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  • CT renders transesophageal echo largely avoidable in TAVR
    PARIS – Advances in CT scanner technology make cardiac CT a viable alternative to transesophageal echocardiography for preprocedural detection of left atrial appendage thrombus in candidates for... ...
    Published on 2016-05-26
  • Exercise training cuts heart failure mortality
    FLORENCE, ITALY – Exercise training boosts the longevity of patients with heart failure. Although results from several prior randomized, controlled trials had already shown a mortality benefit from ...
    Published on 2016-05-26
  • Prasugrel beats clopidogrel for complex PCI in ACS
    PARIS – Patients undergoing complex percutaneous intervention for acute coronary syndrome fared significantly better with prasugrel than clopidogrel as antiplatelet therapy in the large, real-world... ...
    Published on 2016-05-26


  • The American Heart Association applauds the New York appellate court decisi...
    DALLAS, May 26, 2016 – The American Heart Association applauds the New York appellate court decision announced today to continue implementing a ‘warning’ designation on menu items that exceed 2300 mg of sodium. Although many restaurant chains have ...
    Published on 2016-05-26
  • Smoking may increase kidney disease risk in African-Americans
    Study Highlights: Cigarette smoking may be damaging to kidney function in African-Americans. The more cigarettes smoked daily, the higher the risk of kidney failure over time. Increased inflammation in current smokers points to a possible link. ...
    Published on 2016-05-25
  • Higher fluctuations in blood pressure linked to brain function decline
    Study Highlights: Fluctuations in blood pressure readings over a five-year period resulted in faster declines in brain and cognitive function among older adults. Controlling this blood pressure instability may be a strategy to preserve cognitive function among older adults, researchers… ...
    Published on 2016-05-23

  • Dr Heimlich saves choking woman
    The 96-year-old man behind the Heimlich manoeuvre has used the technique to save a woman choking at his retirement home. ...
    Published on 2016-05-27
  • Scots Ebola nurse ‘may never run again’
    The Scottish nurse who survived Ebola says she has been left with permanent weakness in her leg and will probably never run again. ...
    Published on 2016-05-27
  • Glasgow is ‘lung disease death capital’
    Scotland's urban areas, particularly around Glasgow, have the highest lung disease mortality rates in Britain, according to a new report. ...
    Published on 2016-05-27

  • Ambient Air Toxicity – A Rising Specter of Death
    The important and ambitious study by Vaduganathan et al, provides another substantial stimulus for continued efforts to control the quality of environmental air. The data obtained by epidemiologic, societal and research organizations have provided ample evidence to provoke further legislation… ...
    Published on 2016-05-25
  • Platelet Counts: A Word of Wisdom
    The article entitled "Relation between Platelet Count and Platelet Reactivity to Thrombotic and Bleeding Risk: From the Assessment of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy With Drug-Eluting Stents Study" by Giustino G et al was read with great intrigue. 1 Indeed, the potential… ...
    Published on 2016-05-25
  • Ivabradine in Coronary Heart Disease—The Emperor Has No Clothes
    Ivabradine was launched in Europe as a novel anti-anginal known to inhibit the sinus node I-f channel. In doing so the drug produces dose-dependent decrease in heart rate and thereby possibly anti-ischemic effects, presumably without significantly affecting blood pressure, myocardial… ...
    Published on 2016-05-20

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