Saturday, May 6, 2017

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

(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include lowering cholesterol and outcomes, a new agent for ulcerative colitis, handgun purchases after mass shooting events, and bystander CPR and long-term outcomes
via PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
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Thursday, May 4, 2017

A Simple, Clear Message on the Sports-Brain Injury Controversy

(MedPage Today) -- Don't know much about C-T-E, but conflicts and exclusions hint
via A Simple, Clear Message on the Sports-Brain Injury Controversy
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Cath Lab Recap: DES for XL Vessels; Radial Access Preferred; Absorb Woes Continue

(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note
via Cath Lab Recap: DES for XL Vessels; Radial Access Preferred; Absorb Woes Continue
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More Support for Metformin Benefit in Breast Cancer (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Better outcomes but only in hormone receptor-positive disease
via More Support for Metformin Benefit in Breast Cancer (CME/CE)
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Medevac the Doc, Not the Patient, for Speedy Endovascular Stroke Tx

(MedPage Today) -- Initial experience suggests strategy is faster, feasible, cost-effective
via Medevac the Doc, Not the Patient, for Speedy Endovascular Stroke Tx
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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Bystander CPR Boosts Outcomes for Non-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Brain damage, nursing home admissions lower with intervention
via Bystander CPR Boosts Outcomes for Non-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (CME/CE)
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European Docs Blocked from U.S. Meeting Over Recent Mideast Travel

(MedPage Today) -- Past trips to Iraq, Iran kept two respected surgeons out of Boston meeting
via European Docs Blocked from U.S. Meeting Over Recent Mideast Travel
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Many High-Risk Patients See No Need to Modify Unhealthy Lifestyle

(MedPage Today) -- But seeing room for change generally correlated with level of risk
via Many High-Risk Patients See No Need to Modify Unhealthy Lifestyle
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Community Health Workers Can Improve Diabetes Care (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Study shows glycemic control improves, effect on BP and cholesterol less certain
via Community Health Workers Can Improve Diabetes Care (CME/CE)
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Kidney Problems Common in TAVR, Linked to Mortality (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- PARTNER data shows that when eGFR drops, mortality risk rises
via Kidney Problems Common in TAVR, Linked to Mortality (CME/CE)
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Morning Break: Hot Drugs; Finding Alternatives to Opioids; Big Bang at Vanderbilt

(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff
via Morning Break: Hot Drugs; Finding Alternatives to Opioids; Big Bang at Vanderbilt
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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

CardioBrief: Study Questions Extent of Statins' Muscle-Pain Effect

(MedPage Today) -- Unique analysis suggests many reports of pain are 'nocebo effect'
via CardioBrief: Study Questions Extent of Statins' Muscle-Pain Effect
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Gluten-Free Diet Doesn't Protect Against Heart Disease (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Shouldn't be encouraged in people without celiac disease, researchers say
via Gluten-Free Diet Doesn't Protect Against Heart Disease (CME/CE)
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Lower BP Targeted in New Heart Failure Guidelines

(MedPage Today) -- ACC/AHA/HFSA recommend adjusted SPRINT target of <130/80 mm Hg
via Lower BP Targeted in New Heart Failure Guidelines
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NeuroBreak: $63,000 Question for Tardive Dyskinesia; Sacco Leads AAN

(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience
via NeuroBreak: $63,000 Question for Tardive Dyskinesia; Sacco Leads AAN
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Mitral Valve Surgery Volume Matters (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Study supports having centers of excellence in mitral valve repair
via Mitral Valve Surgery Volume Matters (CME/CE)
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Monday, May 1, 2017

Fewer Deaths With Routine Catheterization for Unstable Angina? (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Large study observes 2-month window for invasive angiography benefit
via Fewer Deaths With Routine Catheterization for Unstable Angina? (CME/CE)
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Are Statins Behind Some Back Problems?

(MedPage Today) -- Claims data suggest association, but cardiologists urge caution
via Are Statins Behind Some Back Problems?
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Media Coverage May Influence Willingness to Donate Organs

(MedPage Today) -- News stories more often identify donors than recipients
via Media Coverage May Influence Willingness to Donate Organs
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Valve-in-Valve TAVR an Option After Failed Surgical Valves (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- But not recommended as prospective strategy in young patients
via Valve-in-Valve TAVR an Option After Failed Surgical Valves (CME/CE)
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Are PAD Patients Left Behind in the U.S.? (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Chances low getting guideline-recommended meds, study finds
via Are PAD Patients Left Behind in the U.S.? (CME/CE)
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CardioBreak: HF Guideline Update; HVAD Recall; A Closeup on Serelaxin Failure

(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine
via CardioBreak: HF Guideline Update; HVAD Recall; A Closeup on Serelaxin Failure
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Consistently High BP Seems to Up Dementia, AD Risk

(MedPage Today) -- Steep BP decrease among non-hypertensives also a concern
via Consistently High BP Seems to Up Dementia, AD Risk
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Alternate-Day Fasting Doesn't Lead to Speedier Weight Loss (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Approach not superior to calorie-restrictive diet
via Alternate-Day Fasting Doesn't Lead to Speedier Weight Loss (CME/CE)
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Thursday, April 27, 2017

iMedicalApps: VR Might Improve Mood for Dementia Patients

(MedPage Today) -- New evidence that virtual reality technology helps
via iMedicalApps: VR Might Improve Mood for Dementia Patients
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Do Cardiac Calcium CT Scans Work?

