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ROOBY-FS trial: off-pump CABG raises 5-y mortality risk

RCT also shows lower event-free survival with off-pump vs on-pump CABG.

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Which image modality is best for diagnosing myocardial ischemia?

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Hypertension during pregnancy is associated with CVD later in life

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AAP issues new guidelines for pediatric hypertension

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No benefit from lowering AVA cutoff for severe AS

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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Cochrane review attempts to pin down optimal BP targets in hypertensive older adults

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In asymptomatic AS, reduced transaortic flow rate linked to increased mortality

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  • Clinical Essentials from Int. J. Cardiol
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Diabetes: how to predict silent coronary artery disease

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Is it OK to start NOACs in your CHD patients with Afib?

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Questions about drug fast-tracking

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Physician moms work fewer hours

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States getting creative for rural care

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Racism in ED, says Oregon physician

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Aid-in-dying drugs harder to come by

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Obstructive sleep apnea: coagulation measures vary by severity

A retrospective cohort study assessing impact of OSA severity on hypercoagulability.

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Heart Disease Vitals for August 2017
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Heart Disease Vitals for August 2017

Embolic protection devices not so protective | The most effective HFpEF drugs | Aspirin, HF, and some Nietzsche.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev
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Breast cancer: diuretics, β-blockers tied to poorer outcomes

Results of the SEER-Medicare analysis suggest switching to ARBs, CCBs, or ACE inhibitors.

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Diabetes Vitals for August 2017
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Diabetes Vitals for August 2017

Erectile dysfunction in diabetes | Who needs echocardiogram screening? | CABG graft patency and diabetes.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Coll Cardiol
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Drinking could reduce CVD risk

Previous evidence is inconsistent.

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Next-gen self-expanding THV is safe, effective for older patients with severe AS

Findings support previous studies of smaller-profile, resheathable prosthesis.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Medicine (Baltimore)
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Watch out for osteoarthritis in hypertensive patients

Pain in the knee could lead to disability.

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Stroke rates drop for US men, but not women

The effect was driven by a decrease in ischemic stroke.

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Liver Disease Vitals for August 2017
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Liver Disease Vitals for August 2017

FDA approves Vosevi | Highly effective triplet salvage therapy | Improving HCV screening in boomers | Anemia predicts ACLF.

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Osteoprotegerin associated with fractures, heart disease in men

Results of a prospective study.

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In SAVR, cerebral embolic protection devices don't live up to their name

No reduced risk for cerebral infarction vs using a standard aortic cannula in short term.

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High LDL4 linked to severe CAD

Novel biomarker may predict disease severity.

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Neurological Disorders Vitals for August 2017

FDA approves newborn MRI device | Creatine disappoints in Huntington's | Ataluren bests placebo in some DMD | NOACs vs VKAs in real-world Afib.

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Your patients' understanding of their Afib may be suboptimal

Only about half of patients with Afib understand anticoagulant benefits explained at diagnosis.

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