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Femoral Artery Atherosclerosis More Common in Psoriasis

Femoral Artery Atherosclerosis More Common in Psoriasis

The results indicated that participants with psoriasis had a significantly higher prevalence of femoral plaques compared with control patients.

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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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Femoral Artery Atherosclerosis More Common in Psoriasis

Femoral Artery Atherosclerosis More Common in Psoriasis

The results indicated that participants with psoriasis had a significantly higher prevalence of femoral plaques compared with control patients.

Anti-Nicotine Monoclonal Antibody Gets Orphan Drug Status for Buerger's Disease

Anti-Nicotine Monoclonal Antibody Gets Orphan Drug Status for Buerger's Disease

Buerger's disease is a nonatherosclerotic, segmental inflammatory disorder that affects small and medium vessels of the upper and lower extremities and is strongly associated with tobacco exposure.

IL-6 Receptor Polymorphisms May Be Associated With Aortic Aneurysm Risk

IL-6 Receptor Polymorphisms May Be Associated With Aortic Aneurysm Risk

Identification of interleukin 6 receptor single-nucleotide polymorphisms was associated with a significantly reduced risk for aortic aneurysm phenotypes.

Ampicillin Plus Ceftriaxone: An Effective Alternative for E faecalis Infective Endocarditis

Ampicillin Plus Ceftriaxone: An Effective Alternative for E faecalis Infective Endocarditis

Ampicillin plus ceftriaxone was an effective treatment for penicillin-susceptible Enterococcus faecalis infective endocarditis compared with ampicillin plus gentamicin.

Vascular Mortality Declining in Adults With Diabetes in the United States

Vascular Mortality Declining in Adults With Diabetes in the United States

Vascular disease mortality accounted for nearly half of all deaths in type 2 diabetes; now this rate has decreased.

Infective Endocarditis Prophylaxis May Benefit Bicuspid Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve Prolapse

Infective Endocarditis Prophylaxis May Benefit Bicuspid Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve Prolapse

In patients with mitral valve prolapse or bicuspid aortic valve, the most common cause of infective endocarditis was organisms originating in the oral cavity, mainly viridans group streptococci.

Permanent Pacemaker After TAVR Increases Mortality, Readmission Risks

Permanent Pacemaker After TAVR Increases Mortality, Readmission Risks

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

At-Home Exercise vs Usual Care for Improving Walking Performance in PAD

At-Home Exercise vs Usual Care for Improving Walking Performance in PAD

An at-home exercise intervention using a wearable activity monitor and telephone coaching did not improve walking performance in patients with peripheral artery disease compared with usual care.

Transcatheter vs Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in COPD

Transcatheter vs Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in COPD

In patients with COPD, transcatheter aortic valve replacement was associated with fewer respiratory-related complications than surgical aortic valve replacement.

Menopause Symptom Severity May Predict Heart Disease

Menopause Symptom Severity May Predict Heart Disease

Researchers examined whether menopausal symptoms, quality of life, and depression are related to arterial stiffness, a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

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