(MedPage Today) -- Saurabh Jha, MD, examines the pros and the cons
via Do Cardiac Calcium CT Scans Work?
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Cath Lab Recap: Breaking the 'Clogged Pipe' Trope; BP in Endovascular Stroke Tx

(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note
via Cath Lab Recap: Breaking the 'Clogged Pipe' Trope; BP in Endovascular Stroke Tx
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Rx for Trouble?

(MedPage Today) -- How a onetime 'bridging' prescription became an every time refill
via Rx for Trouble?
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Video: End-of-Life Talk for Cardiac Devices Doesn't Have to Be a Downer

(MedPage Today) -- Miguel Leal, MD, says the key is to start from Day 1
via Video: End-of-Life Talk for Cardiac Devices Doesn't Have to Be a Downer
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Anti-VEGF Therapy Improved Diabetic Retinopathy in DME (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Study compared three available agents
via Anti-VEGF Therapy Improved Diabetic Retinopathy in DME (CME/CE)
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Novel Biomarker May Pinpoint Glucose Intolerance (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Higher maternal pGCD59 levels also tied to large for gestational age newborns
via Novel Biomarker May Pinpoint Glucose Intolerance (CME/CE)
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

CardioBrief: Serious Questions Raised About Validity Of International Trials

(MedPage Today) -- TOPCAT analysis is the 'smoking gun' for trouble from 'offshoring' trials
via CardioBrief: Serious Questions Raised About Validity Of International Trials
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No Bull: Energy Drinks Tied to Cardiac Changes

(MedPage Today) -- Study's energy drink arm had higher change in corrected QT interval
via No Bull: Energy Drinks Tied to Cardiac Changes
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TECOS: Sitagliptin Safe in CKD Patients (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Sub-analysis in patients with chronic kidney disease and T2DM raised no safety concerns
via TECOS: Sitagliptin Safe in CKD Patients (CME/CE)
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Plaque Rupture Linked to Extensive Ischemic Necrosis in STEMI

(MedPage Today) -- Small study finds elevated incidence of high-grade transmural infarcts
via Plaque Rupture Linked to Extensive Ischemic Necrosis in STEMI
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Post-Stent FFR Points to Future Target Vessel Events (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Registry shows link to revascularization and death but not what to do about it
via Post-Stent FFR Points to Future Target Vessel Events (CME/CE)
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Oktoberfest: Downing Beers, Raising Heart Rates (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Acute measurement in beer tents shows high rate of sinus tachycardia
via Oktoberfest: Downing Beers, Raising Heart Rates (CME/CE)
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USPSTF: Screen All Pregnant Women for Pre-eclampsia (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Blood pressure measurement best; lack of evidence for other methods
via USPSTF: Screen All Pregnant Women for Pre-eclampsia (CME/CE)
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Daytime Sleepiness, Brain Pathology: A 2-Way Street?

(MedPage Today) -- Amyloid buildup may be both effect and cause of sleep-wake abnormalities in elderly
via Daytime Sleepiness, Brain Pathology: A 2-Way Street?
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Rising Childhood Obesity Tied to Higher T2D Rates (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- BMI status not linked to rising rates of T1D in British study
via Rising Childhood Obesity Tied to Higher T2D Rates (CME/CE)
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Monday, April 24, 2017

iMedicalApps: Amazon and Merck Think Alexa Can Tackle Diabetes

(MedPage Today) -- And a lucky developer who agrees may pocket $150,000
via iMedicalApps: Amazon and Merck Think Alexa Can Tackle Diabetes
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The Cardiologist's PCSK9 Script: 6 Months of Frustration

(MedPage Today) -- The 'honestly ridiculous' process William O'Neill, MD, faced for his own Rx
via The Cardiologist's PCSK9 Script: 6 Months of Frustration
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Wireless Pacing: A First Step Toward Fully Leadless CRT? (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Concerns with technology and outcomes not insignificant, however
via Wireless Pacing: A First Step Toward Fully Leadless CRT? (CME/CE)
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Risk Factors Found for Early Death After VT Ablation (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Study suggests early post-ablation recurrence may need aggressive treatment
via Risk Factors Found for Early Death After VT Ablation (CME/CE)
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CardioBreak: Performance Drug for Post-Stroke Brain; CMS Cardio $$ Up; S-ICD in Diabetes

