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In the Journals

Meta-analysis confirms dual antithrombotic therapy optimal after PCI in AF

June 21, 2019
A dual antithrombotic therapy regimen consisting of a non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant and a P2Y12 inhibitor is the best medication…
Meeting News

Abemaciclib stabilizes brain metastases in breast cancer subtype

June 14, 2019
CHICAGO — Abemaciclib resulted in a clinically meaningful effect on intracranial response rate in patients with brain metastases secondary to…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: SCAI had ‘something for everyone’

June 12, 2019
LAS VEGAS — In this video exclusive, Cardiology Today’s Intervention Editorial Board Member Sunil V. Rao, MD, FSCAI, FACC
Meeting News

Conquer Cancer Foundation presents Merit Awards at ASCO

June 6, 2019
CHICAGO — The Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO presented ASCO Annual Meeting Merit Awards to more than 100 oncology professionals. The awards…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Medicaid expansion reduces racial disparities in access to timely cancer care

June 4, 2019
CHICAGO — States that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act appeared to eliminate disparities in timely treatment for black patients…
The Take Home

The Take Home: ACC

Cardiology Today's Intervention, May/June 2019
The American College of Cardiology Scientific Session produced some groundbreaking findings with major implications for the practice of…
In the Journals

Selection bias may have played role in SAFE-PCI trial

May 15, 2019
Women with lower risk may have been selected for the SAFE-PCI for Women trial, which may have contributed to the lower predicted risk for mortality…
Meeting News

CABANA analysis: Age a factor in mortality after AF ablation

May 14, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO — Catheter ablation lowered recurrence of atrial fibrillation across a range of age groups compared with drug therapy, and…
Point/Counter

Is home-based remote monitoring ready for prime time in oncology?

HemOnc Today, April 25, 2019
POINT About 20% of the oncology population lives in rural areas without close access to oncology care. The number of older oncology patients also is…
In the Journals

Larger neck circumference may raise HF hospitalization odds in black adults

April 24, 2019
A larger neck circumference may be linked to increased risk for HF hospitalization in black adults, according to findings published in the American
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Novel agents demonstrate promise as first-line treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia

April 17, 2019
NEW YORK — Danielle M. Brander, MD, assistant professor of medicine at Duke University and member of Duke Cancer Institute, spoke at…
In the Journals

Patients may be overtreated in ICU after PCI

April 15, 2019
More than 80% of stable patients with STEMI who underwent PCI were treated in the ICU after the procedure although the risk for developing a…
Meeting News

Ivabradine use more consistent in HF patients with in-hospital recommendation

April 12, 2019
Initiating ivabradine before discharge among patients with stabilized HF increased ivabradine use at 180 days and lowered heart rates without…
In the Journals

Readmission rates for patients with HF similar in U.S., Canada

April 10, 2019
Temporal declines in 30-day all-cause readmissions were similar in Canada and the United States among patients with HF, according to a study…
In the Journals

Cardiac device allergy rare but should be considered

April 8, 2019
Contact allergy to cardiac devices is not common but should be considered when there is concern for infection, a history of device extraction, a…
Meeting News

Perfusion system effective at preserving donor hearts

April 7, 2019
A perfusion system that keeps a heart alive and beating outside a human body was associated with a low rate of primary graft dysfunction and could…
Meeting News

Guideline-recommended statin therapy use low in diabetes

April 1, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — There are significant gaps in the recommended use of statin therapy in patients with diabetes despite elevated risk, according to…

LRI by hand or laser, both hold advantages

Ocular Surgery News U.S. Edition, April 10, 2019
WAIKOLOA, Hawaii — The femtosecond laser method of developing arcuate incisions provides precision in depth and placement of limbal relaxing…
In the JournalsPerspective

Nearly 60% of eligible patients never offered statin therapy

March 27, 2019
Statin therapy was not offered to more than half of patients who were eligible for the therapy, which may potentially be associated with the concern…

Molecular therapy for lung cancer has not evolved quickly enough

March 22, 2019
Molecular therapy for the treatment of lung cancer has not evolved enough to adequately extend survival of patients, according to a presenter at…