Acute Stroke Care During COVID-19: AHA's Emergency Strategy Acute Stroke Care During COVID-19: AHA's Emergency Strategy
Suspending the usual review and evidence requirements for official statements, the AHA/ASA issues emergency guidance on treatment of acute stroke during the COVID-19 pandemic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 3, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

PRECOMBAT at 10: Unusually Long-Term PCI vs CABG Data in LMCA PRECOMBAT at 10: Unusually Long-Term PCI vs CABG Data in LMCA
Which form of coronary revascularization is most durable in patients with left-main coronary lesions? The randomized PRECOMBAT trial has insights for such patients who had either PCI or CABG a decade ago.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 3, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Coronary Access After TAVR May Be Challenging Coronary Access After TAVR May Be Challenging
TAVR may present challenges to future coronary access, an issue particularly relevant for younger, low-risk patients likely to need coronary interventions later in life.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 2, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

REDUCE-IT: CV Benefit Directly Related to EPA Levels REDUCE-IT: CV Benefit Directly Related to EPA Levels
The benefits with icosapent ethyl cannot be explained by the degree of changes to triglycerides or other biomarkers such as LDL or CRP, a new analysis shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 2, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

COVID-19: AHA Guidance on Hypertension, Latest on Angiotensin Link COVID-19: AHA Guidance on Hypertension, Latest on Angiotensin Link
The American Heart Association advised cardiac patients to avoid medications or supplements that could raise blood pressure. Separately, new reviews explore the latest on the angiotensin connection.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 2, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Claims More Meetings: HRS Sessions, ESC Heart Failure COVID-19 Claims More Meetings: HRS Sessions, ESC Heart Failure
The Heart Rhythm Society said it is planning a virtual alternative to its annual sessions, while that option is under consideration for the European Society of Cardiology's specialty meeting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 1, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

E3: A'Glimmer of Hope' and Renewed Concerns Over E-Cigarettes E3: A'Glimmer of Hope' and Renewed Concerns Over E-Cigarettes
The randomized E3 trial provides early 12-week positive results for e-cigarettes combined with individual counseling but no long-term insights.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 1, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Yes, There Is a Role for Poetry and Fiction in a Pandemic Yes, There Is a Role for Poetry and Fiction in a Pandemic
' They fancy themselves free. And no one will ever be free so long as there are pestilences,'wrote Camus in'The Plague', which Abraham Verghese sees as relevant to our collective experience of COVID-19.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 1, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Expert Interview Source Type: news

ISCHEMIA Trials Land in NEJM While ACC.20 Airs Further Insights ISCHEMIA Trials Land in NEJM While ACC.20 Airs Further Insights
If there was some skepticism alongside praise when the potentially seismic findings fell upon AHA 2020, will they meet more acceptance now that they are enshrined in a premier journal?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 1, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

TWILIGHT Benefits of Dropping Aspirin Hold Up in Diabetes TWILIGHT Benefits of Dropping Aspirin Hold Up in Diabetes
Treatment with ticagrelor alone shows no increase in bleeding, MI, or stroke after percutaneous coronary intervention in the TWILIGHT trial subanalysis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 1, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Expert Opinion: & quot;Crazy for Ketones & quot; – The Ketogenic Diet in Athletes Expert Opinion: & quot;Crazy for Ketones & quot; – The Ketogenic Diet in Athletes
Athletic performance and physique have been closely associated with diet and nutrition for ages. One such diet is the ketogenic diet, increasingly favored by many athletes.ACC.org (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 1, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Article Source Type: news

Diabetes Drug Slows Kidney Disease: DAPA-CKD Trial Stopped Early Diabetes Drug Slows Kidney Disease: DAPA-CKD Trial Stopped Early
AstraZeneca has announced that the phase 3 DAPA-CKD trial for dapagliflozin (Farxiga) in patients with chronic kidney disease has been halted early because of overwhelming efficacy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Outcomes-Based Measurement of TAVR Program Quality Goes Live Outcomes-Based Measurement of TAVR Program Quality Goes Live
Starting more or less immediately, a new metric will replace case volume for measuring 30-day patient outcomes after TAVR.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Second Trial Supports Ticagrelor Alone in ACS After PCI: TICO Second Trial Supports Ticagrelor Alone in ACS After PCI: TICO
The TICO trial confirms results seen in TWILIGHT showing benefits of stopping aspirin 3 months after stenting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

New Guidance on Management of Acute CVD During COVID-19 New Guidance on Management of Acute CVD During COVID-19
Expert guidance comes from Chinese cardiology and infectious disease specialists on how to manage severe emergent cardiovascular disease during COVID-19.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Renal Denervation Shown Safe and Effective in Pivotal Trial Renal Denervation Shown Safe and Effective in Pivotal Trial
Primary results of the SPYRAL HTN-OFF MED trial showed'clinically meaningful'blood pressure reductions at 3 months.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