(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine
via CardioBreak: Performance Drug for Post-Stroke Brain; CMS Cardio $$ Up; S-ICD in Diabetes
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Saturday, April 22, 2017

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

(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include the dangers of short term corticosteroids, troponin assay for assessing MI, azithromycin and arrhythmia, and eye screening intervals for people with diabetes
via PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Mortality Down for Healthier Surgery Patients: Anesthesiology News Report

(MedPage Today) -- Also, tranexamic acid may be safe after all in cardiac surgery
via Mortality Down for Healthier Surgery Patients: Anesthesiology News Report
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Diabetes-Education Link Partly Explained (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Some answers to question of why college grads show less risk for T2D
via Diabetes-Education Link Partly Explained (CME/CE)
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TAVR With Sapien 3 Requires Less Zealous Oversizing

(MedPage Today) -- Less aggressive oversizing tied to lower odds of aortic root rupture
via TAVR With Sapien 3 Requires Less Zealous Oversizing
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Morning Break: Can CVS Fix VA Woes? Pot a Safer High; It Is Brain Surgery, and You Can Do It!

(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff
via Morning Break: Can CVS Fix VA Woes? Pot a Safer High; It Is Brain Surgery, and You Can Do It!
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

CardioBrief: Worries Emerge Over Blood Test to Rule Out MI

(MedPage Today) -- Cardiologists fear new high sensitivity troponin test will prompt unnecessary testing
via CardioBrief: Worries Emerge Over Blood Test to Rule Out MI
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No Fetal Heart Risk from Mom's Beta-Blocker Use (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- More complete data point finger at maternal confounders
via No Fetal Heart Risk from Mom's Beta-Blocker Use (CME/CE)
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Sugary Drink Sales Fizzled After Soda Tax (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- After Berkeley tax, less soda sold while water, milk sales rose
via Sugary Drink Sales Fizzled After Soda Tax (CME/CE)
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Plaque Protrusion Tied to Stroke in Carotid Stenting (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Nearly 3% of carotid stenting procedures in a decade had plaque protrusion
via Plaque Protrusion Tied to Stroke in Carotid Stenting (CME/CE)
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Monday, April 17, 2017

CardioBreak: Single Blood Test Rapidly Rules Out MI in Chest Pain

(MedPage Today) -- New high-sensitivity troponin tests may ease perpetual ED dilemma
via CardioBreak: Single Blood Test Rapidly Rules Out MI in Chest Pain
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Different Risks for Amyloid, Neurodegeneration (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- In Alzheimer's, risk factors for two disease hallmarks are distinct
via Different Risks for Amyloid, Neurodegeneration (CME/CE)
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Is the Price Right for Absorb Scaffold? (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Expenses similar to Xience, but adverse events could impact long-term cost-effectiveness
via Is the Price Right for Absorb Scaffold? (CME/CE)
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Pitavastatin Bests Pravastatin In HIV+ Adults with Dyslipidemia (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Trial showed superiority in lowering LDL
via Pitavastatin Bests Pravastatin In HIV+ Adults with Dyslipidemia (CME/CE)
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Interdisciplinary Kidney Care at Core of NKF's 2017 SCM

(MedPage Today) -- Late-breakers include results from AURA-LV and PATENCY-1
via Interdisciplinary Kidney Care at Core of NKF's 2017 SCM
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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Cath Lab Recap: Abbott ICDs in Trouble; TAVR Sans Balloon Predilation

(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note
via Cath Lab Recap: Abbott ICDs in Trouble; TAVR Sans Balloon Predilation
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Complex Vascular Anatomy Problematic for Carotid Artery Stenting (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Certain features on MRI tied to procedural cerebral ischemia
via Complex Vascular Anatomy Problematic for Carotid Artery Stenting (CME/CE)
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HIV Pioneer Mark Wainberg Dies

(MedPage Today) -- Passion for justice made him a leading figure
via HIV Pioneer Mark Wainberg Dies
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Morning Break: Mumps in Texas; Journal Backs March for Science; The Face of Autism

(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff
via Morning Break: Mumps in Texas; Journal Backs March for Science; The Face of Autism
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

iMedicalApps: Virtual Reality for Inpatient Use

(MedPage Today) -- Cedars-Sinai releases study on VR feasibility in hospitals
via iMedicalApps: Virtual Reality for Inpatient Use
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CardioBrief: Ularitide Still a Bust After TRUE-AHF Peer Review

