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From 1998 through 2013, the standardized incidence of infective endocarditis in New York and California remained stable between 7.6 and 7.8 cases per 100,000 persons each year, according to a retrospective database analysis. During that same period, the adjusted mortality risk related to infective endocarditis decreased 2 percent per year.

A registry analysis found that approximately one-third of patients who currently have acute coronary syndrome would have qualified for the IMPROVE-IT trial, which enrolled patients between 2005 and 2010.

Adults in the United Kingdom who biked to work had a 46 percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease and a 52 percent lower risk of cardiovascular mortality, according to a prospective, population-based study.

The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) kicked off a three-day conference in Rosemont, Illinois, April 21, an event that attracts cardiologists from all over the country.

An estimated 9.3 million fewer adults would receive statins if physicians adhered to recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) instead of guidelines from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA).