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Noninvasive radioablation reduces burden in ventricular tachycardia

December 13, 2017

Read the Perspective from Bruce D. Lindsay, MD

Patients with ventricular tachycardia who were treated with a catheter-free, electrophysiology-guided cardiac radioablation technique had dramatically fewer episodes at 1 year, according to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Phillip S. Cuculich, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the division of cardiovascular disease at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and colleagues evaluated data from five patients (mean age, 66 years; one woman) with ventricular tachycardia, an implantable cardioverter defibrillator and structural heart disease. Those who previously had a left ventricular assist device implanted were excluded.

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Percutaneous femoropopliteal bypass system receives IDE approval

December 13, 2017
PQ Bypass Inc. announced in a press release that it has received conditional approval of its investigational device exemption from the FDA to begin the first-ever…
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CRESCENT-II: Tiered cardiac CT protocol more efficient, faster than functional testing

December 13, 2017
A tiered cardiac CT protocol with dynamic perfusion imaging had similar effectiveness to functional testing in patients with suspected CAD, but took less time to process…

Policy brief: Trump administration actions threaten access for LGBT patients

December 13, 2017
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults are likely to encounter increased discrimination as they try to access health care services after a series of actions…
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High-sensitivity troponin T levels detect low-risk patients

December 13, 2017
High-sensitivity troponin T measurements identified patients with suspected ACS who were at low risk for acute MI and 30-day adverse cardiac events, according to a study…
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Collaborative Care Strategies for Reducing Hospital Readmissions in Patients with Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction

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

Heart failure (HF) is a chronic condition that requires long-term commitment on the part of the patient in adhering to…
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VIDEO: Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, highlights interventional updates at AHA 2017

November 14, 2017
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