(MedPage Today) -- As reported at AHA, novel vasodilator failed to improve outcomes in heart failure
via CardioBrief: Ularitide Still a Bust After TRUE-AHF Peer Review
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Diabetes Deaths Decline in Sweden (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Scientists credit better patient education and risk factor management
via Diabetes Deaths Decline in Sweden (CME/CE)
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Diabetes Rates Rising Fastest Among Minority Youth (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Linear upward trends for both Type 1 and Type 2 among kids over decade
via Diabetes Rates Rising Fastest Among Minority Youth (CME/CE)
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Pregnant Women with CHD at Risk for Other Heart Troubles (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Higher risk of incident CHF, arrhythmias
via Pregnant Women with CHD at Risk for Other Heart Troubles (CME/CE)
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In-Stent Chronic Total Occlusions Still a Challenge for PCI (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Events common afterward, especially target vessel revascularization
via In-Stent Chronic Total Occlusions Still a Challenge for PCI (CME/CE)
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By the Numbers: Big Reductions From Trans Fat Restrictions

(MedPage Today) -- Stroke, heart attack cases declined quickly
via By the Numbers: Big Reductions From Trans Fat Restrictions
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Morning Break: New Drug Czar; Uninsured Rate Up; Komodo Dragon Cure?

(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff
via Morning Break: New Drug Czar; Uninsured Rate Up; Komodo Dragon Cure?
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Are Readmits After Critical Limb Ischemia a 'Necessary Evil'?

(MedPage Today) -- High readmission rate blunts utility as quality metric
via Are Readmits After Critical Limb Ischemia a 'Necessary Evil'?
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Routine vs Selective Catheterization in NSTE-ACS: Mostly a Toss-Up (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- More procedure-related MIs from early angiography, however
via Routine vs Selective Catheterization in NSTE-ACS: Mostly a Toss-Up (CME/CE)
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Fresh Fruit Protects Against Diabetes, Complications (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Benefits confirmed in large Chinese study
via Fresh Fruit Protects Against Diabetes, Complications (CME/CE)
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NeuroBreak: Botox Depression Bust; New Axovant Chief

(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience
via NeuroBreak: Botox Depression Bust; New Axovant Chief
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Midlife Vascular Risk Factors Tied to Brain Amyloid (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Findings consistent with a role of vascular disease in AD development
via Midlife Vascular Risk Factors Tied to Brain Amyloid (CME/CE)
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Monday, April 10, 2017

Study: Cardiac Recovery Observed with Mechanical Unloading (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- LVAD bridge-to-recovery protocol seen as feasible
via Study: Cardiac Recovery Observed with Mechanical Unloading (CME/CE)
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iMedicalApps: Can an App Reduce the Risk of Diabetes?

(MedPage Today) -- Omada's digital platform shows promise
via iMedicalApps: Can an App Reduce the Risk of Diabetes?
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Is Stroke Trending Younger? (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Could be an artifact of evolving diagnostic, coding practices
via Is Stroke Trending Younger? (CME/CE)
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Conscious Sedation OK for Posterior Stroke Thrombectomy

(MedPage Today) -- Outcomes match general anesthesia after vertebrobasilar occlusion strokes
via Conscious Sedation OK for Posterior Stroke Thrombectomy
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CardioBreak: HVAD Mixed Results; New Echo Classifications; Tx for Statin Non-Responders?

(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine
via CardioBreak: HVAD Mixed Results; New Echo Classifications; Tx for Statin Non-Responders?
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Morning Break: Racist Patients; Bat Salad; No 'Death Spiral' for Obamacare

(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff
via Morning Break: Racist Patients; Bat Salad; No 'Death Spiral' for Obamacare
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CardioBrief: Can SPRINT Be Used to Inform HTN Treatment?

(MedPage Today) -- The landmark trial results are not easy to apply to clinical practice
via CardioBrief: Can SPRINT Be Used to Inform HTN Treatment?
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Saturday, April 8, 2017

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

(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include weight and mortality, normal body mass index (BMI) and cardiovascular risk factors, flu vaccination and mortality in kids, and an increased incidence of thyroid cancer
via PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
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Friday, April 7, 2017

iMedicalApps: Stanford Launches VR Cardiology Apps to Help Kids

(MedPage Today) -- Virtual reality helping children understand, cope with their conditions
via iMedicalApps: Stanford Launches VR Cardiology Apps to Help Kids
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Friday Feedback: Giving Terminally Ill Patients the 'Right-to-Try'

(MedPage Today) -- Will it really help from a medical and ethical standpoint?
via Friday Feedback: Giving Terminally Ill Patients the 'Right-to-Try'
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FDA Turns Down Sitagliptin Heart Data for Drug Label

(MedPage Today) -- TECOS results apparently not good enough to warrant new claim
via FDA Turns Down Sitagliptin Heart Data for Drug Label
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Unexplained Chest Pain Carries Substantial Cardio Risk (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- In British primary care, new-onset chest pain often went undiagnosed
via Unexplained Chest Pain Carries Substantial Cardio Risk (CME/CE)
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GP1HBP1 Autoantibodies Implicated in Hypertriglyceridemia

