A magnetically levitated centrifugal-flow pump was superior to a mechanical-bearing axial continuous-flow pump in patients with advanced heart failure.
A recent study evaluated the effects of SGLT-2i and other glucose-lowering drugs on cardiovascular event outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes from 6 countries in 3 world regions.
A Smartwatch band paired with an app records a 30-second single-lead rhythm strip.
Primary prevention with aspirin may reduce all-cause mortality in patients with heart failure and type 2 diabetes.
White patients have significantly higher positive detection rates on cardiomyopathy genetic testing compared with underrepresented minorities.
A shared decision-making program between patients with end-stage heart failure being considered for destination therapy left ventricular assist device and their caregivers was associated with improvement in patient knowledge.
Rheumatoid arthritis may be associated with an increased risk for hospitalization from heart failure.
Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in heart failure reduces mortality and hospitalization: The CASTLE-AF trialFebruary 20, 2018
Compared with medical therapy alone, catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in patients with heart failure reduced the risk for all-cause mortality and hospitalization.
Implantable cardioverter defibrillator placement in patients with chronic kidney disease was associated with increased risk for heart failure-related and any-cause hospitalization.
A middle-aged woman who received a heart transplant 1 year ago presents with mild fever and generalized weakness.
The most common mutations found in genetic noncompaction cardiomyopathy were MYH7, MYBPC3, and TTN mutations.
Patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction had poor outcomes when they had a systolic blood pressure <120 mm Hg.
Very low-calorie diets can cause transient deterioration in heart function.
Hospital adherence to heart failure guidelines might be the best quality measure.
A 35-year-old pregnant woman presents to the emergency department with progressive dyspnea and palpitations that have worsened during the last 3 weeks.
Catheter ablation was associated with a significant reduction in a composite end point of death from any cause or hospitalization for worsening heart failure in patients with atrial fibrillation.
A middle-aged man with asthma, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia presents to the ED with dyspnea at rest and electrocardiogram findings suggest a prior myocardial infarction.
A 57-year-old black man with ischemic cardiomyopathy presents with low blood pressure and dyspnea on exertion.
Left bundle branch block is associated with a smaller degree of left ventricular ejection fraction improvement.
Nearly three-quarters of patients aged 70 years or older with heart failure have hearing loss.
Mortality and hospitalization rates may improve in patients with heart failure when using biomarkers to identify patients for up-titration of medications.
High-sensitivity cardiac troponin is associated with incident heart failure.
Outcomes after left ventricular assist device implantation significantly worse for those with end-stage renal diseaseJanuary 23, 2018
Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have significantly worse survival outcomes following left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation compared to recipients without ESRD.
Brain dysfunction may occur after acute myocardial infarction and heart failure.
Researchers discovered an association between global pulmonary vascular remodeling and pulmonary hypertension in patients with heart failure.
Wearable technology that records cardiac function, along with machine learning algorithms, can assess compensated and decompensated heart failure states.
Two years of high-intensity exercise training is associated with improved maximal oxygen uptake and reduced cardiac stiffness in previously sedentary healthy middle-aged adults.
The American College of Cardiology released a decision pathway addressing 10 pivotal issues in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction.
For patients with severe aortic stenosis, left ventricular ejection fraction <60% is associated with impaired survival.
Silent myocardial infarction is associated with an increased long-term risk of heart failure.
The Cardiology Advisor Articles
- FDA Reports Combination Hypertension Treatment Discontinued
- Automated Detection of Atrial Fibrillation Through Smartwatch Technology
- Cardiovascular Outcomes of SGLT-2i vs Other Glucose-Lowering Drugs in T2D
- Outcomes With Aspirin for Primary Prevention in Heart Failure, Type 2 Diabetes
- Machine Learning Shows Potential in Diagnosing Myocardial Infarction in Patients With Chest Pain
- Digital Adherence Devices: Preventing Strokes in Afib One Reminder at a Time
- Pioglitazone Lowers Cardiovascular, Noncardiovascular Mortality in Diabetes
- Peripheral Artery Disease, DVT Risk May Increase With Varicose Veins
- Cardiorespiratory Fitness May Improve Executive Function in Mild Cognitive Impairment
- Preventing Chemotherapy-Related Cardiotoxicity in Breast Cancer
- Patent Foramen Ovale Characteristics May Predict Benefits of PFO Closure
- Low-Dose Triple Combo Therapy Effective in Hypertension
- Blood Pressure, Glucose Levels Worsened From the Great Recession
- Acute MI Hospital Mortality During Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Meeting Dates
- A 64-Year-Old Woman With Colorectal Cancer Presents to ED With Severe Chest Pain