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At least two servings of yogurt per week can decrease the chances of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) by up to 30 percent in hypertensive adults, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Hypertension.

Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is preferred to percutaneous coronary intervention for patients with diabetes and coronary artery disease (CAD). But new research showed CABG outperformed PCI when focusing specifically on individuals with left ventricular dysfunction (LVD), a population that had been excluded in past studies.

The name of the game at this year’s American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Sessions is innovation. Between thousands of handpicked poster sessions, 20 late-breakers and a handful of featured clinical research trials, presenters will focus on the latest in cutting-edge cardiology, ACC leaders said at a Wednesday, Feb. 21 briefing.

Already approved for robot-assisted PCI, Corindus Vascular Robotics’ CorPath GRX System is now cleared by the FDA for peripheral vascular interventions (PVIs). The system is the first to receive FDA clearance for both procedures.

The clinical benefit patients gain from remote monitoring with implantable electronic devices far outweighs the risk of the devices being hacked, according to a paper published Feb. 20 by the American College of Cardiology’s Electrophysiology Council.