(MedPage Today) -- Autoantibodies discovered in some patients without overt autoimmune disease
via GP1HBP1 Autoantibodies Implicated in Hypertriglyceridemia
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Dissolving Stent Pulled in Europe; TAVR Thrombosis Checkups; Firefighters' Hearts

(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week
via Dissolving Stent Pulled in Europe; TAVR Thrombosis Checkups; Firefighters' Hearts
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EndoBreak: Endocrine HTN Screening; Rationing Glucose Test Strips

(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world
via EndoBreak: Endocrine HTN Screening; Rationing Glucose Test Strips
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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Weight Fluctuation Tied to Mortality in CAD Population (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Overweight people should still try to shed fat, though
via Weight Fluctuation Tied to Mortality in CAD Population (CME/CE)
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Cath Lab Recap: Europe Axes Absorb; Post-PCI Glycemic Control

(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note
via Cath Lab Recap: Europe Axes Absorb; Post-PCI Glycemic Control
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ENDO: Liraglutide May Prevent Lipolysis, Ketogenesis in T1D (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Favorable results from placebo-controlled trial
via ENDO: Liraglutide May Prevent Lipolysis, Ketogenesis in T1D (CME/CE)
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Open Mic at ACC: Tribal Diet; 'Jeopardy!'; How to Retire

(MedPage Today) -- In this video, cardiologists share favorite moments from the meeting
via Open Mic at ACC: Tribal Diet; 'Jeopardy!'; How to Retire
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HIV Infection, Heart Failure Go Together (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Veterans study found greater risk linked to disease severity
via HIV Infection, Heart Failure Go Together (CME/CE)
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Abbott Pulls Absorb BVS Stent From European Market

(MedPage Today) -- Bioresorbable stent will still be available in a clinical registry setting
via Abbott Pulls Absorb BVS Stent From European Market
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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

ACP: What's New in mHealth

(MedPage Today) -- Do apps promoting weight loss and heart health really work?
via ACP: What's New in mHealth
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Endovascular Tx Not 'Just Putting a Band-Aid' on Acute Stroke (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- MR CLEAN holds up at 2 years
via Endovascular Tx Not 'Just Putting a Band-Aid' on Acute Stroke (CME/CE)
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High-Strength Insulin Glargine Reduces Hypoglycemic Events in T2D

(MedPage Today) -- Retrospective study of real-world basal insulin use
via High-Strength Insulin Glargine Reduces Hypoglycemic Events in T2D
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Couch Potatoes Face Increased Disability Risk After Stroke

(MedPage Today) -- Regular pre-stroke exercise tied to better functional outcomes
via Couch Potatoes Face Increased Disability Risk After Stroke
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Drought in Western U.S. Led to Increase in Deaths (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- But respiratory admissions decreased during drought periods
via Drought in Western U.S. Led to Increase in Deaths (CME/CE)
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Multivitamins Don't Help the Heart Even in People with Poor Nutrition

(MedPage Today) -- Massive RCT flop is still a flop in analysis by baseline nutrition status
via Multivitamins Don't Help the Heart Even in People with Poor Nutrition
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CardioBrief: Pendulum Swings Further Away From Vitamin D Supplements

(MedPage Today) -- No effect on cardiovascular disease in a 5,000-patient randomized trial
via CardioBrief: Pendulum Swings Further Away From Vitamin D Supplements
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ENDO: Artificial Pancreas Promising in Kids with T1D (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Improved blood glucose control in 5- to 8-year-olds
via ENDO: Artificial Pancreas Promising in Kids with T1D (CME/CE)
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Monday, April 3, 2017

Are Digital Health Interventions Good for Kids?

(MedPage Today) -- A new study suggests yes, especially when the family is engaged.
via Are Digital Health Interventions Good for Kids?
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BMI Falls Short for Cardiometabolic Risk Assessment in Minorities (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Higher prevalence of metabolic abnormality but normal weight
via BMI Falls Short for Cardiometabolic Risk Assessment in Minorities (CME/CE)
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Mitralign Safe for Tricuspid Repair in Early Data

(MedPage Today) -- Reduction in tricuspid regurgitation not significant, however
via Mitralign Safe for Tricuspid Repair in Early Data
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Routine Imaging After TAVR Suggested to Catch Thrombosis

(MedPage Today) -- German data supports 'significant' prevalence warranting routine check
via Routine Imaging After TAVR Suggested to Catch Thrombosis
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Claudication: Endovascular Therapy-Exercise Combo Best Bet

(MedPage Today) -- Meta-analysis supports insurance coverage of exercise programs
via Claudication: Endovascular Therapy-Exercise Combo Best Bet
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Study: Don't Judge PCI Operators by Patient Mortality (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Risk-standardized mortality rates more unstable than helpful
via Study: Don't Judge PCI Operators by Patient Mortality (CME/CE)
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Low Vitamin D Tied to CV Problems in Kids

(MedPage Today) -- Improving vitamin D status may reduce cardiometabolic risk
via Low Vitamin D Tied to CV Problems in Kids
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CardioBreak: Prevention Under Universal Healthcare; Trust Adherence; Bee Sting for the Brain

(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine
via CardioBreak: Prevention Under Universal Healthcare; Trust Adherence; Bee Sting for the Brain
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ACP: What to Do About the High Price of Drugs?

