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Evidence that tirzepatide protects against diabetes-related cardiac damages

Cardiovascular Diabetology

Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1RAs) are effective antidiabetic drugs with potential cardiovascular benefits. Despite their well-established role in reducing the risk of major adverse cardiovas.

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FDA Warns About Impella Left-Sided Blood Pumps, Linked to 49 Deaths

HCPLive

FDA issued a warning for the the Impella left-sided blood pumps as it had received many reports of heart-wall tears, increasing the risk of death, hypertension, and more.

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Risk analysis of the association between different hemoglobin glycation index and poor prognosis in critical patients with coronary heart disease-A study based on the MIMIC-IV database

Cardiovascular Diabetology

The hemoglobin glycation index (HGI) is the difference between the observed and predicted values of glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c), which is closely associated with a variety of poor prognoses. However, there.

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Up to 30 percent of CVD mortality attributable to excess salt intake

Medical Xpress - Cardiology

Excess sodium intake is associated with 10 to 30 percent of cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality, according to a study published online March 26 in JAMA Network Open.

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Research Gaps Limit Role of Intravenous Hydration for Sickle Cell Crises

HCPLive

A systematic review highlights the available evidence on the use of intravenous fluid in sickle cell vaso-occlusive crises and reported adverse outcomes.

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Medical Thoracoscopy Not the Only Good Way to Biopsy Complex Pleural Effusion

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- For the diagnosis of people with pleural effusion, an initial image-assisted Abrams needle biopsy (IA-ANPB) can match medical thoracoscopy (MT) in diagnostic accuracy in some cases, a small randomized controlled trial found.

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The Evolving Role of Advanced Practice Providers Treating Plaque Psoriasis

HCPLive

Dermatology physician assistants are talking about the evolving role of their profession in taking care of patients with plaque psoriasis.

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States with the most, least statin refills by age group

Becker's Hospital Review - Cardiology

Hawaii has the highest statin refill for people 45 to 60 years old, while Maine has the highest refill for people over 65, according to a new GoodRx report.

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Analysis Finds Bempedoic Acid Reduces CV Risk, Regardless of Ethnicity

HCPLive

An analysis of the CLEAR Outcomes trial suggests bempedoic acid was well-tolerated in Hispanic/Latinx and non-Hispanic/Latinx individuals with statin intolerance.

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ACC CardiaCast’s PulseCheck: Shared Decision Making

American College of Cardiology

In this panel discussion, host Andrea Price MS, AACC brings together Liz Perpetua ARNP, ACNP-BC, DNP, FACC, Martha Gulati MD, MS, FACC, and Bailey Estes MSN, AGNP-C, to explore best practices related to structural heart disease. In this episode, the focus is on shared decision making.

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Reflecting on Latest Updates in Psoriasis Research with Raj Chovatiya, MD, PhD

HCPLive

Chovatiya spoke in this post-AAD interview to some of the major takeaways in psoriasis research, highlighting deucravacitinib, bimekizumab, and other therapies.

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Associations of triglyceride-glucose (TyG) index with chest pain incidence and mortality among the U.S. population

Cardiovascular Diabetology

The triglyceride and glucose (TyG) index, a simple surrogate marker of insulin resistance, is related to cardiovascular disease. However, there is a lack of evidence for the relationship between the TyG index.

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Statins’ Diabetes Risks and Benefits

CardiacWire

A new Lancet study brought statins’ diabetes risks back into the headlines, showing that statins do indeed drive significant increases in new diabetes diagnoses, while arguing that statins’ cardiovascular benefits still far outweigh their diabetes risks. Researchers from the Cholesterol Treatment Trialists’ Collaboration analyzed 19 RCTs comparing statins versus a placebo (n= 124k, 21% w/ diabetes, 4.3yr median follow up) and four RCTs comparing low and high-intensity statin therapies (n= 31k, 1

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Frailty and Efficacy of Primary Prevention ICDs Among HF Patients

American College of Cardiology

Can the baseline frailty status of patients with heart failure (HF) be used to predict who will benefit the most from placement of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) for primary prevention?

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James Q. Del Rosso, DO: Discussing News of Benzene Exposure in Acne Skincare Products

HCPLive

In this interview, Del Rosso expresses his personal views on the recent report of benzene in benzoyl peroxide acne products.

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FDA approves Winrevair for pulmonary arterial hypertension in adults

Medical Xpress - Cardiology

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Winrevair (sotatercept-csrk) as an injectable treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in adults.

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BPL-003 Shows Rapid Antidepressant Effect for Treatment-Resistant Depression

HCPLive

A phase 2a open-label study found BL-003 for treatment-resistant depression was well-tolerated and any acute effects resolved on average in less than 2 hours.

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Development and validation of a prognostic model for predicting post-discharge mortality risk in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI)

Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Accurately predicting post-discharge mortality risk in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) remains a complex and critic.

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Determination of Electrical Axis in ECG

All About Cardiovascular System and Disorders

Transcript of the video: When we talk about the electrical axis in the ECG, we usually mean the mean QRS axis. Even though it is possible to calculate the axis of each component of the QRS like the initial activation and later activation, we usually mean the mean QRS electrical axis. And, electrical axis can be calculated for the P wave, PR segment, QRS complex, ST segment and T wave.

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Culprit Lesion PCI Before Diagnostic Angiography for Faster STEMI Reperfusion

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- Operators safely shaved a few minutes off heart attack reperfusion times by taking patients straight to culprit lesion percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) when they arrived at the catheterization lab, according to a small.

