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Botox, PVCs, and statins


 

Transcatheter aortic valves outlast surgical valves in the NOTION study presented at EuroPCR. From Heart Rhythm 2018, a registry study suggests myocarditis is the culprit in many cases of frequent premature ventricular contractions, and one set of Botox shots into intracardiac fat pads cut atrial fibrillation for up to 3 years. Also this week, many patients with NAFLD and abnormal alanine aminotransferase should be taking a statin but aren’t, and why statins reduce the risk of lethal prostate cancer.

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