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Statins cut VTE risk

Lancet review of statins for primary prevention of VTE.

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How much lipid lowering on statins calls for diabetes attention?

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Hypertension: systolic blood pressure of ≥110-115mmHg linked to 10 million deaths

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Fresh Brexit concerns for European doctors

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CHD accelerates cognitive decline in dementia

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Is stem cell therapy effective for serious heart problems?

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TMAO levels are prognostic marker for incidence of cardiovascular events

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Heart Assoc
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Aldosterone doesn't predict CV events after ACS in non-HF patients

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D-dimer and vWF may predict cardiac stress, not heart failure in older British men

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Professional & Business

  • International Medical Press

Review raises concerns over locum doctors

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Hospitals braced for cold weather ‘spike’

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Hospitals declare ‘black alert’ due to overcrowding

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Former GMC chief to lead NHS Confederation

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Plans for seven-day GPs ‘in disarray’

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NHS warning from leading doctors and nurses

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What is the role of perioperative beta-blockers in diabetes patients undergoing noncardiac surgery?

Previous findings have conflicted, and timing has not been addressed.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur Heart J
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ACS: patients with HIV have higher platelet reactivity in response to dual antiplatelet therapy

HIV-infected individuals are at higher risk for ischemic events.

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OECD critical of 'wasteful clinical care’ in new report
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OECD critical of 'wasteful clinical care’ in new report

According to the OECD, more than 10 per cent of hospital expenditure is spent on correcting preventable medical mistakes or infections.

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Self-expanding transapical aortic bioprosthesis has good success rate, outcomes in TAVR

In patients at high risk for coronary artery obstruction, the Symetis Acurate TA performs well.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Circ Cardiovasc Imaging
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Afib-related functional tricuspid regurgitation should be amenable to TV annuloplasty

Annular dilatation is associated with regurgitation severity in this population.

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New guidelines for treating  A.Fib in patients taking anticoagulants
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New guidelines for treating A.Fib in patients taking anticoagulants

The ACC publishes new Expert Consensus Decision Pathway for Periprocedural Management of Anticoagulation in Patients With Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Cardiovasc
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Are your CVD patients still taking NSAIDs? They should not be

FDA’s warning going unheeded in many cases.

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Brain activity shows stress’s effect on heart
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Brain activity shows stress’s effect on heart

Higher activity in the amygdala, a brain region involved in stress, is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease events, show the results...

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur J Prev Cardiol
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Comorbid COPD and CHF underdiagnosed and undertreated by specialists

No patients newly diagnosed with either comorbidity was prescribed modified therapy by their treating cardiologist or pulmonologist.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JACC Heart Failure
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Beta-blockers are linked to reduced mortality in HFrEF with Afib of any type

But no link with reduced hospitalizations.

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FDA: MRI can cause malfunction of implantable pumps

Medication errors have resulted in patient injury and death.

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Doctors under-estimate the harm of treatments, screening and tests
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Doctors under-estimate the harm of treatments, screening and tests

Doctors often overestimate the benefits and underestimate the harms of test, treatments and screenings.

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Multimodal imaging can improve diagnosis of infective endocarditis
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Multimodal imaging can improve diagnosis of infective endocarditis

Flowchart of diagnostic workup for infective endocarditis.

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Diabetes raises postoperative cognitive dysfunction risk

Evidence extends relatively well-established role of hyperglycemia in age-related cognitive impairment.

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