ACEIs, ARBs Safe to Continue in COVID-19: Trial Published ACEIs, ARBs Safe to Continue in COVID-19: Trial Published
The BRACE-CORONA trial showed no difference in major outcomes for those continuing and those discontinuing these common blood pressure medications.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA Approval Adds Vericiguat (Verquvo) to HF Treatment Options FDA Approval Adds Vericiguat (Verquvo) to HF Treatment Options
The drug with a novel mechanism among HF meds is indicated for an especially high-risk group: patients with LVEF of 45% or less and a history of HF hospitalization or outpatient IV diuretic therapy.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

ACC Donations to GOP Election Deniers Under Scrutiny ACC Donations to GOP Election Deniers Under Scrutiny
The pro-Trump storming of the Capitol has trade organizations and corporations alike rethinking or halting political donations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Addressing Psychosocial Stressors to Improve CV Health of LGBTQ Adults Addressing Psychosocial Stressors to Improve CV Health of LGBTQ Adults
Significant psychosocial stressors experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) adults compromise their cardiovascular health throughout their life span.ACC.org (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Article Source Type: news

Low Carb Diets Boost Diabetes Remission Rates, at Least Short Term Low Carb Diets Boost Diabetes Remission Rates, at Least Short Term
Following a low-carbohydrate diet for 6 months increases type 2 diabetes remission rates by a third, but ongoing support and'convenient solutions'are needed for long-term adherence, says expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

FDA Welcomes Sotagliflozin Data for Heart Failure in Diabetes FDA Welcomes Sotagliflozin Data for Heart Failure in Diabetes
The FDA says data from two pivotal trials can be used to help support a new drug application for the dual SGLT1/2 inhibitor, according to a statement by Lexicon Pharmaceuticals.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Score Aids Treatment Decision in Mild Large-Vessel Stroke Score Aids Treatment Decision in Mild Large-Vessel Stroke
Location and length of thrombus can identify those at highest risk for early neurologic deterioration, flagging those who may be the best candidates for thrombectomy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion, DOAC Comparable for AFib Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion, DOAC Comparable for AFib
Left atrial appendage occlusion for high-risk atrial fibrillation prevents stroke as well as direct oral anticoagulation, with a lower risk of major bleeding, according to a European study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Biomarker HF Risk Score in Diabetes Seen as SGLT2i Lodestar Biomarker HF Risk Score in Diabetes Seen as SGLT2i Lodestar
Together, 4'easily measured'biomarkers predicted 5-year heart failure risk in patients with diabetes or prediabetes, potentially identifying best candidates for SGLT2 inhibitor therapy, some say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Valve-in-Valve TAVR Outcomes Better in Failed TAVR vs SAVR Valve-in-Valve TAVR Outcomes Better in Failed TAVR vs SAVR
In a small, propensity-matched cohort, transcatheter valve-in-valve replacement of transcatheter or surgical valves offered similar safety, but there was higher procedural success with the all TAVR option.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 13, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

To Fast or Not? The New Dieting Dilemma To Fast or Not? The New Dieting Dilemma
A number of small studies have shown that adopting some kind of'fast'as part of a diet can more easily help people lose weight, but a recent randomized controlled trial threw a spanner in the works.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 12, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

JACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathways for HF Treatment JACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathways for HF Treatment
A newly updated expert consensus from ACC for management of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction includes several new guideline-directed medical therapies among other substantial changes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 12, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Updated ACC Decision Pathways Embrace New HF Treatments Updated ACC Decision Pathways Embrace New HF Treatments
A newly updated expert consensus from ACC for management of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction includes several new guideline-directed medical therapies among other substantial changes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 11, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Large Study Links Brown Fat With Lower Rates of Cardiometabolic Disease Large Study Links Brown Fat With Lower Rates of Cardiometabolic Disease
Research in over 50,000 individuals shows those with brown fat seemed to have lower risks of diabetes and cardiovascular disease than those with none; effects were particularly pronounced in those with obesity.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 11, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

When the Patient Is the Best Practice Alert: EPIC-HF When the Patient Is the Best Practice Alert: EPIC-HF
Helping patients be proactive before their cardiology appointments can facilitate better management of HFrEF, says Larry Allen, lead author of EPIC-HF.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 11, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Positive Phase 3 Trial in hATTR Amyloidosis With Polyneuropathy Positive Phase 3 Trial in hATTR Amyloidosis With Polyneuropathy
The RNAi therapeutic vutrisiran met its primary and secondary endpoints in the HELIOS-A phase 3 study of patients with hereditary transthyretin-mediated amyloidosis with polyneuropathy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 9, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Dexamethasone Harmful in Chronic Subdural Hematoma Dexamethasone Harmful in Chronic Subdural Hematoma
The steroid, which is commonly used as a treatment for chronic subdural hematoma, appears to be doing more harm than good in this indication, a new randomized trial has shown.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 7, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Prevention of Heart Failure in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus – The Importance of Lifestyle Prevention of Heart Failure in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus – The Importance of Lifestyle
Lifestyle interventions that improve fitness and promote weight loss over the long term can modify heart failure risk in patients with this condition.ACC.org (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 6, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

