BASILAR: Endovascular Treatment Improves Outcomes in BAO Stroke BASILAR: Endovascular Treatment Improves Outcomes in BAO Stroke
The addition of endovascular therapy to thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke with basilar artery occlusion improved functional outcomes in a new registry study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 22, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New Lipid-Lowering Drug Earns FDA Approval New Lipid-Lowering Drug Earns FDA Approval
The non-statin drug bempedoic acid was granted approval for adults with familial hypercholesterolemia or established atherosclerotic CVD.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Feb 21 2020 This Week in Cardiology Feb 21 2020 This Week in Cardiology
More fuel piled onto the EXCEL trial controversy, GI bleeds in AF, medical education, and revascularization procedures are covered by Dr John Mandrola in this week ’ s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

More Evidence Backs LDL Below 70 to Reduce Recurrent Stroke More Evidence Backs LDL Below 70 to Reduce Recurrent Stroke
Following an ischemic stroke with evidence of atherosclerosis, targeting a lower LDL cholesterol level was associated with avoidance of major cardiac events on follow-up, new evidence demonstrates.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Endocrine Society Advises on Use of Romosozumab for Osteoporosis Endocrine Society Advises on Use of Romosozumab for Osteoporosis
Updated guidance for osteoporosis now includes a recommendation for the use of romosozumab, but only in severe osteoporosis and not in women with a history of myocardial infarction or stroke.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

First Clinical Evidence of Neuroprotection in Acute Stroke? First Clinical Evidence of Neuroprotection in Acute Stroke?
A new potential neuroprotectant has been found to be beneficial for patients with ischemic stroke undergoing thrombectomy in the ESCAPE-NA1 trial, but only for those not receiving thrombolysis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

ACC Mitral Regurgitation Decision Pathway Updated ACC Mitral Regurgitation Decision Pathway Updated
An update to 2017 expert consensus on treatment of mitral regurgitation was needed after the COAPT and MITRA-FR trials changed the game in secondary mitral regurgitation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

TNK Dose in Large-Vessel Stroke: 0.25 mg/kg Is Sufficient TNK Dose in Large-Vessel Stroke: 0.25 mg/kg Is Sufficient
New data from a second EXTEND-IA TNK (tenecteplase) trial clarify the optimum dose of the bolus thrombolytic for use in ischemic stroke, for which enthusiasm is growing.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

ISAACC: No Effect of CPAP On CV Outcomes in OSA ISAACC: No Effect of CPAP On CV Outcomes in OSA
Patients with previous acute coronary syndrome treated with CPAP for obstructive sleep apnea showed no significant reduction in subsequent cardiovascular events, in a randomized trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Long-term Changes in Gut Metabolite Predict CHD Risk Long-term Changes in Gut Metabolite Predict CHD Risk
Temporal changes in dietary habits — for better or worse — were also found to modulate the harmful effects of the gut microbial metabolite trimethylamine N-oxide.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Declining Physical Activity May Herald HF Hospitalization, Death Declining Physical Activity May Herald HF Hospitalization, Death
It can be difficult to predict impending HF hospitalization or death, but analyzing device-measured physical activity may provide some insight.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 19, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Feb 14 2020 This Week in Cardiology Feb 14 2020 This Week in Cardiology
Cardiac stents, cardio-oncology, VT ablation, acute AF are the topics discussed by Dr John Mandrola in this week ’ s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Stroke Risk Tied to Diabetic Retinopathy May Not Be Modifiable Stroke Risk Tied to Diabetic Retinopathy May Not Be Modifiable
New evidence confirming the association between diabetic retinopathy and elevated stroke risk also demonstrates that common clinical interventions to lower risk may not help.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Late Events Continue to Accrue After PCI Late Events Continue to Accrue After PCI
Stent-related events continue to accrue at a rate of about 2% per year between 1 and 5 years after PCI, highlighting that there's still room for improvement in technology and technique.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Competing Strategies Rapidly Restore Sinus Rhythm in Acute AF Competing Strategies Rapidly Restore Sinus Rhythm in Acute AF
Although the two approaches were equally effective, starting with an intravenous infusion may offer advantages in select patients, without sedation and shocks.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Cardiovascular Functional Reserve Improves After Kidney Transplant Cardiovascular Functional Reserve Improves After Kidney Transplant
Improved cardiovascular reserve was seen 1 year after kidney transplantation in the absence of significant alterations in left ventricular muscle mass in the CAPER study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

