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Heart failure associated with methamphetamine use increasing among US veterans | AHA
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Heart failure associated with methamphetamine use increasing among US veterans | AHA

Meth use among veterans more than quadrupled in a decade.

Driving a Tesla didn’t trip the defibrillator | AHA
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Driving a Tesla didn’t trip the defibrillator | AHA

Electric vehicles may be safe to use for individuals with cardiac defibrillators.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from J Am Heart Assoc
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Metformin linked to stroke risk in hemodialysis patients with diabetes

Both ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke risk are elevated in metformin users.

Pope tells doctors avoiding ‘overzealous’ treatment is not the same as euthanasia
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Pope tells doctors avoiding ‘overzealous’ treatment is not the same as euthanasia

The Pope sent a detailed message to the World Medical Association’s European Congress on end of life questions.

Latinos less aware of AEDs | AHA
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Latinos less aware of AEDs | AHA

26% of Latinos reported not knowing what an AED was, compared to 5% of non-Latinos

Sudden cardiac mortality rate seven times higher among young Danish with diabetes | AHA
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Sudden cardiac mortality rate seven times higher among young Danish with diabetes | AHA

Young were found be eight times more likely to die from any kind of heart disease.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Diabetes Ther
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Liraglutide’s CV benefit seen only when added to metformin

Significant real-life differences seen when liraglutide was combined with sulfonylureas vs metformin.

Sixth-graders can learn and perform CPR effectively | AHA
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Sixth-graders can learn and perform CPR effectively | AHA

Some states already require Hands-Only CPR training for high school graduation.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from CNS Drugs
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Parkinson's disease: polypharmacy often leads to drug interactions

A cohort study of patients with Parkinson’s disease receiving multiple medications.

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Pathologic pediatric murmur: simple technique can rule it out.

A reliable clinical tool for distinguishing the pathological from the positional.

Transcatheter implant proves successful for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction
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Transcatheter implant proves successful for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction

The study is the first randomised, sham-controlled trial to evaluate an interatrial shunt device in mid-range or preserved ejection fraction heart failure.

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SSRIs not linked to post-thrombolysis intracerebral hemorrhage

An analysis of registry data for more than 6000 patients.

BP control improved by gastric bypass | AHA
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BP control improved by gastric bypass | AHA

Many patients were able to meet aggressive SPRINT target of <120 mmHG.

Empagliflozin reduces CV death in adults with T2DM and PAD | AHA
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Empagliflozin reduces CV death in adults with T2DM and PAD | AHA

Added to standard of care, empagliflozin reduced the risk of CV death by 43%.