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FDA Approves TAVR System for High-Risk Aortic Stenosis
The LOTUS Edge Aortic Valve System was approved in Europe just 1 month ago, and will be available in the US the following weeks.
Most Americans Spend 2 or More Hours Per Day Sitting
Investigators from the University of Washington found that sedentary behavior is becoming more common among Americans in 15-year study.
FDA Approves Non-surgical Obesity Treatment Device
The TransPyloric Shuttle device is delivered endoscopically to the stomach and can be used for up to 12 months of treatment.
FDA Clears KardiaMobile for Bradycardia, Tachycardia Detection
The Apple Watch-friendly platform is the first cleared by the FDA to detect and report the 3 common arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation.
Patients Are Commonly Misdiagnosed with Schizophrenia
A retroactive review of patients referred to a psychiatric consultant found that most patients left with a different diagnosis.
90th Annual Physicians Report Finds Stagnant Income, Gender Pay Gaps
report finds just 22% of physicians reported a rise in compensation during 2018.
Insurance Coverage Factors into ER Care of Pulmonary Patients
Economic factors can influence ER department patient disposition, despite prohibitions against such practice.
Phase 3 Trial of Ixekizumab Reports Positive Results
The COAST-X trial evaluated the safety and efficacy of ixekizumab for the treatment of non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA).
Plant-Based Diet Can Reduce Heart Failure Risk By 41%
Investigators found that a plant-based diet was associated with a 41% reduction in heart failure risk, while a “southern” diet heavy in fried food, added fats, and eggs was associated with a 72% increase in risk.
Skipping Breakfast Increases Risk for CVD, All-Cause Mortality
Investigators found that participants who never ate breakfast were 87% more likely to die from cardiovascular disease and stroke than those who ate breakfast every day.
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