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Affordable Care Act Repeal May Undo Reduced Heart Transplant Disparities

Affordable Care Act Repeal May Undo Reduced Heart Transplant Disparities

Heart transplant disparities have improved since the adoption of the Affordable Care Act; if the law is repealed, experts fear these disparities will return.

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Addressing Competency Requirements in Heart Failure and Transplant Training Programs

Addressing Competency Requirements in Heart Failure and Transplant Training Programs

The Advanced Training Statement for advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology consists of 6 general competencies.

Cardiac MRI Critical in Diagnosing Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy

Cardiac MRI Critical in Diagnosing Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy

Cardiac MRI should be used to differentiate Takotsubo cardiomyopathy from similar conditions.

Heart Failure, Stroke Risk Increased With Cannabis Use

Heart Failure, Stroke Risk Increased With Cannabis Use

The investigators suggested that more research is needed to truly understand the pathophysiology behind cannabis' effect.

Zika Virus Impacts Cardiovascular Health

Zika Virus Impacts Cardiovascular Health

Patients infected with Zika virus developed arrhythmia or heart failure, according to researchers.

Diabetes Increases Risk of Adverse Outcomes in Heart Failure

Diabetes Increases Risk of Adverse Outcomes in Heart Failure

Researchers examined if diabetes status affected the 1-year all-cause and CVD mortality risk in patients with heart failure.

Proton Pump Inhibitors Linked to Risk for Heart Failure, Death in CAD

Proton Pump Inhibitors Linked to Risk for Heart Failure, Death in CAD

The association between proton pump inhibitor use and incidence of heart failure and death was recently evaluated in a study.

Intensive Care Unit Overuse Common in Patients With Heart Disease

Intensive Care Unit Overuse Common in Patients With Heart Disease

Examination of over 1 million Medicare records found that the intensive care unit was overused for patients with heart and lung conditions.

Predictors of 30-Day Hospital Readmission in Heart Failure

Predictors of 30-Day Hospital Readmission in Heart Failure

While readmission may be necessary in some patients, researchers are urging the development of strategies to improve care transmission and reduce readmission rates.

Heart Failure, Atrial Fibrillation: Possible Markers for Mild Alzheimer's

Heart Failure, Atrial Fibrillation: Possible Markers for Mild Alzheimer's

Patients with both heart failure and atrial fibrillation had a pattern of milder Alzheimer's pathology.

Heart Failure Treatment Outcomes With CRT Vary by PR Interval

Heart Failure Treatment Outcomes With CRT Vary by PR Interval

Cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillation correlated with reduced hospitalization or all-cause mortality and all-cause mortality in advanced systolic heart failure.

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