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Takotsubo cardiomyopathy produces long-term cardiac dysfunction

December 12, 2017

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is associated with long-term symptomatic and functional impairment due to subclinical cardiac dysfunction, according to results from the HEROIC study.

Although there is a rapid recovery of left ventricular ejection fraction after takotsubo cardiomyopathy, it was not known whether the condition conferred long-term clinical and functional consequences, the researchers wrote in the study background.

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USPSTF recommends against HT for prevention of chronic conditions in postmenopausal women

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Balloon pulmonary angioplasty may improve hemodynamic results in CTEPH

December 12, 2017
Balloon pulmonary angioplasty may be a viable option for patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension who were ineligible for pulmonary endarterectomy…
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Endovascular therapy more effective than surgery in chronic mesenteric ischemia

December 12, 2017
Among patients with chronic mesenteric ischemia, those treated with endovascular therapy had lower rates of in-hospital MACCE, fewer in-hospital complications, lesser…
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Age, disease duration linked to vascular outcomes in type 2 diabetes

December 12, 2017
Among patients with type 2 diabetes, age, age at diagnosis and diabetes duration were independently associated with macrovascular complications, but only diabetes…
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Integrating New Options Into Guideline-Directed Management of Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction

This activity is supported by educational funding provided by Amgen, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and St. Jude Medical, Inc.

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