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In Global News: New EACTS Guideline, an App for AFib, and Increases in Lung Cancer

Friday, September 22, 2017

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Claire Vernon

Patient Care

Updated guidelines on dual antiplatelet therapy in coronary artery disease have been published by the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery and the European Society of Cardiology.

Heart patients at Mongkutwattana General Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, will continue receiving percutaneous coronary interventions under the universal healthcare scheme, despite the hospital having a part-time rather than a full-time cardiothoracic surgeon.

Children’s Health in Dallas, Texas, joins hospitals in Washington, DC, and London, UK, in conducting radiation-free cardiac catheterization procedures.


Drugs and Devices

Medtronic has launched a post-market clinical study of its CoreValve Evolut Pro implant across 35 European centers.


Research, Trials, and Funding

Engineers and clinicians in Rochester, New York, were awarded a grant to develop a noninvasive medical technology for mobile devices that would detect atrial fibrillation.

A report finds that, between 2006 and 2014, lung cancer cases in Northern Ireland increased by more than 30%.

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