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  • Acurate Neo Valve Holds Its Own Against Sapien 3 Both transcatheter valves had very high success rates, with one study author suggesting the Acurate Neo, investigational in the US, "is more or less an all-comer valve like the Sapien."
  • Uncontrolled Hypertension Unchanged in US Adults New data from the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics show less than half of US adults with hypertension have their blood pressure under control, basically unchanged since 2010.
  • ANA Stroke, Cardiac Events Increased After First Stroke in Young As in older patients, the risk for recurrent stroke after an index stroke is increased in patients aged 18 to 45 years, along with the risk for cardiac events, a new study shows.
  • TCT TCT 2017: Rich in Clinical Trials, Star Power Oscar-winner Tom Hanks headlines a conference that will feature clinical trials looking at management of left main disease, cardiogenic shock, and bioabsorbable scaffolds.

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