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Archive for March, 2011

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March 25th, 2011

Podcast 116: What do more sensitive troponin measurements mean for diagnosing ACS?

Troponin I levels can now be measured much more accurately and assays have a greater sensitivity. In Edinburgh, the diagnostic level for acute coronary syndrome was lowered from 0.20 ng/mL to 0.05. As a result, when patients presented with suspected ACS they were more likely to be diagnosed — and a year later were […]


March 10th, 2011

Podcast 115: Talking about the real-world use of dabigatran with Drs. Elaine Hylek and Samuel Goldhaber

Clinical Conversations, in a collaboration with CardioExchange, has interviewed two expert working clinicians on how best to use dabigatran — a drug poised to supplant warfarin in the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with atrial fibrillation. The wide ranging discussion with Drs. Elaine Hylek and Samuel Goldhaber  includes sections on who […]


March 2nd, 2011

Podcast 114: Guidelines for preventing cardiovascular disease in women

We think you’ll find this of interest. The American Heart Association last month issued revised guidelines for preventing cardiovascular disease in women. The change that hits you right off is the title’s shift from “Evidence-Based” to “Effectiveness-Based,” emphasizing the writing committee’s belief that the way things go in clinical trials doesn’t always hold in […]


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