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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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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.

Levodopa's Effect on CAP and PAP in Parkinson's Disease

Levodopa's Effect on CAP and PAP in Parkinson's Disease

Treating patients with Parkinson's disease with levodopa may help decrease central aortic pressure.

Cardiovascular Predictions in Liver Transplant Candidates

Cardiovascular Predictions in Liver Transplant Candidates

Stress microvascular perfusion assessments were found to be highly predictive of cardiovascular outcomes in liver transplant candidates.

Aterial Stiffness May Be Predicted by Restrictive Spirometry Pattern

Aterial Stiffness May Be Predicted by Restrictive Spirometry Pattern

Restrictive spirometry pattern and reduced forced vital capacity (FVC) are associated with a higher risk for arterial stiffness regardless of sex.

Kawasaki Disease: Updated AHA Guidelines

Kawasaki Disease: Updated AHA Guidelines

The AHA's statement focused on the epidemiology, genetics, pathogenesis, and long-term outcomes of Kawasaki disease.

Infective Endocarditis Risk Increases in Dialysis Patients

Infective Endocarditis Risk Increases in Dialysis Patients

The rate of infective endocarditis is increasing among patients with end-stage renal disease receiving dialysis.

Increased Aortic Stiffness in Transgender Men on Long-Term Testosterone Therapy

Increased Aortic Stiffness in Transgender Men on Long-Term Testosterone Therapy

Higher mean cf-PWV values in transgender men were linked to early arterial changes and potential cardiovascular disease.

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