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.
While wearable technology can provide substantial patient benefit, these devices carry significant privacy and security risks.
For cardiac surgical patients, the likelihood of readmission has no association with day of discharge.
Coronary computed tomography angiography is a reliable tool to assess long-term cardiovascular risk in suspected CCS.
Single-stage complete coronary revascularization appears to be superior to culprit-only lesion intervention in multivessel disease ACS.
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.
The safety risk of dermatoscope magnets in patients with cardiovascular implanted electronic devices was examined.
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 hospital discharge has the potential increase the overall value of PCI care and save US hospitals approximately $577 million if implemented more consistently.
Patients implanted with leadless pacemakers had fewer complications in both short- and midterm events compared with patients who received transvenous pacemakers.
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.
HbA1c levels following left ventricular assist device implantation were statistically significantly lower than before surgery.
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.
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 aspirin offered no additional benefits compared with conventional dual antiplatelet therapy in patients undergoing PCI for either CAD or ACS.
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.
Similar long-term survival and costs for endovascular and surgical revascularization procedures in critical limb ischemia.
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.
Patients with higher levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone were more likely to experience atrial tachyarrhythmia after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation.
Increase in number of patients overall and aged 65 years and younger receiving TAVR.
Strong link between infective endocarditis and invasive cardiovascular procedures, especially coronary artery bypass grafting.
The SYNTAX score II was an independent predictor of mortality in patients with 1- and 2-vessel disease undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.
Patients with leadless cardiac pacemakers experienced fewer short-term and midterm complications, but more pericardial effusions than patients with standard transvenous pacemakers.
Stroke risk remained significantly lower after PCI than after CABG at 5-year follow-up.
More major bleeding was seen at maximal activated clotting time greater than 290 seconds.
High platelet reactivity was associated with an increased risk for ischemic stroke in patients who had undergone drug-eluting stent implantation.
Minimally invasive surgery was linked to fewer discharges to facility and one day less in hospital vs conservative surgery.
Individuals who required a permanent pacemaker after transcatheter aortic valve replacement had an increased risk for mortality and hospital readmissions.
Preoperative 6-minute walk distance linked to postoperative cognitive dysfunction risk in older adults undergoing cardiac surgery.
Precapillary pulmonary hypertension and obstructive sleep apnea may be causative factors for central sleep apnea and pulmonary hypertension, respectively.
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- Sex Differences Seen in Pursuit of Interventional Cardiology Career
- Examining Inefficiencies in US Medical Care