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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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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.

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.

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.

Mitral Valve Repair: The Evolution of Transcatheter Implantation

Mitral Valve Repair: The Evolution of Transcatheter Implantation

Repairing mitral regurgitation via transcatheter MitraClip has become a promising therapeutic option for high surgical risk patients.

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.

A Case of Heart Failure Secondary to Mitral Regurgitation

A Case of Heart Failure Secondary to Mitral Regurgitation

Although surgery remains the gold standard in mitral valve repair, percutaneous repair is a new option in the treatment armamentarium, particularly in high-risk settings.

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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.

Hypertension in Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Vascular Endothelial Dysfunction

Hypertension in Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Vascular Endothelial Dysfunction

Vascular endothelial dysfunction contribute to the development of premature arterial stiffening and hypertension in patients with type 1 diabetes.

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.

Carotid Plaque, Vascular Disease Event Risk Increase With HIV

Carotid Plaque, Vascular Disease Event Risk Increase With HIV

Findings show that HIV status was associated with an increased rate of incidental carotid plaque, noncalcified plaque, and high-risk plaque.

Cardiovascular Risks With Severe Hypoglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes

Cardiovascular Risks With Severe Hypoglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes

The study investigates the correlation between hypoglycemia and the risk for all-cause mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes.

High Nicotine Levels in E-Cigarettes May Increase Smoking Frequency

High Nicotine Levels in E-Cigarettes May Increase Smoking Frequency

Adolescents who use e-cigarettes with higher concentrations of nicotine may be at risk for progressively increasing the frequency and intensity of smoking and vaping.

Smoking-Related Lung Microbiota Changes Affect ARDS Development After Blunt Trauma

Smoking-Related Lung Microbiota Changes Affect ARDS Development After Blunt Trauma

Smoking-related changes in lung microbiota may increase the risk for acute respiratory distress syndrome in patients after severe trauma.

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.

Heart Failure Outcomes Improved With TAVR or SAVR

Heart Failure Outcomes Improved With TAVR or SAVR

Patients with heart failure who received transcatheter aortic valve replacements saw decrease in aortic valve mean gradient.

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