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A 35-Year-Old Pregnant Woman Presents With Progressive Dyspnea and Palpitations

A 35-Year-Old Pregnant Woman Presents With Progressive Dyspnea and Palpitations

A 35-year-old pregnant woman presents to the emergency department with progressive dyspnea and palpitations that have worsened during the last 3 weeks.

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FDA Issues Guidance on Medical Product Marketing Language

FDA Issues Guidance on Medical Product Marketing Language

The FDA has released draft guidance documents for appropriate marketing communication on medical products and devices.

Rheumatic Heart Disease: Diagnosis and Management

Rheumatic Heart Disease: Diagnosis and Management

Learn about the comprehensive management of rheumatic heart disease with Jack Boyd, MD, clinical assistant professor of cardiothoracic surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Choosing Between PCI and Surgery for Left Main Coronary Artery Disease

Choosing Between PCI and Surgery for Left Main Coronary Artery Disease

While mortality rates were similar between percutaneous coronary intervention and coronary artery bypass grafting in both EXCEL and NOBLE trials, the risk of major cardiovascular events was higher in PCI in NOBLE.

Bioresorbable Stents Promising But Metal Stents Still Have Role in Coronary Intervention

Bioresorbable Stents Promising But Metal Stents Still Have Role in Coronary Intervention

Experts say bioresorbable stents are "a few generations away" from being standard of care in interventional cardiology.

Deferred Stenting or Ischemic Postconditioning in STEMI Patients Did Not Reduce Adverse Events

Deferred Stenting or Ischemic Postconditioning in STEMI Patients Did Not Reduce Adverse Events

A composite end point of death, heart failure, new myocardial infarction, and revascularization was similar between the deferred stenting group and the conventional treatment group.

Interventional Cardiology: A Look Back at 4 Decades of Practice-Changing Innovation

Interventional Cardiology: A Look Back at 4 Decades of Practice-Changing Innovation

An overview of the groundbreaking technology that has shaped interventional cardiology.

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Current and Emerging Approaches

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Current and Emerging Approaches

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement continues to evolve as a treatment for patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis, as well as for younger, lower-risk patients.

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LVAD in Heart Failure Linked to Improved Glycemic Control

LVAD in Heart Failure Linked to Improved Glycemic Control

HbA1c levels following left ventricular assist device implantation were statistically significantly lower than before surgery.

FDA Approves Device to Treat Acute Coronary Artery Perforations

FDA Approves Device to Treat Acute Coronary Artery Perforations

The Agency reviewed real-world data from 80 patients who received the PK Papyrus Stents, finding that the stents were delivered successfully to the perforation site in 95% of patients with successful seals seen in 73 patients 91.3% of patients.

SAVR vs TAVR: Adverse Outcomes Risk in Aortic Stenosis

SAVR vs TAVR: Adverse Outcomes Risk in Aortic Stenosis

Surgical and transcatheter aortic valve replacement had a similar risk for adverse outcomes in patients with severe aortic stenosis, regardless of whether or not the patients had prior cardiac surgery.

Ticagrelor Without Concomitant Aspirin No Better Than Standard DAPT in PCI

Ticagrelor Without Concomitant Aspirin No Better Than Standard DAPT in PCI

Ticagrelor without aspirin offered no additional benefits compared with conventional dual antiplatelet therapy in patients undergoing PCI for either CAD or ACS.

Radial Access Reduced Adverse Events in Intervention for Acute Coronary Syndrome

Radial Access Reduced Adverse Events in Intervention for Acute Coronary Syndrome

Net adverse cardiac events occurred in 15.2% of patients with radial access and 17.2% with femoral access while undergoing invasive therapies for acute coronary syndrome.

Optimal Dressing, Securement of Peripheral IV Catheters Not Yet Found

Optimal Dressing, Securement of Peripheral IV Catheters Not Yet Found

Tissue adhesive with polyurethane dressing, bordered polyurethane dressing, or using a securement device with polyurethane dressing were not superior to standard low-cost polyurethane dressing for peripheral intravenous catheters.

Hypothyroidism Predicts Atrial Tachyarrhythmia After AF Catheter Ablation

Hypothyroidism Predicts Atrial Tachyarrhythmia After AF Catheter Ablation

Patients with higher levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone were more likely to experience atrial tachyarrhythmia after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation.

SYNTAX Score II Predicts Mortality in 1- and 2-Vessel Disease

SYNTAX Score II Predicts Mortality in 1- and 2-Vessel Disease

The SYNTAX score II was an independent predictor of mortality in patients with 1- and 2-vessel disease undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.

Leadless Pacemakers Associated With Fewer Complications

Leadless Pacemakers Associated With Fewer Complications

Patients with leadless cardiac pacemakers experienced fewer short-term and midterm complications, but more pericardial effusions than patients with standard transvenous pacemakers.

Ischemic Stroke Risk Increased With Higher Platelet Reactivity Post-DES Implantation

Ischemic Stroke Risk Increased With Higher Platelet Reactivity Post-DES Implantation

High platelet reactivity was associated with an increased risk for ischemic stroke in patients who had undergone drug-eluting stent implantation.

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