A Cigarette in One Hand and a Fitbit on the Other A Cigarette in One Hand and a Fitbit on the Other
Technology holds great promise to help us improve our health, but an over-reliance on technology can get in our way. When it comes to good health, it is the fundamentals that matter.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

One in Five Elective Surgeries Come With a Surprise Bill One in Five Elective Surgeries Come With a Surprise Bill
Researchers estimate that on average, there are more than $2000 add-on charges for out-of-network clinicians such as anesthesiologists and surgical assistants after procedures with in-network primary surgeons.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

FDA Market-Approves First AI-Based Echocardiography Software FDA Market-Approves First AI-Based Echocardiography Software
The artificial intelligence-based software could'enable medical professionals who may not be experts in ultrasonography'to obtain diagnostic transthoracic echocardiograms, the agency says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

AHA Revises Core Principles for Advancing Healthcare Reform AHA Revises Core Principles for Advancing Healthcare Reform
The AHA 2020 principles emphasize the need to ensure adequate, accessible, and affordable healthcare for all and broaden the AHA's focus on cost and value in healthcare.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 7, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Feb 7 2020 This Week in Cardiology Feb 7 2020 This Week in Cardiology
TheNEJM retraction, TAVR 5-year results, ICD selection, long QT reversals, and lung cancer screening 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 - February 7, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Healthy Habits Backslide After Starting Statins, Antihypertensives Healthy Habits Backslide After Starting Statins, Antihypertensives
New findings suggest initiating these preventive medications is associated with lifestyle changes, some positive and others negative.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 6, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Another BiV Pacing Alternative? LV-Septal Pacing Enticing for CRT Another BiV Pacing Alternative? LV-Septal Pacing Enticing for CRT
The technique could have resynchronization-therapy advantages in heart failure over standard biventricular and His-bundle pacing, the latter only lately touted as a novel BiV alternative.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 5, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Blood Pressure Key to Good Outcomes in Stroke Thrombectomy Blood Pressure Key to Good Outcomes in Stroke Thrombectomy
Both low and high levels of blood pressure during endovascular treatment for acute ischemic stroke are associated with poor functional outcome, a new study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 4, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Red Meat, Poultry Linked to Slightly Higher Risk for CVD Events Red Meat, Poultry Linked to Slightly Higher Risk for CVD Events
Meta-analysis: Processed meat, unprocessed red meat, and poultry were all tied to a small increased risk of CVD events; processed meat and unprocessed red meat increased all-cause mortality risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 3, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

TAVR Valves Compared, and Other Lessons on the Management of AS TAVR Valves Compared, and Other Lessons on the Management of AS
Walid Amara and Eric Van Belle discuss the latest data from the American Heart Association meeting on transcatheter aortic valve replacement and AS management.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 3, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Expert Interview Source Type: news

EMA Panel Backs Bempedoic Acid Alone and With Ezetimibe EMA Panel Backs Bempedoic Acid Alone and With Ezetimibe
The CHMP has recommended approval of bempedoic acid (Nilemdo) and the combination of bempedoic acid/ezetimibe (Nustendi) for primary hypercholesterolemia and mixed dyslipidemia.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

PARTNER 2A Intermediate-Risk TAVR Five-Year Results Hit Print PARTNER 2A Intermediate-Risk TAVR Five-Year Results Hit Print
With some of the longest TAVR follow-up data in the literature, the trial holds lessons for contemporary practice.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

NEJM Paper on Ambulatory BP Measurement Retracted NEJM Paper on Ambulatory BP Measurement Retracted
The authors"identified inaccuracies in the analytic database and data analyses underlying" the paper.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Doubts About Imaging Test for Targeting ICDs in Nonischemic HF Doubts About Imaging Test for Targeting ICDs in Nonischemic HF
A CMR sign associated with ventricular risk was nevertheless unable to predict which patients would be likely to gain from defibrillator therapy in a DANISH subanalysis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

FDA OKs AF, Heart Murmur Algorithms for Eko's Digital Stethoscope FDA OKs AF, Heart Murmur Algorithms for Eko's Digital Stethoscope
The screening algorithms are used with the company's digital stethoscope for early detection of atrial fibrillation and heart murmurs during routine physical exams.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Controversy Now Moves to New Diastolic BP Threshold Controversy Now Moves to New Diastolic BP Threshold
A new analysis shows no harm in diastolic blood pressure higher than 80 mmHg, but 2017 AHA/ACC guidelines could cause millions to be considered hypertensive and possibly treated inappropriately, authors assert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Genomic Experts Throw Cold Water on Most Long QT Genes Genomic Experts Throw Cold Water on Most Long QT Genes
Reappraisal of 17 reported disease genes should have a dramatic effect on practice, but also throws down the gauntlet for more evidence.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 28, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Nearly Two-thirds of Cardiologists Report Being Sued Nearly Two-thirds of Cardiologists Report Being Sued
Complications from treatment/surgery and wrongful death were most often cited as the reason for legal action against cardiologists responding to Medscape's malpractice survey.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 28, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

