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 - PCI

For improved outcomes in patients with chronic total occlusion (CTO), intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-guided PCI appears to win out over conventional angiography, according to results presented Sept. 14 at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference.

 - Running

Thanks to a Swedish study, we can add one more benefit to the list when talking about increasing down-time activity levels: reduced heart failure risks.

 - anticoagulants

The beauty of novel oral anticoagulants is that they come in fixed doses and don’t require monitoring, as warfarin does. Still, some circumstances warrant an assay, and clinicians should be aware of the potential pitfalls.

 - unhappy doctor

Acute coronary syndrome patients did not experience benefit from using darapladib in a study published Aug. 31 in JAMA.

 - Doctor and laptop

In treating with warfarin, do physicians know best? New Zealand doctors second guessing an algorithm for anticoagulant dosing did not achieve superior results, according to a study published Sept. 2 in BMJ Open.