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Heart transplant disparities have improved since the adoption of the Affordable Care Act; if the law is repealed, experts fear these disparities will return.

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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.

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Heart transplant disparities have improved since the adoption of the Affordable Care Act; if the law is repealed, experts fear these disparities will return.

Advanced Heart Failure Treatment With Robotic Device

Advanced Heart Failure Treatment With Robotic Device

A robotic sleeve device was able to restore blood blow after cardiac arrest in living pigs.

Heart Transplantation from the Spouse's Point-Of-View

Heart Transplantation from the Spouse's Point-Of-View

Researchers identified 6 common themes among spouses of heart transplant recipients.

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.

Ex Vivo Heart Perfusion at Warmer Temperatures Preserves Functionality

Ex Vivo Heart Perfusion at Warmer Temperatures Preserves Functionality

For hearts donated after circulatory death, warmer temperatures during initial reperfusion resulted in less myocardial injury and greater preservation of endothelial cell integrity.

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.

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