Webinar - Natriuretic Peptides: A Cardiologist’s View
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  September 18, 2018  
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#ALT# Webinar - Natriuretic Peptides: A Cardiologist’s View

Natriuretic peptides are secreted from the heart as counter regulatory hormones in response to increased intraventricular and atrial pressure and stretch. This webinar discusses the accurate diagnosis of heart failure using natriuretic peptide tests.

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The release of "danger" molecules in response to significant periods of mental stress early in life may leave young people at lifelong risk of cardiovascular disease, scientists report.
 
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 Treating sleep apnea in stroke patients provides significant benefits
 
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 Kessler Foundation awarded $50,000 grant to study outcomes of new stroke therapy
 
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 Differences in mitochondrial DNA determine severity of heart disease caused by nDNA mutation
 
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 New statement provides detailed overview of how to diagnose, treat resistant hypertension
 
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 Sleep apnea, congenital heart disease in hospitalized infants strongly associated with death
 
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 Whole fat dairy may protect from cardiovascular disease and stroke
 
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 Bioabsorbable Scaffolds for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
 
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 New NIH grant may help design safer heart pumps
 
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 Study shows cost-effectiveness of financial incentive program to control cholesterol
 
Study shows cost-effectiveness of financial incentive program to control cholesterolA program that offered financial incentives to both patients and their physicians to control low-density lipoproteins cholesterol could be a cost-effective intervention for patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease, according to new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
 
 
 Anticoagulant use in East Asian patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation
 
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 Research shows novel approach for treatment of myocardial infarction
 
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