(MedPage Today) -- Price gouging is a problem, but some meds are justifiably costly
via ACP: What to Do About the High Price of Drugs?
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Friday, March 31, 2017

Makers of Heart Rate Apps Settle with NY Attorney General

(MedPage Today) -- Companies agree to pay fines, change advertising
via Makers of Heart Rate Apps Settle with NY Attorney General
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NHLBI Data Sharing: Fears of 'Research Parasites' Melt Away

(MedPage Today) -- Experience of NIH institute bolsters value of open trial data
via NHLBI Data Sharing: Fears of 'Research Parasites' Melt Away
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CardioBrief: More Bad News For Resorbable Stent

(MedPage Today) -- Says one cardiologist: 'Abbott should pull it from the market'
via CardioBrief: More Bad News For Resorbable Stent
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Absorb Stent Thrombosis Again; Nonischemic HF ICDs; Triage on Blood Thinner

(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week
via Absorb Stent Thrombosis Again; Nonischemic HF ICDs; Triage on Blood Thinner
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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Advocates, Senators Call for More Alzheimer's Funding

(MedPage Today) -- Physicians among them at Aging Committee hearing
via Advocates, Senators Call for More Alzheimer's Funding
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Cardiovascular Challenges in Diabetes (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- A Masters of Cardiology Program video taped at the American College of Cardiology 66th Annual Scientific Sessions & Expo
via Cardiovascular Challenges in Diabetes (CME/CE)
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No SOAP to Clean Up Columbia's Match Day Mess

(MedPage Today) -- Opted for no heart surgery residents after accidentally skipping Match
via No SOAP to Clean Up Columbia's Match Day Mess
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Bringing Device Makers into the Hospital: Good Business or Ethical Risk?

(MedPage Today) -- Medtronic's deal with UH Cleveland under the microscope
via Bringing Device Makers into the Hospital: Good Business or Ethical Risk?
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CardioBrief: Major Obstruction Ahead in Treatment Of Total Coronary Blockages

(MedPage Today) -- Deep divisions remain over how to treat chronic total occlusion
via CardioBrief: Major Obstruction Ahead in Treatment Of Total Coronary Blockages
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EndoBreak: New CEO for AACE; Obesity and Pain Tolerance

(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world
via EndoBreak: New CEO for AACE; Obesity and Pain Tolerance
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Monday, March 27, 2017

iMedicalApps: An Aid to Statin Decision-Making

(MedPage Today) -- Case scenario illustrates app's utility
via iMedicalApps: An Aid to Statin Decision-Making
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Therapeutic CGM Wins Medicare Coverage

(MedPage Today) -- Dexcom G5 Mobile System only FDA-approved therapeutic system currently on the market
via Therapeutic CGM Wins Medicare Coverage
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Few States Require AEDs in Schools

(MedPage Today) -- Some increase since 2010, but legislation still lacking, group says
via Few States Require AEDs in Schools
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PCSK9 Rejections: It's Not Just You

(MedPage Today) -- Initial rejection rate about 80%, claims databases show
via PCSK9 Rejections: It's Not Just You
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CardioBreak: Serelaxin Flops for HF; Spider Venom for Stroke; Tricuspid MitraClip

(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine
via CardioBreak: Serelaxin Flops for HF; Spider Venom for Stroke; Tricuspid MitraClip
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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017

'At Least We're Not Causing Harm': What We Heard This Week

(MedPage Today) -- Quotable quotes from MedPage Today's sources
via 'At Least We're Not Causing Harm': What We Heard This Week
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Roundup: ACC 2017 for the Cath Lab

(MedPage Today) -- Buzz-generating studies reported in Washington
via Roundup: ACC 2017 for the Cath Lab
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Online Program for Type 2 Diabetes Aids in Weight Loss

(MedPage Today) -- HbA1c level also reduced in small study
via Online Program for Type 2 Diabetes Aids in Weight Loss
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GOP Bill to Replace ACA Pulled at Last Minute

(MedPage Today) -- Republicans apparently failed to garner enough votes to pass the controversial measure
via GOP Bill to Replace ACA Pulled at Last Minute
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Controversial Pharma CEO To Chair AHA Charity Ball

