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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26724199/transatlantic-comparison-of-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-guidelines-insights-from-the-united-states-and-europe
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Kevin R Bainey, Paul W Armstrong
ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) remains a significant global public health concern. Practice guidelines in both the United States and Europe have been major contributors to providing evidence-based care. Rapid advances in contemporary therapies mandate regular and timely updates to guideline recommendations. In the fall of 2012, the European Society of Cardiology published their latest guidelines for the management of STEMI. In 2013 (∼3 months later), the American College of Cardiology Foundation and the American Heart Association jointly published their most recent STEMI guideline statements...
January 19, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26088300/left-atrial-appendage-closure-as-an-alternative-to-warfarin-for-stroke-prevention-in-atrial-fibrillation-a-patient-level-meta-analysis
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David R Holmes, Shephal K Doshi, Saibal Kar, Matthew J Price, Jose M Sanchez, Horst Sievert, Miguel Valderrabano, Vivek Y Reddy
BACKGROUND: The risk-benefit ratio of left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) versus systemic therapy (warfarin) for prevention of stroke, systemic embolism, and cardiovascular death in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) requires continued evaluation. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to assess composite data regarding left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) in 2 randomized trials compared to warfarin for prevention of stroke, systemic embolism, and cardiovascular death in patients with nonvalvular AF...
June 23, 2015: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
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