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Vascular Closure Devices vs Manual Compression

     This randomized trial reports the noninferiority of vascular closure devices compared to manual compression in preventing femoral access-site complications among patients undergoing coronary angiography.

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Left Atrial Appendage Closure vs Warfarin for Atrial Fibrillation

     This randomized trial reports that mechanical left atrial appendage closure was superior to warfarin for preventing stroke, systemic embolism, and cardiovascular death among patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.

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β-Blockers and Outcomes in Patients With Heart Failure and Preserved Ejection Fraction

     This cohort study reports that β-blockers reduced all-cause mortality, but not a composite of all-cause mortality and heart failure hospitalization, among patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction.


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Sharing and Reporting the Results of Clinical Trials

     Francis Collins and Kathy Hudson from the NIH comment on the future of data sharing given the US Department of Health and Human Services' proposal this week to require public sharing of summary data from drug and device trials.

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Curtailing Ebola, Safeguarding the Future

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Polypills for the Prevention of CVD

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Acute Troponin Elevation and the Classification of Myocardial Infarction

A 52-year-old woman with a history of hypertension presented to the emergency department with chest pain that started while sitting at work 2 hours previously. She described the pain as "someone sitting on her chest" and reported associated diaphoresis and shortness of breath.

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