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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The FDA has released draft guidance documents for appropriate marketing communication on medical products and devices.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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Predictors of Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair Quality of Life Outcomes

Predictors of Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair Quality of Life Outcomes

Having atrial fibrillation, using home oxygen, having severe lung disease, or having a permanent pacemaker were predictive of lower health status after transcatheter mitral valve repair.

Security and Privacy Risks Linked to Wearable Healthcare Devices

Security and Privacy Risks Linked to Wearable Healthcare Devices

While wearable technology can provide substantial patient benefit, these devices carry significant privacy and security risks.

Coronary CTA Reliably Assesses Long-Term Cardiovascular Risk

Coronary CTA Reliably Assesses Long-Term Cardiovascular Risk

Coronary computed tomography angiography is a reliable tool to assess long-term cardiovascular risk in suspected CCS.

Complete Revascularization Superior to Culprit-Only Intervention in NSTEMI

Complete Revascularization Superior to Culprit-Only Intervention in NSTEMI

Single-stage complete coronary revascularization appears to be superior to culprit-only lesion intervention in multivessel disease ACS.

Can Dermatoscope Magnets Be Used With CV Implanted Electronic Devices?

Can Dermatoscope Magnets Be Used With CV Implanted Electronic Devices?

The safety risk of dermatoscope magnets in patients with cardiovascular implanted electronic devices was examined.

No Differences Between Bivalirudin, UFH Post-PCI After Ticagrelor Pretreatment

No Differences Between Bivalirudin, UFH Post-PCI After Ticagrelor Pretreatment

There is no difference between heparin and bivalirudin in terms of platelet aggregation or coagulation markers after pretreatment with ticagrelor in patients undergoing PPCI.

Same Day Discharge Post-Elective PCI Safe and Generates Cost Savings

Same Day Discharge Post-Elective PCI Safe and Generates Cost Savings

Same day hospital discharge has the potential increase the overall value of PCI care and save US hospitals approximately $577 million if implemented more consistently.

Leadless Pacemakers "Lead" the Way to Fewer Complications in Cardiac Arrhythmias

Leadless Pacemakers "Lead" the Way to Fewer Complications in Cardiac Arrhythmias

Patients implanted with leadless pacemakers had fewer complications in both short- and midterm events compared with patients who received transvenous pacemakers.

FDA Approves Eluvia Drug-Eluting Stent for Peripheral Artery Disease

FDA Approves Eluvia Drug-Eluting Stent for Peripheral Artery Disease

The Eluvia stent is designed to release paclitaxel for a 1-year time frame to prevent tissue regrowth that might otherwise block the stented artery.

LVAD in Heart Failure Linked to Improved Glycemic Control

LVAD in Heart Failure Linked to Improved Glycemic Control

HbA1c levels following left ventricular assist device implantation were statistically significantly lower than before surgery.

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