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Carotid Plaque Development Risk Not Associated With Thyroid Dysfunction

Carotid Plaque Development Risk Not Associated With Thyroid Dysfunction

Study finds no significant association between sustained subclinical thyroid dysfunction and development of carotid plaques in healthy individuals.

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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.

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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Carotid Plaque Development Risk Not Associated With Thyroid Dysfunction

Carotid Plaque Development Risk Not Associated With Thyroid Dysfunction

Study finds no significant association between sustained subclinical thyroid dysfunction and development of carotid plaques in healthy individuals.

Which Revascularization Strategy Produces Better Outcomes in Type 1 Diabetes?

Which Revascularization Strategy Produces Better Outcomes in Type 1 Diabetes?

Coronary artery bypass grafting yielded better outcomes in patients with type 1 diabetes who had multivessel disease compared with percutaneous coronary intervention.

Greater CV Benefit With Rivaroxaban Plus Aspirin vs Monotherapy in Stable ASCVD

Greater CV Benefit With Rivaroxaban Plus Aspirin vs Monotherapy in Stable ASCVD

Despite more major bleeding events, rivaroxaban plus aspirin therapy had a greater cardiovascular benefit in patients with stable atherosclerotic vascular disease vs monotherapy.

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.

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