Thursday, December 29, 2016

Cath Lab Recap: Absorbable Stent For Tots; Is Thrombectomy Worth It?

(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note
via Cath Lab Recap: Absorbable Stent For Tots; Is Thrombectomy Worth It?
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Media Tracker: From Data Mining to Immunotherapy and Back

(MedPage Today) -- Paul Raeburn looks at how the media handled 2016's big healthcare stories
via Media Tracker: From Data Mining to Immunotherapy and Back
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Rate of Periop MI Dropping for Non-Cardiac Surgeries (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- But 'concerning' increase found in perioperative ischemic stroke rates
via Rate of Periop MI Dropping for Non-Cardiac Surgeries (CME/CE)
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2016's Top 5 Advances in Cardiology

(MedPage Today) -- PCSK9 inhibitors named as story of the year by leading cardiologists
via 2016's Top 5 Advances in Cardiology
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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Cath Lab Recap: Cold Weather Trigger For STEMI; Hybrid Afib Ablation

(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note
via Cath Lab Recap: Cold Weather Trigger For STEMI; Hybrid Afib Ablation
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CV Risk Calculator 'Adequate' For HIV Patients

(MedPage Today) -- HIV-specific factors didn't improve on prediction
via CV Risk Calculator 'Adequate' For HIV Patients
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Study: HF Risk Predictors Don't Work Well at Individual Level

(MedPage Today) -- But mortality prediction tools work well at population level
via Study: HF Risk Predictors Don't Work Well at Individual Level
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EndoBreak: Dexcom's G5 Mobile CGM; Soda Tax Lawsuit; Tresiba for Kids

(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world
via EndoBreak: Dexcom's G5 Mobile CGM; Soda Tax Lawsuit; Tresiba for Kids
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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

'Cures' Act Becomes Law: Pharmacy Practice News Report

(MedPage Today) -- Also, can probiotics diminish Alzheimer's symptoms?
via 'Cures' Act Becomes Law: Pharmacy Practice News Report
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Study: Absorbable Stent Acceptable for Diabetics (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Performance goals were met, but is that enough to support a claim?
via Study: Absorbable Stent Acceptable for Diabetics (CME/CE)
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TAVR Outcomes Similar to SAVR at 5 Years (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- First long-term follow-up of TAVR patients
via TAVR Outcomes Similar to SAVR at 5 Years (CME/CE)
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Groups Back Stenting Nonculprit Vessels in STEMI

(MedPage Today) -- Appropriate use criteria updated to match current guidelines
via Groups Back Stenting Nonculprit Vessels in STEMI
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FTC Settles Charges Against Health App for Deceptive Claims

(MedPage Today) -- Company made more than $600,000 from blood pressure app
via FTC Settles Charges Against Health App for Deceptive Claims
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HF Risk Outweighs Stroke in Chronic Kidney Disease

(MedPage Today) -- Observed risk particularly high in African Americans and Hispanics
via HF Risk Outweighs Stroke in Chronic Kidney Disease
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2016's Top 5 Advances in Endocrinology

(MedPage Today) -- Improvements in CV mortality for T2D patients hit the top
via 2016's Top 5 Advances in Endocrinology
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2016's Top 5 Advances in Neurology

(MedPage Today) -- A potential treatment for progressive MS tops the list
via 2016's Top 5 Advances in Neurology
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Monday, December 19, 2016

MyHeart Counts, a ResearchKit App Study, Releases First Results

(MedPage Today) -- Findings highlight challenges in digital health research
via MyHeart Counts, a ResearchKit App Study, Releases First Results
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TAVR Survival Advantage Reported in Women (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Early vascular complications offset by fewer deaths later on
via TAVR Survival Advantage Reported in Women (CME/CE)
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More Shots Fired in 'Sugar War'

(MedPage Today) -- Industry-sponsored study questions current guidelines on dietary sugar
via More Shots Fired in 'Sugar War'
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Better Survival Seen With Statin Use Around Non-Heart Surgery

(MedPage Today) -- Large observational study also suggests lower complication risk
via Better Survival Seen With Statin Use Around Non-Heart Surgery
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Novartis Pulls Out of Controversial Entresto Contest

