For Mitral Valve Surgery, Mini-Thoracotomy May Trump Robotic Approach
(MedPage Today) -- But " excellent outcomes " across the board, observational data shows (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 19, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Endovascular Tx May Be Safe for Distal Occlusion Strokes
(MedPage Today) -- Reperfusion achieved in 83% of a modest case series (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 19, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Diabetes Dx Predicted Accurately with Single Blood Sample (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- One measurement of HbA1c and fasting glucose may be enough for diagnosis (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 19, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Combined Tricuspid, Mitral Valve Repair Linked to Better Outcomes
(MedPage Today) -- But tricuspid repair may not be necessary after TAVR (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 18, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

HbA1c, OGTT, Fasting Glucose & More: How to Pick Best T2D Screener
(MedPage Today) -- Susan E. Spratt, MD, discusses when -- and when not to -- use an A1c test (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 18, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Cardiovascular Risk in RA: Beyond Inflammation?
(MedPage Today) -- With adverse lifestyle plus bad genes plus inflammation,'you unleash hell'(Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 16, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Routine Aortic Aneurysm Screening Questioned
(MedPage Today) -- No mortality benefit in recent years, according to Swedish registry (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 15, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Red Meat Allergy Plaque Risk; Hearing Loss Link; Work Post-AMI
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 15, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Testosterone Lawsuits; Stabilizing T1D; Bariatric Surgery Pill?
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 15, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Meds Improve Cardiovascular Risk in RA
(MedPage Today) -- Benefits seen for hydroxychloroquine, methotrexate, and tocilizumab (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 15, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

E-Cigarette Flavorings May Harm Blood Vessels
(MedPage Today) -- Cell studies show short-term endothelial disruption with exposure (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 14, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Cath Lab Recap: Another Isuprel Generic; Top Economic Advisor Stented
(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 14, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Post-Op VTE Risk Up After Intra-Op Blood Transfusion
(MedPage Today) -- Deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism more common within 30 days (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 14, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

IV Fluids Not Linked to Brain Injury in Children with DKA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Randomized trial appears to exonerate common treatment (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 13, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Cash, Personalized Goals Get Heart Patients Moving (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Wearable fitness trackers on their own had no impact in trial (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 13, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Lower-Intensity Warfarin May be Safe with Surgical Mechanical Valve
(MedPage Today) -- Fewer bleeds with lower target INR, but dual antiplatelet therapy still a no-go (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 11, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Loneliness; VTE After Abortion; Salt Wars Head to Prison?
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 11, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Does the Cardiologist Need to Be a Diabetologist, Too?
(MedPage Today) -- Robert Eckel, MD, tackles office implications of CVD prevention seen with diabetes drugs (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 11, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Europe Stands Pat on Hypertension Thresholds
(MedPage Today) -- ESC doesn't follow ACC/AHA on diagnostic cutoff, focuses on control rates (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 9, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Antiplatelet Restart OK after Brain Bleed: Study (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Functional independence, quality of life similar in mild to moderate ICH (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 8, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Cath Lab Recap: IABP Recall; Stent Retriever Length Matters
(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 8, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Stroke After PCI Linked to Platelet Reactivity on Plavix
(MedPage Today) -- But it's unclear whether link seen in post hoc analysis would be actionable (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 7, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Black, Hispanic Patients More Likely to Have Second ICH (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Hypertension does not fully account for excess risk, study shows (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 7, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Why Does Anyone Still Eat Egg Whites?
(MedPage Today) -- Ovophiliac Anthony Pearson, MD, likes some recent studies (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 6, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Hypertension in Pregnancy Tied to Autism, ADHD
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers call for greater pediatric surveillance of infants in hypertensive moms (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 6, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Stop Telemetry Overuse With These Strategies, Group Says
(MedPage Today) -- Group suggests measures to target inappropriate use across hospital settings (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 5, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

CVD Risk Calculator Update Would Improve Accuracy (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Pooled cohort equations revision could have big impact for black adults (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 5, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Compression Methods on Par after Transradial Angiography
(MedPage Today) -- Manual and mechanical compression led to similar rates of early radial artery occlusion (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 4, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Carotid Stent Restenosis; HeartWare Recall; Nerve Block for Acute HF
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 4, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Diabetes Occurs More Often in Acute Pancreatitis Patients (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Half end up on insulin therapy (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 4, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Cath Lab Recap: Robot Ultrasound Operator; Stenting for Cor Triatriatum
(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 1, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Most Supplements Do Little to Protect the Heart (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Review supports only folic acid and B-complex vitamins (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 29, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

E-Cigs: How Much Help vs How Much Harm?
(MedPage Today) -- Hooking kids on nicotine a steep price to pay for helping some smokers quit, says Skeptical Cardiologist (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 27, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Lung Cancer and Women; Eggs and the Heart: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include occluding the atrial appendage and stroke, a pragmatic smoking trial, a relative rise in lung cancer among women, and the benefits of egg consumption (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 26, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Select STEMI Patients Gain Microvascular Boost with Novel Device
(MedPage Today) -- Infarct sizes also smaller with PCI add-on (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 25, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

HTN Guide Impact; Office HF Diagnostics; Testosterone Tx
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 25, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Aldosterone Antagonists May Help STEMI Beyond Low EF
(MedPage Today) -- Trial meta-analysis supports'substantial'advantage for survival rates (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 25, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Aspirin Appears Protective in COPD Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Too early for recommendations, but rate of'moderate acute'exacerbation was reduced (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 24, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

No Crowning Moment in Pageant of Biodegradable-Polymer DES
(MedPage Today) -- 5-year data with variety of contenders show similar results to durable DES (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 24, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Novel Renal Denervation Catheters Showing Modest BP Reductions
(MedPage Today) -- The latest from sham-controlled Symplicity Spyral and Paradise trials (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 23, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

LAA Closure Tied to Better Heart Surgery Outcomes
(MedPage Today) -- Lower stroke and mortality risks observed (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 23, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Carvedilol Helps Protect Heart During PPGL Surgery
(MedPage Today) -- Med offers superior blocking for cardiac complications in pheochromocytoma (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 23, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Study: Hospitals Overuse VTE Prophylaxis
(MedPage Today) -- 65% of patients in non-ICU wards in Michigan got more than recommended (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 23, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Europeans Stand Behind FFR-, iFR-Guided PCI for Stable CAD
(MedPage Today) -- EAPCI backs it as studies signals benefit in soft and hard outcomes (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 22, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

ORBITA: Physiology Predicts PCI Impact on Ischemia in Stable Angina
(MedPage Today) -- But still no symptom advantage over sham in further-adjusted analysis (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 22, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

CPAP Lowered Heart Rate in Prediabetics with Sleep Apnea
(MedPage Today) -- Magnitude of reductions in comparable to beta-blockers, researchers say (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Hypogonadal Men See Better Heart Health on Testosterone Tx
(MedPage Today) -- Fewer deaths due to MACE seen over 10 years versus controls (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Drug-Eluting Balloons Come Up Short for In-Stent Restenosis
(MedPage Today) -- Reasons unclear, although some observers argue there is room to'optimize'procedures (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Digital Coaching Useful in T2D Management
(MedPage Today) -- Patients saw reductions in weight, HbA1c (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Do You Know the Best Way to Take At-Home BP?
(MedPage Today) -- Anthony Pearson, MD, wonders why patients shouldn't cross their legs (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news