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US Data Convey the Scope of Bleeding in Lower-Extremity Peripheral Interventions

June 18, 2019

The field of lower-extremity peripheral vascular intervention (PVI) is seeing rapid growth, but little is known about real-world practice patterns and outcomes. To tease out this information, researchers crunched numbers from the NCDR PVI Registry on more than 18,000 procedures done at 76 US hospitals over a 3-year period, with a focus on periprocedural bleeding.

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FH Patients Derive Biggest Absolute Benefit From Statin Therapy: 4S Analysis

June 03, 2019

MAASTRICHT, the Netherlands—Individuals with elevated LDL cholesterol levels and clinical characteristics suggestive of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) who are treated with statin therapy derive significantly larger absolute reductions in clinical events when compared with people who have elevated LDL cholesterol levels and existing coronary artery disease, according to a new analysis of the Scandinavian Simvastatin Survival Study (4S).

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