Health Problems

Strategies to cut cardiovascular risk factors show mixed results

(HealthDay)—Cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors remain prevalent despite known, proven strategies to reduce risk, according to research published in the Sept. 7 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Hilary K. Wall, from the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues used data from the National Health and Nutrition […]

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Results from the ULTIMATE trial reported

September 24, 2018—The first study designed to determine the benefits of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) guidance over angiography guidance during drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation in all-comer patients found that IVUS improved clinical outcomes by lowering the rate of target vessel failure at one year. Findings from the ULTIMATE trial were reported today at the 30th annual […]