MitraClip Failure: An Uncommon but Dire Occurrence MitraClip Failure: An Uncommon but Dire Occurrence
An international study suggests an incidence in the single digits but poor outcomes in the double digits, including death, for patients with failed MitraClip procedures.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Califf Eyed for Second Term as FDA Chief, News Reports Say Califf Eyed for Second Term as FDA Chief, News Reports Say
News reports citing unnamed sources say President Biden may seek to put noted researcher Robert Califf back in charge of the US Food and Drug Administration.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Half-Dose DOACs Cut Bleeding, Thrombus Risk Post-Watchman Implant Half-Dose DOACs Cut Bleeding, Thrombus Risk Post-Watchman Implant
The risks dropped off sharply after standard postprocedure antithrombotics were replaced by a half-dose DOAC given indefinitely without long-term antiplatelets in an observational study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Walk With a Doc: Patients, Physicians Make Strides Together Walk With a Doc: Patients, Physicians Make Strides Together
Sometimes health is as simple as lacing up your sneakers and going on a walk. And sometimes that choice sparks a worldwide movement promoting health, wellness, and community.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 15, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Article Source Type: news

New FDA Guidance Aims to Cut Sodium in Processed Foods New FDA Guidance Aims to Cut Sodium in Processed Foods
New targets for industry seek to decrease average sodium intake from approximately 3400 mg/day to 3000 mg/day, about a 12% reduction, over the next 2.5 years, the FDA said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Higher Risk of Chronic Disease in Trans vs Cisgender Individuals Higher Risk of Chronic Disease in Trans vs Cisgender Individuals
Trans individuals had an elevated risk of cardiovascular, neurologic, and endocrine conditions, as well as mental health and substance use disorders, compared with their cisgender peers, in this large study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Words of Wisdom for the Next Generation of Doctors Words of Wisdom for the Next Generation of Doctors
First-year cardiology fellow Shirlene Obuobi reflects on the hardships and moments of joy she's experienced on her journey to become a physician.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Article Source Type: news

USPSTF Rules Out Aspirin for Over 60s in Primary CVD Prevention USPSTF Rules Out Aspirin for Over 60s in Primary CVD Prevention
Draft recommendations suggest those aged 40-59 at low bleeding but high CVD risk may consider aspirin for prevention, but advise against it in those 60 and older, or for colorectal cancer prevention.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 12, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Synthetic Chemical in Consumer Products Linked to Early Death Synthetic Chemical in Consumer Products Linked to Early Death
Daily exposure to phthalates, which are synthetic chemicals founds in many consumer products, may lead to hundreds of thousands of early deaths each year among older adults in the US.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 12, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

High-Dose Omega-3s Tied to Higher Risk for Atrial Fibrillation High-Dose Omega-3s Tied to Higher Risk for Atrial Fibrillation
A meta-analysis of seven randomized trials suggests a dose-dependent increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation with marine omega-3 fatty acid supplementation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 11, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Meet the Doc Who Put Hydroxychloroquine on Trial in COVID-19 Meet the Doc Who Put Hydroxychloroquine on Trial in COVID-19
Drs Bob Harrington and Martin Landray discuss the importance of randomization for testing therapeutics and the opportunities the COVID-19 pandemic provided.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 11, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Shorter Interval Between Office BP Readings Reliable, a Time-Saver Shorter Interval Between Office BP Readings Reliable, a Time-Saver
A 30-second interval between automated office-based blood pressure measurements is as accurate and reliable as a 60-second interval and could be a time-saver for busy hypertension clinics.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 8, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Oct 8 2021 This Week in Cardiology Oct 8 2021 This Week in Cardiology
Two NEJM papers on mRNA-related myocarditis, AF and stroke, intensifying BP meds, and CCTA and high-sensitivity troponin are the topics John Mandrola, MD, covers in this week ’s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 8, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

New Reports Help Nail Down Myocarditis Risk With COVID-19 Vaccine New Reports Help Nail Down Myocarditis Risk With COVID-19 Vaccine
With new insights, they still suggest myocarditis linked to the two mRNA SARS-CoV-2 vaccines is rare, usually mild and self-limited, and a lot less likely than the usually more severe cases seen in COVID-19.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 8, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Longer Exposure to Elevated LDL Tied to Higher CHD Risk Longer Exposure to Elevated LDL Tied to Higher CHD Risk
Elevated LDL cholesterol is often regarded as a midlife problem, but a new study suggests the damage may be cumulative and begin as early as young adulthood.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 7, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Adding New Hypertensive May Be More Potent Than Upping Doses Adding New Hypertensive May Be More Potent Than Upping Doses
The findings are consistent with a strategy of targeting several concurrent mechanisms to counteract hypertension, the authors say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 7, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

