Cardiology

INR variability predicts warfarin adverse effects

(HealthDay)—Unstable anticoagulation predicts warfarin adverse effects regardless of time in therapeutic range, according to a study published online Sept. 2 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Ou ...

Sep 16, 2014
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Blood pressure monitoring

(Medical Xpress)—Untreated and sustained hypertension has an adverse effect on brain structure and function, and is a risk factor for cognitive decline and dementia. Blood pressure (BP) variability from ...

Sep 16, 2014
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What's more effective: Generic or brand-name statins?

Statins are the most frequently prescribed drugs in the United States and are effective in reducing cardiovascular events. However, evidence suggests that patients do not always take these medications as prescribed and may ...

Sep 15, 2014
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Results of ISAR-CLOSURE trial reported at TCT 2014

A new clinical trial found that vascular closure devices (VCD) are non-inferior to manual compression in patients undergoing transfemoral coronary angiography. Findings were reported today at the 26th annual Transcatheter ...

Sep 15, 2014
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Results of PARTNER I trial reported at TCT 2014

New data from a landmark clinical trial found that after five years, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) demonstrated a persistent mortality benefit, improved functional status, and resulted in a lower rate of repeat ...

Sep 15, 2014
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Results of CLEAN-TAVI trial reported at TCT 2014

A first-of-its kind study found that using a cerebral protection device during transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) can significantly reduce the number and volume of cerebral lesions in high risk patients with severe ...

Sep 15, 2014
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