Category: TCTMD Articles

Recall: Clopidogrel Tablets Mislabeled, May Contain Statin

January 11, 2018

“A single lot of 75-mg clopidogrel tablets that was distributed nationwide is being recalled by the manufacturer due to mislabeling. International Laboratories, LLC voluntarily initiated the recall after discovering that the product may contain simvastatin instead.”

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FDA Posts Outdated Alert for Sapien 3 Transapical Delivery System

January 11, 2018

“The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted a safety alert to its MedWatch website today alerting patients and healthcare professionals to a 6-month-old recall affecting the transapical/transaortic delivery system used for Sapien 3 (Edwards Lifesciences). A spokesperson for the manufacturer, however, clarified that this issue has already been resolved without incident.”

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High-Sensitivity Troponin May Help Uncover Heart Failure Risk

January 11, 2018

“Considering high-sensitivity cardiac troponin (hs-cTn) concentrations in addition to conventional risk factors may help improve the identification of people who are at risk for developing heart failure and may benefit from preventive treatments, a meta-analysis affirms.”

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Shifts in Stroke Score Over Time Help Hone Risk Prediction

January 10, 2018

“Most patients who have A-fib but few additional risk factors for stroke will see their CHA2DS2-VASc score rise over time due to aging or the accumulation of additional comorbidities, and taking this into account will give clinicians a better idea about how to manage an individual patient’s risk, a new study suggests.”

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