New Data Spotlight Safety of HF Telehealth Visits in the Pandemic New Data Spotlight Safety of HF Telehealth Visits in the Pandemic
Use of a telehealth model in patients with heart failure (HF) facilitated continuity of care without increases in subsequent hospital encounters or mortality, a new study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 7, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Statins Tied to Diabetes Progression Statins Tied to Diabetes Progression
Statin use is associated with increased likelihood of diabetes progression, according to a new matched cohort analysis of data from the Department of Veteran Affairs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 7, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Lower BP Tied to Lower CVD Risk in Hypertension With LVH Lower BP Tied to Lower CVD Risk in Hypertension With LVH
In a cohort study of Korean adults with hypertension and left ventricular hypertrophy, lower blood pressure (SBP (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 7, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Drug Combo Improves Resuscitation After Inhospital Cardiac Arrest Drug Combo Improves Resuscitation After Inhospital Cardiac Arrest
Vasopressin and methylprednisolone significantly increased the likelihood of return of spontaneous circulation in patients with inhospital cardiac arrest vs placebo, but any benefit for long-term survival is unclear.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 5, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Risk Stratification Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Risk Stratification
Current and novel markers show promise for better accuracy of risk assessment for sudden cardiac death in patients with this condition.American College of Cardiology & Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 5, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Retinopathy Risk Higher in Young-Onset T2D, More So in Men Retinopathy Risk Higher in Young-Onset T2D, More So in Men
Men diagnosed with type 2 diabetes by the age of 40 years appear significantly more likely to develop retinopathy than men who are diagnosed at an older age.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 5, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

AF a Stroke Cause or Innocent Bystander? The Debate Continues AF a Stroke Cause or Innocent Bystander? The Debate Continues
What if some low-risk patients with infrequent atrial fibrillation were not put on continuous and permanent oral anticoagulation, but let monitoring tell them when to start and stop OAC?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 5, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Supine Tops Seated for Orthostatic Hypotension Assessment Supine Tops Seated for Orthostatic Hypotension Assessment
Lying supine rather than sitting prior to standing provides the'most informative'assessment of orthostatic hypotension in older adults, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 4, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Older Women, Younger Men Most Apt to Struggle With BP Control Older Women, Younger Men Most Apt to Struggle With BP Control
Women age 70+ and men younger than age 50 should be more closely monitored for uncontrolled hypertension even if they are on antihypertensive medication, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 4, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Screening for AF: More Questions Than Answers Screening for AF: More Questions Than Answers
The LOOP and STROKESTOP trials have given us some answers about how best to screen patients for AF, but they have also left us with more questions.Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 4, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Blog Source Type: news

There's No Place Like Home to Diagnose Hypertension There's No Place Like Home to Diagnose Hypertension
From a patient perspective, home blood pressure (BP) monitoring is the most acceptable method to track BP to confirm or refute a diagnosis of hypertension, a new study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 1, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Oct 1 2021 This Week in Cardiology Oct 1 2021 This Week in Cardiology
Coronary artery calcification and exercise, translating clinical trials, the question of metabolically healthy obesity, and Watchman complications are the topics John Mandrola, MD, discusses in this week ’s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 1, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

TriMaster Study Shows Precision Medicine in Diabetes Is Possible TriMaster Study Shows Precision Medicine in Diabetes Is Possible
The novel TriMaster trial of three type 2 diabetes drug classes shows different ones work better for different patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 1, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Neutralizing Canceled Meds by Connecting the EHR Dots Neutralizing Canceled Meds by Connecting the EHR Dots
Notifying pharmacies of discontinued or canceled medications helps reduce potential safety events, but often these messages never reach the intended target.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 1, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Circulating Post-STEMI Ketones Elevated, Hints at Treatment Role Circulating Post-STEMI Ketones Elevated, Hints at Treatment Role
Ketone bodies are increased at STEMI, remain elevated after 24 hours of reperfusion, and decline after 4 months; higher initial levels are associated with larger infarcts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 30, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Military Sexual Trauma Tied to Risk for Hypertension Military Sexual Trauma Tied to Risk for Hypertension
A history of sexual trauma during military service is associated with increased risk for hypertension, independent of established risk factors, and for both men and women, although particularly women.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 30, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Could the Osteoporosis Drug Alendronate Ward Off Diabetes? Could the Osteoporosis Drug Alendronate Ward Off Diabetes?
' This is an interesting retrospective analysis, but it should be verified with other data such as a meta-analysis from clinical trials of bisphosphonates'that follows blood glucose levels, says an expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 30, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

