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DAPT duration impacts clinical outcomes after DES implantation

July 20, 2017

Duration of dual antiplatelet therapy was associated with rates of MI and major bleeding in patients undergoing drug-eluting stent implantation, recently published data indicate.

In a meta-analysis, the researchers evaluated data from five randomized controlled trials that included 19,760 patients — 9,810 of whom were randomly assigned to short-duration DAPT (3 to 6 months) and 9,950 of whom were assigned to long-duration DAPT (12 to 30 months). The mean follow-up period was 29.4 months.

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Weight gain may affect heart structure, increase risk for HF

July 19, 2017
Weight gain was associated with pathologic cardiac remodeling and an increased long-term risk for HF, according to new data from the Dallas Heart Study published in the…
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Biotronik announces FDA approval of ICD systems for patients with HF

July 19, 2017
Biotronik announced FDA approval of two implantable cardioverter defibrillator systems for the improvement of care for patients with HF, according to a press release. …
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Healthy Heart Score performs ‘moderately well’ estimating risk for early CVD events

July 19, 2017
In mostly healthy younger adults, the Healthy Heart Score predicted premature atherosclerotic CVD events moderately well, making it a viable tool for risk assessment and…
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Catheter-assisted thrombolysis safe, effective for patients with DVT, postthrombotic syndrome

July 19, 2017
Patients with chronic deep vein thrombosis and postthrombotic syndrome can be treated safely and effectively with catheter-assisted thrombolysis therapy, according to…
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Cardiology Today's Intervention, September/October 2016
In late August, the European Society of Cardiology Congress brought together a record 33,000 cardiology professionals…
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VIDEO: Discussion on diabetes drugs, CV outcomes fruitful

July 17, 2017
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Heart in Diabetes

Heart in Diabetes

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VIDEO: Cardiologists debate CV risk predictors in patients with diabetes

July 16, 2017
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