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Heart transplant disparities have improved since the adoption of the Affordable Care Act; if the law is repealed, experts fear these disparities will return.

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Post-Cardiac Transplantation Empagliflozin Use Associated With Metabolic Benefits in T2D

Post-Cardiac Transplantation Empagliflozin Use Associated With Metabolic Benefits in T2D

Patients undergoing empagliflozin therapy experienced a significant reduction in weight and BMI.

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.

LVAD-Associated Mechanical Unloading in Ischemic and Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy

LVAD-Associated Mechanical Unloading in Ischemic and Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy

LVEF increased from 20% to 24% in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy and from 17% to 27% in patients with nonischemic cardiomyopathy.

Assessing Effect of Obesity on LVAD Outcomes

Assessing Effect of Obesity on LVAD Outcomes

Obese patients were at increased risk of death compared with patients of normal weight.

Restrictive Cardiomyopathy, Congenital Heart Disease Patients Have Higher Risks of Death Awaiting Transplantation

Restrictive Cardiomyopathy, Congenital Heart Disease Patients Have Higher Risks of Death Awaiting Transplantation

Risk of death adjusted hazard ratios by diagnoses relative to dilated cardiomyopathy were 1.70 (restrictive cardiomyopathy), 1.10 (ischemic cardiomyopathy), 1.23 (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy), 1.30 (valvular disease) and 1.37 (congenital heart disease).

Transplantation Risk Index Predicts Mortality Risk in Patients With Mechanical Circulatory Support

Transplantation Risk Index Predicts Mortality Risk in Patients With Mechanical Circulatory Support

For patients with mechanical circulatory support, a transplantation risk score can help predict mortality risk.

Basal-to-Apical Longitudinal Strain Similar in Several Types of Cardiac Amyloidosis

Basal-to-Apical Longitudinal Strain Similar in Several Types of Cardiac Amyloidosis

Basal-to-apical longitudinal strain abnormalities are similar in several types of cardiac amyloidosis.

3D Reconstruction May Improve Donor Selection for Pediatric Heart Transplants

3D Reconstruction May Improve Donor Selection for Pediatric Heart Transplants

Developing 3D technology could help surgeons choose donors for pediatric heart transplants.

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