(MedPage Today) -- Cardiologists named to review panel had quit
via Novartis Pulls Out of Controversial Entresto Contest
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New Report Summarizes Needs on Diabetes Management (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Quest for more personalized treatment in all subtypes
via New Report Summarizes Needs on Diabetes Management (CME/CE)
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Registry: Endovascular Tx for CLI on Par with Surgery at 1 Year (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Plenty of questions, though, remain unanswered
via Registry: Endovascular Tx for CLI on Par with Surgery at 1 Year (CME/CE)
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CardioBreak: Pokemon GO; Vitamins for CV Prevention; Biological Pacemaker

(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine
via CardioBreak: Pokemon GO; Vitamins for CV Prevention; Biological Pacemaker
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2016: A Year Worth Reflection in Heart Failure

(MedPage Today) -- Clyde Yancy, MD: 'But all of the clinical steps forward must yield to the exigencies of governance'
via 2016: A Year Worth Reflection in Heart Failure
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Morning Break: EpiPen Bargain? Fixing ACA; Prediabetes: It's Ubiquitous!

(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff
via Morning Break: EpiPen Bargain? Fixing ACA; Prediabetes: It's Ubiquitous!
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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Entresto 'Contest' Stirs Controversy

(MedPage Today) -- Heart failure leaders resign from the peer review panel
via Entresto 'Contest' Stirs Controversy
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Cath Lab Recap: Redo Amputations; ACS At 20,000 Ft

(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note
via Cath Lab Recap: Redo Amputations; ACS At 20,000 Ft
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Teen E-Cigarette Use Declined in 2016

(MedPage Today) -- Dramatic rise in use may have peaked, survey suggests
via Teen E-Cigarette Use Declined in 2016
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Septal Defect, HF Share Genetic Mutation

(MedPage Today) -- Family's trouble with 'master regulator' gene may point to new tx
via Septal Defect, HF Share Genetic Mutation
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Most States Still Aren't Funding Tobacco Prevention

(MedPage Today) -- Billions in revenues from settlement, taxes being spent elsewhere
via Most States Still Aren't Funding Tobacco Prevention
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Monday, December 12, 2016

Antithrombotics Before Imaging Risky in NSTE-ACS? (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Bleeding six times more common than MI with pre-angiography tx
via Antithrombotics Before Imaging Risky in NSTE-ACS? (CME/CE)
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FDA Affirms Bladder Cancer Warning for Pioglitazone

(MedPage Today) -- Agency unpersuaded by manufacturer-sponsored study asserting no risk
via FDA Affirms Bladder Cancer Warning for Pioglitazone
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Patient Volumes Affect Quality of Diabetes Care (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Highest for PCPs with large diabetic clienteles, lower daily volumes
via Patient Volumes Affect Quality of Diabetes Care (CME/CE)
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After MI in Nursing Home, Beta-Blockers May Extend Survival

(MedPage Today) -- But longer life came with tradeoff: accelerated disability
via After MI in Nursing Home, Beta-Blockers May Extend Survival
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Study: Shorter Buffer OK Between Stenting, Surgery

(MedPage Today) -- As little as 1 month delay not associated with excess MI or death
via Study: Shorter Buffer OK Between Stenting, Surgery
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How Inconsistent is NOAC Dosing in AFib? (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Off-label doses tied to increased risk for adverse events
via How Inconsistent is NOAC Dosing in AFib? (CME/CE)
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Make the Diagnosis: A Fishy Situation

(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 60-year-old male fisherman presents with knee pain and significant bruising on his knee, lower leg, and foot after an episode of kneeling and emptying a freezer caused him to experience a sharp pain in his left knee. He is concerned that there is a "little ball behind the knee. He has a history of type 2 diabetes but no other significant medical history. What is your diagnosis?
via Make the Diagnosis: A Fishy Situation
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CardioBreak: SSRIs and Brain Bleeds; Speeding the Epi Shots; Stem Cell Gamble in Stroke

(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine
via CardioBreak: SSRIs and Brain Bleeds; Speeding the Epi Shots; Stem Cell Gamble in Stroke
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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Friday, December 9, 2016

Aromatase Inhibitors May Impair Blood Vessel Function (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Long-term treatment tied to reduced arterial elasticity
via Aromatase Inhibitors May Impair Blood Vessel Function (CME/CE)
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'Alive, Dead, or Somewhere in Between?' What We Heard This Week

(MedPage Today) -- Quotable quotes from MedPage Today's sources
via 'Alive, Dead, or Somewhere in Between?' What We Heard This Week
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U.S. Study: 'Risk Creep' For TAVR Began Before FDA Approval (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Mitral repair also on slow climb, per TVT Registry
via U.S. Study: 'Risk Creep' For TAVR Began Before FDA Approval (CME/CE)
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EndoBreak: Insulin Price Caps; S. Korea Thyroid Ca Epidemic?