FDA OKs New Triple-Combo Pill, Trijardy XR, for Type 2 Diabetes FDA OKs New Triple-Combo Pill, Trijardy XR, for Type 2 Diabetes
The once-daily treatment comprises empagliflozin (Jardiance), linagliptin (Tradjenta), and extended-release metformin hydrochloride. It will be available in four different dosages.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 28, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Alert Source Type: news

Mortality Falls With FFR-Guided PCI in Registry Study Mortality Falls With FFR-Guided PCI in Registry Study
Apparently for the first time, fractional flow reserve assessment to guide PCI decisions improved the hardest of clinical end points in patients with intermediate-severity stenoses at angiography.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 28, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Ticagrelor Shows Benefit in Acute Stroke: THALES Topline Results Ticagrelor Shows Benefit in Acute Stroke: THALES Topline Results
Initial results from the phase 3 trial show a reduction in the primary endpoint of death or repeat stroke at 30 days with ticagrelor plus aspirin vs aspirin alone.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 27, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Simple Tool Assesses Frailty in Elderly Considering TAVR Simple Tool Assesses Frailty in Elderly Considering TAVR
Frailty can compromise survival and worsen outcomes in elderly patients who have had TAVR. A simple tool may identify patients too frail to undergo the procedure.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 25, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Jan 24 2020 This Week in Cardiology Jan 24 2020 This Week in Cardiology
Executive physicals, coconut fat, leadless pacemakers, coils, and independent nurse practitioners and physician assistants are the topics discussed by Dr. John Mandrola in this week ’ s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 24, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

More Concern Over Morphine, Clopidogrel Interaction in ACS More Concern Over Morphine, Clopidogrel Interaction in ACS
New data suggest use of morphine delays the absorption of clopidogrel and leads to an increase in short-term cardiac ischemic events.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 23, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Top Cardiac Centers Offer Unproven'Executive Screening'Top Cardiac Centers Offer Unproven'Executive Screening '
' Executive screening'offers an expensive battery of tests to people willing to pay for assurance that they're healthy or to flag potential risk. But do these programs deliver? Could they even be harmful?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 22, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Time for Cannabis Screening in CVD Patients? Time for Cannabis Screening in CVD Patients?
Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 21, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Women Have Steeper, Earlier BP Increases Over Lifetime Women Have Steeper, Earlier BP Increases Over Lifetime
The findings could have implications regarding different strategies for managing hypertension in women compared to men, the study authors suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Coconut Oil Consumption Linked to Increased LDL Coconut Oil Consumption Linked to Increased LDL
The high saturated fat content of coconut oil could be driving adverse cholesterol changes, authors of a new review of published studies suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Moderate Alcohol Intake Linked to Lower Risk of Kidney Disease Moderate Alcohol Intake Linked to Lower Risk of Kidney Disease
Those who consume up to 20 drinks per week are less likely to develop chronic kidney disease than never drinkers, but authors warn"potential benefits" of alcohol must be weighed against"harms."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 20, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Major Heart Organizations Now Led by Women Major Heart Organizations Now Led by Women
A growing number of female cardiologists are leading major heart organizations in 2020 in a field still largely dominated by men.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Jan 17 2019 This Week in Cardiology Jan 17 2019 This Week in Cardiology
EXCEL, amyloid cardiomyopathy, drug prices, palliative care in cardiology, and gender bias are the topics covered by Dr John Mandrola in this week ’ s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Redo PCI or CABG, Left Main Patients Pay a Price: EXCEL Redo PCI or CABG, Left Main Patients Pay a Price: EXCEL
A new 3-year analysis shows that repeat revascularization is more common after PCI than bypass surgery, but durability remains an issue for both strategies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

' Uber of Interventional Cardiology' Pushes Stents Over Surgery'Uber of Interventional Cardiology' Pushes Stents Over Surgery
A physician-driven website touts stenting as a treatment for patients who have been told they need open heart surgery. A surgeon calls it'trolling for patients. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

FDA Approves CVD Benefit for Once-Weekly Semaglutide FDA Approves CVD Benefit for Once-Weekly Semaglutide
Information regarding cardiovascular safety was also added to the label of the daily oral semaglutide formulation.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Alert Source Type: news