Meeting News

OCT-guided directional atherectomy system benefits patients with PAD at 2 years

June 23, 2017
An OCT-guided directional atherectomy system was safe and effective in patients with peripheral artery disease at 2 years, according to data from the…
Meeting News

Cardiac devices aid in identifying time, cause of death

June 23, 2017
Data extracted from pacemakers and other cardiac devices may assist in identifying time and cause of death when autopsy fails to do so, according to…
Meeting News

Air pollutants harm heart structure, function

June 23, 2017
Higher exposure to fine particulate matter was associated with significantly larger left ventricular volumes and lower ejection fraction, according…

Senate health care bill takes slower approach to House bill, expert concerns persist

June 22, 2017
The Senate health care bill, released to the public today, maintains much from the version the House passed May 4, 2017, but presents some key…
In the JournalsPerspective

Awareness of women’s CV health, CVD risk low among patients, physicians

June 22, 2017
CVD in women was not identified as a main health concern by women or physicians, possibly due to social stigma related to body weight and inadequate…
Perspective

CANTOS: Canakinumab reduces risk for major CV events in patients with MI, inflammatory atherosclerosis

June 22, 2017
In patients with prior MI and inflammatory atherosclerosis, canakinumab in combination with standard-of-care therapy reduced risk for major adverse…
In the Journals

Off-label TAVR procedures common

June 22, 2017
Although in-hospital and 30-day mortality is greater among the nearly 1 in 10 patients in the United States who receive transcatheter aortic valve…
FDA News

FDA designates recall of catheters as Class I

June 22, 2017
The FDA has designated Vascular Solutions’ product recall of a line of catheters as a Class I recall, the most serious kind. The recall…
In the Journals

Head position may not affect outcomes during acute stroke treatment

June 22, 2017
During treatment for acute stroke, whether a patient was lying down or sitting up did not make a difference in disability outcomes, according to a…
In the Journals

Statins may increase risk for Parkinson’s disease

June 21, 2017
Use of statins was significantly associated with risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, suggesting statins should not be used to protect…
In the Journals

Breast-feeding may lower risk for CVD, stroke

June 21, 2017
Women who breast-fed had a lower risk for CVD and stroke compared with women who never breast-fed, according to a study published in the Journal of

AMA supports efforts to improve substance abuse disorder coverage

June 21, 2017
Experts from four leading nonprofits in the addiction field have determined that existing legislation does not adequately protect insurance coverage…
FDA News

FDA commissioner calls for public input on lifting generic barriers

June 21, 2017
In introducing the FDA’s Drug Competition Action Plan, the commissioner announced his intent to assess ways FDA rules may be misused to create…
Meeting News

DEVOTE: Insulin degludec demonstrates CV safety, reduced risk for severe hypoglycemia

June 21, 2017
SAN DIEGO — In the DEVOTE cardiovascular outcomes trial, insulin degludec was noninferior to insulin glargine for the primary endpoint of major…

CMS proposes rule to increase flexibility, reduce burdens

June 21, 2017
CMS recently issued a proposed rule to update the Quality Payment Program as required by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 to…
In the Journals

State medical licensing board questions may discourage physicians from addressing their mental health

June 21, 2017
Medical license application questions are still not treating mental and physical illness the same, and this could be impacting a physician’s…
In the Journals

Left bundle branch block, permanent pacing common after TAVR with repositionable valve

June 21, 2017
Many patients implanted with a repositionable bioprosthesis during transcatheter aortic valve replacement experienced left bundle branch block and
In the Journals

SUPERB: Interwoven nitinol stent yields high primary patency rate at 3 years

June 21, 2017
The final 3-year outcomes of the SUPERB trial showed that use of an interwoven nitinol stent design achieved high primary patency and maintained…
In the Journals

YEARS: Diagnostic algorithm reduces unnecessary radiation in suspected PE

June 21, 2017
Patients diagnosed with pulmonary embolism using an updated algorithm had a decrease in CT pulmonary angiography examinations, according to a study…
Perspective

FDA committee supports expanded CV indication for liraglutide in adults with type 2 diabetes

June 20, 2017
An FDA advisory panel on Tuesday voted 17 to 2 in favor of an expanded indication for the GLP-1 receptor agonist liraglutide, supporting language in…
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