Real-world Data Support Safety of TAVR in Bicuspid Stenosis Real-world Data Support Safety of TAVR in Bicuspid Stenosis
Results were positive but observers were split over whether a randomized controlled trial is still needed to validate the now off-label procedure.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

RACE 7 ACWAS: Delayed Cardioversion Effective for Recent-Onset AF RACE 7 ACWAS: Delayed Cardioversion Effective for Recent-Onset AF
Delaying cardioversion is as safe and effective as acute cardioversion for recent-onset atrial fibrillation, a randomized trial shows. Many cases revert to sinus rhythm without cardioversion.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Intensive BP Meds in Elderly May Slow Hypertensive Brain Damage Intensive BP Meds in Elderly May Slow Hypertensive Brain Damage
The benefit by MRI in the small randomized INFINITY study with patients 75 years and older didn't come with improved cognition or mobility, but it also didn't raise risk of falling or syncope.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Simple New Urine Test for Preeclampsia Could Save Many Lives Simple New Urine Test for Preeclampsia Could Save Many Lives
Pilot study finds new bedside urine test may improve diagnosis of preeclampsia. The Congo Red Dot test is under commercial development with a focus on affordability for use around the world.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

PCKS9 Alirocumab Picks Up New European Indication PCKS9 Alirocumab Picks Up New European Indication
On the basis of ODYSSEY OUTCOMES results, alirocumab is now approved in Europe to reduce cardiovascular risk in adults with established disease.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Ripple Effect: Repackaged Losartan Recalled Due to Impurity Ripple Effect: Repackaged Losartan Recalled Due to Impurity
Legacy Pharmaceutical recalls 43 repackaged lots of losartan because of the presence of the probable carcinogen N-nitroso-N-methyl-4-aminobutyric acid (NMBA) in the active pharmaceutical ingredient.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

WRAP-IT: Antibacterial Pouch Cuts Device Infections WRAP-IT: Antibacterial Pouch Cuts Device Infections
The trial provides the first randomized data supporting prophylaxis with the long-available TYRX envelope, but cost continues to be a consideration.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Hopeful Heart: Team Care for Mood Plus HF Improves Wellbeing Hopeful Heart: Team Care for Mood Plus HF Improves Wellbeing
There is hope for improving mood and quality of life for heart failure patients with depression, a new trial suggests. Two-pronged care by a nurse care manager plus a diverse team topped usual care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Boom: TAVR Low-Risk Trials Usher in a New Era in Cardiology Boom: TAVR Low-Risk Trials Usher in a New Era in Cardiology
The results are impressive for transcatheter aortic valve replacement in low-surgical-risk patients, but longer-term data on durability will be crucial, notes John Mandrola, MD.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

Quick Thoughts on the Wrap-IT Trial Quick Thoughts on the Wrap-IT Trial
An antibiotic-impregnated envelope casing for cardiac implantable devices may lower the risk for infection, but is it enough to justify the costs?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 17, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

CABANA Published: Mixed Results, Helpful Insights CABANA Published: Mixed Results, Helpful Insights
Primary clinical outcomes were similar for catheter ablation and meds-only in the atrial fibrillation trial. But secondary ablation advantages could help inform shared decision-making, say observers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 17, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Residency Match Day Is Largest in History Residency Match Day Is Largest in History
A record 38,376 US and international applicants submitted program choices for 35,185 positions; 80% of applicants matched to PGY-1 positions, and 95% of PGY-1 positions were filled.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Med Students News Alert Source Type: news

App to Detect Diabetes by Smartphone Fingertip Scan App to Detect Diabetes by Smartphone Fingertip Scan
A smartphone-based diabetes screening test using contact photolethysmography was reasonably accurate in an early study, but observers agree that an app should not replace regular healthcare visits.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Mar 15 2019 This Week in Cardiology Mar 15 2019 This Week in Cardiology
Obesity paradox studies and collider bias, the ISCHEMIA trial baseline findings, expanded indications for the MIitraClip, and an ACC preview are covered in this week ’ s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

CABANA Takeaways for Catheter Ablation of AF CABANA Takeaways for Catheter Ablation of AF
Now that CABANA is published, principal investigator Doug Packer talks with his Mayo colleagues about the implications for the management of patients with atrial fibrillation.Mayo Clinic (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

FAST-MAG: Higher BMI Linked to Better Post-Stroke Survival FAST-MAG: Higher BMI Linked to Better Post-Stroke Survival
Although obesity is a risk factor for stroke, paradoxically, higher body mass index may be associated with better survival rates after stroke, a large study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

23andMe Offers Customers New Diabetes Risk Score 23andMe Offers Customers New Diabetes Risk Score
The personal genetics company has collaborated with artificial intelligence platform Lark Health to push diabetes prevention to customers of its Health& Ancestry service.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Silent Brain Lesions Linked to Cognitive Decline in AF Silent Brain Lesions Linked to Cognitive Decline in AF
Subclinical brain lesions are common in patients with atrial fibrillation and may be linked to dementia, a new study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Moderate Drinking Tied to Risk of Stage 1, 2 Hypertension Moderate Drinking Tied to Risk of Stage 1, 2 Hypertension
This study suggests clinicians should screen more for alcohol consumption and elevated blood pressure, and supports advice that drinking less is better to avoid risk for many diseases.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 13, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

