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Volatile Anesthetics Do Not Reduce Deaths in Elective CABG

March 19, 2019. 12:00 PM CDT. No significant difference seen for patients undergoing CABG with volatile anesthesia, total IV anesthesia Read article

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ACC: Photoplethysmography Signal Can Detect Diabetes

March 08, 2019 AUC 0.722 for predicting prevalent diabetes in test dataset; negative predictive value 97 percent

History of Cycling Weight May Up Risk for Heart Disease in Women

March 08, 2019 Yo-yo dieting associations with cardiovascular disease stronger in women with no pregnancy history

ACC: Long-Term Outcomes for MI Similar at ≤40, 40 to 50

March 07, 2019 Patients aged 40 years or younger have increased rates of substance abuse compared with older patients

High-Quality, Plant-Based Diet Tied to Lower Risk for CVD Mortality

March 07, 2019 No association seen for quality of plant-based diet and cancer-related deaths

Clinical Apps Up Quality of Care for Stable Ischemic Heart Disease

February 19, 2019 Tools offer clinical support for appropriate imaging, symptom assessment, patient education

Nurse Navigators Aid Outcomes After Heart Attack Discharge

February 15, 2019 Observed benefits include reducing acute myocardial infarction readmission, mortality

ASA: Intensive BP Control Lowers Bleeding Risk in Stroke Patients

February 12, 2019 Findings seen among patients with ischemic stroke, high systolic BP receiving alteplase for thrombolysis

ASA: Opioid Epidemic Tied to Infection-Related Stroke

February 12, 2019 Number of hospitalizations steady in 1993 to 2008, but increased significantly in 2008 to 2015

ASA: Reversal Agent Cuts Severe Bleeding With Factor Xa Inhibitors

February 11, 2019 Bolus plus two-hour infusion of andexanet alfa cuts antifactor Xa activity by 92 percent

ASA: Flu-Like Illness Linked to Increased Risk for Stroke

January 30, 2019 Second study shows patients more likely to have ILI within 30 days preceding cervical artery dissection

ASA: Increased Odds of Stroke, MI With E-Cigarette Use

January 30, 2019 E-cigarettes linked to increased odds of stroke, myocardial infarction, angina or coronary heart disease

Blood Conservation Safe, Effective During Heart Surgery

January 29, 2019 Intraoperative autologous donation strategy leads to improved outcomes

ASH: Rivaroxaban Prevents Blood Clots in At-Risk Cancer Patients

December 05, 2018 Risk for patients in rivaroxaban group reduced during the on-treatment period

Low-Carbohydrate Diets Linked to Increase in Calories Burned

November 15, 2018 Total energy expenditure is greater for those on a low- or moderate-carb diet during weight-loss maintenance

AHA: Lasting Benefit for CABG in Diabetes, Multivessel Disease

November 15, 2018 Lower all-cause mortality in CABG group versus PCI-DES group after median follow-up of 7.5 years