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VIDEO: Similarities seen in PCSK9 inhibitor trials

May 26, 2018
LAS VEGAS — In this Cardiology Today video exclusive, Pamela B. Morris, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASPC, FNLA, director of the Seinsheimer…
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Predictors of poor outcomes with novel TAVR system identified

May 25, 2018
Calcification and other factors were predictors of paravalvular leakage and permanent pacemaker implantation in patients treated with a novel…
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AIDA: BVS noninferior to EES in TVF, but confers higher device thrombosis

May 25, 2018
A bioresorbable vascular scaffold was noninferior to an everolimus-eluting stent for target vessel failure but conferred higher rates of device…
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Novel ultrarapid AF ablation technology safe in first-in-human trial

May 25, 2018
BOSTON — Pulsed electrical field ablation, a new technology that enables ablation for atrial fibrillation to be performed rapidly, appears to…
In the Journals

Atherosclerosis risk elevated among South Asian-Americans

May 25, 2018
The risk for mortality due to atherosclerosis is higher among South Asian-Americans compared with Americans of East Asian and European descent…

‘Right to try’ impact on patients uncertain

May 25, 2018
On May 22, the House of Representatives voted 250-169 to pass the “right to try” legislation which was previously approved by the Senate…
In the Journals

NIH primary supporter of systematic reviews behind USPSTF recommendations

May 24, 2018
The NIH was the single largest financial contributor to the systematic reviews that led to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations…
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TROFI II: Vasomotion more evident with BVS, but issues remain

May 24, 2018
Vasomotion was more evident at 3 years in patients with STEMI who underwent primary PCI with a bioresorbable vascular scaffold, compared with an…
In the Journals

Analysis: 2017 ACC/AHA hypertension guideline increases use of antihypertensive treatment

May 24, 2018
More patients were recommended antihypertensive treatment with the 2017 hypertension guidelines compared with the 2014 guidelines, which led to a…
In the Journals

Low CV risk profiles may reduce incidence of frailty in older age

May 24, 2018
Adults aged 60 to 69 years with near-ideal CV risk factors have lower incidence of geriatric conditions and frailty, according to recently published…
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Hope for renal denervation revived with new sham-controlled trials

May 24, 2018
Two sham-controlled trials demonstrating the efficacy of renal denervation presented at EuroPCR have rekindled hope for the technology as a treatment…
FDA News

New iteration of EES receives FDA approval

May 23, 2018
Abbott announced that a new generation of an everolimus-eluting coronary stent system for treatment of patients with complex blockages associated…

Opioid-related adverse events common after surgical, endoscopic procedures

May 23, 2018
More than 10% of patients who underwent a surgical or endoscopic procedure experienced an opioid-related adverse drug event, and these were…
FDA News

FDA designates recall of LVAD as Class 1

May 23, 2018
The FDA has designated Abbott’s product recall of a left ventricular assist system for the short-term treatment of patients who are at risk for…
FDA News

Next-generation stent retriever receives FDA clearance

May 23, 2018
Cerenovus, a Johnson and Johnson company, announced its next-generation stent retriever to capture and remove blood clots from the brain in patients…
Meeting News

ERIS: Coronary physiology assessment may be underused in CAD

May 23, 2018
The current guidelines were met in approximately half of patients who underwent a coronary physiology assessment in daily practice, according to
In the Journals

Social isolation increases risk for death in HF

May 23, 2018
Patients with HF who said they felt socially isolated had increased use of health care services and an increased risk for death compared with those…
In the Journals

Hand-held ultrasound shows promise for predicting outcomes after cardioversion

May 23, 2018
At the time of cardioversion, use of hand-held ultrasound to assess inferior vena cava measurements aided in the identification of patients at low…
Feature

How one court case in the opioid crisis could impact millions of patients

May 23, 2018
A lawsuit against certain opioid manufacturers and drug distributors could dramatically shake up the health care, pharmaceutical and legal systems…
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Risk for CVD nearly double in women with PCOS

May 23, 2018
Danish women with polycystic ovary syndrome are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease or hypertension over 11 years vs. women without PCOS…