Higher Serum Cortisol in Midlife Tied to Impaired Memory Higher Serum Cortisol in Midlife Tied to Impaired Memory
Higher serum cortisol levels in midlife are associated with impaired memory and structural brain changes, including lower brain volume, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Stroke Risk Increases for 3 Months, Not 1, After MI Stroke Risk Increases for 3 Months, Not 1, After MI
After experiencing a myocardial infarction, patients are at increased risk for stroke for as much as 2 months longer than common wisdom touts, say researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 26, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Vulnerable Plaque: Are Targeted Therapies Within Reach? Vulnerable Plaque: Are Targeted Therapies Within Reach?
Recent studies aim to move vulnerable plaque identification into the cath lab routine. Can these tests pinpoint who will benefit most from aggressive pharmacologic therapies and maybe even stents?theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 25, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Article Source Type: news

Have You Changed How You Prescribe Aspirin? Have You Changed How You Prescribe Aspirin?
A flurry of recent aspirin research may be practice changing.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 24, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Increasing Stroke Incidence Among Marijuana Users Increasing Stroke Incidence Among Marijuana Users
Increasing Stroke Incidence Among Marijuana UsersMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 23, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Intermittent Fasting Can Reverse Type 2 Diabetes in Some Cases Intermittent Fasting Can Reverse Type 2 Diabetes in Some Cases
Medically supervised intermittent fasting eliminated the need for insulin and reduced HbA1c and weight in three patients with type 2 diabetes; two were able to discontinue all diabetes medications.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Diminishing Returns for Off-Pump CABG at 10 Years Diminishing Returns for Off-Pump CABG at 10 Years
New registry data show surgery without cardiopulmonary bypass is associated with increased incomplete revascularization, reintervention, and higher mortality, even in experienced hands.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

FDA, EMA Valsartan Update, New Data on Cancer Risk FDA, EMA Valsartan Update, New Data on Cancer Risk
The FDA and EMA report a possible second carcinogen in previously withdrawn vasartan products, while a new analysis finds no increased cancer risk in those who previously took contaminated valsartan.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 13, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Record Number of US States Have High Obesity Rates Record Number of US States Have High Obesity Rates
A new report emphasizes the urgent need to implement evidence-based obesity prevention programs, as it reveals that over a third of adults are obese in more states than ever.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

STICH Substudy Disrupts Traditional Take on LVEF Certainty STICH Substudy Disrupts Traditional Take on LVEF Certainty
Variability in left ventricular ejection fraction assessment between different imaging modalities calls into question LVEF cut-points for decision making in daily practice and clinical trials.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 7, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

High-Sensitivity Troponin Does Not Improve MI Outcomes High-Sensitivity Troponin Does Not Improve MI Outcomes
While the assay increased detection of patients with myocardial injury, only a third of the patients reclassified had MI, and outcomes at 1 year did not improve in the High-STEACS trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 4, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Prices and Value Not Well Aligned for Common CV Drugs in US Prices and Value Not Well Aligned for Common CV Drugs in US
In a modeling study estimating the incremental cost-effectiveness ratios for 30 commonly used cardiovascular (CV) drugs, there was little indication that prices are influenced by health benefits.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

For Better Clinical Research, Collaborate With Statisticians For Better Clinical Research, Collaborate With Statisticians
Volunteering at a VA hospital was the first step in biostatistician Frank Harrell's illustrious career in cardiovascular research.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - August 16, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Removing Roadblocks to Dietary Change for CVD Prevention Removing Roadblocks to Dietary Change for CVD Prevention
A new health promotion series in JACC launches with a review on the science behind nutrition and diet and will offer clear guidance to policy makers and caregivers, including competencies for training.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - August 13, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Protease Inhibitors in Patients With HIV, HF May Up CV Mortality Protease Inhibitors in Patients With HIV, HF May Up CV Mortality
Readmission for heart-failure decompensation and cardiovascular death are more likely for patients with HIV on antiretrovirals who are also taking protease inhibitors, suggests a single-center study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 26, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

IVUS, OCT Imaging at PCI Seen to Boost Survival vs Angiography IVUS, OCT Imaging at PCI Seen to Boost Survival vs Angiography
Coronary stenting guided by intravascular imaging has shown an edge over angiography alone for clinical outcomes, perhaps for the first time; still, it's just a cohort study, researchers note.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 23, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

Drivers of Hemodynamic Valve Deterioration After SAVR Drivers of Hemodynamic Valve Deterioration After SAVR
Hemodynamic deterioration and leaflet calcification were both strong and independent predictors of death or valve reintervention after surgical aortic valve implantation, the study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

