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ACC

  • Genes that drive glucose levels also drive heart disease
    MUNICH – A group of 12 genes that influence blood sugar appears to help drive the risk of heart disease, independent of type 2 diabetes. The genome-wide association study determined that every 1 ...
    Published on 2016-09-30
  • Medical quality beats patient comfort
    A good way to survive an acute myocardial infarction is to go to the best hospital. Some patients seem to have found out where those are. For those of us who want to know where to go and… ...
    Published on 2016-09-30
  • GAO report calls out HHS for misdirecting ACA reinsurance funds
    The Health and Human Services department is failing to properly administer a reinsurance program under the Affordable Care Act by unlawfully diverting funds intended for the U.S. Treasury, according... ...
    Published on 2016-09-29

AHA

  • Meta-analysis of Usefulness of Concomitant Mitral Valve Repair or Replaceme...
    Moderate ischemic mitral regurgitation (MR) is often present in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). However the clinical benefit of repairing moderate MR during CABG is unproven. We searched multiple databases to identify original studies comparing isolated CABG versus… ...
    Published on 2016-12-07
  • Comparison of the Incidence of Major Bleeding with Rivaroxaban Use among No...
    Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a common comorbidity in those with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). Most patients with DM and NVAF have a CHA2DS2-VASc score of ≥1 and should be considered for oral anticoagulation therapy for stroke prevention per treatment guidelines.… ...
    Published on 2016-12-07
  • Comparison of Outcomes of Staged Complete Revascularization vs Culprit Lesi...
    The management of non-infarct-related arteries in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and multivessel coronary disease (MVD) is still debated. We evaluated the prognostic impact of staged complete revascularization with percutaneous coronary intervention in STEMI patients with MVD admitted to… ...
    Published on 2016-12-07

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