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Current Challenges and Unmet Needs in Solid Organ Transplantation

The major challenges in the field of solid organ transplantation are the organ shortage and achieving tolerance. Dr. Flavio Vincenti, Professor, Division of Nephrology, University of California, San Francisco, does not foresee any near-term resolution to the organ shortage but... Read more 

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Identifying CVD Risk in Women and Minorities: The Role of Advanced Lipid Testing

Standard risk assessment may underestimate cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in women and minorities, compounding the challenge of identifying risk in these populations. Dr. Karol Watson, Professor of Medicine/Division of Cardiology, Co-director, UCLA Program in Preventive Cardiology, discusses approaches to identifying... Read more 

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Cardiovascular Risk — Identifying Outliers to the Guideline

The 2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol provides a basis for assessing and reducing the risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) events in adults.1 The guideline identifies groups of patients most likely to benefit from statin therapy,... Read more 

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Pharmacogenomics & Cardiovascular Outcomes

The study of how an individual's genetic inheritance affects his or her body's response to drugs is an important advance in cardiology related to pharmacogenomics. Pharmacogenomic tools can be very useful, but knowing how these tools are best utilized, how... Read more