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EU CHMP recommends approval of label update for Lixiana (edoxaban) for cardioversion in patients with NVAF- Daiichi Sankyo

Daiichi Sankyo Europe announced that the European Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended approval of a...

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FDA clears the way for Amicus Therapeutics to submit an NDA to the agency for for the oral precision medicine migalastat for Fabry disease in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Amicus Therapeutics plans to submit a new drug application (NDA) to the FDA for the oral precision medicine migalastat for...

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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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American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and American College of Endocrinology guidelines for management of dyslipidemia and prevention of atherosclerosis.

The development of these guidelines is mandated by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) Board of Directors and American College of Endocrinology (ACE) Board of Trustees.

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2016 ESC/EAS guidelines for the management of dyslipidaemias

Guidelines summarize and evaluate all available evidence on a particular issue at the time of the writing process, with the aim of assisting health professionals in selecting the best management strategies for an individual patient.

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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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Journal articles

Could testosterone therapy in hypogonadal men ameliorate anemia, a cardiovascular risk factor? An observational, 54-week cumulative registry study.

In this study we investigated if testosterone undecanoate attenuates anemia and the risk of cardiovascular disease in patients with hypogonadism.

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Repetitive use of levosimendan in advanced heart failure: need for stronger evidence in a field in dire need of a useful therapy

Patients in the latest stages of heart failure are severely compromised, with poor quality of life and frequent hospitalizations.

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Effect of small-dose levosimendan on mortality rate and organ functions in Chinese elderly patients with sepsis

As a primary cause of death not only in Western countries but also in the People's Republic of China, sepsis is diagnosed as abnormal organ functions as a result of a disordered response to a severe infection.

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Clinical trials

Levosimendan Compassionate Use in Pediatric Patients With Advanced Decompensated Heart Failure

Open label study of levosimendan; planned comparison for effectiveness and safety to historic matched case controls from...

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The Neuroprotective Effects of Dexmedetomidine During Brain Surgery

Dexmedetomidine (DEX) is a Alpha-2 specific agonist, is a common ICU sedation medication. In brain tumor resection craniotomy, it is proven to be effective in improving postoperative hypertension and...

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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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Professor Gerhard Pƶlzl

Acute and Advanced Heart Failure: new data, new studies, new opinions, new trends.

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Professor Gerhard Pölzl focuses on the therapeutic options for acute and advanced heart failure.

Hugh Harvey

Metrics Madness

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You shouldn't judge a book by its cover. That much is true, but it's also common sense not to judge a book by measuring the whiteness of its pages, or the amount of hamsters you can place on it. So why do we measure the fabulous NHS with nonsense metrics?

Dr Sarah Brewer

Would Your Hypertensive Patients Benefit From Garlic?

Posted 2 years ago

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… 


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