UK TAVI: Similar Outcomes to Surgery in Real World UK TAVI: Similar Outcomes to Surgery in Real World
The trial confirms that the results of previous trials in low- to intermediate-risk patients can also be replicated in real-world clinical practice.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Larger Absolute Rivaroxaban Benefit in Diabetes: COMPASS Larger Absolute Rivaroxaban Benefit in Diabetes: COMPASS
The new vascular low dose of rivaroxaban has gotten off to a slow start, but these new subgroup results may stimulate use in patients with diabetes and stable coronary or peripheral artery disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Primordial Cardiovascular Prevention Draws Closer Primordial Cardiovascular Prevention Draws Closer
New results suggest that genetic predisposition to cardiovascular disease can be overcome by low lifetime exposure to LDL cholesterol and high systolic blood pressure.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Rivaroxaban Plus Aspirin Safely Benefits PAD Patients Rivaroxaban Plus Aspirin Safely Benefits PAD Patients
Results of VOYAGER-PAD show a combined regimen of rivaroxaban and aspirin was safe and reduced ischemic events in peripheral arterial disease patients after lower limb revascularization.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Mar 27 2020 This Week in Cardiology Mar 27 2020 This Week in Cardiology
The COVID-19 crisis — ethics, hydroxychloroquine, and angiotensin drugs — are among 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 28, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Biomarkers in Young Adults May Predict Origins of HFpEF Biomarkers in Young Adults May Predict Origins of HFpEF
Serum markers of endothelial activation in 20- and 30-year-olds predicted a form of subclinical LV dysfunction, evident decades later, considered a warning of later preserved-EF heart failure.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 26, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Cardiology in the Time of COVID-19 Cardiology in the Time of COVID-19
Being on-call in the COVID-19 era is different; interventional cardiologist Jaya Mallidi, MD, summarizes some of the current recommendations for safe practice.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 26, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Canadian Syncope Risk Score Rules Out Serious Causes of Syncope in the ED Canadian Syncope Risk Score Rules Out Serious Causes of Syncope in the ED
The Canadian Syncope Risk Score (CSRS) accurately rules out serious causes of syncope in the emergency department (ED), a prospective Canadian study found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 25, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Shifts Telehealth to the Center of Cardiology COVID-19 Shifts Telehealth to the Center of Cardiology
A series of recent mandates aimed at addressing barriers to telehealth'have come in a time of desperation,'one New York-based cardiologist says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 25, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

SCAI Goes Virtual, EAS Postponed, EuroPCR Holds On Amid COVID-19 SCAI Goes Virtual, EAS Postponed, EuroPCR Holds On Amid COVID-19
All three meetings were set to begin in May but rapidly changing global developments have taken them down diverging paths, for now.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

AHA Guidance for CPR, Emergency CV Care Amid COVID-19 AHA Guidance for CPR, Emergency CV Care Amid COVID-19
The AHA released interim guidance for resuscitation care in patients with known or suspected COVID-19, with the aim of reducing the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 23, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Transplanted Hearts Quickly Show Signs of Disease in Diabetes Transplanted Hearts Quickly Show Signs of Disease in Diabetes
An'elegant'new study offers insights into the pathogenesis of diabetic cardiomyopathy and could provide a model for the study of other chronic heart diseases.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 23, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

SPARCL: Atorvastatin Stroke Benefit Reinforced in New Analysis SPARCL: Atorvastatin Stroke Benefit Reinforced in New Analysis
A new analysis of the SPARCL trial has shown that the total number of vascular events prevented with atorvastatin was more than twice the number of first events prevented.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 23, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Mar 20 2020 This Week in Cardiology Mar 20 2020 This Week in Cardiology
The newest developments in COVID-19 are discussed by John Mandrola, MD, in this week ’ s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Dramatic Rise in Hypertension-Related Deaths in US Dramatic Rise in Hypertension-Related Deaths in US
A new study shows an'alarming'increase in hypertension-related deaths between 2007 and 2017, particularly in the rural South.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Conscious Sedation During TAVR Best for Most Patients Conscious Sedation During TAVR Best for Most Patients
A large registry study shows lower mortality and costs when TAVR is done under conscious sedation rather than general anesthesia, although results should be considered preliminary.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 19, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Surprisingly Low Fatal-Arrhythmia Risk on QT-Prolonging Meds? Surprisingly Low Fatal-Arrhythmia Risk on QT-Prolonging Meds?
In fact, meds that prolong the QT interval were more associated with sudden death ruled as nonarrhythmic at autopsy, which was conducted for all presumed sudden cardiac deaths in a major city.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 19, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

