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Cardiology

Transcatheter mitral valve repair options expand

Catheterisation

Researchers have successfully used a new transcatheter mitral valve repair device in 11 patients in a first-in-human trial.

Diabetes

Sub-diabetic glucose levels predict CVD

Blood glucose test

Researchers report a linear association between random plasma glucose levels and the risk of subsequent cardiovascular disease in people without diabetes.

Neurology

Revised MRI criteria improve MS diagnosis accuracy

MRI scanner

Researchers believe that, when diagnosing multiple sclerosis, lesions in the symptomatic region should not be excluded, as stated in the McDonald dissemination in space criteria.

Oncology

Breast cancer risk reassurance for IVF-treated women

IVF

Women who receive in vitro fertilisation treatment do not have a higher risk of developing breast cancer in the long term versus those who receive non-IVF therapy and the general population, say Dutch researchers.

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26-07-2016 | Acute coronary syndromes | News | Article

Real-world data confirm benefits of ticagrelor in ACS

A prospective study of more than 45,000 patients with acute coronary syndromes has shown that the risk of death or readmission with myocardial infarction or stroke is 15% lower with ticagrelor than with clopidogrel.

26-07-2016 | Alzheimer's disease | News | Article

Neurodegeneration does not necessarily signal cognitive decline

Neurodegeneration on its own does not significantly increase an individual’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, indicate findings from a two-marker imaging study.

26-07-2016 | Stroke | News | Article

Alteplase confers long-term survival benefit after stroke

Alteplase treatment in patients with acute ischaemic stroke is associated with a survival benefit among those who survive the acute phase, shows further analysis of IST-3.

25-07-2016 | Coronary heart disease | News | Article

FFR influences lesion management in clinical practice

Lesion management strategy changes in nearly half of patients who undergo fractional flow reserve measurement in clinical practice, show the findings of the POST-IT trial.

22-07-2016 | Interventional cardiology | News | Article

PCI for perioperative MI comes with high mortality risk

Percutaneous coronary intervention has a very high mortality rate when performed after perioperative myocardial infarction, with more than one in 10 patients not surviving beyond 30 days.

22-07-2016 | Cardiometabolic | News | Article

LDL cholesterol variability has adverse neurocognitive effects

High variability in low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol levels between visits is associated with poor cognitive performance, researchers report.

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