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Patent Foramen Ovale Characteristics May Predict Benefits of PFO Closure

Patent Foramen Ovale Characteristics May Predict Benefits of PFO Closure

Patent foramen ovale closure resulted in a lower recurrence of stroke in patients with cryptogenic stroke and high-risk PFO characteristics.

Low-Dose Triple Combo Therapy Effective in Hypertension

Low-Dose Triple Combo Therapy Effective in Hypertension

A low-dose triple combination therapy was found to be effective in achieving rapid blood pressure control in patients with hypertension.

Magnetically Levitated Centrifugal- vs Continuous-Flow Pump for Advanced HF

Magnetically Levitated Centrifugal- vs Continuous-Flow Pump for Advanced HF

A magnetically levitated centrifugal-flow pump was superior to a mechanical-bearing axial continuous-flow pump in patients with advanced heart failure.

Substance Use May Increase Mortality in Younger Patients With MI

Substance Use May Increase Mortality in Younger Patients With MI

Cocaine and/or marijuana use was present in 10% of patients with myocardial infarction were ≤50 years old.

Cardiovascular Outcomes of SGLT-2i vs Other Glucose-Lowering Drugs in T2D

Cardiovascular Outcomes of SGLT-2i vs Other Glucose-Lowering Drugs in T2D

A recent study evaluated the effects of SGLT-2i and other glucose-lowering drugs on cardiovascular event outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes from 6 countries in 3 world regions.

Febuxostat May Increase CV Mortality Compared With Allopurinol in Gout

Febuxostat May Increase CV Mortality Compared With Allopurinol in Gout

Patients with gout and cardiovascular disease who were treated with febuxostat had significantly higher all-cause and cardiovascular mortality compared with those treated with allopurinol.

Preventing Chemotherapy-Related Cardiotoxicity in Breast Cancer

Preventing Chemotherapy-Related Cardiotoxicity in Breast Cancer

Carvedilol did not prevent reduction in left ventricular ejection fraction in patients with HER2-negative breast cancer, but was linked to lower troponin I levels.

Influenza Vaccination May Reduce Mortality Risk in Heart Failure

Influenza Vaccination May Reduce Mortality Risk in Heart Failure

A meta-analysis sought to determine the effect of influenza vaccination on cardiac-related mortality in patients with heart failure.

Automated Detection of Atrial Fibrillation Through Smartwatch Technology

Automated Detection of Atrial Fibrillation Through Smartwatch Technology

A Smartwatch band paired with an app records a 30-second single-lead rhythm strip.

Machine Learning Shows Potential in Diagnosing Myocardial Infarction in Patients With Chest Pain

Machine Learning Shows Potential in Diagnosing Myocardial Infarction in Patients With Chest Pain

Two analyses were conducted, one during the training phase and the second during the validation phase of the study.

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