What to Know About New Hypertension Guidelines in CKD What to Know About New Hypertension Guidelines in CKD
Dr Ileana Pi ña asks Dr Peter A. McCullough what physicians need to know about heart failure and kidney disease, and the new hypertension guidelines in chronic kidney disease.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 13, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Arthritis Drug May Curb Myocardial Damage in Acute STEMI Arthritis Drug May Curb Myocardial Damage in Acute STEMI
Tocilizumab appears to improve myocardial salvage by helping tamp down the inflammatory overshoot that occurs during infarction and reperfusion.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 13, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Medtronic Recall of Almost 240,000 ICDs Is Class I, FDA Says Medtronic Recall of Almost 240,000 ICDs Is Class I, FDA Says
The company's recall applies to implantable defibrillators, with and without resynchronization pacing, which are at apparent risk for premature and possibly rapid battery depletion.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 12, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Apr 9 2021 This Week in Cardiology Apr 9 2021 This Week in Cardiology
COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccines, hybrid AF ablation, TAVR, and who gets to be called a doctor are the topics covered by John Mandrola, MD, in this week ’s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 10, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Parity Whether Anticoagulation Is Halted or Not for Unplanned Cath Parity Whether Anticoagulation Is Halted or Not for Unplanned Cath
It's a mostly randomized-trial data-free zone, whether to interrupt long-term oral anticoagulation for unplanned, nonemergent cath procedures; a new study hints at advantages for uninterrupted OAC.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

FDA Names Recall of Valiant Navion Stent Graft as Class I FDA Names Recall of Valiant Navion Stent Graft as Class I
Medtronic's recently announced recall of Valiant Navion thoracic stent grafts after reports of leaks and at least one death is now officially categorized as the most serious kind of recall action.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Novel Antiplatelet Drug: Hope for Efficacy Without Bleeding? Novel Antiplatelet Drug: Hope for Efficacy Without Bleeding?
A new antiplatelet drug with a completely novel mechanism of action could hold the promise of delivering the holy grail – reducing cardiac events without increasing bleeding.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

EMA Says Rare Blood Clots Possible Side Effect of AZ Vaccine EMA Says Rare Blood Clots Possible Side Effect of AZ Vaccine
But the agency says the benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine still outweigh any risk of side-effects.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Remote Cardio Visits Expand Access for Underserved During COVID Remote Cardio Visits Expand Access for Underserved During COVID
In a cross-sectional study of more than 170,000 ambulatory cardiology visits, patients using remote visits were more likely to be Asian, Black, or Hispanic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

CVD Remains Leading Cause of Death in Type 2 Diabetes CVD Remains Leading Cause of Death in Type 2 Diabetes
Cardiovascular disease was the leading cause of death among the over 16,000 patients with type 2 diabetes who were enrolled in the SAVOR-TIMI 53 trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

TAVR Feasible, Comparable to Surgery in Rheumatic Heart Disease TAVR Feasible, Comparable to Surgery in Rheumatic Heart Disease
The largest study to date'opens the door to the massive unmet clinical needs in poorer regions as well as emerging economies,'an observer says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 6, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Study Suggests No Added Risk of Blood Clots in COVID Outpatients Study Suggests No Added Risk of Blood Clots in COVID Outpatients
The new study provides more insight on the best treatment approach for COVID-19 outpatients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 6, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Long Work Hours Tied to Double the Risk for Recurrent MI Long Work Hours Tied to Double the Risk for Recurrent MI
A new study suggests long work hours after a first myocardial infarction, more than 55 hours per week, is associated with a twofold increase in the risk for recurrent events, comparable to smoking.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 5, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Apr 2, 2021 This Week in Cardiology Apr 2, 2021 This Week in Cardiology
COVID-19, long-COVID, the language of medicine, childhood obesity, and open notes are the topics covered by John Mandrola, MD, in this week's podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 3, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

New Guidance on Personalized Exercise for BP Control New Guidance on Personalized Exercise for BP Control
Recommendations for prescribing exercise to control high blood pressure have been put forward by various medical organizations and expert panels.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