ORION: Inclisiran Phase 3 Trials Published ORION: Inclisiran Phase 3 Trials Published
Three phase 3 trials of the novel RNA agent have been published, all showing an approximate halving of LDL cholesterol levels with the drug, which is given just twice a year by subcutaneous injection.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 19, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

PARAGON-HF: Optimal Systolic Pressure in HFpEF is 120-129 mmHg PARAGON-HF: Optimal Systolic Pressure in HFpEF is 120-129 mmHg
A new analysis of data from PARAGON-HF suggests a'sweet spot'of systolic pressure for best outcomes in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 18, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

TAVR Device Orientation May Reduce Coronary Overlap TAVR Device Orientation May Reduce Coronary Overlap
Initial orientation of transcatheter heart valves may potentially preserve coronary access, a study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 18, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Is Sirolimus the Superior Heart Transplant Antirejection Therapy? Is Sirolimus the Superior Heart Transplant Antirejection Therapy?
With 20 years of experience with sirolimus, two Mayo Clinic experts describe the advantages and disadvantages of this antiproliferative drug in patients after heart transplant.Mayo Clinic (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 18, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Real-World Data Highlight Cardiac AEs With Osimertinib Real-World Data Highlight Cardiac AEs With Osimertinib
Physicians should counsel patients with cardiovascular disease or multiple CV risk factors that there may be a heightened risk for cardiotoxicity, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 18, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Cath and Coronavirus: ACC, SCAI Weigh in on MI, Elective Cases Cath and Coronavirus: ACC, SCAI Weigh in on MI, Elective Cases
Thrombolysis or PCI for STEMI? Continue elective procedures or not? Hard data is scarce, but the societies offer detailed recommendations for handling cases involving cardiac catheterization.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 16, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

E-Cigarette Hazards Can Include Magnet Reversion of ICDs E-Cigarette Hazards Can Include Magnet Reversion of ICDs
Magnets in a JUUL carried in a man's breast pocket temporarily suspended his ICD's ability to deliver therapy. The case jibes with others in the literature, a reminder for clinicians and patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 16, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

ECG Challenge: Feeling Tired and Lightheaded ECG Challenge: Feeling Tired and Lightheaded
A 76-year-old man with a history of hypertension reports occasional fatigue and lightheadedness to his primary care physician. What clues can be found in the patient's ECG?Medscape Cardiology (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 16, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Clinical Case Source Type: news

Long-Term Stroke Rate After TAVR: New Data Long-Term Stroke Rate After TAVR: New Data
A new registry study has shown a high rate of stroke mortality in the few years following TAVR, but the authors suggest this may be because of the high-risk population included.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 16, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Smalltown Practice: Even a Bathroom Stall Is No Escape Smalltown Practice: Even a Bathroom Stall Is No Escape
Melissa Walton-Shirley recalls the joys and stresses of 24 years in smalltown private practice, where even an encounter in a public bathroom can turn into an office visit.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 16, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

Gut Metabolite From Protein Linked to CVD Gut Metabolite From Protein Linked to CVD
Researchers have discovered a link between a microbe-generated metabolite and major adverse cardiovascular events, including cardiovascular death.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 16, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

ESC Says Continue Hypertension Meds Despite COVID-19 Concern ESC Says Continue Hypertension Meds Despite COVID-19 Concern
European Society of Cardiology cites lack of data for theoretical link between angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin II type-I receptor blockers with COVID-19 infection risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 16, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

The Week That Wasn't: COVID-19 Drug, Squatting, Laser Ultrasound The Week That Wasn't: COVID-19 Drug, Squatting, Laser Ultrasound
Three medical stories that we didn't cover, explained.Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 13, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

First Validated Risk Tool for Frequent PVCs Shows Potential First Validated Risk Tool for Frequent PVCs Shows Potential
The ABC-VT score accurately predicts adverse events in patients with frequent PVCs and preserved left ventricular function -- a group whose management remains unclear.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 13, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Mar 13 2020 This Week in Cardiology Mar 13 2020 This Week in Cardiology
COVID-19 is the topic of this week ’ s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 13, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Is Hyperkalemia Always Bad in Patients With HF? Is Hyperkalemia Always Bad in Patients With HF?
Dr Ileana Pi ñ a discusses facilitating RAAS inhibitors with potassium binders for patients with renal dysfunction.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 12, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

FDA to Revise Safety Evaluation of Type 2 Diabetes Drugs FDA to Revise Safety Evaluation of Type 2 Diabetes Drugs
New draft guidance will replace the 2008 requirement for cardiovascular outcomes trials and instead require a broader array of safety data.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 12, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news