(MedPage Today) -- "Doesn't imply an endorsement," heart group says
via Controversial Pharma CEO To Chair AHA Charity Ball
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Focused Ultrasound Trialed for Alzheimer's Disease

(MedPage Today) -- Aim is to modulate blood-brain barrier to make anti-amyloid drugs more effective
via Focused Ultrasound Trialed for Alzheimer's Disease
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Proximal LAD: No Longer Off-Limits to Stents? (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Controversial analysis suggests only more MIs vs stenting other vessels
via Proximal LAD: No Longer Off-Limits to Stents? (CME/CE)
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CAC in CKD; 'Drip and Ship'; Active Elders

(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week
via CAC in CKD; 'Drip and Ship'; Active Elders
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EndoBreak: Diabetologist in Fabrication Scandal; New FHA Guide

(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world
via EndoBreak: Diabetologist in Fabrication Scandal; New FHA Guide
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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

iMedicalApps: Diabetes App Cleared for OTC Use

(MedPage Today) -- Helps with self-care in type 2 patients, delivers reports to providers
via iMedicalApps: Diabetes App Cleared for OTC Use
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FDA Approves Next-Gen CoreValve for High-Risk TAVR

(MedPage Today) -- CoreValve Evolut PRO features skirt to reduce paravalvular leak
via FDA Approves Next-Gen CoreValve for High-Risk TAVR
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FOURIER Verdict: Experts Weigh In

(MedPage Today) -- A MedPage Today special video report
via FOURIER Verdict: Experts Weigh In
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Morning Break: Science March Stumbles; Lilly Price Discounts; Home Loan Deals for Docs

(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff
via Morning Break: Science March Stumbles; Lilly Price Discounts; Home Loan Deals for Docs
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Novel Inotrope No Help for Survival After Cardiac Surgery

(MedPage Today) -- Levosimendan flops for patients who need hemodynamic support
via Novel Inotrope No Help for Survival After Cardiac Surgery
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Dosing Crucial for Digoxin, Warfarin Safety

(MedPage Today) -- Digoxin unsafe at high levels regardless of heart failure
via Dosing Crucial for Digoxin, Warfarin Safety
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Afib Patients Taking Warfarin May Have Higher Fracture Risk (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Difference vs dabigatran only in individuals with previous falls or fractures
via Afib Patients Taking Warfarin May Have Higher Fracture Risk (CME/CE)
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Pearls from: Pamela Douglas, MD

(MedPage Today) -- Finding the 'Holy Grail' for evaluating patients with chest pain
via Pearls from: Pamela Douglas, MD
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Money Back Guarantee: Is This a Solution for Pricey Drugs?

(MedPage Today) -- Amgen takes a page from Marketing 101, but details still elusive
via Money Back Guarantee: Is This a Solution for Pricey Drugs?
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CardioBrief: TV Ads Pushed Inappropriate Use of Testosterone

(MedPage Today) -- Study: prescriptions spiked in direct response to blizzard of 'Low T' ads
via CardioBrief: TV Ads Pushed Inappropriate Use of Testosterone
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Climate Change Linked to Rising Diabetes Prevalence: Study (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Warmer temperatures may reduce brown adipose tissue activity
via Climate Change Linked to Rising Diabetes Prevalence: Study (CME/CE)
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Monday, March 20, 2017

Coffee, Cash, an AED: Study Ranks Best Spots for Devices (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Coffee shops, ATMs good for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest treatment
via Coffee, Cash, an AED: Study Ranks Best Spots for Devices (CME/CE)
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ACC: LAAO Tied to Reduction in Thromboembolism (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Afib patients saw other benefits from add-on surgical procedure
via ACC: LAAO Tied to Reduction in Thromboembolism (CME/CE)
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ACC: Watch Out for Leaflet Thrombosis on Bioprosthetic Aortic Valves (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Anticoagulation was effective prevention, treatment
via ACC: Watch Out for Leaflet Thrombosis on Bioprosthetic Aortic Valves (CME/CE)
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Food Insecurity Tied to Less-Than-Ideal Heart Health

(MedPage Today) -- Policies needed to reduce food disparities, study authors say
via Food Insecurity Tied to Less-Than-Ideal Heart Health
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With Bridging tPA for Stroke, 'Drip and Ship' Matches 'Mothership'

(MedPage Today) -- But do findings from centers in Paris generalize to Peoria or Portland?
via With Bridging tPA for Stroke, 'Drip and Ship' Matches 'Mothership'
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ACC: Pacing Program Stops Fainting Spells (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Syncope stopped with pacing program that picks up abnormal rhythms
via ACC: Pacing Program Stops Fainting Spells (CME/CE)
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GDM Linked to Metabolic Syndrome Long After Pregnancy (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Certain risk factors were associated with MetS 7 years after pregnancy
via GDM Linked to Metabolic Syndrome Long After Pregnancy (CME/CE)
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World's Cleanest Arteries; Real-World CardioMEMS; Double-Hit Drugs in HF and Diabetes

