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Racial, sex disparities persist in familial hypercholesterolemia

November 22, 2017

Women, black and Asian patients were less likely to be treated for familial hypercholesterolemia compared with men and white patients, according to an analysis published in Atherosclerosis.

“The findings of this study from the CASCADE FH registry add to our knowledge about why patients with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) may be undertreated,” Zahid Ahmad, MD, assistant professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and site principal investigator for the CASCADE FH registry, told Cardiology Today. “In the U.S., health disparities — both sex and ethic/racial — seem to be a factor.”

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Routine coronary revascularization, angiography reasonable strategy in CLI

November 22, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Routine coronary angiography and coronary revascularization may be a safe and effective approach for patients with critical limb ischemia at high…
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All-cause mortality not drastically different between TAVR vs. surgery

November 22, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. —The comparative all-cause mortality between 3 and 5 years among patients undergoing transcatheter vs. surgical aortic valve replacement is not…
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Rates of HF, common cancers similar in socioeconomically deprived patients

November 22, 2017
The prevalence of HF increased from 2002 to 2014 in the U.K., especially in those who were socioeconomically deprived, according to an analysis published in The
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DECIDE-LVAD: Decision-making tool improves patient LVAD decision quality

November 21, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — A decision-support intervention was associated with improved decision quality among candidates for a left ventricular assist device, according to…
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What You Need to Know About Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, Management, and the Patient Perspective

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Akcea Therapeutics™ A Subsidiary of Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Endorsed by: The National Lipid Association.

Familial chylomicronemia syndrome (FCS) is a rare genetic disease that leads to severe hypertriglyceridemia and…
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VIDEO: Medicine evolving into a value-based health care model

October 31, 2017
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VIDEO: Past AMA president discusses importance of physicians advocating for patients

September 15, 2017
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