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CARAVAGGIO Expands DOAC Pool in Cancer-related VTE
Monday, March 30, 2020
Randomized but open-label data show apixaban was noninferior to dalteparin for efficacy but with less major bleeding, including problematic GI bleeds. Medscape Medical News
PRONOMOS: Rivaroxaban Bests Enoxaparin for VTE Prophylaxis
Sunday, March 29, 2020
New trial results show rivaroxaban was not only noninferior but superior to enoxaparin in reducing venous thromboembolism after nonmajor orthopedic surgery. Medscape Medical News
Tepid Response to TAVR in Low-risk Patients With Bicuspid Valves
Sunday, March 29, 2020
While it's reasonable to consider TAVR in this population, observers questioned its value over surgery in these typically younger patients. Medscape Medical News
COVID-19 Daily: New Hydroxychloroquine Data, Dire PPE Shortages
Sunday, March 29, 2020
These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today. Medscape Medical News
Fauci Predicts 100K-plus Potential COVID-19 Deaths in US
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Dr Anthony Fauci's prediction would take the death toll well past that of the average seasonal flu. The federal government is considering rolling back guidelines on social distancing in some areas. Associated Press
Steps to Boost Your Facility's Capacity Before COVID-19 Surge Hits
Sunday, March 29, 2020
A physician leader and a health workforce expert offer recommendations in preparing for an expected rise in COVID-19 cases. Knowledge about local trends in infection rates is key to preparedness. Medscape Medical News
UK TAVI: Similar Outcomes to Surgery in Real World
Sunday, March 29, 2020
The trial confirms that the results of previous trials in low- to intermediate-risk patients can also be replicated in real-world clinical practice. Medscape Medical News
Survey Shows Just How Dire PPE Shortages Are at Many Hospitals
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Only 12% of facilities surveyed have received supplies from the Strategic National Stockpile, researchers from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology report. Medscape Medical News
Larger Absolute Rivaroxaban Benefit in Diabetes: COMPASS
Sunday, March 29, 2020
The new vascular low dose of rivaroxaban has gotten off to a slow start, but these new subgroup results may stimulate use in patients with diabetes and stable coronary or peripheral artery disease. Medscape Medical News
Primordial Cardiovascular Prevention Draws Closer
Sunday, March 29, 2020
New results suggest that genetic predisposition to cardiovascular disease can be overcome by low lifetime exposure to LDL cholesterol and high systolic blood pressure. Medscape Medical News
Rivaroxaban Plus Aspirin Safely Benefits PAD Patients
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Results of VOYAGER-PAD show a combined regimen of rivaroxaban and aspirin was safe and reduced ischemic events in peripheral arterial disease patients after lower limb revascularization. Medscape Medical News
VICTORIA: Vericiguat Seen as Novel Success in High-Risk HFrEF
Saturday, March 28, 2020
The relative risk reduction was modest, but experts say the benefit in absolute terms was remarkable for already well-treated patients, who are some of the hardest to keep out of the hospital. Medscape Medical News
COVID-19: Telemedicine Gets Real, Real Fast Across Neurology
Saturday, March 28, 2020
In the face of COVID-19, neurologists working in stroke, epilepsy, dementia, and other subspecialties are tasked with a quick pivot from in-office patient visits to a new era of online consultations. Medscape Medical News
COVID-19 Daily: Ventilator Rationing, Fast-Turnaround Tests
Saturday, March 28, 2020
These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today. Medscape Medical News
HHS Investigating Complaints Over Ventilator Rationing in Disabled
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Advocates say that ventilator plans discriminate against people with mental and physical disabilities. Medscape Medical News
FDA Approves Test That Can Detect Coronavirus in Minutes
Saturday, March 28, 2020
The US Food and Drug Administration granted the approval under its Emergency Use Authorization. Abbott said it will start distribution next week and will ramp up manufacturing to 50,000 tests per day. Reuters Health Information
FDA OKs Emergency Use of Convalescent Plasma for COVID-19 Patients
Saturday, March 28, 2020
As the number of US patients infected with COVID-19 continues to rise, the FDA is facilitating access to COVID-19 convalescent plasma for use in patients with serious or life-threatening infections. Medscape Medical News
More Than 1 in 3 Cardiologists Burned Out, Many Ready to Bolt
Saturday, March 28, 2020
'These are not great signals, I think they're shocking, quite frankly,' one observer remarked. Medscape Medical News
Program Director Survey Shows Variation in CV Imaging Training
Saturday, March 28, 2020
A new survey of directors of advanced cardiovascular imaging programs in the United States and Canada shows training is not standardized, and the 'status quo has to change,' researchers say. Medscape Medical News
TAILOR-PCI: Clopidogrel Genotyping Trial Narrowly Misses Endpoint
Saturday, March 28, 2020
The trial missed its ambitious primary endpoint of a 50% reduction in cardiovascular events, but commentators felt nonetheless that it shows a clinical benefit and should change practice. Medscape Medical News