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Conference Highlights: ACC.12

New research was recently presented at ACC.12, the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Cardiology, from March 24-27 in Chicago. The features below highlight just some of the studies that emerged from the...

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Heart Failure & Osteoporotic Fracture Risk

Canadian research suggests that heart failure (HF) appears to be associated with a 30% increase in major fractures, regardless of patients’ traditional risk factors and bone mineral density levels. Among patients with HF, 10%...

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Prior HF Hospitalization & Long-Term Mortality

In patients with heart failure (HF) who are otherwise considered low risk, a history of at least two HF-related hospitalizations in the previous year appears to markedly increase 1-year mortality risk, according to University of...

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Heart Failure Complicates Infective Endocarditis

An international study suggests that in patients with infective endocarditis complicated by heart failure (HF), the severity of HF appears to be strongly associated with surgical therapy and subsequent mortality. The research...

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Adopting Aldosterone Antagonist Therapy

Randomized clinical trials on the use of aldosterone antagonists in eligible patients with heart failure have shown an incremental 15% to 30% reduction in all-cause mortality. They also have been associated with a substantial...

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