Stroke May Be First Symptom of COVID-19 in Younger Patients Stroke May Be First Symptom of COVID-19 in Younger Patients
Stroke can be the first presenting symptom of COVID-19, particularly in patients under the age of 50, new data suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

EXCEL, SYNTAXES Analyses Spotlight Periprocedural MI Controversy EXCEL, SYNTAXES Analyses Spotlight Periprocedural MI Controversy
Outcomes and messaging changed when the EXCEL and SYNTAXES trials were re-analyzed by diverse periprocedural MI definitions. Which was best? And should PMI even be included as an end point in such trials?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Diabetes Remission After Bariatric Surgery Best in Those Not on Insulin Diabetes Remission After Bariatric Surgery Best in Those Not on Insulin
Patients with type 2 diabetes who had never used insulin showed sustained remission 10 years after bariatric surgery in a small prospective study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Valvular AFib Heightens Risk in TAVR Valvular AFib Heightens Risk in TAVR
Atrial fibrillation confers an increased risk for poor outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), but it is not clear how the etiology of AFib influences post-TAVR outcomes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Exercise Cuts Diabetes Death Risk by a Third Exercise Cuts Diabetes Death Risk by a Third
The new data further supports the health benefits of being active in patients with type 2 diabetes, says and expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Higher'Time in Range' May Benefit Type 2 Diabetes Patients Higher'Time in Range' May Benefit Type 2 Diabetes Patients
Patients who stayed in a target blood glucose range had lower rates of major adverse coronary events, severe hypoglycemic episodes, and microvascular events in a post hoc analysis of DEVOTE.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

A New Look at Safety With Hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 A New Look at Safety With Hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19
While a precipitous drop in use may make it almost moot, new data show only'modest'increases in QT prolongation and no arrhythmic deaths directly attributable to treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

AHA Statement Highlights Cardiorenal Benefit of Diabetes Drugs AHA Statement Highlights Cardiorenal Benefit of Diabetes Drugs
SGLT2 inhibitors and GLP-1 receptor agonists should be considered in people with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease to protect against heart disease and kidney disease progression, the AHA says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 28, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

DAPA-CKD Resets eGFR Floor for Safe SGLT2 Inhibitor Use DAPA-CKD Resets eGFR Floor for Safe SGLT2 Inhibitor Use
‘ It's time to reduce the eGFR level for initiating an SGLT2 inhibitor to as low as 25, ’ suggests an expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 26, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

VERTIS CV: Ertugliflozin Benefit Falls Short of Other SGLT2 Inhibitors VERTIS CV: Ertugliflozin Benefit Falls Short of Other SGLT2 Inhibitors
Analyses from the trial of the sodium-glucose transporter 2 inhibitor ertugliflozin in patients with type 2 diabetes helped better define positive effects the drug had on renal function.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 25, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Study Questions Routine Long-term Beta-Blocker Post MI Study Questions Routine Long-term Beta-Blocker Post MI
Long-term beta-blocker therapy prescribed after an acute MI might be obsolete in the modern reperfusion era, according to an analysis of Danish registry data.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

New ESC Guidelines on Adult Congenital Heart Disease New ESC Guidelines on Adult Congenital Heart Disease
The new guidelines for patients with ACHD, who require lifelong care, include significant revisions, covering specialized care centers, catheter interventions, imaging, and more.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Uncontrolled CVD Risk Factors in Teens Flag Organ Damage Uncontrolled CVD Risk Factors in Teens Flag Organ Damage
Adolescents with risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the SHIP AHOY study were more likely to have signs of subclinical target organ damage in the heart and blood vessels.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Drone-Delivered Defibrillators Feasible and Fast Drone-Delivered Defibrillators Feasible and Fast
Using drones to deliver defibrillators to bystanders at the scene of a cardiac arrest beats having the bystander go in search of an automated external defibrillator nearby, a pilot study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

14-Day Sports Hiatus Recommended for Kids After COVID 14-Day Sports Hiatus Recommended for Kids After COVID
Children should not return to sports for 14 days after exposure to COVID-19 and should undergo an ECG if they have had moderate symptoms, the American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 23, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

US In-Stent Restenosis Rates Show No Signs of Budging US In-Stent Restenosis Rates Show No Signs of Budging
Contrary to belief, the national study also found that the consequences of restenosis are not benign, prompting some observers to say it's time the US expands its treatment armamentarium.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

ECG Challenge: Lightheadedness in the ED ECG Challenge: Lightheadedness in the ED
An older man with a history of hypertension and heart disease visits the ED with lightheadedness and a slow pulse. What's going on?Medscape Cardiology (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Clinical Case Source Type: news

