• Risk of Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma in a Cohort of 3546 Women Prospectively Followed Long Term After Reconstruction with Textured Breast Implants

    1 month ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    : The risk of BIA-ALCL for patients with textured breast implants has been estimated between 1/2832 and 1/30,000 women. Existing studies estimating the numbers exposed and at risk, may have under reported cases, and/or lacked comprehensive follow-up. Our objective is to determine the risk of BIA-ALCL in a defined cohort of patients reconstructed with macro-textured breast implants and consistently followed long-term.
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  • More than 2 million patients with CVD have reported marijuana use

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Despite the modest strength of current evidence, cardiologists should screen and test their patients for marijuana use in select CV settings, according to a review published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
    “Patients are increasingly inquiring about the relative safety of marijuana use,” Muthiah Vaduganathan, MD, MPH, a fellow in cardiovascular medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital Heart and Vascular Center, told Healio. “As a cardiovascular community, we need to be equipped with evidence-based responses.”
    Available data on usage rates
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  • Oral anticoagulants may be harmful in patients with AF on dialysis

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Among patients with atrial fibrillation on long-term dialysis, oral anticoagulants were not associated with decreased risk for thromboembolism and some of them elevated risk for bleeding, according to a meta-analysis.
    In this population, warfarin, dabigatran and rivaroxaban were associated with greater bleeding risk compared with apixaban and no anticoagulant.
    According to the meta-analysis published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, apixaban and warfarin were not associated with
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  • Using marijuana may put the lives of millions of heart patients at risk

    Using marijuana may put the lives of millions of heart patients at risk

    1 month ago - By Daily Mail

    More than two million Americans with heart disease are using or have used marijuana - and it could put them at risk of dangerously bleeding or liver damage, a Brigham and Women's study warns.
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