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New RE-DUAL PCI Data: Dabigatran Dual Therapy Benefit Consistent New RE-DUAL PCI Data: Dabigatran Dual Therapy Benefit Consistent

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:43:47 EST

The "reassuring" findings from the RE-DUAL PCI study were seen in several subgroups of patients with atrial fibrillation in a setting where they face an excess risk of bleeding with current triple antithrombotic therapy.
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Nov 17 Cardiology NewsNov 17 Cardiology News

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:04:46 EST

New hypertension guidelines, BP measurement, DOACs during device surgery, a CANTOS substudy, and conflicting data on the heart-failure readmissions reduction program are discussed this week.
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Screening Unlikely to Prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest in AthletesScreening Unlikely to Prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Athletes

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:23:51 EST

Most athletes who die suddenly during competitive sports have conditions that cannot be diagnosed by preparticipation screening, a new study finds.
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New Goals and Guidelines for Hypertension New Goals and Guidelines for Hypertension

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:13:00 EST

Dr Walton-Shirley reviews the key updates in the 2017 ACC/AHA guidelines for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Management of High Blood Pressure with the guideline chair.
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Baxter Recalls Amiodarone (Nexterone) Due to Particulate MatterBaxter Recalls Amiodarone (Nexterone) Due to Particulate Matter

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 17:02:28 EST

The company identified particulate matter consistent with polyethylene, the primary constituent of the film and ports used to manufacture the bag in which Nexterone is packaged in one lot of the product.
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Better Patient Decisions: A Destination Within ReachBetter Patient Decisions: A Destination Within Reach

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:53:51 EST

A study showing that a comprehensive decision aid could help patients make treatment choices in line with their values is Dr Mandrola’s favorite trial of AHA 2017.
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Gastric Bypass for the Less Obese? Gastric Bypass for the Less Obese?

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:23:47 EST

Dr Walton-Shirley is reluctant to send obese patients for gastric bypass surgery, but concedes that the GATEWAY study findings are impressive.
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Botox Injections to the Heart May Tamp Down Postop AFBotox Injections to the Heart May Tamp Down Postop AF

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:57:26 EST

Epicardial injections of the neurotoxin appeared safe and reduced early postoperative atrial fibrillation by 11% compared with saline injections.
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POISE-2: PCI Patients May Benefit From Perioperative Aspirin POISE-2: PCI Patients May Benefit From Perioperative Aspirin

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:01:44 EST

A subgroup analysis of the POISE-2 trial suggests patients with a prior PCI may benefit from perioperative aspirin for subsequent noncardiac surgeries.
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Trials We Did, Trials We Should DoTrials We Did, Trials We Should Do

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:55:20 EST

Dr Walton-Shirley reflects on some major studies presented at AHA 2017 and offers a further way to approach each one.
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Diabetes Linked to All-Cause and Sudden Death in the Young Diabetes Linked to All-Cause and Sudden Death in the Young

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:42:00 EST

Over a 10-year period, all-cause death and sudden cardiac death was disproportionately higher among people with diabetes aged 1 to 49 years than those without diabetes, a study from Denmark shows.
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PRAGUE-18 Hints at Risk-Based Personalized DAPT After STEMI-PCI DischargePRAGUE-18 Hints at Risk-Based Personalized DAPT After STEMI-PCI Discharge

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:17:04 EST

Those who substituted clopidogrel for prasugrel or ticagrelor to avoid their steep out-of-pocket expense in the Czech trial, a lower-risk group as it turned out, didn't have more ischemic events.
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High-Dose Statins Decrease CV Events in Asian CAD PatientsHigh-Dose Statins Decrease CV Events in Asian CAD Patients

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:03:49 EST

High-dose vs low-dose pitavastatin significantly reduced CV events in patients with stable CAD, according to REAL-CAD, the first randomized trial to assess these issues in Asia.
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High Thyroid-Hormone Levels Linked to Increased CVD MortalityHigh Thyroid-Hormone Levels Linked to Increased CVD Mortality

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 07:14:46 EST

High and high-normal levels of the thyroid hormone free thyroxine were associated with atherosclerotic cardiovascular morbidity and mortality among older individuals, independent of risk factors.
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What if Quality Measures Increased Mortality? What if Quality Measures Increased Mortality?

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 18:14:39 EST

Dr Mandrola reports on a provocative study showing that reducing readmissions for heart failure associates with higher mortality.
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New ACC/AHA Hypertension Guidelines Make 130 the New 140New ACC/AHA Hypertension Guidelines Make 130 the New 140

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 18:01:04 EST

New guidelines endorsed by 11 organizations lower the threshold for stage 1 hypertension to include adults with systolic pressure from 130 to 139 mm Hg or 80 to 89 mm Hg diastolic.
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Sex Rarely Causes Cardiac Arrest, Even in Cardiac PatientsSex Rarely Causes Cardiac Arrest, Even in Cardiac Patients

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:18:22 EST

Even though most cases of sudden cardiac arrest in this study were not triggered by sexual activity, the findings highlight the need to "increase awareness and education of CPR even in this awkward situation."
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Bariatric Surgery Can Lead to HTN 'Remission' in Obese: GATEWAYBariatric Surgery Can Lead to HTN 'Remission' in Obese: GATEWAY

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:46:51 EST

Gastric bypass aimed at cutting back the number of antihypertensive agents? Many patients in the study were obese with lower-range BMIs, a group that doesn't currently get the surgery outside of trials.
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SPRINT: Attended, Unattended BP Measures Do Not Affect OutcomesSPRINT: Attended, Unattended BP Measures Do Not Affect Outcomes

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:15:33 EST

Whether blood-pressure measurements are attended or unattended by clinical staff doesn't seem to matter regarding BP readings or CV risk reduction, says new findings from SPRINT investigators.
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Revascularization in CS: Keep It Simple and Get Out of DodgeRevascularization in CS: Keep It Simple and Get Out of Dodge

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 13:35:06 EST

Drs Harrington, Batchelor, and O'Donoghue discuss the implications of the TCT late-breaking CULPRIT SHOCK trial testing culprit-only vs multivessel revascularization in unstable patients in cardiogenic shock.
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