Study Challenges'Scoop and Run' Model for Cardiac Arrest Study Challenges'Scoop and Run' Model for Cardiac Arrest
Transporting cardiac arrest patients to the hospital during resuscitation lowers the odds of survival compared to continued on-scene resuscitation, a major registry study finds.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Sep 18 2020 This Week in Cardiology Sep 18 2020 This Week in Cardiology
COVID, CMR after COVID, ISCHEMIA trial substudy, valvular heart disease and AF are the topics John Mandrola, MD, discusses in this week ’ s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Two Cardiac MR Articles Pulled for Research Misconduct Two Cardiac MR Articles Pulled for Research Misconduct
The Journal of the American College of Cardiology issued a retraction for two articles from the same research group following allegations of misconduct, including data fabrication.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

' Cautious' DOAC Underdosing in AF May Push Mortality Higher'Cautious' DOAC Underdosing in AF May Push Mortality Higher
Risk-averse clinicians might be doing more harm than good by prescribing direct oral anticoagulants at lower-than-recommended dosages in hope of avoiding bleeding complications, suggests a study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Pesco-Mediterranean Diet, Fasting'Ideal' to Reduce CVD Pesco-Mediterranean Diet, Fasting'Ideal' to Reduce CVD
Adhering to the Mediterranean diet and limiting eating time can lower the risk for cardiovascular disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

CVD Data Reignite Call to Mandate Pregnancy History in EHR CVD Data Reignite Call to Mandate Pregnancy History in EHR
New data showing adverse pregnancy outcomes occurred in roughly 1 in 3 women and confirming an association with late ASCVD begs the question of why EHRs don't mandate pregnancy history, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Why Don't Electronic Health Records Mandate Pregnancy History? Why Don't Electronic Health Records Mandate Pregnancy History?
New data showing adverse pregnancy outcomes occurred in roughly 1 in 3 women and confirming an association with late ASCVD begs the question of why EHRs don't mandate pregnancy history, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Type 2 Diabetes Drugs and Their Use Are Top of EASD Agenda Type 2 Diabetes Drugs and Their Use Are Top of EASD Agenda
The virtual 2020 meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes will feature new data and insights on SGLT2 inhibitors and GLP-1 receptor agonists, technology, COVID-19, and much more.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Deconstructing HFpEF: Permanent AF May Point to Unique Phenotype Deconstructing HFpEF: Permanent AF May Point to Unique Phenotype
The syndrome that has thwarted one drug trial after another may be more about the atrium than LVEF. That would have big implications for treating heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

ISCHEMIA Revisited: Some May Benefit From Invasive Strategy ISCHEMIA Revisited: Some May Benefit From Invasive Strategy
A prespecified subanalysis from the landmark ISCHEMIA trial shows that a subgroup of patients might actually benefit from immediate revascularization.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

White Coat Hypertension May Progress to Hypertension in Kids White Coat Hypertension May Progress to Hypertension in Kids
About half of children with initial white coat hypertension progressed to hypertension or pre-hypertension 1 year later, suggesting the need for longitudinal follow-up.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

' Low-Risk' Valvular AF in Some May Warrant Oral Anticoagulation'Low-Risk' Valvular AF in Some May Warrant Oral Anticoagulation
The chronic therapy may actually protect some patients with both AF and valve disease for whom anticoagulation isn't currently indicated, depending on their age, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 12, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Sep 11 2020 This Week in Cardiology Sep 11 2020 This Week in Cardiology
COVID, icosapent ethyl, sudden death, and antiplatelet choices in the elderly are topics John Mandrola, MD, discusses in this week ’ s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Portable Low-Field MRI Promising in Critically Ill Patients Portable Low-Field MRI Promising in Critically Ill Patients
A new study shows a bedside magnetic resonance imaging device can safely and accurately identify neurological abnormalities in complex clinical settings.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Intensive Hypertension Treatment Lowers Orthostatic Hypotension Intensive Hypertension Treatment Lowers Orthostatic Hypotension
A new analysis provides evidence that intensive antihypertensive drug therapy does not raise the risk of orthostatic hypotension, but instead may reduce it.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Polypharmacy and Medication Nonadherence Polypharmacy and Medication Nonadherence
Experts provide a framework and resources for addressing and minimizing these complex issues.American College of Cardiology & Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 10, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Article Source Type: news

The PRAETORIAN Trial: Guarded Approach to Subcutaneous ICD Best The PRAETORIAN Trial: Guarded Approach to Subcutaneous ICD Best
Defibrillation without the downsides is the promise of the S-ICD because there are no leads in the veins and heart. But is one RCT enough to trust this technology to prevent sudden cardiac death?theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 10, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