(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world
via EndoBreak: Insulin Price Caps; S. Korea Thyroid Ca Epidemic?
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Make the Diagnosis: Multiple Trending Symptoms

(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 45-year-old male presents to a primary care physician to re-establish care after 10 years. He claims he has been mainly healthy but too busy to engage in preventative care. However, he reports increased fatigue over the past 4 months; despite sleeping longer at night, he wakes up exhausted. He also complains of constipation. He denies any suicidal or homicidal thoughts, but says he has felt sad and worthless most of the day at least six days each week over the past month. Despite decreased appetite, he has gained approximately 10 pounds over the past month. Upon examination, his skin is dry and his jugular notch is not visible. His urine drug screen and alcohol level are negative. His LDL cholesterol is elevated, but his CBC is normal. What is the most likely diagnosis behind the depression?
via Make the Diagnosis: Multiple Trending Symptoms
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Magnesium Does a Heart Good; Long Live Optimism; Post-Stroke Epilepsy

(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week
via Magnesium Does a Heart Good; Long Live Optimism; Post-Stroke Epilepsy
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Aisen: Negative Anti-Amyloid Trial Confirms Amyloid Hypothesis

(MedPage Today) -- Refusing to give up on battered Alzheimer's theory
via Aisen: Negative Anti-Amyloid Trial Confirms Amyloid Hypothesis
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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Statin Skepticism Needs to Stop

(MedPage Today) -- Using statins for primary prevention is a good idea for certain groups
via Statin Skepticism Needs to Stop
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Cath Lab Recap: Killer Pacemakers; Heart Monitoring Underwear

(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note
via Cath Lab Recap: Killer Pacemakers; Heart Monitoring Underwear
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Early ACE Inhibitor Tx Slows Muscular Dystrophy Heart Damage

(MedPage Today) -- Don't wait until LVEF drops, randomized trial says
via Early ACE Inhibitor Tx Slows Muscular Dystrophy Heart Damage
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Even Modest BP Spike Tied to Higher Death Risk in Blacks (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- 12% mortality increase for every 10 mm Hg increase in systolic BP
via Even Modest BP Spike Tied to Higher Death Risk in Blacks (CME/CE)
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Monday, December 5, 2016

Masked Hypertension More Prevalent Than White Coat Syndrome? (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Ambulatory BP usually higher than office measurements, study found
via Masked Hypertension More Prevalent Than White Coat Syndrome? (CME/CE)
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Telling People What They Want To Hear

(MedPage Today) -- Alt-Med And Donald Trump
via Telling People What They Want To Hear
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Alcohol and Afib: It's Not Just About Binges (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- A few drinks may be linked to 'holiday heart syndrome' too, review suggests
via Alcohol and Afib: It's Not Just About Binges (CME/CE)
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Linemen in Football Face Higher Cardiac Risks (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Phenomenon 'as concerning as concussion issue,' researcher says
via Linemen in Football Face Higher Cardiac Risks (CME/CE)
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CardioBreak: CMS Grants HF Specialty Code; Outsourcing the Cath/EP Lab

(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine
via CardioBreak: CMS Grants HF Specialty Code; Outsourcing the Cath/EP Lab
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Morning Break: ‘ACA Repeal and Delay’; Husband Allergy; Atheist Doctors

(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff
via Morning Break: ‘ACA Repeal and Delay’; Husband Allergy; Atheist Doctors
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Friday, December 2, 2016

Jardiance Wins CV Prevention Indication

(MedPage Today) -- FDA approves claim that diabetes drug reduces cardiovascular death risk
via Jardiance Wins CV Prevention Indication
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CMS to Offer Billing Code for Heart Failure Specialists

(MedPage Today) -- Should eliminate denials for appearance of double-billing
via CMS to Offer Billing Code for Heart Failure Specialists
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EndoBreak: Fight Against EDCs; Minimally Invasive Thyroidectomy

(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world
via EndoBreak: Fight Against EDCs; Minimally Invasive Thyroidectomy
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Testosterone VTE Risk; Novel Clot Buster Flops Again; Saturated Fat Culpability

