Vascular Medicine

Improved Prediction of TAVR-Related Mortality Risk With Albumin

Improved Prediction of TAVR-Related Mortality Risk With Albumin

Serum albumin can predict transcatheter aortic valve replacement-related mortality.

Acute Myocarditis Prognosis Linked to Late Gadolinium Enhancement in Cardiac MRI

Acute Myocarditis Prognosis Linked to Late Gadolinium Enhancement in Cardiac MRI

For patients with acute myocarditis with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction and for patients with suspected myocarditis, late gadolinium enhancement on cardiac MRI is associated with worse prognosis.

Heart Function in Teenagers Linked to Vitamin K-1 Consumption

Heart Function in Teenagers Linked to Vitamin K-1 Consumption

Phylloquinone intake affects left ventricular structure and function in adolescents.

No Screening Necessary for Asymptomatic Patient With Carotid Artery Stenosis

No Screening Necessary for Asymptomatic Patient With Carotid Artery Stenosis

No screening necessary for an asymptomatic patient with cardiovascular risk and stenosis of 50% on screening carotid ultrasonography.

High Levels of Stem Cell Factor Linked to Reduced CV Events

High Levels of Stem Cell Factor Linked to Reduced CV Events

High levels of stem cell factor are associated with reduced risk of mortality and cardiovascular events.

New Appropriate Use Criteria Released for Imaging in Valvular Heart Disease

New Appropriate Use Criteria Released for Imaging in Valvular Heart Disease

New criteria has been developed for valvular heart disease imaging tests.

Which Revascularization Strategy Produces Better Outcomes in Type 1 Diabetes?

Which Revascularization Strategy Produces Better Outcomes in Type 1 Diabetes?

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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

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

Global Mortality Trends in Rheumatic Heart Disease

Global Mortality Trends in Rheumatic Heart Disease

The health-related burden of rheumatic heart disease has declined worldwide but high rates persist in poorer regions of the world.

Hypertension, Diabetes in Midlife Increase Risk of Dementia

Hypertension, Diabetes in Midlife Increase Risk of Dementia

Risk factors for dementia include midlife vascular risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes and smoking.

Effect of Vitamin B Supplementation on Fracture Risk in Women at High Risk for CVD

Effect of Vitamin B Supplementation on Fracture Risk in Women at High Risk for CVD

B vitamin and folic acid supplementation does not affect fracture risk or bone turnover in women with preexisting CVD.

Artery, Aorta Measurements Similar With Different MRI Techniques

Artery, Aorta Measurements Similar With Different MRI Techniques

Two-dimensional and three-dimensional MRI techniques to measure the thoracic aorta and main pulmonary artery are in close agreement.

Avalus Surgical Aortic Valve Receives FDA and European Commission Approval

Avalus Surgical Aortic Valve Receives FDA and European Commission Approval

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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

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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

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

9/11 Survivors Have Higher Incidence of Heart Disease, Diabetes

9/11 Survivors Have Higher Incidence of Heart Disease, Diabetes

Rescue workers and survivors of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center have an increased risk for heart and lung diseases years later.

Chest Computed Tomography Use in COPD Assessment

Chest Computed Tomography Use in COPD Assessment

Chest computed tomography is increasingly being used in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

FDA Approves New Pericardial Aortic Valve

FDA Approves New Pericardial Aortic Valve

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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

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

Off-Label TAVR Demonstrates Similar Mortality as On-Label

Off-Label TAVR Demonstrates Similar Mortality as On-Label

One-year mortality is similar for individuals undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for on-label or off-label indications

CV Risk Factors Associated With Arterial Function in Rheumatoid Arthritis

CV Risk Factors Associated With Arterial Function in Rheumatoid Arthritis

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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

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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

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

Dapagliflozin May Benefit Progression of Atherosclerosis

Dapagliflozin May Benefit Progression of Atherosclerosis

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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

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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

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

Maternal and Fetal Risk with Anticoagulation in Pregnancy

Maternal and Fetal Risk with Anticoagulation in Pregnancy

Anticoagulation treatment for patients with mechanical heart valves during pregnancy is linked to maternal and fetal risks.

Long-Term Outcomes of Evacetrapib on Cardiovascular Outcomes

Long-Term Outcomes of Evacetrapib on Cardiovascular Outcomes

Evacetrapib does not affect the primary efficacy end point of first occurrence of any component of a composite of death from cardiovascular causes in patients with high-risk vascular disease.

Cardiovascular Predictions in Liver Transplant Candidates

Cardiovascular Predictions in Liver Transplant Candidates

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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

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

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