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Fluoroquinolone use and risk of aortic aneurysm and dissection: nationwide cohort study.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5842359
BMJ (Clinical Research Ed.); Pasternak B, Inghammar M et. al.

Mar 9th, 2018 - To investigate whether oral fluoroquinolone use is associated with an increased risk of aortic aneurysm or dissection. Nationwide historical cohort study using linked register data on patient characteristics, filled prescriptions, and cases of aortic aneurysm or dissection. Sweden, July 2006 to December 2013. 360 088 treatment episodes of fluoroquinolone use (78%ciprofloxacin) and propensity sc...

Aspirin or Rivaroxaban for VTE Prophylaxis after Hip or Knee Arthroplasty.
https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa1712746
The New England Journal of Medicine; Anderson DR, Dunbar M et. al.

Feb 21st, 2018 - Clinical trials and meta-analyses have suggested that aspirin may be effective for the prevention of venous thromboembolism (proximal deep-vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism) after total hip or total knee arthroplasty, but comparisons with direct oral anticoagulants are lacking for prophylaxis beyond hospital discharge. We performed a multicenter, double-blind, randomized, controlled trial i...

Acute Myocardial Infarction after Laboratory-Confirmed Influenza Infection.
https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa1702090
The New England Journal of Medicine; Kwong JC, Schwartz KL et. al.

Jan 24th, 2018 - Acute myocardial infarction can be triggered by acute respiratory infections. Previous studies have suggested an association between influenza and acute myocardial infarction, but those studies used nonspecific measures of influenza infection or study designs that were susceptible to bias. We evaluated the association between laboratory-confirmed influenza infection and acute myocardial infarct...

Subclinical and Device-Detected Atrial Fibrillation: Pondering the Knowledge Gap: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association
https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/CIR.0000000000000740
Circulation Peter A. Noseworthy, et al.

Nov 14th, 2019 - The widespread use of cardiac implantable electronic devices and wearable monitors has led to the detection of subclinical atrial fibrillation in a substantial proportion of patients. There is evidence that these asymptomatic arrhythmias are associated with increased risk of stroke. Thus, detection of subclinical atrial fibrillation may offer an opportunity to reduce stroke risk by initiating a...

Update on Risk of Type III Endoleaks with Use of Endologix AFX Endovascular AAA Graft Systems: FDA Safety Communication
https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/safety-communications/update-risk-type-iii-endoleaks-use-endologix-afx-endovascular-aaa-graft-systems-fda-safety

Oct 27th, 2019 - The FDA is evaluating new information about the risk of blood continuing to leak into the aneurysm (Type III endoleak) when Endologix AFX endovascular grafts (AFX with Strata, AFX with Duraply, or AFX2) are used for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). We’ve previously communicated about the greater risk of Type III endoleaks occurring with the Endologix AFX with Strata device co...

TCT 2019: Top Interventional Takeaways
https://www.acc.org/latest-in-cardiology/articles/2019/10/06/24/42/tct-2019-top-interventional-takeaways

Oct 17th, 2019 - TCT 2019 in San Francisco has left us with a few trials that potentially may change our interventional practice. The COMPLETE study is now complete! To refresh your memory, the COMPLETE trial was presented at ESC Congress 2019, one month before TCT, and studied patients presented with STEMI and multivessel disease. At a median of three-years follow-up, complete revascularization was superior to...

Philips introduces new 200mm and 150mm Stellarex 0.035” low-dose drug-coated balloons to broaden treatment options for peripheral artery disease patients
https://www.philips.com/a-w/about/news/archive/standard/news/press/2019/20191015-philips-introduces-new-200mm-and-150mm-stellarex-035-low-dose-drug-coated-balloons.html

Oct 14th, 2019 - Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today introduced two new balloons to its Stellarex 0.035” low-dose drug-coated balloon (DCB) portfolio. The new 200mm and 150mm Stellarex 0.035” low-dose DCBs have received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of de novo and restenotic lesions in native superficial femoral or popli...

Predicting the Risk of Postoperative Pulmonary Complications
https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1015/p499.html
American Family Physician;

Oct 14th, 2019 - The incidence of pulmonary complications following major surgery is estimated to be 1% to 23%, with the risk varying based on patient factors and the type of surgery.1 Postoperative pulmonary complications include pneumonia, tracheobronchitis, pulmonary edema, pulmonary embolism, atelectasis, pleural effusion, pneumothorax, bronchospasm, aspiration, respiratory failure, and acute respiratory di...

U.S. FDA Approves XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) to Help Prevent Blood Clots in Acutely Ill Medical Patients
https://www.jnj.com/u-s-fda-approves-xarelto-rivaroxaban-to-help-prevent-blood-clots-in-acutely-ill-medical-patients

Oct 13th, 2019 - he Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) for the prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE), or blood clots, in hospitalized acutely ill medical patients at risk for thromboembolic complications who are not at high risk of bleeding. With the approval of this new indication, XAREL...

Anticoagulation: Updated Guidelines for Outpatient Management
https://www.aafp.org/afp/2019/1001/p426.html
American Family Physician;

Sep 30th, 2019 - Anticoagulation therapy is recommended for preventing, treating, and reducing the recurrence of venous thromboembolism, and preventing stroke in persons with atrial fibrillation. Direct oral anticoagulants are first-line agents for eligible patients for treating venous thromboembolism and preventing stroke in those with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. Vitamin K antagonists are recommended for ...

