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Month: April 2012

New Migraine Guidelines Issued

New guidelines released this week by the American Academy of Neurology focus on the preventive treatment of migraine headache.  In a new study published in Neurology, the author panel addresses the million-dollar question: What...

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Improving Cardiac Catheterization

More than 1 million cardiac catheterizations are per­formed in the United States annually, and most of these procedures are performed via the femoral arter­ies through the groin. With transfemoral catheterization, patients must...

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Surgery Associated With New-Onset AF

A Canadian study has found that new-onset atrial fibrillation (AF) occurs in about onethird of patients without a history of AF who undergo transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). The incidence of new-onset AF was higher...

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Examining TAVI With & Without PCI

A small German investigation has found that preprocedural PCI in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) appears to be both feasible and safe. When compared with isolated TAVI, PCI plus TAVI resulted...

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A New Neurostimulation System for Chronic Pain

A neurostimulation system (AdaptiveStim with RestoreSensor, Medtronic) has received FDA approval for treating chronic pain. Using motion sensor technology, the system automatically adapts stimulation levels to the needs of...

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Comparing Options for Native Coarctation

Results of a national, multisite comparison of surgical, stent, and balloon angioplasty (BA) treatment of native coarctation suggest that acute complications are significantly lower for those receiving stents than for those...

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