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The FDA has released draft guidance documents for appropriate marketing communication on medical products and devices.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

Rheumatic Heart Disease Mortality in Valve Replacement Surgery

Rheumatic Heart Disease Mortality in Valve Replacement Surgery

Thrombocytopenia at hospital admission may be an independent predictor for in-hospital mortality in patients with rheumatic heart disease undergoing valve replacement surgery.

Multivessel CAD With Diabetes: Choosing an Optimal Revascularization Strategy

Multivessel CAD With Diabetes: Choosing an Optimal Revascularization Strategy

Patients with multivessel coronary artery disease and diabetes may benefit more from coronary artery bypass grafting surgery vs percutaneous coronary intervention.

Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: Open vs Endovascular Repair

Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: Open vs Endovascular Repair

Endovascular strategy is associated with better survival rate and decreased hospital costs compared to open repair in ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Contrast-Induced Acute Kidney Injury: Sodium Bicarbonate vs Sodium Chloride

Contrast-Induced Acute Kidney Injury: Sodium Bicarbonate vs Sodium Chloride

Intravenous sodium bicarbonate is not superior to intravenous sodium chloride for reducing acute kidney injury during angiography.

Necessity of PCI in Stable Coronary Artery Disease Questioned

Necessity of PCI in Stable Coronary Artery Disease Questioned

No evidence shows efficacy of PCI procedures for patients with stable coronary artery disease with angina.

Target Vessel Thrombosis in BVS vs Everolimus-Eluting Stents

Target Vessel Thrombosis in BVS vs Everolimus-Eluting Stents

Patients who received bioresorbable vascular scaffolds had higher rates of device thrombosis and target vessel MI compared with those who received everolimus-eluting stents.

Vessel Sizing Optimization in BVS Implantation

Vessel Sizing Optimization in BVS Implantation

Researchers analyzed 3-year outcomes in patients implanted with bioresorbable vascular scaffolds for the treatment of coronary lesions.

PCI and CABG Provide Similar Intermediate-Term Outcomes in Left Main CAD

PCI and CABG Provide Similar Intermediate-Term Outcomes in Left Main CAD

A substudy analyzed whether PCI outcomes using second generation drug eluting stents were comparable to CABG in patients with low or intermediated complexity left main coronary artery disease.

Additional Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation Not Warranted After Change in Inducibility

Additional Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation Not Warranted After Change in Inducibility

Change in inducibility status after pulmonary vein isolation is not associated with long-term freedom from recurrent arrhythmia.

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