Patients with higher levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone were more likely to experience atrial tachyarrhythmia after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation.
Increase in number of patients overall and aged 65 years and younger receiving TAVR.
Strong link between infective endocarditis and invasive cardiovascular procedures, especially coronary artery bypass grafting.
The SYNTAX score II was an independent predictor of mortality in patients with 1- and 2-vessel disease undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.
Patients with leadless cardiac pacemakers experienced fewer short-term and midterm complications, but more pericardial effusions than patients with standard transvenous pacemakers.
Stroke risk remained significantly lower after PCI than after CABG at 5-year follow-up.
More major bleeding was seen at maximal activated clotting time greater than 290 seconds.
High platelet reactivity was associated with an increased risk for ischemic stroke in patients who had undergone drug-eluting stent implantation.
Minimally invasive surgery was linked to fewer discharges to facility and one day less in hospital vs conservative surgery.
Individuals who required a permanent pacemaker after transcatheter aortic valve replacement had an increased risk for mortality and hospital readmissions.
Preoperative 6-minute walk distance linked to postoperative cognitive dysfunction risk in older adults undergoing cardiac surgery.
Precapillary pulmonary hypertension and obstructive sleep apnea may be causative factors for central sleep apnea and pulmonary hypertension, respectively.
Lower adverse cardiac events seen at 5-year follow-up after coronary-artery bypass surgery with radial-artery grafts.
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.
A total of 65% of cardiologists avoided percutaneous coronary intervention on 2 or more occasions due to reporting program concerns.
Early acetaminophen exposure after pediatric cardiac surgery may reduce rate of acute kidney injury.
In this randomized controlled trial, saphenous vein graft patency after elective CABG was significantly improved in patients treated with ticagrelor plus aspirin vs aspirin alone after one year.
The use of 3D-printed models is transforming congenital heart disease care by improving clinical outcomes and medical training.
Ticagrelor plus aspirin was superior in increasing post-coronary artery bypass grafting patency compared with aspirin alone.
More patients receive PCI within guideline recommended time in states with hospital bypass policies.
There was a decrease in observed and expected mortality rates as well as risk factor rates from 2002 to 2014 in Massachusetts.
Previous stroke within 3 months of surgical aortic valve replacement is risk factor for recurrent ischemic stroke and MACE.
No evidence of electromagnetic interference with cardiac implantable electronic devices in patients testing electric cars.
In patients with COPD, transcatheter aortic valve replacement was associated with fewer respiratory-related complications than surgical aortic valve replacement.
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.
Although rare, delayed coronary obstruction after transcatheter aortic valve replacement was tied to a 50% in-hospital mortality rate.
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.
Rapid deployment valve use linked to increased rates of pacemaker implantation and disabling stroke, but not mortality.
Overall, 24.4% of instances of medical advice regarding implanted cardiac defibrillators were considered inappropriate for most patients.
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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- AHA Issues Scientific Statement on Managing Chagas Cardiomyopathy
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- Cardiovascular Event Rates Vary by Kidney Failure Cause
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