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Which aortic valve replacement procedure is better for diabetes patients?

Study compares transcatheter with surgical aortic valve replacement procedures.

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Blacks, Hispanics, women and ‘stroke belters’ are less likely to get tPA | ISC

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Epilepsy in the elderly linked to increased ischemic stroke | ISC

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Age interacts with dabigatran in bleeding risk

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Isolated tricuspid regurgitation should sound warning bells for heart failure

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Children more likely than adults to report a headache at stroke onset | ISC

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Edoxaban a safe alternative for Afib with bioprosethetic valve history

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Renal denervation doesn’t seem effective for resistant hypertension: Cochrane review

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LVADs linked to false-positive HCV antibody tests

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Is stress the cause for my weight gain?

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Is my time in the weight room what's causing my problems in the bedroom?

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Patients assume record sharing is easy for doctors

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Medicaid culls at least 65,000 providers from rolls

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Burned out physicians less likely to find work meaningful

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Health systems expanding, medical practices not so much, survey suggests

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Chances of survival after STEMI are better for patients taken to primary PCI centers

Patients treated first at a regional non-PCI facility have higher mortality at 1 y.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Cardiol
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Cardiac MR predicts which patients with tetralogy of Fallot are at greatest risk

Current guidelines for risk stratification do not include CMR measurements.

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Does CAD affect how patients do after TAVR?

Previous studies on the effect of CAD on procedural and long-term outcomes of TAVR have yielded conflicting results.

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Psychiatric illness may increase stroke risk | ISC
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Psychiatric illness may increase stroke risk | ISC

Odds of a stroke were 3.48 times higher within 15 days after diagnosis and 3.11 times higher within 30 days.

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Testosterone treatment in older men increases coronary artery plaque volume
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Testosterone treatment in older men increases coronary artery plaque volume

The Cardiovascular Trial design to determine the effect of testosterone treatment on cardiovascular outcome in older men with low testosterone concentrations

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Heart risks in middle age boost dementia risk later in life | ISC
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Heart risks in middle age boost dementia risk later in life | ISC

Risk was 39% higher in people with high blood pressure in middle age and 31% higher in those with pre-hypertension.

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RAAS inhibitors may not be the right choice for the HFpEF patient

These patients have more worsening renal function with limited other benefit.

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‘Bleeding stroke’ survivors at higher risk of depression, dementia | ISC
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‘Bleeding stroke’ survivors at higher risk of depression, dementia | ISC

Previous studies of depression and stroke have focused on ischemic stroke.

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IL-1β inhibition significantly reduces atherosclerotic inflammation in treated HIV | CROI
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IL-1β inhibition significantly reduces atherosclerotic inflammation in treated HIV | CROI

There also was substantial reduction in bone marrow metabolic activity and inflammatory markers

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Heart Assoc
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Is predilation important for TAVI?

Study suggests direct TAVI and TAVI with BAV predilation produce similar outcomes.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Coll Cardiol
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1 in 13 North American nonvalvular Afib patients receives no antithrombotic treatment

Asia and North America are hotspots of undertreatment.

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MCA stroke: 3 factors predict mortality after IVT

Most analyses of stroke mortality do not distinguish by brain area or treatment type.

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HIV: markers of inflammation remain elevated despite early ART initiation

Early ART has been proposed as a strategy to prevent persistent HIV-associated inflammation.

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Does ICU admission improve outcomes in COPD, HF, or acute MI?

Findings indicate that ICU may be overused for marginal patients.

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