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Phase III COMPASS study shows Xarelto (rivaroxaban)+ aspirin significantly reduced major CV events.- Janssen Research Development + Bayer HealthCare.

Results from the pivotal Phase III COMPASS study found that the Xarelto (rivaroxaban) vascular dose (2.5 mg twice daily) plus...

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Sub-analysis of data from the Phase III PEGASUS-TIMI 54 trial of Brilinta demonstrated a 29% risk reduction in CV death.- AstraZeneca.

AstraZeneca announced results from a new sub-analysis of data from the Phase III PEGASUS-TIMI 54 trial demonstrating a 29% risk...

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Study of PCI patients with Impella 2.5 heart pump published in Journal of Interventional Cardiology- Abiomed

Abiomed announced the publication of a peer-reviewed retrospective study on hemodynamic support with the Impella 2.5 heart pump. The study...

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European Guidelines for the management of acute coronary syndromes in patients presenting wihout persistent ST-segment elevation

The present document deals with the management of patients with suspected NSTE-ACS, replacing the document first published in 2000 and...

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ESC/EACTS Guidelines on Myocardial Revascularisation

In 2014, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first procedures performed in 1964. Thirteen years...

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MI – secondary prevention: Secondary prevention in primary and secondary care for patients following a myocardial infarction

Myocardial infarction (MI) is one of the most dramatic presentations of coronary artery disease. It is usually caused by blockage...

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Journal articles

Cangrelor: A New Route for P2Y12 Inhibition.

Antiplatelet therapy with a P2Y12 inhibitor is a key component of treatment for patients with acute coronary syndromes undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.

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The Association Between Testosterone Use and Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events (MACE): An Exploratory Retrospective Cohort Analysis of Two Large, Contemporary, Coronary Heart Disease Clinical Trials

The cardiovascular (CV) safety profile of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in men is uncertain, particularly in older individuals with pre-existing coronary heart disease (CHD)

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Risk of myocardial infarction in older men receiving testosterone therapy.

Testosterone therapy for older men has increased substantially over the past decade. Research on the effects of testosterone therapy on cardiovascular outcomes has yielded inconsistent results.

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Peter English

Doctor in public health and health protection. Particular interests in vaccination (editor of journal Vaccines in Practice) and health informatics/intelligence. I blog and post in a personal capacity: nothing I write here should be assumed to represent the views of anybody other than ... Read more

The advance decision not to attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Decisions to start cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), or to decide in advance to issue a "do not attempt (cardiopulmonary) resuscitation" (DNAR) notice have always been a hot topic in clinical medicine. It may have become even more so since a recent (June 2014) court decision. This post discusses some of the issues and legalities around DNAR decisions.

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