(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine
via World's Cleanest Arteries; Real-World CardioMEMS; Double-Hit Drugs in HF and Diabetes
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ACC: High Troponin T Levels May Up Death Risk Post-Surgery (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Blood test could point to myocardial injury
via ACC: High Troponin T Levels May Up Death Risk Post-Surgery (CME/CE)
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Morning Break: CME for Quackery; Unapologetic Abortions; Mayo Clinic Walkback

(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff
via Morning Break: CME for Quackery; Unapologetic Abortions; Mayo Clinic Walkback
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Sunday, March 19, 2017

ACC: Cerebral Protection Devices Might Not Help in SAVR, TAVR

(MedPage Today) -- Researchers urge systematic neurological consults
via ACC: Cerebral Protection Devices Might Not Help in SAVR, TAVR
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PCI with Radial Access Tied to Greater Radiation Dose to Docs (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Operator equivalent dose particularly higher at the thorax
via PCI with Radial Access Tied to Greater Radiation Dose to Docs (CME/CE)
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ACC: NOAC Safer for Use in Afib Ablation

(MedPage Today) -- For uninterrupted anticoagulation, dabigatran lessened bleeding events
via ACC: NOAC Safer for Use in Afib Ablation
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ACC: Another HDL Therapy Crashes and Burns

(MedPage Today) -- Failure of pre-beta HDL mimetic puts another nail in the HDL coffin
via ACC: Another HDL Therapy Crashes and Burns
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ACC: FOURIER Substudy May Help Refute 'Dr. Google'

(MedPage Today) -- No neurocognitive adverse effects linked to very low LDL levels
via ACC: FOURIER Substudy May Help Refute 'Dr. Google'
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ACC: Factor Xa Inhibitor Plus P2Y12 Inhibitor OK in ACS (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- But results from phase II trial should not change practice
via ACC: Factor Xa Inhibitor Plus P2Y12 Inhibitor OK in ACS (CME/CE)
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ACC: Novel Drug Fails to Reduce Post-Op Risks

(MedPage Today) -- A calcium sensitizer flops in study aimed at cutting post-op risks
via ACC: Novel Drug Fails to Reduce Post-Op Risks
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Saturday, March 18, 2017

ACC: Absorb Stent Safety Still Called into Question

(MedPage Today) -- ABSORB III trialists call it "acceptable," but FDA unconvinced
via ACC: Absorb Stent Safety Still Called into Question
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ACC: Medical Tx Comparable to Stenting for CTOs

(MedPage Today) -- Intention-to-treat analysis of DECISION-CTO trial
via ACC: Medical Tx Comparable to Stenting for CTOs
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PCSK9 Antidrug Antibodies: Not a Class Effect

(MedPage Today) -- Alirocumab clear of problems seen with bococizumab, researchers say
via PCSK9 Antidrug Antibodies: Not a Class Effect
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PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)

(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include managing after DVT, anticoagulation in folks with Afib, surviving with cystic fibrosis, and where to have rehabilitation after knee replacement.
via PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
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ACC: Online Videos Help HTN Adherence

(MedPage Today) -- Blood pressure, Framingham risk improved in small trial
via ACC: Online Videos Help HTN Adherence
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D.C. Weeek: HHS, NIH Face Severe Budget Cuts

(MedPage Today) -- Also, the CBO foresees dramatic upswing in uninsurance from GOP health plan
via D.C. Weeek: HHS, NIH Face Severe Budget Cuts
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ACC: iFR Matches FFR for Evaluating Stable CAD

(MedPage Today) -- With no vasodilation required, "iFR may be the new standard
via ACC: iFR Matches FFR for Evaluating Stable CAD
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FDA Issues Warning for Absorb Stent

(MedPage Today) -- Higher risk of stent thrombosis and MI under investigation
via FDA Issues Warning for Absorb Stent
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ACC: Complete Revascularization Outcomes on Top (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Benefit of FFR-guided multivessel stenting driven by fewer repeat procedures
via ACC: Complete Revascularization Outcomes on Top (CME/CE)
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ACC: Novel Drug Delivers Long-Term Cholesterol Reduction

(MedPage Today) -- RNA interference drug inhibits synthesis of PCSK9
via ACC: Novel Drug Delivers Long-Term Cholesterol Reduction
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ACC: Even Very Low Dose Rivaroxaban Prevents Recurrent VTE

(MedPage Today) -- Results from EINSTEIN CHOICE point to new clinical pathway
via ACC: Even Very Low Dose Rivaroxaban Prevents Recurrent VTE
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Big Catheters, Big Bleeds

(MedPage Today) -- Nearly one-fifth of patients suffer complications
via Big Catheters, Big Bleeds
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