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Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology to publish paper on eGFR and albuminuria for prediction of cardiovascular outcomes

Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology to publish paper on eGFR and albuminuria for prediction of cardiovascular outcomes

The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology is pleased to announce that the following paper will be published to coincide with presentation at the 52nd ERA-EDTA Congress, taking place in London, UK, May 28 - 31, 2015. [More]

Study finds botulinum toxin injections in epicardial fat pads reduce AF risk immediately following surgery and after one year of follow-up

AF is the most common arrhythmia complicating cardiac surgery and occurs in approximately 30-40 percent of patients undergoing CABG surgery... [More]
Survey: 52% of acute coronary syndrome patients don't take their prescribed OAP therapy

Survey: 52% of acute coronary syndrome patients don't take their prescribed OAP therapy

People with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) who undergo an angioplasty procedure and receive a heart stent are prescribed an oral antiplatelet (OAP) therapy and aspirin to help prevent a heart attack, a blood clot in their heart stent (stent thrombosis), or even death. [More]
Study: Adding peanuts to a high fat meal improves vascular function

Study: Adding peanuts to a high fat meal improves vascular function

A study of peanut consumption showed that including them as a part of a high fat meal improved the post-meal triglyceride response and preserved endothelial function. [More]
Study compares effectiveness of CT scan and traditional stress test in patients with chest pain

Study compares effectiveness of CT scan and traditional stress test in patients with chest pain

Patients with chest pain have similar rates of heart attacks and other major cardiac events within two years whether they were evaluated with a new type of CT scan or the traditional stress test, according to results presented today by Duke Medicine researchers at a meeting of the American College of Cardiology. [More]
New study shows who benefits most from statin therapy

New study shows who benefits most from statin therapy

Research has demonstrated that the risk for developing coronary heart disease depends on a host of risk factors that are related both to lifestyle and genetics. In a new study from Brigham and Women's Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and Massachusetts General Hospital, researchers tested whether a composite of genetic variants could identify the risk of cardiovascular death and heart attacks as well as identify individuals who derived greater clinical benefit from statin therapy. [More]
Physicians in subspecialties report increased satisfaction with concierge medicine model

Physicians in subspecialties report increased satisfaction with concierge medicine model

Attracted to the opportunity to provide concierge medicine's hallmark model of personalized care, physicians in subspecialties such as cardiology, endocrinology, pulmonology, and others are increasingly converting their practices, and reporting increased professional and personal satisfaction, according to Michael Friedlander, Principal at national healthcare consulting firm Specialdocs. [More]
CHOP presents new findings on pediatric cardiovascular disease at AHA Scientific Sessions

CHOP presents new findings on pediatric cardiovascular disease at AHA Scientific Sessions

Physician-researchers from the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia presented new findings on pediatric cardiovascular disease at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2014 in Chicago. [More]
ASAHI INTECC, Boston Scientific to develop new, differentiated FFR wire

ASAHI INTECC, Boston Scientific to develop new, differentiated FFR wire

Boston Scientific Corporation and ASAHI INTECC (Securities Code 7747, Second Section, Tokyo and Nagoya Stock Exchange) have formalized plans to develop a new, differentiated fractional flow reserve (FFR) wire. [More]
Heart problems less likely for spouses than for single people

Heart problems less likely for spouses than for single people

People who are married have lower rates of several cardiovascular diseases compared with those who are single, divorced or widowed, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session. The relationship between marriage and lower odds of vascular diseases is especially pronounced before age 50. [More]
Lower levels of vitamin D predict extent of coronary artery disease

Lower levels of vitamin D predict extent of coronary artery disease

Vitamin D deficiency is an independent risk factor for heart disease with lower levels of vitamin D being associated with a higher presence and severity of coronary artery disease, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session. [More]
Researchers analyze existing cohort studies and randomized trials on coronary risk and fatty acid intake

Researchers analyze existing cohort studies and randomized trials on coronary risk and fatty acid intake

A new study raises questions about current guidelines which generally restrict the consumption of saturated fats and encourage consumption of polyunsaturated fats to prevent heart disease. The research was published today, 18 March, in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. [More]
CSI's new Diamondback Peripheral 60cm systems receive FDA clearance for PAD treatment

CSI's new Diamondback Peripheral 60cm systems receive FDA clearance for PAD treatment

Cardiovascular Systems, Inc., announced today it has received FDA clearance of its new Diamondback 360 60cm Peripheral Orbital Atherectomy Systems (OAS) for the treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). [More]
Researchers evaluate trends in cause-specific long-term mortality post PCI

Researchers evaluate trends in cause-specific long-term mortality post PCI

More people who have known coronary heart disease die from other causes — such as cancer, and lung and neurological diseases — than heart disease, compared with 20 years ago, according to a Mayo Clinic study published online today in Circulation, an American Heart Association journal. [More]
Patients who experience abrupt kidney injury following surgery have increased risk of heart problems

Patients who experience abrupt kidney injury following surgery have increased risk of heart problems

Patients who experience abrupt kidney injury following surgery have an increased risk of later developing heart problems, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). [More]
ESC presents results of pilot registry on management and treatment of AF in Europe

ESC presents results of pilot registry on management and treatment of AF in Europe

Results for a pilot registry on the management and treatment of atrial fibrillation in Europe were presented yesterday by the European Society of Cardiology. AF is the commonest cardiac rhythm disorder and each of us have a one-in-four lifetime risk of developing it. Statistics show that oral anticoagulant use has increased, but new oral anticoagulant use is still low. Authors also concluded that compliance with treatment guidelines for patients with the lowest and higher stroke risk scores remains suboptimal. [More]
U.S. physicians use CSI's Diamondback 360 Coronary OAS for coronary artery disease treatment

U.S. physicians use CSI's Diamondback 360 Coronary OAS for coronary artery disease treatment

Cardiovascular Systems, Inc., today announced that its new Diamondback 360 Coronary Orbital Atherectomy System is being used by physicians across the country to treat coronary artery disease. This follows the company's recent PMA approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market the device as a treatment for severely calcified coronary arteries. [More]
Study finds patients treated with varespladib drug more likely to experience cardiovascular events

Study finds patients treated with varespladib drug more likely to experience cardiovascular events

Patients with acute coronary syndrome who were treated with the experimental drug varespladib were more likely to experience additional cardiovascular events - including sudden death, heart attack and stroke - than those treated with placebo, according to research from the Cleveland Clinic Coordinating Center for Clinical Research (C5Research). [More]
New method for quickly ruling out serious acute coronary disease of chest pains

New method for quickly ruling out serious acute coronary disease of chest pains

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have tested a new method for quickly ruling out acute myocardial infarction or other serious acute coronary disease in Emergency department patients complaining of chest pains. [More]
CSI receives PMA approval to market Diamondback 360 Coronary Orbital Atherectomy System

CSI receives PMA approval to market Diamondback 360 Coronary Orbital Atherectomy System

Cardiovascular Systems, Inc., today announced that it has received PMA approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market its Diamondback 360® Coronary Orbital Atherectomy System (OAS) as a treatment for severely calcified coronary arteries. [More]
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