' Keep Glucose in Check' to Thwart Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy'Keep Glucose in Check' to Thwart Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy
' Get people screened with ECG, look for signs of this complication, and if it is present, this is one more reason to implement the guidelines for glycemic and blood pressure control,'say investigators.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 5, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

NETs a Possible Therapeutic Target for COVID-19 Thrombosis? NETs a Possible Therapeutic Target for COVID-19 Thrombosis?
Neutrophil extracellular traps, weblike DNA and protein strands now known to contribute to thrombosis, are more frequent and are denser in COVID-19 STEMI patients, suggesting a potential target for therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Neurologists Call for End to Neck Holds by Law Enforcement Neurologists Call for End to Neck Holds by Law Enforcement
In a new commentary, neurologists say that science shows there is no safe use of carotid restraints such as chokeholds and strangleholds.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Mortality in HF Patients: Nearly 1 in 4 COVID-19 Mortality in HF Patients: Nearly 1 in 4
In a large database analysis that included more than 8000 patients with heart failure (HF) hospitalized with COVID-19, in-hospital mortality was 10-fold that of patients hospitalized for acute HF.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Ultraprocessed Food Again Linked to Increased CVD, Death Ultraprocessed Food Again Linked to Increased CVD, Death
Individuals who consume a high proportion of ultraprocessed food in their diet were at a heightened risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and all-cause mortality, Italian researchers report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 25, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Digoxin a'Viable Alternative' in AF With HF: RATE-AF Published Digoxin a'Viable Alternative' in AF With HF: RATE-AF Published
Researchers found no difference in quality of life between digoxin and bisoprolol in patients with AF and HF, but some secondary endpoints favored digoxin, and adverse events were less frequent.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 23, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

ACC Issues Guidance on Antithrombotic Therapy ACC Issues Guidance on Antithrombotic Therapy
The new document complements several disease treatment guidelines to provide guidance on antithrombotic use in patients with AF or VTE undergoing PCI or with ASCVD.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 23, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Cardiologist Makes a Federal Case Out of Retracted JAHA Paper Cardiologist Makes a Federal Case Out of Retracted JAHA Paper
The author of a paper critiquing affirmative action in medical school admissions is suing the University of Pittsburgh, the American Heart Association, its journal, and others in US District Court.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 22, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Novartis Receives FDA Complete Response Letter on Inclisiran Novartis Receives FDA Complete Response Letter on Inclisiran
The FDA was unable to approve the new drug application for inclisiran, a novel treatment to lower LDL cholesterol, owing to unresolved facility inspection concerns, the company said.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 22, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Elite Soccer Players Have Big Hearts and That's Okay Elite Soccer Players Have Big Hearts and That's Okay
Dataset provides reference standards to answer a question cardiologists face regularly: Is this heart'big good'or'big bad?'Norms are especially needed to differentiate post-COVID effects.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 18, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Preoperative Cardiac Biomarker Screening Underused in Noncardiac Surgery Preoperative Cardiac Biomarker Screening Underused in Noncardiac Surgery
Patients undergoing noncardiac surgery are at high risk for later mortality and cardiovascular events. Biomarker screening can flag those at risk but is infrequently used.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 18, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

FDA Panel Puts Spironolactone in Play for HF With Preserved EF FDA Panel Puts Spironolactone in Play for HF With Preserved EF
Most FDA advisers agreed data from TOPCAT were flawed but could support a new indication for the decades-old generic drug.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

High Blood Pressure at Any Age Speeds Cognitive Decline High Blood Pressure at Any Age Speeds Cognitive Decline
The onset of hypertension in middle age is associated with declining memory, and onset at later ages is associated with decreases in both memory and global cognition, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 16, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA Panel Supports Expanded HF Role for Sacubitril/Valsartan FDA Panel Supports Expanded HF Role for Sacubitril/Valsartan
The advisors overwhelmingly favored an expanded indication, which they then narrowed to what guidelines call'mid-range LVEF.'But there was debate about what it should be called in labeling.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 16, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Top Cardiology Trials of 2020 in Review Top Cardiology Trials of 2020 in Review
The annual tradition continues as did cardiology research despite a pandemic. Trials on fish oils, statins, SGLT2 inhibitors, and antiplatelets are among the selections of Drs Harrington and Gibson.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 15, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Expert Interview Source Type: news