Sudden Death Not So Sudden? Half Contacted GP in Days Prior Sudden Death Not So Sudden? Half Contacted GP in Days Prior
Two weeks before a cardiac arrest, 54% of people had phone, email, or in-person contact with their general practitioner, and 6.8% had gone to an emergency department or had been hospitalized.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 9, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Elderly May Not Reap Post-MI Ticagrelor Advantage vs Clopidogrel Elderly May Not Reap Post-MI Ticagrelor Advantage vs Clopidogrel
The PLATO trial's seminal results a decade ago may not apply to all patients after a myocardial infarction; a large registry study suggests no ticagrelor benefit, perhaps even harm, in older patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 9, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

MIS-C Cardiac Evaluation Requires More Than EF MIS-C Cardiac Evaluation Requires More Than EF
Children with multisystem inflammatory syndrome caused by COVID-19 typically avoid coronary artery dilation early on, but they may be prone to cardiac injury and dysfunction in the longer term.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 9, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Vascepa Maker Loses Patent Appeal, Plans'Vigorous' Fight Vascepa Maker Loses Patent Appeal, Plans'Vigorous' Fight
Amarin's hopes of fending off generic competition for its blockbuster fish oil product have dimmed after a court of appeals decision in the company's ongoing patent litigation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 9, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

ACC.21 in Atlanta Pushed to May, Hybrid Event Planned ACC.21 in Atlanta Pushed to May, Hybrid Event Planned
Ongoing uncertainty about COVID-19 prompts ACC to set an in-person/virtual hybrid meeting, but recent success of a digital ESC meeting raises the question of whether conferences are changing for good.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 9, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

The Earlier the Better for Colchicine Post-MI: COLCOT The Earlier the Better for Colchicine Post-MI: COLCOT
One substudy supported in-hospital initiation of colchicine and a second offered clues as to who may respond or experience tell-tale GI events.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 9, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Early Evolocumab Quickly Lowers LDL After Primary PCI Early Evolocumab Quickly Lowers LDL After Primary PCI
Early administration of the PCSK9 inhibitor significantly reduced LDL-C levels in patients with ACS who underwent PCI, according to data from an open-label randomized trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Sep 4 2020 This Week in Cardiology Sep 4 2020 This Week in Cardiology
COVID, trust in the FDA, and ESC Recap: Part 1 are the topics John Mandrola, MD, covers in this week ’ s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 4, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Pandemic-Led Changes in Healthcare Delivery Will Last: Experts Pandemic-Led Changes in Healthcare Delivery Will Last: Experts
Panelists at a Mayo Clinic forum argue that patient demand, hospital needs, and economics will drive growth in telehealth, remote monitoring, and hospital at home.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 4, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Extra Ticagrelor Benefit When PAD Adds to CAD, Diabetes: THEMIS Extra Ticagrelor Benefit When PAD Adds to CAD, Diabetes: THEMIS
Despite no net gain from DAPT in the trial's patients with diabetes and CAD, a subanalysis highlights the steeply higher risk and possible net ticagrelor benefit in patients with polyvascular disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 3, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

REALITY Trial Supports Restrictive Transfusion in Anemic MI REALITY Trial Supports Restrictive Transfusion in Anemic MI
A restrictive blood transfusion strategy in myocardial infarction patients with anemia proved safe, significantly less costly, and at least as effective as the standard liberal transfusion strategy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 3, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Mini-Dose Edoxaban May Safely Cut AF Stroke Risk in Very Elderly Mini-Dose Edoxaban May Safely Cut AF Stroke Risk in Very Elderly
Thromboembolic risk plunged on direct oral anticoagulation at an off-label, very-low dose in octogenarians with AF who were considered too high risk for usual dosing; major bleeds didn't jump significantly.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 1, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Depression Affects Recovery in Peripheral Artery Disease Depression Affects Recovery in Peripheral Artery Disease
As with other disorders, rates of depression are higher among female patients with peripheral artery disease compared to their male counterparts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 1, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

New Data on Benefit, Risk for Anticoagulation in COVID-19 New Data on Benefit, Risk for Anticoagulation in COVID-19
New observational studies home in on benefits and risks of anticoagulation in COVID-19 patients, suggest which regimens may be more effective, and show unsuspected emboli at autopsy in many.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - August 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Antihypertensive Treatment Beneficial at Normal BP Levels Antihypertensive Treatment Beneficial at Normal BP Levels
A new BPLTTC meta-analysis challenges the view that blood pressure reduction is just for people with high BP, with authors concluding treatment thresholds based on BP levels are inappropriate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - August 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Victory in HFpEF Again Evades ARNI Despite Hopeful Signals Victory in HFpEF Again Evades ARNI Despite Hopeful Signals
Close and yet so far: the ARNI sacubitril/valsartan, as it has done before, teased with post hoc signs of benefit in a preserved-EF heart failure, PARALLAX, without winning the primary endpoints.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - August 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news