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A 35-Year-Old Pregnant Woman Presents With Progressive Dyspnea and Palpitations

A 35-Year-Old Pregnant Woman Presents With Progressive Dyspnea and Palpitations

A 35-year-old pregnant woman presents to the emergency department with progressive dyspnea and palpitations that have worsened during the last 3 weeks.

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FDA Issues Guidance on Medical Product Marketing Language

FDA Issues Guidance on Medical Product Marketing Language

The FDA has released draft guidance documents for appropriate marketing communication on medical products and devices.

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.

Choosing Between PCI and Surgery for Left Main Coronary Artery Disease

Choosing Between PCI and Surgery for Left Main Coronary Artery Disease

While mortality rates were similar between percutaneous coronary intervention and coronary artery bypass grafting in both EXCEL and NOBLE trials, the risk of major cardiovascular events was higher in PCI in NOBLE.

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.

Deferred Stenting or Ischemic Postconditioning in STEMI Patients Did Not Reduce Adverse Events

Deferred Stenting or Ischemic Postconditioning in STEMI Patients Did Not Reduce Adverse Events

A composite end point of death, heart failure, new myocardial infarction, and revascularization was similar between the deferred stenting group and the conventional treatment group.

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.

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.

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Transcatheter vs Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in COPD

Transcatheter vs Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in COPD

In patients with COPD, transcatheter aortic valve replacement was associated with fewer respiratory-related complications than surgical aortic valve replacement.

Loading Atorvastatin Doses Before and After PCI in ACS for MACE Prevention

Loading Atorvastatin Doses Before and After PCI in ACS for MACE Prevention

Major adverse cardiovascular events were not reduced in patients with acute coronary syndrome undergoing planned percutaneous coronary intervention when given 2 loading doses of atorvastatin.

Improved Outcomes With CABG vs PCI for Diabetes With LV Dysfunction

Improved Outcomes With CABG vs PCI for Diabetes With LV Dysfunction

Aim of study was to determine whether treatment with percutaneous coronary intervention or coronary artery bypass grafting leads to improved outcomes in patients with diabetes, coronary artery disease, and left ventricular dysfunction.

Smartphone Application Shows Promise for Assessing Ulnar Artery Patency

Smartphone Application Shows Promise for Assessing Ulnar Artery Patency

The smartphone heart rate monitoring application had higher diagnostic accuracy compared with standard physical examination for determining ulnar artery patency prior to radial access.

Pulmonary Hypertension Mortality Following Cardiac Catheterization

Pulmonary Hypertension Mortality Following Cardiac Catheterization

Patients with pulmonary hypertension have a high risk for adverse events during and following cardiac catheterization, but high case volume may help ameliorate this risk.

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.

FDA Approves Mechanical Heart Valve for Use in Infants

FDA Approves Mechanical Heart Valve for Use in Infants

The FDA has approved a new size of the Masters Series Mechanical Heart Valve with Hemodynamic Plus Sewing Cuff for use in newborn patients with heart defects.

PCI: Prevalence and Effect of Silent Diabetes

PCI: Prevalence and Effect of Silent Diabetes

Abnormal glucose metabolism may be present in patients with undetected diabetes after percutaneous coronary intervention.

LVAD Shared Decision-Making Program Demonstrates Improved Patient Knowledge

LVAD Shared Decision-Making Program Demonstrates Improved Patient Knowledge

A shared decision-making program between patients with end-stage heart failure being considered for destination therapy left ventricular assist device and their caregivers was associated with improvement in patient knowledge.

Patent Foramen Ovale Closure Does Not Reduce Migraine Headaches

Patent Foramen Ovale Closure Does Not Reduce Migraine Headaches

Percutaneous closure of patent foramen ovale is not associated with a reduction in migraine headaches in patients with and without aura.

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