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Building the Case for 3D Angiography Alone in LAA OcclusionBuilding the Case for 3D Angiography Alone in LAA Occlusion

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:06:04 EST

Pilot data show 3D rotational angiography without direct transesophageal echocardiography feedback is feasible and safe and spotlight important sizing differences between the two imaging modalities.
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Jan 19, 2018 This Week in CardiologyJan 19, 2018 This Week in Cardiology

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:00:19 EST

MRI in patients with cardiac devices, bariatric surgery, statins, the LifeVest wearable defibrillator, and spontaneous coronary dissection are the topics discussed in this week's podcast.
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Further Hazards of Mismatched Surgical Aortic Valve ProsthesesFurther Hazards of Mismatched Surgical Aortic Valve Prostheses

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:48:30 EST

Survival suffers after a later transcatheter valve-in-valve procedure, should it be needed, if the failed surgical prosthetic valve wasn't originally up to the patient's cardiac output needs.
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Life and Times of Leading Cardiologists: Gilles MontalescotLife and Times of Leading Cardiologists: Gilles Montalescot

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:31:01 EST

Magnus Ohman speaks with Gilles Montalescot, whose illustrious career in cardiology and research in thrombosis led him from Paris to Beacon Hill and back.
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Toward Cuffless Blood Pressure MonitoringToward Cuffless Blood Pressure Monitoring

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:39:22 EST

A simple light-based sensor on the index finger could replace traditional cuff-based devices to measure blood pressure, but experts caution that questions remain.
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National Analysis Questions Role of First-Line PCI in SCADNational Analysis Questions Role of First-Line PCI in SCAD

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:17:25 EST

The all-female acute MI study found higher in-hospital mortality in those with spontaneous coronary artery dissection but is unlikely to be the last word on how best to manage these high-risk patients.
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FDA Safety Alert Issued for Zoll LifeVest Wearable DefibrillatorFDA Safety Alert Issued for Zoll LifeVest Wearable Defibrillator

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:47:05 EST

The FDA says the device may fail to delivery therapy if a certain message code is displayed, one that says only that the device might need servicing.
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New Japanese Drug Pemafibrate Improves Lipid Profiles in Diabetes New Japanese Drug Pemafibrate Improves Lipid Profiles in Diabetes

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:20:14 EST

Patients with type 2 diabetes and hypertriglyceridemia had improvements in lipid profiles and insulin resistance with pemafibrate, according to a Japanese trial that showed the drug is also well tolerated.
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Trump's Doctor Says Health Excellent, Attributes 'Good Genes'Trump's Doctor Says Health Excellent, Attributes 'Good Genes'

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:54:12 EST

Along with his overall health the president had a perfect score on the MoCA test, showing excellent cognitive health, said the White House physician.
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CMS Proposes Widening MRI Coverage for Cardiac DevicesCMS Proposes Widening MRI Coverage for Cardiac Devices

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:42:31 EST

The update reflects growing evidence supporting the safety of magnetic resonance imaging of cardiac devices and would extend coverage even to devices without MRI-friendly labeling.
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Greater CV Protection When Guidelines Back Broader Statin UseGreater CV Protection When Guidelines Back Broader Statin Use

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:45:59 EST

Researchers compared five major dyslipidemia guidelines, applying the recommendations to real outcomes data, and conclude that more conservative guidelines result in avoidable cardiovascular events.
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Bariatric Surgery for Obesity Reduces Some Risks, Raises Others Bariatric Surgery for Obesity Reduces Some Risks, Raises Others

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:23:01 EST

Two studies demonstrate long-term benefits in minimizing risks of diabetes, hypertension, and other obesity comorbidities, but effects may wane and complication risks remain.
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Rise of Sleeve Gastrectomy Is No Therapeutic MisadventureRise of Sleeve Gastrectomy Is No Therapeutic Misadventure

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:01:57 EST

Three new studies 'provide reassuring data to suggest that the rapid switch from Roux-en-Y gastric bypass to sleeve gastrectomy in the last decade has not been a therapeutic misadventure.'
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Heart Failure: Are Sodium and Fluid Restriction Necessary? Heart Failure: Are Sodium and Fluid Restriction Necessary?

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:38:15 EST

Drs Ileana Piña and Charles Vega discuss the latest information on management of heart failure patients in the primary care setting.
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Obesity Paradox Prevails for PCI in Women Obesity Paradox Prevails for PCI in Women

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:44:30 EST

Pooled analyses in a large all-female cohort revealed higher mortality risk at either end of the BMI spectrum and underlined the need for special attention to underweight women undergoing PCI.
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