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Coronary artery disease and outcomes following transcatheter aortic valve implantation

Open Heart

Background Aortic stenosis is a life-limiting condition for which transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is an established therapy. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is frequently found in this patient group and optimal management in these patients remains uncertain. Objectives We sought to examine the association of coexistent CAD on mortality and hospital readmission in patients undergoing TAVI.

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The Need for Biosimilars in Inflammatory Diseases and Regulatory Requirements for Approval

HCPLive

Drs Lio, Botsoglou, and Axelrad discuss the need for biosimilars in inflammatory diseases, and clinical pharmacist Dr Humphreys reviews the regulatory requirements for biosimilars to receive FDA approval.

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Surgical Treatment of Tetralogy of Fallot and Sequelae

All About Cardiovascular System and Disorders

Transcript of video: Tetralogy of Fallot is one of the commonest cyanotic congenital heart diseases. As the name implies, there are four defects. One is ventricular septal defect, second is overriding aorta, third is pulmonary stenosis, usually right ventricular outflow tract stenosis and associated right ventricular hypertrophy. Overriding aorta with ventricular septal defect causes right to left shunt and cyanosis so that in infancy, cyanotic spells may also be there and squatting is one of th

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Screening for PsA and Selecting Right Biologic Therapy

HCPLive

Dermatologist and rheumatologist Saakshi Khattri highlights the importance of screening psoriasis patients for psoriatic arthritis and how that may impact treatment decisions.

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Minimally Invasive Options For High-Risk Heart Surgery

MIBHS

Known as an alternative to open heart surgery, minimally invasive surgery is preferred by many patients. It involves tiny incisions that allow a surgeon to access the heart between the rib bones. This eliminates the need to cut the breastbone. Compared to traditional heart surgery, minimally invasive procedures usually come with less pain and risk as well as a shorter recovery.

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Overview of the Recent Development in the Treatment Landscape: Plaque Psoriasis

HCPLive

Advances practice providers TJ Chao, MPAS, PA-C and Kristine Kucera, PA-C, MPAS, DHS discuss the recent development in the treatment landscape of plaque psoriasis.

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Feature | From Magic to Mission: ACC President Hadley Wilson Reflects on Past Year

American College of Cardiology

Magical, is how outgoing ACC President B. Hadley Wilson, MD, FACC, describes his past year as the College's 72nd president. A year that had him literally traveling around the world on behalf of the College and brought with it a number of critical opportunities to leave a lasting impact on the ACC's future.

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Journey to the Diagnosis of Generalized Pustular Psoriasis (GPP)

HCPLive

Patient Kanya Oul shares her journey to the diagnosis of generalized pustular psoriasis (GPP) and her care with dermatologist Dr Scott Boswell.

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Feature | Driving Urgency in LDL Screening Initiative: A Collaborative Effort to Bridge Gaps in CV Care

American College of Cardiology

Evidence-based lipid testing and treatment rates for patients at risk for cardiovascular (CV) events remain poor, despite current guideline recommendations from the ACC and American Heart Association for broad baseline lipid testing and consistent follow-up at three months post initiation or changes to medication or lifestyle.

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Women Experience Sleep Disruptions, Heightened Anger in Days Leading Up to Period

HCPLive

A new study found sleep and emotional well-being are impacted days before women get their period.

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Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Improves Performance through Better Medical Record Management

Society of Thoracic Surgeons - Surgeon

Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Improves Performance through Better Medical Record Management KCummings Fri, 03/29/2024 - 08:54 Overview In the fast-paced environment of healthcare, hospitals face significant challenges related to medical records. The increasing number of missing documents in electronic medical records (EMR) can pose obstacles to case abstraction and risk adjustment.

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Choosing the Right Psoriasis Treatment: Tailoring Therapy to Patient Characteristics

HCPLive

Experts discuss the plethora of treatment options for psoriasis, including topicals, oral therapies, phototherapy, and biologics.

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Cover Story | Clinical Decision-Making in Aortic Stenosis in Patients With Bicuspid Valves

American College of Cardiology

In the past decade, the U.S. has seen a 25-fold increase in the use of TAVR, with more than 100,000 performed annually. This technique is now employed in approximately 85% of all isolated aortic valve replacements. Despite this growth, there are notable gaps in the evidence.

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KP1077 Is Safe, Tolerable for Improving Idiopathic Hypersomnia Symptoms

HCPLive

A phase 2 trial found KP1077 provides clinically meaningful benefits for idiopathic hypersomnia.

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Feature | The Overlooked Skill: Integrating Mindfulness Into Interventional Cardiology (and More)

American College of Cardiology

In the fast-paced world of medicine, clinicians navigate complex, high-pressure environments, each with its own unique demands and challenges determined by their roles and specialties. It's not uncommon for clinicians to experience even further stress during their workday, say from interacting with patients and their families or from performing certain tasks and procedures within an intricate, multifaceted environment.

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An Overview of Adalimumab Biosimilars

HCPLive

Clinicians and a pharmacist provide an overview of the emerging adalimumab biosimilars in the recent years.

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Feature | ACC Chapters: Cultivating Community, Delivering Actionable Knowledge, Transforming Care, Sustaining a Legacy

American College of Cardiology

ACC's State Chapters play a pivotal role in fulfilling the College's Mission to transform cardiovascular (CV) care and improve heart health for all. Their on-the-ground efforts to foster community, develop new leaders, ensure equitable access to cardiovascular care, share the latest science and best practices, and advocate for health policies that protect clinicians and patients, are critical to the ACC's ability to deliver on its Strategic Pillars and major initiatives.