Interventional

Security and Privacy Risks Linked to Wearable Healthcare Devices

Security and Privacy Risks Linked to Wearable Healthcare Devices

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

Effects of Day of Discharge on Hospital Readmission After Major Cardiac Surgery

Effects of Day of Discharge on Hospital Readmission After Major Cardiac Surgery

For cardiac surgical patients, the likelihood of readmission has no association with day of discharge.

Wearable cardioverter-defibrillators do not reduce mortality within 90 days of myocardial infarction

Patients with an acute myocardial infarction (MI) and ejection fraction less than 35% did not have reduced incidence of arrhythmic death within 90 days of the index MI compared to control patients.

Coronary CTA Reliably Assesses Long-Term Cardiovascular Risk

Coronary CTA Reliably Assesses Long-Term Cardiovascular Risk

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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

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

Heart Failure: Transcatheter MV Repair May Decrease All-Cause Mortality vs Medical Therapy Alone

Heart Failure: Transcatheter MV Repair May Decrease All-Cause Mortality vs Medical Therapy Alone

Transcatheter mitral-valve repair results in a lower rate of hospitalization and lower all-cause mortality than medical therapy alone among patients with heart failure and moderate-to-severe secondary mitral regurgitation who remain symptomatic despite the use of guideline-directed medical therapy.

Can Dermatoscope Magnets Be Used With CV Implanted Electronic Devices?

Can Dermatoscope Magnets Be Used With CV Implanted Electronic Devices?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

FDA Approves Device to Treat Acute Coronary Artery Perforations

FDA Approves Device to Treat Acute Coronary Artery Perforations

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The Agency reviewed real-world data from 80 patients who received the PK Papyrus Stents, finding that the stents were delivered successfully to the perforation site in 95% of patients with successful seals seen in 73 patients 91.3% of patients.

SAVR vs TAVR: Adverse Outcomes Risk in Aortic Stenosis

SAVR vs TAVR: Adverse Outcomes Risk in Aortic Stenosis

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Surgical and transcatheter aortic valve replacement had a similar risk for adverse outcomes in patients with severe aortic stenosis, regardless of whether or not the patients had prior cardiac surgery.

Ticagrelor Without Concomitant Aspirin No Better Than Standard DAPT in PCI

Ticagrelor Without Concomitant Aspirin No Better Than Standard DAPT in PCI

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Ticagrelor without aspirin offered no additional benefits compared with conventional dual antiplatelet therapy in patients undergoing PCI for either CAD or ACS.

Radial Access Reduced Adverse Events in Intervention for Acute Coronary Syndrome

Radial Access Reduced Adverse Events in Intervention for Acute Coronary Syndrome

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Net adverse cardiac events occurred in 15.2% of patients with radial access and 17.2% with femoral access while undergoing invasive therapies for acute coronary syndrome.

Revascularization Beats Amputation for Limb Ischemia

Revascularization Beats Amputation for Limb Ischemia

Similar long-term survival and costs for endovascular and surgical revascularization procedures in critical limb ischemia.

Optimal Dressing, Securement of Peripheral IV Catheters Not Yet Found

Optimal Dressing, Securement of Peripheral IV Catheters Not Yet Found

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Tissue adhesive with polyurethane dressing, bordered polyurethane dressing, or using a securement device with polyurethane dressing were not superior to standard low-cost polyurethane dressing for peripheral intravenous catheters.

Hypothyroidism Predicts Atrial Tachyarrhythmia After AF Catheter Ablation

Hypothyroidism Predicts Atrial Tachyarrhythmia After AF Catheter Ablation

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Patients with higher levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone were more likely to experience atrial tachyarrhythmia after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation.

Increase in Proportion of TAVR Used From 2012 to 2015

Increase in Proportion of TAVR Used From 2012 to 2015

Increase in number of patients overall and aged 65 years and younger receiving TAVR.

Several Invasive Cardiovascular Procedures Linked to Infective Endocarditis

Several Invasive Cardiovascular Procedures Linked to Infective Endocarditis

Strong link between infective endocarditis and invasive cardiovascular procedures, especially coronary artery bypass grafting.

SYNTAX Score II Predicts Mortality in 1- and 2-Vessel Disease

SYNTAX Score II Predicts Mortality in 1- and 2-Vessel Disease

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The SYNTAX score II was an independent predictor of mortality in patients with 1- and 2-vessel disease undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.

Leadless Pacemakers Associated With Fewer Complications

Leadless Pacemakers Associated With Fewer Complications

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Patients with leadless cardiac pacemakers experienced fewer short-term and midterm complications, but more pericardial effusions than patients with standard transvenous pacemakers.

Stroke Rates Lower After PCI vs CABG at 5 Years

Stroke Rates Lower After PCI vs CABG at 5 Years

Stroke risk remained significantly lower after PCI than after CABG at 5-year follow-up.

Clotting Time in Transfemoral PCI Linked to Bleeding Risk

Clotting Time in Transfemoral PCI Linked to Bleeding Risk

More major bleeding was seen at maximal activated clotting time greater than 290 seconds.

Ischemic Stroke Risk Increased With Higher Platelet Reactivity Post-DES Implantation

Ischemic Stroke Risk Increased With Higher Platelet Reactivity Post-DES Implantation

High platelet reactivity was associated with an increased risk for ischemic stroke in patients who had undergone drug-eluting stent implantation.

Mitral Valve Repair With Robotic Surgery Has High Success Rates

Mitral Valve Repair With Robotic Surgery Has High Success Rates

Minimally invasive surgery was linked to fewer discharges to facility and one day less in hospital vs conservative surgery.

Permanent Pacemaker After TAVR Increases Mortality, Readmission Risks

Permanent Pacemaker After TAVR Increases Mortality, Readmission Risks

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Individuals who required a permanent pacemaker after transcatheter aortic valve replacement had an increased risk for mortality and hospital readmissions.

Walk Test Identifies Risk for Cognitive Dysfunction Post Cardiac Surgery

Walk Test Identifies Risk for Cognitive Dysfunction Post Cardiac Surgery

Preoperative 6-minute walk distance linked to postoperative cognitive dysfunction risk in older adults undergoing cardiac surgery.

CTEPH Increases Risk for Sleep Disordered Breathing

CTEPH Increases Risk for Sleep Disordered Breathing

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Precapillary pulmonary hypertension and obstructive sleep apnea may be causative factors for central sleep apnea and pulmonary hypertension, respectively.

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