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A simple blood test done immediately after cardiac surgery may provide an effective indication of a patient’s postoperative stroke risk. An acutely elevated blood urea nitrogen (BUN) level after an operation was “by far” the most powerful predictor of postcardiac surgical stroke in a case-control study.
The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions’ (SCAI) 2015 convention will kick off May 6 with a session on state-of-the-art technologies, which will include keynote lectures by Christian Assad-Kottner, MD, of El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, Calif., and Peter J. Fitzgerald, MD, of Stanford University in California.
The FDA is warning cardiologists that patients can develop life-threatening symptomatic bradycardia when the hepatitis C drugs ledipasvir/sofosbuvir or sofosbuvir combined with another direct-acting antiviral are taken together with amiodarone.
As healthcare evolves into a more value-based system, physicians are increasingly taking the reins as leaders within healthcare systems, using their clinical background to direct stronger patient-centric care.
Boston Scientific’s implantable Watchman Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device finally won FDA approval to become an option to long-term warfarin therapy for high-risk patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.
Former Intel executive Sean Maloney set off on a 5,000-mile cycling quest March 22 to raise awareness about stroke prevention. His Heart Across America campaign is a three-month fundraising trek from Palo Alto, Calif., to New York City.
The FDA approved a pacemaker system that allows patients with single-chamber pacemakers to undergo full-body cardiac or thoracic MRI scans.
“Big data” can change healthcare into a system that better focuses on early detection and prevention rather than acute care—if physicians make better use of it.
On the eve of ACC.15, GE Healthcare’s Al Lojewski, general manager of cardiovascular ultrasound, answered some questions for Cardiovascular Business.