AstraZeneca COVID Vaccine: Clotting Disorder Mechanism Revealed? AstraZeneca COVID Vaccine: Clotting Disorder Mechanism Revealed?
More information has become available indicating that the vaccine may be linked to a condition that clinically resembles heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and seems to occur mainly in younger women.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Six Pregnancy Complications Flag Later Heart Disease Risk Six Pregnancy Complications Flag Later Heart Disease Risk
Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and other adverse outcomes are associated with an increased risk for later CVD and require early prevention efforts, a new American Heart Association statement says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Whistleblower Explains Trying 10+ Years to Get a Paper Retracted Whistleblower Explains Trying 10+ Years to Get a Paper Retracted
Since the report of the MIST Trial was published in Circulation in 2008, I have repeatedly written to the journal to express concern about the paper.Retraction Watch (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Complementary Medicine Use Common in Patients With Diabetes Complementary Medicine Use Common in Patients With Diabetes
A comprehensive literature review has found use of complementary and alternative medicine is widespread among individuals with diabetes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Cardiac Rehabilitation and Implications in the COVID-19 Era Cardiac Rehabilitation and Implications in the COVID-19 Era
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the integration of a home-based rehabilitation program is imperative to improve the delivery of care, patient safety and cardiovascular outcomes.ACC.org (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Article Source Type: news

Troubling Trends for Infective Endocarditis in Dialysis Patients Troubling Trends for Infective Endocarditis in Dialysis Patients
Results from the largest available international dataset with prospectively collected data reinforce many earlier studies, but also show a higher-than-expected occurrence of endocarditis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Achilles Tendon Softness a New Tool to Diagnose FH Achilles Tendon Softness a New Tool to Diagnose FH
Achilles tendon (AT) thickness has been a diagnostic criterion for familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), but measuring AT softness with sonoelastography improves the detection rate, a new study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 31, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Detroit Cardiologists Prevail in Retaliation Suit Against Tenet Detroit Cardiologists Prevail in Retaliation Suit Against Tenet
The hospital system giant must pay $10.6 million to two cardiologists it fired. A further appeal is possible.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 30, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Meta-Analysis Supports Late Thrombectomy in Selected Stroke Patients Meta-Analysis Supports Late Thrombectomy in Selected Stroke Patients
Evidence in favor of endovascular therapy for selected stroke patients presenting 6 to 24 hours after onset has been strengthened by the results of AURORA, a meta-analysis of data from six trials.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Heightened Brain Activity With Stress Tied to Takotsubo Syndrome Heightened Brain Activity With Stress Tied to Takotsubo Syndrome
A higher ratio of amygdalar to regulatory brain activity may lead to heightened response to stressors, activation of the sympathetic and immune systems, and risk for so-called'broken heart syndrome. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Did COVID-19 Stress, Uncertainty Stall Anti-smoking Push? Did COVID-19 Stress, Uncertainty Stall Anti-smoking Push?
A year after COVID-19 upended life for millions of Americans, there are troubling signs that the coronavirus may have also slowed progress against another deadly health threat: smoking.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Ongoing Semaglutide Treatment Extends Weight Loss in STEP 4 Ongoing Semaglutide Treatment Extends Weight Loss in STEP 4
After weekly semaglutide injections produced an 11% average weight loss, continued use led to continued loss, while discontinuation meant regain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

HFpEF: Do We Really Know What It Is? HFpEF: Do We Really Know What It Is?
Ileana Pi ña discusses phenotypes of patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction in the context of recent data from PARAGON-HF.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

FDA OKs Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve for Congenital Heart Disease FDA OKs Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve for Congenital Heart Disease
Medtronic's Harmony valve is the first minimally invasive option for patients with severe pulmonary valve regurgitation who have a native or surgically repaired right ventricular outflow tract.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 26, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Mar 26 2021 This Week in Cardiology Mar 26 2021 This Week in Cardiology
COVID-19, AF detection post stroke, new measures of heart function, and structural racism in quality measures are the topics covered by John Mandrola, MD, in this week ’s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 26, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Short Trip to Comprehensive Center Worth It in Large-Vessel Stroke Short Trip to Comprehensive Center Worth It in Large-Vessel Stroke
In the RACECAT study, direct transport of suspected large-vessel occlusion stroke patients to a comprehensive stroke center for endovascular treatment was preferable if the journey took less than an hour.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 26, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Doughnut Giveaway for COVID Vaccinations Raises Twitter Hackles Doughnut Giveaway for COVID Vaccinations Raises Twitter Hackles
Physicians wade into Twitter storm that erupted soon after Krispy Kreme said it would give doughnuts to those who had been vaccinated against COVID-19.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 26, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Long COVID Brings Welcome Attention to POTS Long COVID Brings Welcome Attention to POTS
Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is one manifestation of so-called long-haul COVID. Patients may benefit from research funding.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 26, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Even'Healthy' Ultraprocessed Foods Tied to CVD Risk Even'Healthy' Ultraprocessed Foods Tied to CVD Risk
Ultraprocessed foods pose a significant risk to cardiovascular and coronary heart health, prospective data from the Framingham Offspring Cohort show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 25, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