Mid-Pandemic, WHO Urges More Physical Activity in New Guidelines Mid-Pandemic, WHO Urges More Physical Activity in New Guidelines
New guidelines issued in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic set the bar higher for physical activity requirements and lower for sedentary behaviors to improve global health in adults and children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 15, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

LDL Not the Primary Culprit in ASCVD? LDL Not the Primary Culprit in ASCVD?
LDL cholesterol has been seen as the main offender in ASCVD, but new studies implicate other lipids, including so-called"remnant" cholesterol. An editorial, however, urges caution in interpretation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 15, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Ambulatory BP Monitoring Reliability Questioned for HTN Diagnosis Ambulatory BP Monitoring Reliability Questioned for HTN Diagnosis
Data suggest home BP monitoring is actually more reliable and more closely tied to left ventricular mass index, but experts say outside confirmation is needed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

SARS-CoV-2 May Damage Kids' Blood Vessels SARS-CoV-2 May Damage Kids' Blood Vessels
Children with SARS-CoV-2 infection show signs of damage to small blood vessels, with potential long-term implications.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Dec 11 2020 This Week in Cardiology Dec 11 2020 This Week in Cardiology
COVID, the clogged pipe frame of CAD, paclitaxel, and AF performance measures and Goodhart ’s law are the topics John Mandrola, MD, covers in this week’s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Low Plasma Transthyretin Linked to Risk of Heart Failure Low Plasma Transthyretin Linked to Risk of Heart Failure
Data from two prospective cohort studies of the Danish general population show that low plasma transthyretin concentrations were associated with a higher risk of incident heart failure.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

New Support for Paclitaxel Balloon, Stent Safety in PAD: SWEDEPAD New Support for Paclitaxel Balloon, Stent Safety in PAD: SWEDEPAD
The controversy that upended peripheral interventions last year may never go away entirely, but the latest study to defend the devices'safety could be among the most convincing.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 10, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

ACC/AHA Update Two Atrial Fibrillation Performance Measures ACC/AHA Update Two Atrial Fibrillation Performance Measures
The changes clarify the definition of atrial fibrillation and separate CHA2DS2-VASc risk score treatment thresholds for men and women; both are in line with 2019 guideline changes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 10, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

' Suboptimal' Primary CVD Prevention for Sexual Minorities'Suboptimal' Primary CVD Prevention for Sexual Minorities
Cholesterol-lowering medications are indicated for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease, but are underprescribed in sexual minorities.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 9, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Fracking Sites Tied to Increased Heart Failure Hospitalizations Fracking Sites Tied to Increased Heart Failure Hospitalizations
The results were consistent and robust among more than 9000 patients with heart failure in Pennsylvania, a state steeped in controversy over fracking.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 9, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Nighttime Airplane Noise Linked to Cardiovascular Death Nighttime Airplane Noise Linked to Cardiovascular Death
Noise pollution from airplanes may be as deleterious as air pollution in increasing risk for cardiac death.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 8, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Calcium Burden Drives CV Risk Whether CAD Is Obstructive or Not Calcium Burden Drives CV Risk Whether CAD Is Obstructive or Not
That future cardiovascular risk tracks closely with plaque burden, but not so much with whether the coronary disease is obstructive, may never have been so clearly illustrated.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 8, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Infant's COVID-19 –Related Myocardial Injury Reversed Infant's COVID-19 –Related Myocardial Injury Reversed
A 2-month-old infant with COVID-19 went home after more than 2 weeks in the hospital with no apparent lingering cardiac effects of the illness and not needing any oral heart failure medications.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 7, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

COVID Passes Heart Disease as Top US Killer COVID Passes Heart Disease as Top US Killer
More than 11,800 COVID deaths were reported last week, passing heart disease at 10,700 deaths, lung/tracheal cancer at nearly 4000 deaths, COPD at more than 3700 deaths, and stroke at more than 3600.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 7, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

FDA Issues Updated Safety Alert for Endologix AAA Repair Grafts FDA Issues Updated Safety Alert for Endologix AAA Repair Grafts
The FDA reminds clinicians about the need for"at least yearly, lifelong follow-up" to monitor for endoleaks in patients with any type of Endologix AFX endovascular graft.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Dec 4 2020 This Week in Cardiology Dec 4 2020 This Week in Cardiology
COVID vaccines, tocilizumab, finerenone, type 2 MI care, coronary CTA, and sotagliflozin are the topics discussed by John Mandrola, MD, in this week ’s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 4, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Possible Warning Clinicians Can Miss Before an HF Admission Possible Warning Clinicians Can Miss Before an HF Admission
It may be common not to heed the signal, but that's a missed opportunity to arrive at a heart failure diagnosis that might otherwise be made only after the patient is admitted, a study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 3, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news