' Metabolically Healthy Obesity' Has Heart Risks, Is it a Misnomer?'Metabolically Healthy Obesity' Has Heart Risks, Is it a Misnomer?
Carrying excess weight is associated with an increased risk for certain heart problems even when there are no metabolic disturbances, data from a large French longitudinal study have shown.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 30, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

CVST After COVID-19 Vaccine: New Data Confirm High Mortality Rate CVST After COVID-19 Vaccine: New Data Confirm High Mortality Rate
A new series of cases of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) linked to the adenoviral vector COVID-19 vaccines has been reported, confirming the severity of the reaction and the associated high mortality.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 30, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Ejection Fraction for Guiding HF Therapy: Forget About It? Ejection Fraction for Guiding HF Therapy: Forget About It?
Is the ejection fraction on the way out as a way to direct medical therapy in patients with heart failure? Emotions are said to be high on both sides of the question.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Heart Failure Drug Management Tips and Tricks Heart Failure Drug Management Tips and Tricks
Drs Ileana Pi ña and Carolyn Lam discuss how they juggle all the drugs indicated for patients with heart failure.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Expanded Entresto Label Makes 1.8 Million More HF Patients Eligible Expanded Entresto Label Makes 1.8 Million More HF Patients Eligible
The expanded label to include lower than normal LVEF could have a population-level impact on reducing worsening HF events in patients with HFpEF, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Silent Coronary Atherosclerosis Prevalent on CT in Middle Age Silent Coronary Atherosclerosis Prevalent on CT in Middle Age
CT angiography also detected atherosclerosis in cases missed by coronary artery calcium testing in a population-based cohort without known heart disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 28, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

FDA Investigating Potential Sex Differences in LAAO Adverse Outcomes FDA Investigating Potential Sex Differences in LAAO Adverse Outcomes
The agency flagged healthcare providers on recently reported data that showed higher rates of adverse events in women than in men undergoing implantation of a LAAO device.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 27, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

ECG Challenge: What Caused This Man's Atrial Arrhythmia? ECG Challenge: What Caused This Man's Atrial Arrhythmia?
A 77-year-old hypertensive man has atrial fibrillation, but his ECG patterns reveal more about the arrythmia.Medscape Cardiology (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 27, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Clinical Case Source Type: news

FDA Okays Evolocumab Add-On for FH in Children Aged 10 and Up FDA Okays Evolocumab Add-On for FH in Children Aged 10 and Up
The agency has approved the PCSK9 inhibitor for children 10 years of age and older with both homozygous and heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 25, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Sep 24 2021 This Week in Cardiology Sep 24 2021 This Week in Cardiology
Dual antiplatelet therapy after PCI, statin side effects, nightshift work and AF, and a cautionary note regarding therapeutic enthusiasm in HF care 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 24, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

A Plant-Based Diet for the Big Apple? That's the Plan A Plant-Based Diet for the Big Apple? That's the Plan
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams put his type 2 diabetes into remission with a plant-based diet. As New York City's likely next mayor, he'll aim to move residents in a'plant-forward'direction.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 24, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

TVT Registry Low-risk Bicuspid TAVR 1-Year Results Hit Print TVT Registry Low-risk Bicuspid TAVR 1-Year Results Hit Print
Short-term outcomes were similar for bicuspid and tricuspid aortic stenosis, but randomized trials are need to direct optimal care in these patients, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 24, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Health Systems Need to Offer More Than Wellness Retreats Health Systems Need to Offer More Than Wellness Retreats
We are speaking to you, Healthcare. Can you please start to listen?Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 24, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Blog Source Type: news

Standing More May Lower Diabetes Risk in Sedentary At-Risk Adults Standing More May Lower Diabetes Risk in Sedentary At-Risk Adults
Replacing some daily sitting time with bouts of standing may be a more attainable goal than trying to up physical activity for sedentary adults at increased risk of diabetes and heart disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 23, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Physical Activity Paradoxically Tied to Higher Coronary Calcium Physical Activity Paradoxically Tied to Higher Coronary Calcium
In this population-based study, more physical activity was associated with a faster progression of the coronary artery calcium score, indicating a greater build-up of plaque in the coronary arteries.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 23, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Regular Nightshift Work Linked to Atrial Fibrillation, CHD Regular Nightshift Work Linked to Atrial Fibrillation, CHD
New data show a greater risk for atrial fibrillation and coronary heart disease (CHD) associated with chronic nightshift work, and women appear to be more susceptible.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 23, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

STEMI Latecomers Still Benefit From Coronary Revascularization STEMI Latecomers Still Benefit From Coronary Revascularization
French observational data show significantly better outcomes with primary PCI than without it in STEMI patients presenting 12 to 48 hours after symptom onset.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news