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Lamotrigine may be associated with increased risk of cardiac arrhythmias, FDA warns

By Saadia Aslam An FDA review of study findings showed a potential increased risk of cardiac arrhythmias in patients with pre-existing cardiac disease who are…

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Recreational substances associated with a higher likelihood of premature atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease

By Saadia Aslam Despite an upsurge in the incidence of atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases (ASCVD) among young adults, the attributable risk of recreational substance use among…

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ACC and AHA release key data elements and definitions for heart failure

By Ahmed El-Medany On 23 March, the American College of (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) released the 2021 ACC/AHA Key Data Elements and Definitions…

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Prasugrel and ticagrelor associated with similar efficacy and safety following myocardial infarction

By Ahmed El-Medany In a large retrospective study by Venetsanos et al, researchers analysed 37,990 patients from the SWEDEHEART registry with myocardial infarction (MI) who…

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