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Portable scanning device to rule out MI cleared by FDA

October 16, 2017

Creavo Medical Technologies announced the FDA cleared its portable scanning device designed to rule out ischemic heart disease in patients presenting with chest pain.

According to a press release from the company, the portable scanning device (Vitalscan) uses magnetocardiography to perform noninvasive bedside scans in 3 to 5 minutes, helping to accurately rule out ischemic heart disease and expedite the process to finding the most appropriate care pathway.

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Rate of endovascular procedures for PAD increasing in kidney disease

October 16, 2017
New data indicate that the use of endovascular revascularization for peripheral artery disease increased nearly threefold, whereas surgical revascularization…
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Sleep apnea may confer increased AF risk

October 16, 2017
BOSTON — Patients with obstructive sleep apnea or sleep-disordered breathing have an increased risk for atrial fibrillation, according to a poster presented at the…
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AF develops earlier in men vs. women

October 16, 2017
Due in part to weight-related risk factors, men are more likely to develop atrial fibrillation at an earlier age than women, according to data published in…

‘Right to Try’: Expanding access for terminally ill patients

October 16, 2017
As the Right to Try Act of 2017 moves from Senate approval to the House floor, the FDA continues to facilitate expanded access to investigational drugs for terminally…
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Practical Lipidology® Volume 4, Number 1: Focus on LDL Reduction and PCSK9 Inhibition

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Amgen

A preponderance of data shows that low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) plays a causal role in atherosclerotic…
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VIDEO: Lifestyle modifications may improve HDL levels

October 5, 2017
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Cardiometabolic Health Congress

Cardiometabolic Health Congress

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VIDEO: Past AMA president discusses importance of physicians advocating for patients

September 15, 2017
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