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Acute MI in sickle cell anemia may confer poor outcomes

August 17, 2017
Patients with sickle cell anemia had an acute MI at an earlier age and an increased risk for hospital mortality compared with patients without sickle…

2 decades of pharmacological prevention

August 17, 2017
In 1950, Konrad Bloch, a refugee from Nazi Germany, elucidated the cholesterol synthetic pathway. Thirty-seven years later, lovastatin, the first…
In the Journals

Survey suggests partisanship doomed health care reform, public split on many ACA components

August 16, 2017
A greater Republican division on the issue of health care reform than originally thought in addition to the Democrats’ determination to not…
In the Journals

ROOBY-FS: Event-free survival rates lower with off-pump CABG

August 16, 2017
Patients who underwent off-pump CABG had reduced rates of event-free and 5-year survival compared with those who received on-pump CABG, according to…
FDA News

Thoracic endovascular graft recall deemed serious

August 16, 2017
The FDA has designated a recall of a thoracic endovascular graft as Class I, the most serious kind. Cook Medical Inc. issued a recall of the graft…
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Perceptions of advanced HF severity differ between patients, physicians

August 16, 2017
Patients with advanced HF were more likely to be identified by physicians as high risk for transplant, left ventricular assist device implantation or…

CMS plans to cancel cardiac payment models

August 16, 2017
CMS has proposed canceling cardiac episode payment models and a cardiac rehabilitation incentive payment model that were originally set to begin in…

Study to assess 1-month DAPT with DES

August 16, 2017
A global randomized clinical trial to evaluate 1-month dual antiplatelet therapy in patients implanted with a drug-eluting stent during PCI has been…
Meeting News

PRIME: Comorbidities extensive but survival rates encouraging in CLI cohort

August 16, 2017
CHICAGO — An interim analysis of the PRIME registry provided insight into current knowledge, the feasibility of ultrasound-guided access and…
In the Journals Plus

Cardiovascular prognosis poor with type 1 diabetes, incident stroke

August 16, 2017
Adults with type 1 diabetes and incident stroke are at risk for all-cause mortality and have a poor cardiovascular prognosis, especially if they…
In the Journals

Ruptured AAA incidence declines, EVAR use increases

August 15, 2017
Lower prevalence of abdominal aortic aneurysm has led to an approximate 30% decreased incidence of ruptured AAA among men older than 65 years in…
In the Journals

State access standards did not improve accessibility to specialists

August 15, 2017
The implementation of specialty access standards by state Medicaid agencies did not result in widespread, meaningful improvements in access to…
In the Journals

Elevated MI, stroke risk common with newly diagnosed cancer

August 15, 2017
Patients with newly diagnosed cancer have elevated risk for MI and stroke, particularly in the first 6 months after diagnosis, according to data…
In the Journals

FDA moves slowly on required postapproval drug studies; other agency procedures scrutinized

August 15, 2017
More than 3 years passed before the efficacy of most drugs given accelerated approval by the FDA from 2009 to 2013 was validated, according to…
In the Journals

Depression after CAD diagnosis may increase risk for death

August 15, 2017
Patients who were diagnosed with depression at any time after a CAD diagnosis had a twofold increased risk for death, according to a study published…
In the Journals

Post-TAVR dialysis linked to increased mortality

August 15, 2017
The proportion of patients requiring dialysis after transcatheter aortic valve replacement has declined, but the need for new post-TAVR dialysis is…
In the JournalsPerspective

CHD risk higher in obesity without metabolic syndrome

August 15, 2017
Patients who are overweight or obese with healthy cholesterol levels and BPs have a higher risk for CHD compared with those at a healthy weight…
In the Journals Plus

SGLT2 inhibitors lower CV mortality, morbidity in diabetes

August 14, 2017
The use of SGLT2 inhibitors compared with other glucose-lowering drugs was associated with reduced risk for cardiovascular disease morbidity and…

AMA offers tools to help physicians implement MACRA

August 14, 2017
AMA has developed a Merit-based Incentive Payment System Action Plan that can be personalized for individual health care professionals to help them…
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Air pollution exposure may be associated with CVD

August 14, 2017
Healthy adults who are exposed to high levels of air pollution had negative metabolic changes and elevated stress hormone levels, according to a…
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