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Black patients exhibit more advanced disease at time of revascularization

October 18, 2017

At the time of initial major revascularization procedures, black patients presented with more advanced disease for their initial carotid, abdominal aortic aneurysm and lower-extremity revascularizations compared with white patients, researchers wrote in the Journal of Vascular Surgery.

Current disparities in care of black patients with vascular disease may be improved by efforts to optimize medical management, they wrote.

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Kidney disease, injury predict poor outcomes after TAVR

October 18, 2017
Patients with chronic kidney disease or end-stage renal disease who underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement had an elevated risk for death, renal replacement…
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Individualized BP target reduces risk for organ dysfunction after surgery

October 18, 2017
Among patients at risk for postoperative complications who underwent surgery, an individualized BP management strategy reduced organ dysfunction compared with a standard…
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Women less likely than men to get complete revascularization in CABG

October 18, 2017
Among patients undergoing CABG, women had less complete multiple arterial revascularization than men, likely due to women having later presentation of CAD, researchers…
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Stain therapy increases risk for incident diabetes in high-risk adults

October 18, 2017
Adults with prediabetes who participated in the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study were more likely to develop incident type 2 diabetes if they initiated statin…
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