(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week
via Testosterone VTE Risk; Novel Clot Buster Flops Again; Saturated Fat Culpability
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Morning Break: Weight-Shaming Suicide; Faith Moves Brains; Diabetes Capital

(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff
via Morning Break: Weight-Shaming Suicide; Faith Moves Brains; Diabetes Capital
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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Kengreal Sans GPI Safe in PCI, With Less Bleeding (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Only TIMI bleeds differed from Plavix-GPI combo in meta-analysis
via Kengreal Sans GPI Safe in PCI, With Less Bleeding (CME/CE)
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Cath Lab Recap: Wireless Pacemaker; More Palmaz Troubles

(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note
via Cath Lab Recap: Wireless Pacemaker; More Palmaz Troubles
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Year in Review: Type 2 Diabetes

(MedPage Today) -- Hard-fought progress comes with dose of skepticism
via Year in Review: Type 2 Diabetes
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CDC Analysis: National Lipid Profile Improving

(MedPage Today) -- Trends in LDL, triglycerides may cut coronary heart disease deaths
via CDC Analysis: National Lipid Profile Improving
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Avoiding Three Key Heart Failure Risk Factors Delays Onset by 10 to 15 Years (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Study quantifies impact of mid-life risk on heart failure free-survival
via Avoiding Three Key Heart Failure Risk Factors Delays Onset by 10 to 15 Years (CME/CE)
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Testosterone Supplements Linked to VTE Risk (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Timing and duration of hormone therapy could be the issue
via Testosterone Supplements Linked to VTE Risk (CME/CE)
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"Sit Less" Regimen Helps Type 2 Diabetics (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Standing, light walking benefit patients along several metrics
via "Sit Less" Regimen Helps Type 2 Diabetics (CME/CE)
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CardioBrief: Genetics Hint at Clinical Benefits (and Risks) of PCSK9 Drugs

(MedPage Today) -- CV risk reduction, diabetes increase both seem likely
via CardioBrief: Genetics Hint at Clinical Benefits (and Risks) of PCSK9 Drugs
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Afib Often Returns Even After "The Ultimate PV Ablation"

(MedPage Today) -- Recurrence high after complete PV resection with lung tx
via Afib Often Returns Even After "The Ultimate PV Ablation"
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After Tamponade, Pericardial Drain Removal Safe Once Dry (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- At one center, no advantage seen to keeping them in longer
via After Tamponade, Pericardial Drain Removal Safe Once Dry (CME/CE)
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Massive STEMI Increase in Younger Adult Smokers (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Adults <50 appeared to have highest smoking-related heart attack risk
via Massive STEMI Increase in Younger Adult Smokers (CME/CE)
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Deep-Learning Algorithm Shows Promise in Diabetic Eyes (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Automated software accurately identifies referable retinopathy
via Deep-Learning Algorithm Shows Promise in Diabetic Eyes (CME/CE)
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Morning Break: Sports to Delay Death; Do Calorie Warnings Work? Presidential Diets

(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff
via Morning Break: Sports to Delay Death; Do Calorie Warnings Work? Presidential Diets
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Monday, November 28, 2016

Amyloid Also Accumulates In Heart In Alzheimer's (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Small study shows heart function affected, too
via Amyloid Also Accumulates In Heart In Alzheimer's (CME/CE)
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Make the Diagnosis: Surprising Seizure Source

(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 28-year-old migrant worker from Mexico was rushed to an ED in California after suffering a seizure. At the hospital, through slurred speech, he described painful headaches that he had been experiencing for a few months and said he had lost consciousness one evening about a week earlier and not told anyone. He wondered if it could have been a seizure. What is your diagnosis?
via Make the Diagnosis: Surprising Seizure Source
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CardioBrief: Saturated Fats Linked to Heart Disease Once Again

(MedPage Today) -- But critics say observations do not establish causal relationship
via CardioBrief: Saturated Fats Linked to Heart Disease Once Again
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CardioBreak: Stroke Rises in Young, Afib in the Family, a Safer Anticoagulant?

(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine
via CardioBreak: Stroke Rises in Young, Afib in the Family, a Safer Anticoagulant?
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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Friday, November 25, 2016

Transaortic TAVR Best Alternative to Transfemoral Access?