RE-LY: NSAIDs Plus Anticoagulants a Dangerous Combination RE-LY: NSAIDs Plus Anticoagulants a Dangerous Combination
The authors caution against using an NSAID with oral anticoagulants in patients with atrial fibrillation after finding an increased risk for bleeding and stroke.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 11, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

No Scientific Proof That Multivitamins Promote Heart Health No Scientific Proof That Multivitamins Promote Heart Health
A large meta-analysis finds no evidence that multivitamin/mineral supplements help prevent myocardial infarction, stroke, or death from a cardiovascular disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Does (S)He Who Tweets Loudest Rule? Does (S)He Who Tweets Loudest Rule?
Michelle O'Donoghue, a slow adopter of social media, likes that it can provide a voice to all but worries that a vocal few dominate the conversation.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - June 28, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Cardio Twitter: An Essential Tool for Staying Current Cardio Twitter: An Essential Tool for Staying Current
Drs Harrington and Yeh discuss the pros, cons, and cautions of using Twitter in the cardiovascular community.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - June 11, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Esc-hf 2018 esc-hf 2018
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ESC 2018theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 25, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

SPYRAL HTN-ON MED Gives Traction to Renal Denervation Field SPYRAL HTN-ON MED Gives Traction to Renal Denervation Field
Although not the definitive answer, the trial adds to a changing body of evidence suggesting that renal denervation to lower blood pressure'seems to be back,'observers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Did AF Ablation'Debulking' Explain Clinical Gains in CASTLE-AF? Did AF Ablation'Debulking' Explain Clinical Gains in CASTLE-AF?
Catheter ablation's prowess at cutting atrial fibrillation burden vs rhythm- or rate-control meds in patients with HF may have caused the observed effect on death or HF hospitalization.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 13, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

PAS-1: MitraClip Posts Positive 1-Year Outcomes Post-Approval PAS-1: MitraClip Posts Positive 1-Year Outcomes Post-Approval
Though overall not unexpected given other recent US registry reports, the results show new'impressive'and'dramatic'gains in quality-of-life outcomes meaningful to patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 2, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

After Stroke, Delaying SAVR Cuts Risk for New Stroke After Stroke, Delaying SAVR Cuts Risk for New Stroke
The recurrent-stroke risk truly spikes at surgical aortic valve replacement within 3 months of a prior stroke, say researchers of a cohort study, cautioning that such SAVR be delayed'at least 3 or 4 months. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 27, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

All-Cause Mortality 10% Higher for Night Owls Than Morning Larks All-Cause Mortality 10% Higher for Night Owls Than Morning Larks
True night owls are at higher risk for all-cause mortality and multiple comorbidities compared with morning people, at least between the ages of 63 and 73.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 17, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

New Syncope Guidelines Take Aim at ED Bottleneck New Syncope Guidelines Take Aim at ED Bottleneck
The European Society of Cardiology provides guidance on the diagnosis of management of syncope, with an eye toward safely avoiding costly hospitalizations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 23, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

SGLT-2 Inhibitors Tied to Less Death, HF, MI, Stroke: CVD REAL 2 SGLT-2 Inhibitors Tied to Less Death, HF, MI, Stroke: CVD REAL 2
Data continue to indicate that use of SGLT-2 inhibitors in clinical practice is associated with a lower risk for cardiovascular events across the board, now in a more diverse population, a finding researchers call reassuring.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 20, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Hormone Replacement Therapy May Boost Women's Hearts Hormone Replacement Therapy May Boost Women's Hearts
Taking hormone replacement therapy during menopause may improve the structure and function of women's hearts, potentially lowering their risk of heart disease, say UK investigators.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 14, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Flu Shot Cuts Risk for Death by Half in Heart Failure Flu Shot Cuts Risk for Death by Half in Heart Failure
Results of a meta-analysis support wider use of the influenza vaccine in patients with heart failure, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 9, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Depression Hurts Post-AVR Survival, So Screening, Treatment Urged Depression Hurts Post-AVR Survival, So Screening, Treatment Urged
The effect was especially pronounced when questionnaires indicated depression both before and 6 months after aortic valve replacement; some question whether the finding can be clinically useful.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 22, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Obesity Paradox Prevails for PCI in Women Obesity Paradox Prevails for PCI in Women
Pooled analyses in a large all-female cohort revealed higher mortality risk at either end of the BMI spectrum and underlined the need for special attention to underweight women undergoing PCI.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 15, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

