L.A. McKeown

Associate News Editor, Writer
L.A. McKeown

 

L.A. McKeown is Senior Associate News Editor of TCTMD and Senior Medical Editor/Writer, Academic Content for the Editorial Services department of CRF. Laura has over 20 years of experience as a clinical and consumer medical writer for many publications, websites, and organizations, including Medical Tribune, WebMD, MSNBC, Reuters Health, the American Lung Association, the North American Menopause Society, and New York Medical College. In addition, she has extensive experience in medical education, including serving as managing editor of a series of patient education videos under former US Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, MD. She earned a BS in Journalism and Mass Media from Rutgers University.

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Genetic Predisposition to CAD Gets a Boost From Socioeconomics
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yplata Thu, 04/20/2017 - 10:42
Daily News
People with one or more copies of a genetic variant who were poor and had low levels of education also had more atherosclerosis on imaging.
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Plaque Protrusion an Infrequent but Troubling Complication of Carotid Artery Stenting
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yplata Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:28
Daily News
Plaque protrusions were strongly correlated with stroke and point to the need for closed-cell or micromesh stents, study authors say.
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Rapid Rule-Out Strategy With High-Sensitivity Troponin Shows Promise Ahead of US Commercial Availability of Test
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yplata Mon, 04/17/2017 - 14:33
Daily News
In a meta-analysis, the assay plus ECG ruled out MI in nearly a third of patients presenting to the emergency department with possible ACS.
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Permanent Pacemakers After TAVR: Model Helps Predict Individual Patient Risk With Sapien 3
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yplata Wed, 04/12/2017 - 15:26
Daily News
In a single-center study, anatomic factors added to implantation depth were highly predictive of the need for pacemaker with Sapien 3.
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Readmission for Critical Limb Ischemia Common and Largely Unplanned
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yplata Mon, 04/10/2017 - 14:43
Daily News
The “staggering number” of CLI readmissions highlights the need for controlling comorbidities and better outpatient care.
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