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EVAR associated with fewer reoperations vs. open AAA repair

January 20, 2017

Compared with open repair, endovascular aneurysm repair was associated with a lower risk for reoperation in veterans with abdominal aortic aneurysm, according to findings.

Researchers conducted a retrospective review of data from the Veterans Affairs Surgical Quality Improvement Project, including 6,677 patients (99% men) who had AAA repair between October 2007 and October 2013.

In the Journals

Rotational atherectomy in CTO PCI yields similar long-term outcomes vs. conventional PCI

January 20, 2017
In patients undergoing PCI for chronic total occlusion, the use of rotational atherectomy appears to be safe and yields no difference in long-term clinical outcomes vs…
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Next-generation troponin T test receives FDA clearance

January 20, 2017
Roche Diagnostics Corp. announced that the FDA has cleared its next-generation troponin T assay for use in patients presenting with suspected MI.
In the Journals

Prescribing polypill to lower-risk patients may not be cost-effective

January 20, 2017
A microsimulation model exploring lifetime predictions for CVD events, diabetes and death showed that periodic risk assessment using lower risk thresholds to determine…
In the Journals

Most patients fail to receive high-potency statins after ACS

January 20, 2017
Researchers examined data from a large, multinational, contemporary, randomized trial with patients who experienced ACS and found that most were not treated with a…
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