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Cardiac complications may predict mortality from cirrhosis

September 20, 2017

Cardiovascular complications — including increased left atrial dimension and heart rate and reduced mean arterial pressure — may predict an increased risk for mortality among patients with cirrhosis, according to a recently published study.

“We performed a prospective study assessing the cardiac dimensions, systolic and diastolic function, and hemodynamic parameters in a large cohort of patients with different stages of cirrhosis using a noninvasive state-of-the-art echocardiography technique, with the aim of investigating the predictive values of these parameters in the clinical course of these patients,” Maurizio Cesari, MD, PhD, from the University of Padova, Italy, and colleagues wrote.

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High BP reasons differ by sex in young adults

September 20, 2017
The factors that drive high BP differ among men and woman aged 36 to 65 years, suggesting a need for sex-specific treatments, according to findings presented at the…
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Multicomponent intervention controls BP in low-income patients

September 19, 2017
Systolic and diastolic BP decreased more in low-income patients who underwent a community health worker-led multicomponent intervention compared with those who received…
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IRIS: Pioglitazone prevents secondary CV events in high-risk patients

September 18, 2017
Nondiabetic, insulin-resistant patients at elevated risk for stroke or MI derive a greater benefit from pioglitazone compared with those at lower risk, but fracture risk…
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What You Need to Know About Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Management, and the Patient Perspective

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Akcea Therapeutics™ A Subsidiary of Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Endorsed by: The National Lipid Association.

Familial chylomicronemia syndrome (FCS) is a rare genetic disease that leads to severe hypertriglyceridemia and…
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VIDEO: Wechsler talks about role of biologics in eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis

April 10, 2017
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VIDEO: PIONEER AF-PCI results beginning of a ‘new era’ for therapies

January 27, 2017
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