardiac or cardiothoracic surgery. The device…
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Moderate physical activity linked to reduced CHD risk in young women

July 27, 2016
At least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week can lower CHD risk by 25% in young women, researchers reported in Circulation. According to the study…
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Reduced aerobic capacity linked to higher mortality rates regardless of CV risk factors

July 27, 2016
A decades-long study showed that lower aerobic capacity was associated with increased mortality rates in middle-aged men independent of traditional risk factors…
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