Daily Archive: November 13, 2011

Nov 13

Post PCI care

The levels of CKMB > 3 times the upper limit of normal is most commonly accepted level to define peri procedural MI writes Dr. Lekha Adik Pathak and Dr. Salil P. Shirodkar from Mumbai in the Cardiology update book being released in 63rd CSI meet being held early next month. Some practice points in post …

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Nov 13

Now redo BMV

Cardiologists from Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad has shown that BMV is successful in patients with failed CMV or earlier BMV though the incidence of MR is higher in CMV group. At short term follow-up post CMV group had earlier re-restenosis. They will be presenting their data in the forthcoming CSI meet being held …

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Nov 13

Access Site Drives TAVI Costs, Quality

Compared with surgery, quality of life was significantly improved for patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) from a transfemoral approach, but no such effect was seen in those undergoing TAVI from a transapical approach. It was also more cost effective than surgical repair, according to two new analyses from the PARTNER trials(PARTNER cohort A …

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Nov 13

Radial Access Beats Femoral in High-Risk Patients

Even in high-risk patients, intervention via the radial artery appears to be better than the femoral route at reducing cardiovascular events and bleeding in patients with ST elevation acute coronary syndromes.  Radial access was associated with a significant reduction in net adverse cardiac events, including major adverse events and bleeding, after 30 days (P=0.003) [Dr …

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Nov 13

NSAIDS and Paracetamol linked to renal cell cancers

Aspirin and NSAIDs have been associated with a reduced risk of several types of cancer, but that does not appear to be the case with renal cell carcinoma. Paracetamol or non aspirin NSAIDS Analgesic use increased the hazard for renal cell carcinoma by as much as 33%, depending on the drug class as per a …

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Nov 13

Facts and figures in cardiology

In ALLHAT, CKD (serum creatinine of >1.5 mg/dL) was a strong predictor of failure to achieve goal blood pressure.