(MedPage Today) -- Possible signal of advantage over transpical in single-center study
via Transaortic TAVR Best Alternative to Transfemoral Access?
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Common Drugs Boost Diabetes Risk in RA Patients (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Hydrochloroquine, abatacept associated with reduced risk
via Common Drugs Boost Diabetes Risk in RA Patients (CME/CE)
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Highlights from SfN 2016

(MedPage Today) -- Five big stories from this year's meeting of the best minds in neuroscience
via Highlights from SfN 2016
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Antithrombotic Revasc Prep Doesn't Influence Key ACS Outcomes (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- No effect on survival, MI, bleeding in NSTE-ACS cases
via Antithrombotic Revasc Prep Doesn't Influence Key ACS Outcomes (CME/CE)
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5 Must Know Results from AHA 2016

(MedPage Today) -- Practice changing? Yes!
via 5 Must Know Results from AHA 2016
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

AAA Repair: Two Nations Separated by 5.3 mm

(MedPage Today) -- Saurabh Jha scrutinizes a trans-Atlantic study of aneurysm repair
via AAA Repair: Two Nations Separated by 5.3 mm
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AAA Repair Likelier in U.S. Than in England

(MedPage Today) -- And Brits appear to suffer for it
via AAA Repair Likelier in U.S. Than in England
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Experts Weigh In: What Are the Real Take Homes From AHA 2016?

(MedPage Today) -- Four videos offer cutting edge commentary on AHA late-breakers
via Experts Weigh In: What Are the Real Take Homes From AHA 2016?
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By The Numbers: More Active, But Also More Obese

(MedPage Today) -- Federal survey results show contradictory trends
via By The Numbers: More Active, But Also More Obese
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Meta-Analysis Shows Mixed Results with Palliative Care (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- QOL and symptom burden improve as expected, but no survival boost
via Meta-Analysis Shows Mixed Results with Palliative Care (CME/CE)
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Monday, November 21, 2016

More Evidence of Dementia Decline (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Better treatment, more education may improve brain health despite rising rates of obesity, diabetes, CV risk factors
via More Evidence of Dementia Decline (CME/CE)
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For Stable CAD Lesions, More Risk with Less Fractional Flow (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- "Ischemia matters" in natural history of coronary artery disease
via For Stable CAD Lesions, More Risk with Less Fractional Flow (CME/CE)
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First-Line for Stent Retriever; Biologic for Triglycerides; TAVR Boosts Brain?

(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine
via First-Line for Stent Retriever; Biologic for Triglycerides; TAVR Boosts Brain?
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Diuretic Comes Out on Top for Fewer Fractures (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Secondary analysis of ALLHAT data provides a winner
via Diuretic Comes Out on Top for Fewer Fractures (CME/CE)
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Make the Diagnosis: Nerve Concern

(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 63-year-old left-handed male patient presents with tingling in both hands, particularly the left hand. He has struggled to sleep for the past week; after laying down to read, his hand begins to tingle. He reports the tingling only while lying down, he has no symptoms when sitting or standing, and the symptoms resolve quickly once he sits up. He reports symptoms across the whole hand (front and back), but more on the palm than the fingers. The tingling involves all fingers, but is less pronounced on the thumb. There is no muscle weakness, coolness, or discoloration. He reports no swelling or muscle atrophy. The patient's history includes rheumatoid arthritis, for which he has been taking methotrexate for a year, and new onset diabetes mellitus. He also reports feeling tingling in his legs when he bicycles for a long time. On exam, the patient reports onset of mild symptoms with his arms raised overhead. There were no neurological findings, and a negative Tinel's sign. What is your diagnosis?
via Make the Diagnosis: Nerve Concern
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Morning Break: Homeopathy a Sham; Female Brains Needed; Docs as Drug Dealers?

(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff
via Morning Break: Homeopathy a Sham; Female Brains Needed; Docs as Drug Dealers?
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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Cath Lab Recap: Pacing After Lotus TAVR; CMS on Leadless Pacemakers

(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note
via Cath Lab Recap: Pacing After Lotus TAVR; CMS on Leadless Pacemakers
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Open Mic at AHA: Shark Tank; Standing Room Only; The Exposome

(MedPage Today) -- In this video, cardiologists share their favorite moments at the meeting
via Open Mic at AHA: Shark Tank; Standing Room Only; The Exposome
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Actemra Carries Slight Increase in Heart Risk vs. Enbrel

