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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.

VIDEO: AHA - Improving Patient Care in Stroke

VIDEO: AHA - Improving Patient Care in Stroke

AHA presents Laurie Paletz, stroke coordinator at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, describing her institution's experience using Get With the Guidelines-Stroke and Target: Stroke to improve patient care.

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.

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.

Mitral Valve Repair: The Evolution of Transcatheter Implantation

Mitral Valve Repair: The Evolution of Transcatheter Implantation

Repairing mitral regurgitation via transcatheter MitraClip has become a promising therapeutic option for high surgical risk patients.

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.

A Case of Heart Failure Secondary to Mitral Regurgitation

A Case of Heart Failure Secondary to Mitral Regurgitation

Although surgery remains the gold standard in mitral valve repair, percutaneous repair is a new option in the treatment armamentarium, particularly in high-risk settings.

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Avalus Surgical Aortic Valve Receives FDA and European Commission Approval

Avalus Surgical Aortic Valve Receives FDA and European Commission Approval

A new pericardial aortic surgical valve has received US Food and Drug Administration and European Commission approval.

Fixed Dose COPD Treatments Have Similar CV Risks as LABAs/ICS

Fixed Dose COPD Treatments Have Similar CV Risks as LABAs/ICS

The combination of long-acting β2-agonist (LABA)/ and long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) is linked to a similar or lower risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular adverse events compared to treatment with LABA/inhaled corticosteroid.

FDA Issues Safety Alert for Revascularization Device Used in Acute Ischemic Stroke

FDA Issues Safety Alert for Revascularization Device Used in Acute Ischemic Stroke

The delivery wire component of the Penumbra 3D revascularization device may break or separate during use.

FDA Approves New Pericardial Aortic Valve

FDA Approves New Pericardial Aortic Valve

The FDA approved a new pericardial aortic valve for replacement of native or prosthetic valves.

Pulmonary Artery-to-Aorta Ratio May Predict Survival in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Pulmonary Artery-to-Aorta Ratio May Predict Survival in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Pulmonary artery to aorta ratio measurement can effectively predict survival in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

CV Risk Factors Associated With Arterial Function in Rheumatoid Arthritis

CV Risk Factors Associated With Arterial Function in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Vascular hemodynamic alterations in rheumatoid arthritis have been associated with traditional cardiovascular risk factors and disease characteristics.

Intensive Glucose Control in Diabetes Reduces Kidney and Eye Events

Intensive Glucose Control in Diabetes Reduces Kidney and Eye Events

Kidney and eye events in type 2 diabetes were reduced with more intensive glucose control.

Assessing Mortality Risks in CVD, T2DM vs CKD

Assessing Mortality Risks in CVD, T2DM vs CKD

Chronic kidney increases the risk of mortality in patients with cardiovascular disease.

Dapagliflozin May Benefit Progression of Atherosclerosis

Dapagliflozin May Benefit Progression of Atherosclerosis

Dapagliflozin improved endothelial function in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Subclinical Myocardial Damage in Obesity May Be Mitigated by Physical Activity

Subclinical Myocardial Damage in Obesity May Be Mitigated by Physical Activity

Individuals who had the lowest levels of recommended physical activity had elevated levels of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T.

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