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CAC score may refine statin use in elderly

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Noninvasive imaging identifies patients who can be spared statin therapy despite advanced age, shows an analysis of the BioImage cohort.

Diabetes

Focus on barriers improves glycaemic control in Type 2 diabetes

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Customised approaches that specifically address barriers to care result in improved metabolic control in patients with Type 2 diabetes, shows the DROP A1C study.

Neurology

Focused ultrasound thalamotomy expands treatment options in essential tremor

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Focused ultrasound thalamotomy guided by magnetic resonance imaging reduces hand tremor in patients with essential tremor, research in The New England Journal of Medicine shows.

Oncology

PROs best with bone marrow unrelated donor transplantation

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For patients undergoing unrelated donor haematopoietic cell transplantation, bone marrow should be used as the graft source instead of peripheral blood, say researchers who found that bone marrow recipients fared better with respect to certain self-reported measures.

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31-08-2016 | Cardiology | News | Article

Adanexanet substantially reduces anti-FXa in bleeding patients

Adanexanet rapidly reverses anti-factor Xa activity in patients with acute major bleeding associated with FXa inhibitors, preliminary results from the ANNEXA-4 study show.

31-08-2016 | Cardiology | News | Article

ICDs fail to reduce long-term mortality in non-ischaemic HF

Prophylactic implantable cardioverter–defibrillator use does not reduce long-term mortality in patients with symptomatic heart failure not caused by coronary artery disease, Danish research shows.

30-08-2016 | Cardiology | News | Article

CPAP does not prevent CV events in obstructive sleep apnoea patients

Treatment with continuous positive airway pressure improves quality of life but does not prevent cardiovascular events for patients with moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnoea and established CV disease, trial data show.

30-08-2016 | Cardiology | News | Article

Sacubitril–valsartan costs may be justified in NYHA class II-IV heart failure

Sacubitril–valsartan is cost-effective for the reduction of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in patients with New York Heart Association class II to IV heart failure and reduced ejection fraction, US study findings indicate.

26-08-2016 | Arrhythmia | News | Article

Women at greater risk of post-ablation VT recurrence

Women are more likely than men to have recurrent ventricular tachycardia following ablation, despite having more favourable baseline characteristics, research shows.

25-08-2016 | Arrhythmia | News | Article

Sudden cardiac death prediction model developed for general population

Researchers have developed and validated a risk model for predicting sudden cardiac death in adults without a history of cardiovascular disease.

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