(MedPage Today) -- But efficacy, too, must be weighed in treatment decisions
via Actemra Carries Slight Increase in Heart Risk vs. Enbrel
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AHA: Generic Heart Failure Drugs Costs Vary Nearly 40-Fold (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Huge range from pharmacy to pharmacy found for uninsured patients
via AHA: Generic Heart Failure Drugs Costs Vary Nearly 40-Fold (CME/CE)
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CDC: Declines Seen in Preventable Cancer, Cardiovascular Deaths

(MedPage Today) -- But preventable fatal injuries soar since 2010
via CDC: Declines Seen in Preventable Cancer, Cardiovascular Deaths
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Diabetes Takes Heavy Mortality Toll in Mexico (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- 'Sugar tax' and other recently adopted prevention strategies may help
via Diabetes Takes Heavy Mortality Toll in Mexico (CME/CE)
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AHA: Iron Agent May Help Heart Failure Symptoms (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Mode of iron delivery appears to be a factor
via AHA: Iron Agent May Help Heart Failure Symptoms (CME/CE)
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NINDS Chief Sees Hope for Huntington's Tx

(MedPage Today) -- Walter Koroshetz, MD, talks antisense
via NINDS Chief Sees Hope for Huntington's Tx
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Trial: No Benefit for High-Dose Diuretic in Acute HF

(MedPage Today) -- But phase II results might not be the final word
via Trial: No Benefit for High-Dose Diuretic in Acute HF
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

In Search of the Optimal Definition of Pre-Diabetes (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Hemoglobin A1c best predictor of long-term outcomes
via In Search of the Optimal Definition of Pre-Diabetes (CME/CE)
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AHA: Mixed Results For ApoA-1 Therapies

(MedPage Today) -- But it's still not time to write the obituary for all HDL therapies
via AHA: Mixed Results For ApoA-1 Therapies
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AHA: Shunt Promising for HFpEF

(MedPage Today) -- Low event rates and patients "feel" better
via AHA: Shunt Promising for HFpEF
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AHA: No Pump Thrombosis With Next-Gen LVAD?

(MedPage Today) -- Better outcomes in HeartMate 3 trial hinged on fewer malfunctions
via AHA: No Pump Thrombosis With Next-Gen LVAD?
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Morning Break: Ebola Without Illness; Legal Public Pot; Expensive Heart Drugs

(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff
via Morning Break: Ebola Without Illness; Legal Public Pot; Expensive Heart Drugs
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Could Low Molecular Weight Heparin Prevent Preeclampsia?

(MedPage Today) -- Improved vascular function in high-risk women
via Could Low Molecular Weight Heparin Prevent Preeclampsia?
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AHA: Salads Good, Meat Bad for Women's Heart Failure Risk (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- High levels of dietary animal protein linked to 60% hike in HF incidence
via AHA: Salads Good, Meat Bad for Women's Heart Failure Risk (CME/CE)
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CardioBrief: Is the American Heart Association Trying to Kill Reporters?

(MedPage Today) -- Margarine and skim milk in the press room beg the question
via CardioBrief: Is the American Heart Association Trying to Kill Reporters?
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More Progress For Novel PCSK9 Drug

(MedPage Today) -- RNAi-based synthesis inhibitor appears headed to phase III trials
via More Progress For Novel PCSK9 Drug
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AHA: Unnecessary Stress Testing Still Alive And Kicking?

(MedPage Today) -- More tests given to younger patients in large population study
via AHA: Unnecessary Stress Testing Still Alive And Kicking?
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AHA: Lower Better for Plaque Regression with PCSK9 Drugs

(MedPage Today) -- No diminishing returns at very low LDL levels in GLAGOV trial
via AHA: Lower Better for Plaque Regression with PCSK9 Drugs
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AHA: Real World TAVR Is All About Patient Selection

(MedPage Today) -- Intermediate risk is a moving target
via AHA: Real World TAVR Is All About Patient Selection
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Lower Death Risk Seen with Statins in AS, PsA

(MedPage Today) -- Mortality risk declined by 32% among statin initiators
via Lower Death Risk Seen with Statins in AS, PsA
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Diabetes Screening Lags for Asian Americans

(MedPage Today) -- 34% lower odds of screening versus Caucasians
via Diabetes Screening Lags for Asian Americans
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Morning Break: Probiotics for Diabetes; Device Reps in the OR; Pot's Heart Risk

(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff
via Morning Break: Probiotics for Diabetes; Device Reps in the OR; Pot's Heart Risk
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Monday, November 14, 2016

