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Efpeglenatide, a novel GLP-1 receptor agonist, reduces cardiovascular events and progression of chronic renal failure in type 2 diabetes

By Ahmed El-Medany Weekly subcutaneous injections of efpeglenatide, a novel exendin-based GLP1-RA, have been shown to reduce the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE)…

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Deaths, thromboembolism and effective haemostasis, Total and by reversal agent

Reversal agents for DOACs – a recent meta-analysis

By Saadia Aslam Major bleeding that requires hospitalisation occurs in 2% to 3.5% of patients that take DOACs. Some of these patients may require reversal…

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Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance scans

British Society of CMR survey reveals high levels of regional variation and poor equity in access to CMR

By Ahmed El-Medany Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is widely available and established in the United Kingdom (UK) with high scan volumes by international standards. The…

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When detecting heart murmurs, has Artificial Intelligence surpassed the Consultant Cardiologist?

A study by Chorba et al investigate Deep learning approaches in detect heart murmurs and clinically significant valvular heart disease, using recording from digital stethoscopes.…

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ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

STEMI after TAVR associated with poorer outcomes.

By Ahmed El-Medany Longer door-to-balloon times and higher percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) failure rate were observed in a multicentre study by Faroux et al. 118…

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