' Mixed' Outcomes, Costs for VA's Outsourced PCI and CABG'Mixed' Outcomes, Costs for VA's Outsourced PCI and CABG
How to rate VA-purchased community care for PCI or CABG? Current metrics don't measure up, researchers conclude. Of note, one kind of center showed a mortality increase, another beat the rest on cost.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Treadmill Training, Not Cell Therapy, Aids Walking in PAD: PROPEL Treadmill Training, Not Cell Therapy, Aids Walking in PAD: PROPEL
A new trial confirms the benefits of exercise, but not cell therapy, in peripheral arterial disease. Future trials could omit a control group with supervised exercise to speed up enrollment, one expert says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

New AHA/ACC/HRS Guidance on Sudden Cardiac Death Prevention New AHA/ACC/HRS Guidance on Sudden Cardiac Death Prevention
Leading heart organizations provide up-to-date evidence-based recommendations on the treatment of ventricular arrhythmias and prevention of sudden cardiac death.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Nov 17 Cardiology News Nov 17 Cardiology News
New hypertension guidelines, BP measurement, DOACs during device surgery, a CANTOS substudy, and conflicting data on the heart-failure readmissions reduction program are discussed this week.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Botox Injections to the Heart May Tamp Down Postop AF Botox Injections to the Heart May Tamp Down Postop AF
Epicardial injections of the neurotoxin appeared safe and reduced early postoperative atrial fibrillation by 11% compared with saline injections.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

No Benefit From Bicarbonate, Acetylcysteine Postangiography No Benefit From Bicarbonate, Acetylcysteine Postangiography
In the PRESERVE trial, neither intravenous sodium bicarbonate nor oral N-acetylcysteine significantly reduced adverse outcomes compared with sodium chloride or placebo.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

TRICS-3 Disputes'Liberal' RBC Transfusions at Cardiac Surgery TRICS-3 Disputes'Liberal' RBC Transfusions at Cardiac Surgery
"Blood is expensive and blood is toxic," points out an observer of the largest-yet trial looking at the issue: good reasons to avoid transfusions in cardiac surgery only to keep hemoglobin levels high.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 12, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Nov 3 Cardiology News Nov 3 Cardiology News
The ORBITA sham-control PCI study, Watchman, revascularization in cardiogenic shock, Absorb BVS, quality-of-life outcomes after PCI or bypass, and chronic total occlusion PCI are discussed in this week's podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 3, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Will I Feel Better? QoL Outcomes Make the Big Stage at TCT Will I Feel Better? QoL Outcomes Make the Big Stage at TCT
A quality-of-life substudy of a trial comparing coronary stenting and bypass surgery could herald a new era of truly patient-centered decision-making, hopes Dr Mandrola.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 1, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

Hope and Hazards for Patients After Fontan Procedure Hope and Hazards for Patients After Fontan Procedure
Drs Egbe and Said join Dr Melissa Lyle to discuss the progress and challenges in managing patients who have undergone Fontan palliation.Mayo Clinic (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 20, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Roundtable Source Type: news

No Strong Benefit of Long-term Anticoagulation in Secondary AF No Strong Benefit of Long-term Anticoagulation in Secondary AF
A preliminary study suggests little benefit on stroke reduction and a suggestion of increased bleeding from long-term anticoagulation in transient AF secondary to ACS, sepsis, or lung disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 16, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Oct 6 Cardiology News Oct 6 Cardiology News
Stopping aspirin, TAVR durability, meditation, triathlon risk, and BP control in low-income patients are discussed by Dr Mandrola in this week's podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 6, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Sep 22 Cardiology News Sep 22 Cardiology News
theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Gasping Bodes Well for Survival After Cardiac Arrest Gasping Bodes Well for Survival After Cardiac Arrest
Spontaneous gasping before or during CPR predicts long-term survival with favorable neurologic function after out-of-hospital arrest, regardless of the first recorded rhythm, a new study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

ESC 2017: Lipids and Prevention Takeaways ESC 2017: Lipids and Prevention Takeaways
Dr Jolly leads a roundtable discussion on the very low LDL-C subanalysis from FOURIER, the PURE nutrition study, and REVEAL.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Air Pollution Alters Heart-Related Biomarkers: Chinese Study Air Pollution Alters Heart-Related Biomarkers: Chinese Study
Levels of serum markers related to cardiovascular health, however, were improved among healthy college students in Shanghai with use of indoor air purifiers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - August 17, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

FDA Clears First Generic of Isoproterenol (Isuprel) FDA Clears First Generic of Isoproterenol (Isuprel)
Nexus Pharmaceuticals'version of the cardiac injection drug isoproterenol hydrochloride received expedited FDA review as a potential first generic.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - August 11, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news