CMS to Cover Leadless Pacemakers ... But Only in Studies

(MedPage Today) -- Proposed coverage emphasizes study of underrepresented groups
via CMS to Cover Leadless Pacemakers ... But Only in Studies
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Hot Topics: Type 2 Diabetes

(MedPage Today) -- How can bariatric surgery be used as a treatment for type 2 diabetes?
via Hot Topics: Type 2 Diabetes
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LVAD in HF Patients: Neither Bridge nor Destination? (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- With intensive drug tx, many patients no longer needed the devices
via LVAD in HF Patients: Neither Bridge nor Destination? (CME/CE)
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AHA: Questions Raised About Journal Paper

(MedPage Today) -- Clash of the Titans?
via AHA: Questions Raised About Journal Paper
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AHA: FFR-Guided Tx Raises Safety Concerns in FUTURE Trial

(MedPage Today) -- Deaths bring superiority trial to early halt
via AHA: FFR-Guided Tx Raises Safety Concerns in FUTURE Trial
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CV Risk in RA: As High as for Diabetes

(MedPage Today) -- Risk was more than double that of the general population over 15 years
via CV Risk in RA: As High as for Diabetes
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AHA: After Stenting in Afib, Xarelto-Based Anticoagulation Reduces Bleeding (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Low-dose rivaroxaban strategies also reduced rehospitalizations
via AHA: After Stenting in Afib, Xarelto-Based Anticoagulation Reduces Bleeding (CME/CE)
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Statin 'Census' Shows Major Disparities

(MedPage Today) -- Women, minorities treated at significantly lower rates
via Statin 'Census' Shows Major Disparities
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High Iron Levels Linked to GDM (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- High ferritin, hepcidin, and low sTfR:ferritin ratio shown as indicators of GDM diagnosis
via High Iron Levels Linked to GDM (CME/CE)
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Morning Break: Trump on Obamacare; Statin Guidelines; Where HCV Rules

(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff
via Morning Break: Trump on Obamacare; Statin Guidelines; Where HCV Rules
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Sunday, November 13, 2016

AHA: Healthy Lifestyle Eases Heart Impact of High Genetic Risk

(MedPage Today) -- Fewer adverse events, less calcification in pooled data
via AHA: Healthy Lifestyle Eases Heart Impact of High Genetic Risk
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AHA: No Cognitive Benefit from Heart Drugs in HOPE-3

(MedPage Today) -- Substudy finds mental function unimproved by BP, cholesterol treatments
via AHA: No Cognitive Benefit from Heart Drugs in HOPE-3
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AHA: Long-Term Benefit in HF Patients Elusive for Novel Vasodilator

(MedPage Today) -- Investigational drug ularitide had no effect on mortality or clinical outcomes
via AHA: Long-Term Benefit in HF Patients Elusive for Novel Vasodilator
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AHA: Study Finds Celebrex Safe for Heart

(MedPage Today) -- But naproxen not as heart safe as believed
via AHA: Study Finds Celebrex Safe for Heart
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AHA: More Potent Antiplatelet Agent Not Better for PAD (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Ticagrelor no better than clopidogrel in EUCLID trial
via AHA: More Potent Antiplatelet Agent Not Better for PAD (CME/CE)
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CardioBrief: USPSTF Finalizes Statin Primary Prevention Guide, Debate Ensues

(MedPage Today) -- Broad disagreement about how, when, and if to use statins
via CardioBrief: USPSTF Finalizes Statin Primary Prevention Guide, Debate Ensues
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Friday, November 11, 2016

Angiomax Edges Heparin on Real-World Bleeding Complications

(MedPage Today) -- Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors a factor, according to registry findings
via Angiomax Edges Heparin on Real-World Bleeding Complications
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EndoBreak: Sanders' Insulin Rant; Society of Endocrinology Conference

(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world
via EndoBreak: Sanders' Insulin Rant; Society of Endocrinology Conference
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Specific CD4+ T Cells Linked to Inflammation in Obesity

(MedPage Today) -- Cells showed early aging in mouse study
via Specific CD4+ T Cells Linked to Inflammation in Obesity
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Cath Lab Recap: Extra-Strong ICD Shocks; EMS Crew Training Speeds Thrombolysis

(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note
via Cath Lab Recap: Extra-Strong ICD Shocks; EMS Crew Training Speeds Thrombolysis
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Statin Intensity and Mortality; ECG for MD; Smokers' AAA Risk

