Patients with drug-eluting stent-related in-stent restenosis (ISR) were found to have poorer long-term outcomes than patients with bare-metal stent-related ISR.
Valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve replacement had superior short-term outcomes than redo surgical aortic valve replacement, but comparable long-term outcomes.
Among patients with coronary artery spasms, those with epicardial spasms had an increased risk for repeat angiography and myocardial infarction.
Researchers assessed whether initiating guideline-concordant gout therapy improved arterial function and reduced inflammation.
COVID-19 ICU patients exhibited distinct phenotypic traits that suggested standard VTE prophylaxis is insufficient in this population.
Patients with COVID-19 who also have STEMI may experience greater thrombus burden and need for intensive care, and longer hospital stays.
In patients with CTEPH, lung perfused blood volume and mean pulmonary artery enhancement could be indicators of hemodynamics.
Eating chocolate at least once a week is associated with a lower risk for coronary artery disease (CAD).
The rate of premature cardiac deaths (PCDs) decreased across U.S. counties from 1999 to 2017, although widening geographic disparities have been observed.
A reduced dose of prasugrel compared with the standard dose of ticagrelor was associated with maintained anti-ischemic efficacy and safety in elderly or low-weight patients with acute coronary syndrome.
In patients hospitalized for COVID-19, the presence of pulmonary hypertension may be associated with more severe presentation of the disease and worse in-hospital outcomes.
The double-blind EMPEROR-Reduced trial enrolled 3730 adults with HFrEF, with and without diabetes.
Poor health literacy is associated with worse heart failure outcomes.
Men who are obese or severely obese in young adulthood have an increased risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE) later in life.
Use of radial artery vs saphenous vein for coronary artery bypass grafting was found to be associated with a reduced long-term risk for a composite of cardiovascular outcomes.
In patients with rheumatoid arthritis, traditional cardiovascular risk factors and corticosteroids may increase the risk of worsening subclinical atherosclerosis indices over a 1-year period.
Demand for PAs in medical and surgical subspecialties is increasing according to data from 2014 and 2016, reflecting the profession’s robust expansion from primary care.
Ritonavir may increase the risk for bradycardia among critically ill patients with COVID-19.
The use of a new open-source machine learning model immediately following stent implantation in patients with STEMI was found to provide a more accurate estimate of the risk for in-stent restenosis compared with currently used parameters.
Mismatched and matched defects can be observed in preoperative and postoperative ventilation-perfusion scans of patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.