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Q&A: Obtaining Informed Consent From Participants in Medical Research

Q&A: Obtaining Informed Consent From Participants in Medical Research

Despite being a relatively new concept in the US, informed consent of study participants in medical research is ethically essential.

Addressing Competency Requirements in Heart Failure and Transplant Training Programs

Addressing Competency Requirements in Heart Failure and Transplant Training Programs

The Advanced Training Statement for advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology consists of 6 general competencies.

Internet-Based Lifestyle Counseling Reduces Hypertension, Improves CVD Risk

Internet-Based Lifestyle Counseling Reduces Hypertension, Improves CVD Risk

Participants who received e-counseling had lower systolic blood pressure and pulse pressure at 12 months

VTE Recurrence Risk Reduced With Rivaroxaban: Q&A With EINSTEIN CHOICE Investigator

VTE Recurrence Risk Reduced With Rivaroxaban: Q&A With EINSTEIN CHOICE Investigator

Results from the EINSTEIN CHOICE trial plus an interview with investigator Philip Stephen Wells, MD, FRCP(C), MSc.

Women With STEMI Experience Treatment Delays

Women With STEMI Experience Treatment Delays

Women with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction often experience prehospital delays to reperfusion.

LDL-C Lowered Below Current Targets Beneficial to Atherosclerotic CVD

LDL-C Lowered Below Current Targets Beneficial to Atherosclerotic CVD

Evolocumab reduced LDL-C levels by 59% and lowered the risk of CV death, MI, stroke, hospitalization for unstable angina, or coronary revascularization by 15%.

TAVR Demonstrates Noniferiority to Surgery in Intermediate-Risk Patients

TAVR Demonstrates Noniferiority to Surgery in Intermediate-Risk Patients

At 2 years, the estimated incidence of the primary end point was 12.6% in the TAVR group vs 14% in the surgery group.

Mitigating Poor Cardiovascular Outcomes in Diabetes Using Angiography

Mitigating Poor Cardiovascular Outcomes in Diabetes Using Angiography

Patients with diabetes had more CV risk factors and higher rates of noninvasive testing positivity as well as 60-day aspirin, statin, ACE inhibitor, and ARB use.

Does Unsuccessful CPR Affect Critical Care Personnel?

Does Unsuccessful CPR Affect Critical Care Personnel?

Following unsuccessful CPR, researchers found elevated rates of postcode stress and PTSD.

Atrial Fibrillation Recurrence Not Reduced With Aggressive Blood Pressure Control

Atrial Fibrillation Recurrence Not Reduced With Aggressive Blood Pressure Control

Aggressive blood pressure treatment did not reduce atrial fibrillation recurrence after catheter ablation.

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