(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week
via Statin Intensity and Mortality; ECG for MD; Smokers' AAA Risk
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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

CABG Outcomes Best When Physicians Take 'Team Sport' Approach (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Greater teamwork tied to fewer readmissions, deaths at 60 days
via CABG Outcomes Best When Physicians Take 'Team Sport' Approach (CME/CE)
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CardioBrief: Novel HDL Drug Flop Ends Its Development

(MedPage Today) -- With efficacy fizzle in pilot trial, ApoA-1 Milano appears to be dead
via CardioBrief: Novel HDL Drug Flop Ends Its Development
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NeuroBreak: Naloxone Recall; Early Boon for BACE1 Inhibitor

(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of neurology & neuroscience
via NeuroBreak: Naloxone Recall; Early Boon for BACE1 Inhibitor
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Diabetes: No Risk Cost Cutting Cutting? (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- No harm seen from test strip reimbursement limit
via Diabetes: No Risk Cost Cutting Cutting? (CME/CE)
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Monday, November 7, 2016

CardioBrief: Cardiac Devices Could Become a Big Problem for FDA

(MedPage Today) -- Approvals with no strong evidence of efficacy: What could go wrong?
via CardioBrief: Cardiac Devices Could Become a Big Problem for FDA
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Permanent Pacemaker After TAVR Linked to Poorer Outcomes (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Mortality, readmission associations seen in national registry
via Permanent Pacemaker After TAVR Linked to Poorer Outcomes (CME/CE)
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Hot Topics: Type 2 Diabetes

(MedPage Today) -- What are the best courses of treatment for diabetic retinopathy?
via Hot Topics: Type 2 Diabetes
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Thrombectomy Tied to Better Outcomes in Large Core Strokes, Too

(MedPage Today) -- Case-control study supports widening the net for clot-grabber tx
via Thrombectomy Tied to Better Outcomes in Large Core Strokes, Too
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CardioBreak: Cardiotoxicity from Ca Immune Tx; Worried Sick; Bee Sting Heart Damage

(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine
via CardioBreak: Cardiotoxicity from Ca Immune Tx; Worried Sick; Bee Sting Heart Damage
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Saturday, November 5, 2016

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)

(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include transfusion outcomes in old versus new blood, use of tranexemic acid during surgery, bystander use of defibrillators, and bypass surgery outcomes on stopped versus beating hearts.
via PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
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Friday, November 4, 2016

HFSA: Prevent Gout, Save the Heart? (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Post-hoc analysis from PARADIGM-HF offers tantalizing clues about uric acid
via HFSA: Prevent Gout, Save the Heart? (CME/CE)
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HFSA: Can a Heart Failure 'Team' Improve Medication Adherence? (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- A single-center pilot study offered insights but no solutions
via HFSA: Can a Heart Failure 'Team' Improve Medication Adherence? (CME/CE)
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TCT: Orsiro No Better Than EES for CTO

(MedPage Today) -- Also, injectable collagenase eases PCI for CTO in trial
via TCT: Orsiro No Better Than EES for CTO
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CardioBrief: Watchman Experience Reassuring -- So Far

(MedPage Today) -- But manufacturer collects data and long-term outcomes still unknown
via CardioBrief: Watchman Experience Reassuring -- So Far
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Cath Lab Recap: Sedation for Kids' Stenting; Clinton Wins TCT Poll

(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note
via Cath Lab Recap: Sedation for Kids' Stenting; Clinton Wins TCT Poll
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Canola Oil Curbs Metabolic Risk Factors in Trial (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Fat mass, blood pressures, triglycerides decline with canola-rich diet
via Canola Oil Curbs Metabolic Risk Factors in Trial (CME/CE)
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Absorbable Stent Stumbles; Tx for Kids in Arrest; ICU Variations in NSTEMI

(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week
via Absorbable Stent Stumbles; Tx for Kids in Arrest; ICU Variations in NSTEMI
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By the Numbers: Best Time for In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest?

(MedPage Today) -- Hint: it's not nights or weekends
via By the Numbers: Best Time for In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest?
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Thursday, November 3, 2016

HFSA: Race and PARADIGM-HF -- Are There Risks? (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Subgroup analysis confirms risks but suggests it is 'small'
via HFSA: Race and PARADIGM-HF -- Are There Risks? (CME/CE)
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