May 16, 2021
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FFR strategy may not top angiography strategy in STEMI, complete revascularization

FFR strategy may not top angiography strategy in STEMI, complete revascularization

Among patients with STEMI who underwent complete revascularization, a fractional flow reserve-guided strategy did not improve outcomes compared with an angiography-guided strategy, according to results of the FLOWER-MI trial.

May 16, 2021
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PARAGON-HF: Sacubitril/valsartan reduces triglyceride levels in HFpEF

PARAGON-HF: Sacubitril/valsartan reduces triglyceride levels in HFpEF

Sacubitril/valsartan drastically reduced triglycerides compared with valsartan in patients with HF with preserved ejection fraction, according to a presentation at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Session.

May 16, 2021
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Patients hospitalized with flu, CAP frequently have bacterial coinfection

Patients hospitalized with flu, CAP frequently have bacterial coinfection

Around 10% of patients hospitalized for influenza and community-acquired pneumonia also had a community-onset bacterial coinfection, and these patients experienced worse outcomes and higher costs, according to a large U.S. study.

May 16, 2021
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DARE-19: No significant decrease in major events; dapagliflozin well tolerated in COVID-19

DARE-19: No significant decrease in major events; dapagliflozin well tolerated in COVID-19

The SGLT2 inhibitor dapagliflozin did not significantly reduce risk for organ failure or death or improve recovery among adults hospitalized with COVID-19 vs. placebo, though data showed lower event numbers among treated patients.

May 16, 2021
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BLOG: LipiFlow on the brink, part 2: What to do now

BLOG: LipiFlow on the brink, part 2: What to do now

Sometime last year, several Medicare Administrative Contractors, the companies that administer Medicare benefits, randomly and arbitrarily declared that LipiFlow was a “covered procedure” with a per-eye payment of $38.

May 16, 2021
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Evinacumab shows benefit in certain patients with severe hypertriglyceridemia

Evinacumab shows benefit in certain patients with severe hypertriglyceridemia

In a phase 2 study, evinacumab reduced triglyceride levels in patients with severe hypertriglyceridemia but not familial chylomicronemia syndrome, a speaker reported at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Session.

May 16, 2021
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Prediabetes confers elevated risk for major adverse CV events

Prediabetes confers elevated risk for major adverse CV events

Adults with prediabetes were more likely to have an MI and other CV events compared with those who had normal blood glucose levels, according to a presentation at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Session.

May 16, 2021
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Half of patients with CVD report they received influenza vaccine in past year

Half of patients with CVD report they received influenza vaccine in past year

Among patients with CVD living in the U.S., only half reported they received an influenza vaccine in the past year, according to data presented at the virtual American College of Cardiology Scientific Session.

May 16, 2021
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Roswell Park appoints immuno-oncology chief

Roswell Park appoints immuno-oncology chief

Pawel Kalinski, MD, PhD, has been promoted to Jacobs family endowed chair of immunology at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

May 16, 2021
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Pixee Medical receives 510(k) clearance for knee arthroplasty augmented reality glasses

Pixee Medical received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Knee+ augmented reality, surgical navigation device for knee arthroplasty, according to a press release.

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Advances in the Care of Patients with Heart Failure: Reducing Hospital Readmission Rates

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

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Exploring the Role of Oncolytic Viral Therapy for Advanced Melanoma

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Acromegaly: Novel Therapeutic Options to Alleviate Treatment Burden and Improve Patient Quality of Life

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Acromegaly: Novel Therapeutic Options to Alleviate Treatment Burden and Improve Patient Quality of Life
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Curbside Consults on Thyroid Eye Disease: Pearls for the Optometrist

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Curbside Consults on Thyroid Eye Disease: Pearls for the Endocrinologist

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Curbside Consults on Thyroid Eye Disease: Pearls for the Ophthalmologist

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Curbside Consults on Thyroid Eye Disease
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Challenges in Cryptogenic Stroke: Identifying Candidates for Patent Foramen Ovale Closure

This activity is supported by an educational grant from W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

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Challenges in Cryptogenic Stroke: A Podcast Series

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Challenges in Cryptogenic Stroke: A Podcast Series
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