ACC/AHA Adopt New Clinical Lexicon for Heart Failure ACC/AHA Adopt New Clinical Lexicon for Heart Failure
New data elements apply to the full range of care provided to heart failure patients and are intended to be useful for all care settings.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 25, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Kallikrein Formulation Appears Safe in Ischemic Stroke Kallikrein Formulation Appears Safe in Ischemic Stroke
The drug, which has regulatory approval in China, is believed to improve microcirculation and reduce inflammation. New phase 2 data include signals of a potential functional benefit of kallikreinMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 25, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Class I Recall Issued for Some Affinity Pixie Oxygenators Class I Recall Issued for Some Affinity Pixie Oxygenators
Select models of the single-use device and perfusion tubing packs are being recalled because of potentially elevated levels of bacterial endotoxin.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 24, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Clinical Trials Planned for Oral COVID Vaccine Clinical Trials Planned for Oral COVID Vaccine
A coronavirus vaccine that could be taken as a pill may enter clinical trials in the second quarter of 2021.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 24, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Will Scans Help Boost Detection of Resistant Hypertension? Will Scans Help Boost Detection of Resistant Hypertension?
Patients with primary aldosteronism, a chunk of whom go undiagnosed, need assessment for a unilateral adrenal source. PET-CT did that as well as the standard, invasive adrenal vein sampling.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 24, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Direct Thrombectomy in Stroke: Which Groups May Benefit? Direct Thrombectomy in Stroke: Which Groups May Benefit?
A new pooled analysis of smaller trials testing if thrombolysis can be dropped before thrombectomy in large vessel stroke hints at specific subgroups where one or the other approach may be preferred.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 24, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

NIH Rebukes AstraZeneca Vaccine Interim Data:'Incomplete'NIH Rebukes AstraZeneca Vaccine Interim Data:'Incomplete '
Less than 1 day after AstraZeneca released its phase 3 vaccine efficacy data, scientists at the NIH question whether the company is withholding some information.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 23, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

ECG Challenge: Hypotension in a Cardiomyopathy Patient ECG Challenge: Hypotension in a Cardiomyopathy Patient
A 69-year-old woman presents with shortness of breath and hypotension, with tests revealing pulmonary edema and acute renal insufficiency. What does the ECG show?Medscape Cardiology (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 23, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Clinical Case Source Type: news

Low Concordance Between Troponin Assays for ACS Low Concordance Between Troponin Assays for ACS
Concordance between high-sensitivity troponin assays was only 37% for a single blood draw, rising to 75% with serial testing, but still changing management decisions in some patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 23, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Phone App Flags Medication Discrepancies in Kidney Disease Phone App Flags Medication Discrepancies in Kidney Disease
A new phone app for patients with chronic kidney disease cut the incidence of medication discrepancies with potentially severe consequences by a relative 60% in a randomized trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 22, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Ischemic Stroke Rate in COVID-19: A More Accurate Estimate Ischemic Stroke Rate in COVID-19: A More Accurate Estimate
A more accurate estimate of the ischemic stroke risk in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 infection has come from a large American Heart Association registry study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 20, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Ross Procedure Stands the Critical Test of Time Ross Procedure Stands the Critical Test of Time
New Ross Registry data show patient survival equivalent to the general population and a 1% risk of reoperation per year over the first two decades, sparking calls to renew use of this complex procedure.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 20, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Is There a Need for tPA Before Thrombectomy in Stroke? Is There a Need for tPA Before Thrombectomy in Stroke?
The MR CLEAN NO IV trial, the latest to investigate this issue, failed to show superiority or noninferiority of dropping thrombolysis before endovascular therapy, and functional outcomes were similar.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 19, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Mar 19 2021 This Week in Cardiology Mar 19 2021 This Week in Cardiology
COVID-19, Fish Oil and AF risk, SGLT2 inhibitors and renal outcomes, and TAVR vs SAVR 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 - March 19, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Look AHEAD: Lifestyle Intervention May Up CVD Risk in Some Look AHEAD: Lifestyle Intervention May Up CVD Risk in Some
An analysis of subgroups in the Look AHEAD diabetes lifestyle intervention trial for overweight patients shows an increased risk for cardiovascular disease events for those with poor glucose control.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 19, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Mobile Stroke Units Improve Outcomes in Ischemic Stroke Mobile Stroke Units Improve Outcomes in Ischemic Stroke
Patients treated in an MSU were more likely to receive tPA within an hour and more likely to have a full recovery at 90 days, compared with standard emergency management.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 19, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news