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Insulin treatment may affect outcomes after PCI in patients with diabetes

Insulin treatment may affect outcomes after PCI in patients with diabetes
May 31, 2016

In a secondary analysis of the TUXEDO trial, patients with insulin-treated diabetes had a significantly increased risk for adverse CV events after PCI, but this finding was attenuated after adjustment for baseline risk factors, diabetes duration and diabetes control.

Moreover, use of everolimus-eluting stents (EES) appears to mitigate the risk for adverse CV events, including stent thrombosis, compared with paclitaxel-eluting stents (PES) in patients with insulin-treated diabetes.

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Drug-coated balloon shows promise for treatment of infrapopliteal artery lesions

May 31, 2016
Treatment with a drug-coated balloon yielded favorable safety and efficacy outcomes among patients with infrapopliteal artery lesions in a single-center retrospective…
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Age-adjusted D-dimer testing safely reduces use of PE imaging compared to fixed D-dimer testing

May 31, 2016
Compared with fixed D-dimer testing, a recent analysis showed an age-adjusted D-dimer testing algorithm safely prevented 5% more patients with suspected pulmonary…
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CVD events often occur before age 65 years in both sexes

May 31, 2016
Half of CVD events in men and nearly one-third of CVD events in women are occurring before age 65 years, according to findings of a research letter published in JAMA
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Digital health intervention fails to lower MI risk in South Asians

May 31, 2016
A digital health intervention does not lower MI risk in people of South Asian descent, according to data published in JAMA Cardiology. Sonia S. Anand, MD, PhD
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