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Switching from heparin to bivalirudin beneficial before primary PCI

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For patients with acute MI given early unfractionated heparin, a switch to bivalirudin before undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention results in improved cardiac survival, a multicenter team reports in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology for June...

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Sleep apnea tied to atrial fibrillation return

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – After catheter ablation, patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are more likely to experience recurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF) than are their OSA-free counterparts, California-based researchers report in an April 29th on-line paper in the American Journal of...

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Outcomes good with combined coronary and carotid percutaneous revascularization

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In patients with both carotid and coronary stenosis, a percutaneous approach to treating both sites — simultaneously or within a close period — yields results that compare favorably to previous strategies, an Italian team reports in the May issue of JACC:...