Five-Year Outcomes after PCI or CABG for Left Main Coronary Disease
https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1909406

Sep 27th, 2019 - BACKGROUND Long-term outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with contemporary drug-eluting stents, as compared with coronary-artery bypass grafting (CABG), in patients with left main coronary artery disease are not clearly established. METHODS We randomly assigned 1905 patients with left main coronary artery disease of low or intermediate anatomical complexity (according t...

Statement on new steps to advance digital health policies that encourage innovation and enable efficient and modern regulatory oversight
https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/statement-new-steps-advance-digital-health-policies-encourage-innovation-and-enable-efficient-and

Sep 25th, 2019 - Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a suite of guidances to continue to encourage innovative approaches to the development of digital health tools, and to ensure the agency’s approach to overseeing these technologies advances along with it. Patients, their families and their health care professionals are increasingly embracing digital health technologies to inform everyday ...

Children Exposed to Secondhand Smoke at Higher Risk for Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.acc.org/about-acc/press-releases/2019/09/23/15/49/children-exposed-to-secondhand-smoke-at-higher-risk-for-atrial-fibrillation

Sep 22nd, 2019 - Children of parents who smoke had a significantly increased chance of developing atrial fibrillation later in life, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The findings highlight a new association between secondhand smoke exposure and heart rhythm disorder risk.

Menopausal Estrogen-Alone Therapy and Health Outcomes in Women With and Without Bilateral Oophorectomy: A Randomized Trial
https://annals.org/aim/article-abstract/2749725/menopausal-estrogen-alone-therapy-health-outcomes-women-without-bilateral-oophorectomy
Annals of Internal Medicine;

Sep 9th, 2019 - Background: Whether health outcomes of menopausal estrogen therapy differ between women with and without bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (BSO) is unknown. Objective: To examine estrogen therapy outcomes by BSO status, with additional stratification by 10-year age groups. Design: Subgroup analyses of the randomized Women's Health Initiative Estrogen-Alone Trial. (ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT...

Ticagrelor or Prasugrel in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes
https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1908973?query=featured_home
The New England Journal of Medicine; Schüpke, S. et. al.

Aug 31st, 2019 - BACKGROUND The relative merits of ticagrelor as compared with prasugrel in patients with acute coronary syndromes for whom invasive evaluation is planned are uncertain. METHODS In this multicenter, randomized, open-label trial, we randomly assigned patients who presented with acute coronary syndromes and for whom invasive evaluation was planned to receive either ticagrelor or prasugrel. Th...

Taking the Air Out of Oxygen Supplementation in Individuals With Diabetes and Acute Coronary Syndromes
https://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/42/11/2019
Diabetes Care;

Aug 31st, 2019 - Oxygen supplementation has been a cornerstone in the initial treatment of individuals with acute coronary syndrome. While consensus for oxygen supplementation exists for patients with hypoxia, oxygen supplementation has also been routinely used in those presenting with acute myocardial infarction (MI) with normal oxygen saturations based on the rationale that oxygen therapy could improve oxygen...

New European Society of Cardiology Guidelines Address Dyslipidemias, SVT, CCS, Acute Pulmonary Embolism and Diabetes
https://www.acc.org/latest-in-cardiology/articles/2019/08/31/06/50/new-esc-guidelines-address-dyslipidemias-esc-2019

Aug 29th, 2019 - The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) released five separate guidelines covering dyslipidemias, supraventricular tachycardia, chronic coronary syndrome, acute pulmonary embolism, and diabetes as part of ESC Congress 2019 and published in the European Heart Journal.

Perfusion Assessment in Critical Limb Ischemia: Principles for Understanding and the Development of Evidence and Evaluation of Devices
https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1161/CIR.0000000000000708

Aug 11th, 2019 - There are >12 million patients with peripheral artery disease in the United States. The most severe form of peripheral artery disease is critical limb ischemia (CLI). The diagnosis and management of CLI is often challenging. Ethnic differences in comorbidities and presentation of CLI exist. Compared with white patients, black and Hispanic patients have higher prevalence rates of diabetes m...

Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis and Treatment in Patients With Cancer
https://ascopubs.org/doi/full/10.1200/JCO.19.01461

Aug 4th, 2019 - PURPOSE To provide updated recommendations about prophylaxis and treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with cancer. METHODS PubMed and the Cochrane Library were searched for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and meta-analyses of RCTs published from August 1, 2014, through December 4, 2018. ASCO convened an Expert Panel to review the evidence and revise previous recommenda...

Risk of Acute Myocardial Infarction and Ischemic Stroke in Patients with Asthma Exacerbation: A Population-Based, Self-Controlled Case Series Study
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2213219819306178?via%3Dihub
The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice; Raita, Y. et. al.

Jul 15th, 2019 - Background Patients with asthma have a high incidence of acute myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke. Objective To investigate the acute effect of asthma exacerbation on these cardiovascular events. Methods Using population-based inpatient data of 3 geographically diverse US states (Florida, Nebraska, and New York) during the period 2011 to 2014, we conducted a self-controlled case...