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Abbott Receives U.S. Approval of Next-generation MitraClip G4

July 17, 2019

Abbott has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the most advanced MitraClip heart valve repair device to treat mitral regurgitation. The latest approval for the fourth-generation MitraClip device, MitraClip G4, puts new enhancements into the hands of physicians across the U.S. by delivering an expanded range of clip sizes, an alternative leaflet grasping feature and facilitation of procedure assessment in real time to offer doctors further options when treating mitral valve disease.

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CTA or Function Tests in High-risk Chest Pain and No Known CAD: Debate Goes On

July 16, 2019

In patients with chest pain who are at high risk for CAD but have no known disease, evaluation with coronary CT angiography (CTA) is associated with an improvement in long-term outcomes as compared with function tests, while functional testing—namely quantitative positron emission tomography (PET)—may be better suited to identifying patients at low risk for events who can be sent home without treatment.

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Late Dinner and No Breakfast Worsens Outcomes After Heart Attack

May 25, 2019

People who skip breakfast and eat dinner near bedtime have worse outcomes after a heart attack, according to research published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology,1 a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). The study found that people with both eating habits had a four to five times higher likelihood of death, another heart attack or angina (chest pain) within 30 days after hospital discharge for heart attack.

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HF Admissions Decline, Non-CV Hospitalizations Rise After TAVR

March 13, 2019

Heart failure (HF) admissions and total number of hospitalized days are reduced in the year after undergoing TAVR compared with the year prior to the procedure, contributing to a significant decrease in Medicare costs, according to findings from an observational study. Admissions for noncardiac causes such as infections and bleeding, however, crept higher after the procedure.

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