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

Zero Coronary Calcium a'Gatekeeper' Screen in Acute Chest Pain? Zero Coronary Calcium a'Gatekeeper' Screen in Acute Chest Pain?
Among patients presenting to the ER with acute chest pain and a low- to intermediate-risk of acute coronary syndrome, a coronary artery calcium score of 0 had a high negative predictive value for CAD.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - August 7, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

One in 10 TAVR Procedures Off-Label in US: TVT Registry One in 10 TAVR Procedures Off-Label in US: TVT Registry
The real-world registry data suggest TAVR may be a reasonable option for patients with off-label indications, but experts caution there's still much to be learned about the safety and efficacy of TAVR's expansion into new lower-risk frontiers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 6, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

FDA Approves New & quot;Resilient & quot; Inspiris Heart Valve FDA Approves New & quot;Resilient & quot; Inspiris Heart Valve
The valve is currently surgically implanted, but designed with an eye for future valve-in-valve procedures.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 5, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Analysis: Primary-Prevention ICDs Cut Deaths in Cardiomyopathy Analysis: Primary-Prevention ICDs Cut Deaths in Cardiomyopathy
Contrary to recent data, a new meta-analysis reports ICD therapy for primary prevention reduced the risk of death in patients with ischemic and nonischemic cardiomyopathy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 5, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

EuroCTO: PCI for Chronic Total Occlusion May Improve QOL EuroCTO: PCI for Chronic Total Occlusion May Improve QOL
PCI resulted in less angina than optimal medical therapy, though the trial was plagued by poor recruitment and leaves CTO PCI still seeking RCT validation.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Novel LDL-Lowering Tactic Validated, but'Still a Lot of Work Ahead'Novel LDL-Lowering Tactic Validated, but'Still a Lot of Work Ahead '
It's early days for them, but two genetics-inspired agents took different aims at the same metabolic pathway, and cut lipoprotein and triglyceride levels in people and reversed experimental atherosclerosis.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Delayed Anticoagulation Linked to Dementia Risk in AF Delayed Anticoagulation Linked to Dementia Risk in AF
Rates of dementia may increase when anticoagulation therapy is not promptly initiated in patients with atrial fibrillation, a new observational study suggests.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 13, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

The Past, Present, Future, and the Obvious — Standout Posters on Day 1 of HRS 2017 The Past, Present, Future, and the Obvious — Standout Posters on Day 1 of HRS 2017
Dr John Mandrola hands out"awards" and recaps six presentations from the first day of the HRS meeting. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 11, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

The Past, Present, Future, and the Obvious — Standout Posters on Day 1 of HRS 2017 The Past, Present, Future, and the Obvious — Standout Posters on Day 1 of HRS 2017
Dr John Mandrola hands out"awards" and recaps six presentations from the first day of the HRS meeting. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 11, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

The Past, Present, Future, and Obvious: Standout Posters on Day 1 of HRS 2017 The Past, Present, Future, and Obvious: Standout Posters on Day 1 of HRS 2017
Dr John Mandrola hands out"awards" and recaps six presentations from the first day of the HRS meeting. (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 10, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

Developing World's Varied HF Mortality Rates Mostly a Mystery Developing World's Varied HF Mortality Rates Mostly a Mystery
Most of the variation across Africa, Southeast Asia, and other developing regions in a prospective registry wasn't explainable by familiar risk predictors. Telling differences in HF etiology were seen.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 10, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Women Fare Worse Than Men After Emergency-Room Visit for AF Women Fare Worse Than Men After Emergency-Room Visit for AF
Clinicians should ensure they provide similar evidence-based management to both men and women who present in the emergency department with acute atrial fibrillation, say researchers.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 10, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

The Power of Suggestion: Statin and Beta-blocker Side Effects The Power of Suggestion: Statin and Beta-blocker Side Effects
A recent analysis highlights the nocebo effect in patients experiencing muscle symptoms with statin therapy. Dr Mandrola sees this brain trickery at work in patients on beta-blockers and those with atrial fibrillation.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 10, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

Debate on LDL Role in Heart Disease Reignited Out of the Blue Debate on LDL Role in Heart Disease Reignited Out of the Blue
Some say decades of focus on lowering LDL cholesterol has done little to reduce heart disease; others point to a vast, consistent evidence base implicating LDL-C in the development of coronary diseaseHeartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 9, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) Scientific Sessions 2017 Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) Scientific Sessions 2017
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from HRS 2017.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 9, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Most Dietary Sodium, by Far, Is in Food Prepared Outside the Home Most Dietary Sodium, by Far, Is in Food Prepared Outside the Home
Salting food less at home is a good idea, say researchers,"but it won't get you there in terms of reaching sodium targets." Younger consumers had the lowest intake percentage from home-prepared food.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 9, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news