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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 cell anemia, according to a study published in The American Journal of Cardiology.

Gbolahan O. Ogunbayo , MD, a first-year fellow at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington, and colleagues analyzed data from 2,386,647 admissions for patients with acute MI; 501 patients had sickle cell anemia.

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 inhibitor of HMG-CoA…
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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 repeal the Affordable…
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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 a study published in…
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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 (Zenith Alpha Thoracic…
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Spotlight on Hypercholesterolemia: New Ways to Test and Treat

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Synageva BioPharma Corp.

Hereditary dyslipidemias are caused by single or multiple gene mutations that result in either overproduction or…
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VIDEO: New recommendations made for patients at extreme risk for CVD

July 21, 2017
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VIDEO: Biologics show efficacy, safety in patients with giant cell arteritis

May 11, 2017
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