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Heart transplant disparities have improved since the adoption of the Affordable Care Act; if the law is repealed, experts fear these disparities will return.

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Preventing Heart Failure One Risk Factor at a Time

Preventing Heart Failure One Risk Factor at a Time

Avoiding 3 major risk factors for heart failure—hypertension, diabetes, and obesity—may reduce the likelihood of heart failure development.

Hope for Heart Failure in Thyroid Hormone Therapy

Hope for Heart Failure in Thyroid Hormone Therapy

Subclinicial hypothyroidism has been associated with an increased risk for coronary heart disease events and mortality.

Premature Ventricle Contractions in Heart Failure: A Closer Examination

Premature Ventricle Contractions in Heart Failure: A Closer Examination

A primer on premature ventricle contractions with commentary from 2 arrhythmic/heart failure experts.

ARVD/Cardiomyopathy: Interview with Expert Hugh Calkins, MD

ARVD/Cardiomyopathy: Interview with Expert Hugh Calkins, MD

While ARVD/C management has greatly improved, more precautions—particularly in genetic testing and exercise—need to be taken.

Clinician Viewpoints on the "2016 ACC/AHA/HFSA Focused Update on New Pharmacological Therapy for Heart Failure"

Clinician Viewpoints on the "2016 ACC/AHA/HFSA Focused Update on New Pharmacological Therapy for Heart Failure"

Drs Tauras and Patel from Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York weigh in on what the new heart failure therapeutic guidelines mean for practicing clinicians.

Managing Cardiovascular Complications of Oncology Treatment

Managing Cardiovascular Complications of Oncology Treatment

Clinicians seek stronger collaboration between cardiology and oncology as well as evidence-based treatment guidelines.

Ixmyelocel-T Cell-Based Therapy Reduced Cardiac Events in Heart Failure

Ixmyelocel-T Cell-Based Therapy Reduced Cardiac Events in Heart Failure

Ixmyelocel-T therapy reduced clinical cardiac events and improved patient outcomes.

Better Late Than Never: Exercise as Primary and Secondary Prevention in CVD

Better Late Than Never: Exercise as Primary and Secondary Prevention in CVD

Exercise's potential positive effects on cardiovascular disease and heart failure may be possible regardless of frequency and time of initiation.

Heart Failure Patients Rarely Use Evidence-Based Alternative Treatments

Heart Failure Patients Rarely Use Evidence-Based Alternative Treatments

Patients with heart failure rarely use evidence-based alternative treatments such as yoga or massage, to manage their comorbid chronic pain.

Mitral Valve Repair: The Evolution of Transcatheter Implantation

Mitral Valve Repair: The Evolution of Transcatheter Implantation

Repairing mitral regurgitation via transcatheter MitraClip has become a promising therapeutic option for high surgical risk patients.

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Renin-Angiotensin System Inhibition Effect on Post-MI Mortality and New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation

Renin-Angiotensin System Inhibition Effect on Post-MI Mortality and New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation

Renin-angiotensin system inhibition was linked with a reduced 3-year risk of all-cause mortality in patients with congestive heart failure and atrial fibrillation.

Sacubitril/Valsartan Improves Glycemic Control in Comorbid Heart Failure and Diabetes

Sacubitril/Valsartan Improves Glycemic Control in Comorbid Heart Failure and Diabetes

HbA1c decreased by 0.16% in the enalapril group vs 0.26% in the sacubitril/valsartan group.

High TSH, Free T4 Concentrations Associated With Heart Failure Severity

High TSH, Free T4 Concentrations Associated With Heart Failure Severity

Subclinical hypothyroidism with TSH has been linked to worse survival in patients with preexisting heart failure, according to research.

Heart Failure Risk Linked With Bone Mineral Density in Men

Heart Failure Risk Linked With Bone Mineral Density in Men

Total hip bone mineral density was associated with heart failure risk in black and non-black men, with an interaction by race.

Nonischemic Heart Failure Risk Increased With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Nonischemic Heart Failure Risk Increased With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Researchers noted that the relative risk of heart failure increased following a patient's RA diagnosis.

Functional Status Decline Occurs at Least 2 Years Before Cardiovascular Events

Functional Status Decline Occurs at Least 2 Years Before Cardiovascular Events

A decline in function status occurred an average of 2 years before hospitalization for myocardial infarction, and 3 years before heart failure and stroke.

Higher Hospital Admissions in Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy During Late Summer

Higher Hospital Admissions in Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy During Late Summer

Although more women are admitted with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, more men ultimately die.

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.

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.

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