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Three year data on Valiant Captivia Thoracic Stent Graft System shows safety and efficacy in Type B aortic dissection- Medtronic

Medtronic announced new data, demonstrating safety and efficacy at three years in acute complicated Type B aortic dissection patients treated...

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Sentinel Cerebral Protection System filed with FDA for yse during TAVR - Claret Medical

Claret Medical has announced its filing of a marketing application with the FDA for clearance of the Sentinel Cerebral Protection...

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FDA gives accelerated approval for Exondys 51 (eteplirsen) in Duchenne muscular dystrophy- Sarepta Therapeutics

The FDA has approved Exondys 51 (eteplirsen) injection, from Sarepta Therapeutics, the first drug approved to treat patients with Duchenne...

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Experts discuss the use of non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants in the treatment and prevention of stroke, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in atrial fibrillation patients

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Transplantation

See information on best practice in solid organ transplantation, and expert discussions on related hot topics.

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Type 2 Diabetes

View the latest epidemiology data, patient perspectives, ADA and EASD recommendations, treatment options and more

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Guidelines

2016 European Guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice

The present guidelines represent an evidence-based consensus of the 6th European Joint Task Force  involving 10 professional societies.This document has...

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2016 ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic heart failure

The aim of this document is to provide practical, evidence-based guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of HF. The principal...

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Guideline on aspects of cancer-related venous thrombosis

The objective of this guideline is to provide healthcare professionals with clear guidance on the prevention and management of venous...

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Journal articles

The effect of losartan on progressive aortic dilatation in patients with Marfan's syndrome: a meta-analysis of prospective randomized clinical trials.

To assess the effect of losartan therapy on progressive aortic dilatation and on clinical outcome in patients with Marfan's syndrome (MFS).

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Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection: One Disease, Variable Presentations, and Different Management Approaches.

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a rare cause of acute coronary syndrome.

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Simple markers can distinguish Takotsubo cardiomyopathy from ST segment elevation myocardial infarction.

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) is a clinical condition mimicking acute myocardial infarction. A specific biomarker for TTC screening is required.

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Clinical trials

A Trial Investigating the Cardiovascular Safety of Oral Semaglutide in Subjects With Type 2 Diabetes (PIONEER 6)

This trial is conducted globally. The aim of the trial is to investigate the cardiovascular safety of oral semaglutide in...

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FRactional Flow Reserve Versus Angiography-Guided Strategy for Management of Non-Infarction RElated Artery Stenosis in Patients With Acute ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (FRAME-STEMI)

The aim of the study is to compare clinical outcomes following fractional flow reserve (FFR)-guided versus angiography only guided strategy...

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Dr Sarah Brewer

Would Your Hypertensive Patients Benefit From Garlic?

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Would you consider recommending garlic tablets for patients with hypertension? Either instead of initiating monotherapy, or as an adjunct to current medication if they remained poorly controlled? The evidence for benefit is growing… 

Peter English

The advance decision not to attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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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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Association of adherence to lifestyle recommendations and risk of colorectal cancer: a prospective Danish cohort study

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A case of bleeding oesophageal varices

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Tricyclic antidepressants and headaches: systematic review and meta-analysis

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