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Strong case for FFR reimbursement: study

Strong case for FFR reimbursement: study

Cardiologists in NSW have called for fractional flow reserve to be MBS reimbursed as soon as possible after showing it saves money and improves clinical outcomes by allowing clinicians to defer PCI.

Thrombolysis the best option where PCI access limited

Thrombolysis the best option where PCI access limited

Ambulance-administered pre-hospital thrombolysis is the preferred reperfusion option for STEMI patients who don’t have timely access to primary PCI, a French study has shown.

Call to update guidelines on BNP-guided treatment of CHF

Call to update guidelines on BNP-guided treatment of CHF

Professional groups such as the CSANZ have been urged to revise guidelines to support BNP-guided treatment of chronic heart failure after a new analysis showed this approach reduced mortality and…

MBS items for cardiac resynchronisation expanded to mild CHF

MBS items for cardiac resynchronisation expanded to mild CHF

MBS items for cardiac resynchronisation therapy devices capable of defibrillation (CRT-D) should be expanded to include patients with mild chronic heart failure (NYHA class II), a government advisory…

High dose statin use cut by NPS program

High dose statin use cut by NPS program

The government’s rational prescribing agency NPS MedicineWise has claimed victory in a campaign to reduce the prescribing of high dose statins.

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Strong case for FFR reimbursement: study

Strong case for FFR reimbursement: study

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Cardiologists in NSW have called for fractional flow reserve to be MBS reimbursed as soon as possible after showing it saves money and improves clinical outcomes by allowing clinicians to defer PCI.

One in three ACS patients misdiagnosed in ED

One in three ACS patients misdiagnosed in ED

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One in three patients admitted to hospital with an acute coronary syndrome diagnosis from the emergency department has a different diagnosis on discharge, a study from Victoria has found.

Study links NSAIDs to higher AF risk

Study links NSAIDs to higher AF risk

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Current or recent use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) significantly increases the risk of atrial fibrillation, research confirms.

ACEI superior to ARB in diabetes

ACEI superior to ARB in diabetes

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ACE inhibitors (ACEI) come up trumps over angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) for patients with type 2 diabetes, a meta-analysis suggests.

BP higher with doctors than nurses

BP higher with doctors than nurses

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Doctors routinely record higher blood pressure levels than nurses when examining patients, a UK study shows, prompting calls for medicos to step away from the sphyg.

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CSANZ 2013 blog: For the ticker, timing is everything

CSANZ 2013 blog: For the ticker, timing is everything

While it’s great to attend a conference like CSANZ, the sheer amount of new and interesting information can be almost too much of a good thing.

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