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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The FDA has released draft guidance documents for appropriate marketing communication on medical products and devices.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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Permanent Pacemaker After TAVR Increases Mortality, Readmission Risks

Permanent Pacemaker After TAVR Increases Mortality, Readmission Risks

Individuals who required a permanent pacemaker after transcatheter aortic valve replacement had an increased risk for mortality and hospital readmissions.

CTEPH Increases Risk for Sleep Disordered Breathing

CTEPH Increases Risk for Sleep Disordered Breathing

Precapillary pulmonary hypertension and obstructive sleep apnea may be causative factors for central sleep apnea and pulmonary hypertension, respectively.

FDA Recall: HeartMate 3™ Outflow Graft Assembly Malfunction

FDA Recall: HeartMate 3 Outflow Graft Assembly Malfunction

The HeartMate 3™ Left Ventricular Assist System has been recalled because of a potential malfunction in the outflow graft assembly that may cause it to twist and close up over time.

Transforming Congenital Heart Disease Outcomes With 3D Printing

Transforming Congenital Heart Disease Outcomes With 3D Printing

The use of 3D-printed models is transforming congenital heart disease care by improving clinical outcomes and medical training.

Ticagrelor Plus Aspirin Superior to Aspirin Alone for Post-CABG Graft Patency

Ticagrelor Plus Aspirin Superior to Aspirin Alone for Post-CABG Graft Patency

Ticagrelor plus aspirin was superior in increasing post-coronary artery bypass grafting patency compared with aspirin alone.

Transcatheter vs Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in COPD

Transcatheter vs Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in COPD

In patients with COPD, transcatheter aortic valve replacement was associated with fewer respiratory-related complications than surgical aortic valve replacement.

Loading Atorvastatin Doses Before and After PCI in ACS for MACE Prevention

Loading Atorvastatin Doses Before and After PCI in ACS for MACE Prevention

Major adverse cardiovascular events were not reduced in patients with acute coronary syndrome undergoing planned percutaneous coronary intervention when given 2 loading doses of atorvastatin.

Improved Outcomes With CABG vs PCI for Diabetes With LV Dysfunction

Improved Outcomes With CABG vs PCI for Diabetes With LV Dysfunction

Aim of study was to determine whether treatment with percutaneous coronary intervention or coronary artery bypass grafting leads to improved outcomes in patients with diabetes, coronary artery disease, and left ventricular dysfunction.

Smartphone Application Shows Promise for Assessing Ulnar Artery Patency

Smartphone Application Shows Promise for Assessing Ulnar Artery Patency

The smartphone heart rate monitoring application had higher diagnostic accuracy compared with standard physical examination for determining ulnar artery patency prior to radial access.

Pulmonary Hypertension Mortality Following Cardiac Catheterization

Pulmonary Hypertension Mortality Following Cardiac Catheterization

Patients with pulmonary hypertension have a high risk for adverse events during and following cardiac catheterization, but high case volume may help ameliorate this risk.

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