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IVUS-guided PCI reduces mortality risk by 40%

IVUS reduced cardiac death rate by more than 50% vs conventional angiography.

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Lower BP targets may yield CV benefit in high-risk patients

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Breastfeeding tied to lower risk for maternal cardiovascular disease

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CSD reduces sustained VT, ICD shock in refractory cases

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HFpEF: low/intermediate physical activity levels tied to increased mortality

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TAVR: nearly 1 in 10 procedures in the US are off-label

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Obesity vs overweight: significant rise in cardiometabolic multimorbidity

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Automated home BP device provides effective screening for Afib

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Have CAD and high SYNTAX? Better opt for CABG instead of PCI

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TAVR with LOTUS device: 55% of patients develop LBBB, 32% need pacemakers

Study identifies key risk factors.

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Vaccination and influenza risk: what is the influence of obesity?

Obesity rates have doubled since 1980, reaching 37% in US adults.

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DOACs may affect lupus anticoagulant assay results

There is a risk of overestimating lupus anticoagulant positivity.

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PCI: only 48% of patients are referred to cardiac rehab

Where the PCI is performed single biggest factor is whether a patient is referred for rehab.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Diabetes Care
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OGTT best predicts CAD risk in patients with dysglycemia

A report from EUROASPIRE IV.

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Anti-CCP antibodies in RA predict carotid plaque

And higher titers predict worse plaque score.

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On dialysis and need aortic valve replacement? TAVR is the way to go

Dialysis patients have better outcomes and shorter hospital stay with TAVR vs surgery.

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The top studies our editors reported at the 2017 Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association

New studies from the annual meeting of the 2017 Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association

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Large study finds link between giant cell arteritis, hypothyroidism

A controversial comorbidity receives validation.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Neurol
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Intensive BP treatment isn’t beneficial for ICH with spot sign

Spot sign also may not be that strong as a predictor of ICH expansion.

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Interventional Cardiology and Valvular Disease Vitals for June 2017
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Interventional Cardiology and Valvular Disease Vitals for June 2017

Black patients and aortic valve surgery | Which HF patients will benefit from ICDs? | Reducing ionizing radiation in children with heart disease | Coronary perforation in chronic total occlusion.

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Survival in ALS: common chronic conditions are not independently prognostic

Preexisting diabetes, HTN, and high CV risk do not independently predict survival.

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Direct oral anticoagulants seem safe in patients with myeloproliferative cancers

Small study adds to growing evidence of safety in patients with cancer.

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VTE risk postcurative CRC resection is low

Adjuvant chemotherapy does not increase risk.

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