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Intracardiac echocardiography versus fluoroscopy for endovascular and endocardial catheter navigation during cryo-ablation of the slow pathway in AVNRT patients

A new zero-fluoroscopy technique for electrophysiology catheter navigation relying on intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) has been recently reported (Ice&ICE trial). We investigated potential differences in ef…

CRT-D confers improved outcomes for nonspecific intraventricular conduction delay

Cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator implantation conferred improved outcomes vs. implantable cardioverter defibrillator implantation in patients without left bundle branch block, particularly in those with nonspecific intraventricular conduction delay who … Read the rest

FLUID Study Rethinks Treat-and-Extend in Neovascular AMD

Study results show that some subretinal fluid can be tolerated after anti-VEGF injections without sacrificing visual outcomes. Dr Charles Wykoff explains why it may not be that simple.
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Nancy S. Forster joins Glaucoma Research Foundation Board of Directors

Glaucoma Research Foundation, the nation’s most experienced foundation dedicated solely to glaucoma research and education, recently elected Nancy S. Forster to its Board of Directors.

Immune system can slow degenerative eye disease

A new study shows that the complement system, part of the innate immune system, plays a protective role to slow retinal degeneration in a mouse model of retinitis pigmentosa, … Read the rest

Schizophrenia: Adolescence is the game-changer

Schizophrenia may be related to the deletion syndrome. However, not everyone who has the syndrome necessarily develops psychotic symptoms. What triggers the illness? Researchers (UNIGE) have provided an initial … Read the rest

CV Benefit of Newer Type 2 Diabetes Drugs Not Seen in Blacks

In cardiovascular outcomes trials for type 2 diabetes drugs, data weren’t significant for benefit among the small number of black and African American participants.
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Antibiotic Prescriptions for Prophylaxis Before Dental Procedures

A study suggests that overprescribing is common.

Meta-analysis of Nicorandil effectiveness on myocardial protection after percutaneous coronary intervention

Using the current meta-analysis as well as systematic review, to determine the curative effect of Nicorandil in comparison of no Nicorandil after elective percutaneous coronary intervention(PCI) on patients.

What are the best fish to eat for health?

Some types of fish can be a good source of high-quality protein and other nutrients. Some of the best fish to eat include wild-caught salmon, mackerel, herring, and sardines. … Read the rest