Post-STEMI events less likely in women; bariatric surgery may lower stroke risk

Friday, December 13, 2019

Women have fewer cardiovascular events after non–ST-segment elevation ACS
But they also remain undertreated with guideline-directed therapies.

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FDA panel rejects vernakalant bid for AFib cardioversion indication
Eleven years after the first attempt of the antiarrhythmic agent, the FDA panel voted resoundingly against approval.

Bariatric surgery tied to fewer cerebrovascular events
The incidence of cerebrovascular events was 65% lower in obese people who underwent bariatric surgery compared with those without surgery

Intensive BP control cut dementia but increased brain atrophy and hurt cognition
The small but significant ill effects worried some researchers at the Clinical Trials on Alzheimer's Disease conference.

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Jim Dwyer, MD
Jim Dwyer MD, FACC, FSCAI, is a cardiologist and avid horseman in Prescott, Ariz. Trained at Saint Louis University, he spent more than 30 years in interventional cardiology. He recently hung up his lead apron and has joined a private cardiology practice. Dr. Dwyer has been producing health segments for radio broadcast for 20 years. He has no disclosures.