ISCHEMIA Trial Publishes Baseline Data ISCHEMIA Trial Publishes Baseline Data
The investigators of the hotly anticipated trial publish baseline demographics to assuage critics who fear the trial will be underpowered to answer the questions it was designed to answer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 13, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Lower BP Linked to Cognitive Decline in Frail Elderly Lower BP Linked to Cognitive Decline in Frail Elderly
For older patients receiving hypertension treatment, a systolic BP below 130 mmHg was linked to added cognitive decline, especially among individuals with complex health problems, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 13, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Low-Carb Diet May Increase Atrial Fibrillation Risk Low-Carb Diet May Increase Atrial Fibrillation Risk
The influence of low-carb diets on cardiovascular disease is controversial, say researchers who for the first time report a relationship between carbohydrate intake and AF in observational ARIC data.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

An Apple a Day? And Other Questions Answered at ACC.19 An Apple a Day? And Other Questions Answered at ACC.19
Can a smartwatch accurately detect atrial fib? Should TAVR indications expand once again? What antithrombotics are best in ACS with AFib? The ACC returns to New Orleans, perhaps with the answers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 11, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

BRIDGE Stroke: Intervention Boosts Evidence-Based Stroke Therapies BRIDGE Stroke: Intervention Boosts Evidence-Based Stroke Therapies
Adherence to quality improvement measures increased use of thrombolysis, dysphagia screening, smoking cessation education, and assessment for rehabilitation, investigators report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 8, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Mar 8 2019 This Week in Cardiology Mar 8 2019 This Week in Cardiology
N of 1 hypertension trials, heart failure readmissions and HRRP, insulin, CTA vs functional stress testing, and the ongoing paclitaxel PAD controversy are discussed in this week ’ s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 8, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Circulation Research Editor Fired Over'Hate Speech'Circulation Research Editor Fired Over'Hate Speech '
Circulation Research editor Roberto Bolli, MD, has been'relieved of his responsibilities'because of public comments deemed'hate speech,'the AHA confirms.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 8, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Screening for Chagas'Kissing Bug' Disease in Cardiology Screening for Chagas'Kissing Bug' Disease in Cardiology
Cardiologist Rachel Marcus, MD, explains why she recommends screening for'kissing bug disease'in Latin American immigrants with heart disease.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Controversy Deepens Over Paclitaxel-based Devices in PAD Controversy Deepens Over Paclitaxel-based Devices in PAD
A preliminary FDA analysis supports a signal for increased mortality with the devices, but a series of other studies have been unable to replicate the finding first reported in December.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

National Academies Report Reduces Daily Sodium Limits National Academies Report Reduces Daily Sodium Limits
A new report from the National Academies for the first time ties lower daily sodium limits to a reduction in the risk for chronic disease. The report is expected to guide policy makers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

' Move More, Sit Less' Counseling Can Change Habits in Diabetes'Move More, Sit Less' Counseling Can Change Habits in Diabetes
With frequent counseling from exercise experts, patients with type 2 diabetes successfully replaced sedentary time with more physical activity in a 3-year randomized trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Financial Penalties Curb All Readmissions in HF Patients Financial Penalties Curb All Readmissions in HF Patients
In a retrospective study of almost 13 million Medicare heart failure hospitalizations, 30-day readmission rules were associated with small reductions in readmission for other conditions in HF patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Coagulation Markers Linked to Stroke Outcome in Hyperglycemia Coagulation Markers Linked to Stroke Outcome in Hyperglycemia
Alterations in specific markers in the blood coagulation pathway may help explain the worse outcomes often seen in stroke with hyperglycemia, and glucose control could play a role, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Taboo-Bending Transcaval TAVR 1-Year Results'Shockingly Mundane'Taboo-Bending Transcaval TAVR 1-Year Results'Shockingly Mundane '
Even if the technique'gleefully disregards'conceptual taboos and physiological misconceptions, 1-year results from the first 100 patients show that'the concept simply works,'one observer says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Addressing CV Risk: What Clinicians Told Us Addressing CV Risk: What Clinicians Told Us
Outcomes of CV risk factor management survey highlight the importance of addressing diet and lifestyle, diabetes treatment, and hypertension, as well as barriers to these considerations.American College of Cardiology & Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 25, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Article Source Type: news

Insurance Doesn't Ensure Against Financial Hardship in ASCVD Insurance Doesn't Ensure Against Financial Hardship in ASCVD
Even those with insurance feel financial hardship because of high premiums, deductibles, copays, and coinsurance. The report adds fuel to the push to lower the Medicare buy-in age to 50.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 14, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Patients Show Cardiac Abnormalities Alzheimer's Patients Show Cardiac Abnormalities
A new Italian study reports preliminary clinical evidence that Alzheimer's may involve the heart as well as the brain.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Syncope Monitoring in ED: 2 Hours Okay for Low-Risk Patients Syncope Monitoring in ED: 2 Hours Okay for Low-Risk Patients
Patients with syncope who present to the emergency department and who are at low risk for serious arrhythmia can be discharged home after 2 hours of electrocardiogram monitoring, new data show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 13, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Good Outcome Possible in Large-Core Stroke With Thrombectomy Good Outcome Possible in Large-Core Stroke With Thrombectomy
The sooner thrombectomy treatment is initiated and the lower the infarct volume, the better the chances of functional independence, a new study confirms.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 12, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Weight Fluctuations May Be Deadly in Type 2 Diabetes Weight Fluctuations May Be Deadly in Type 2 Diabetes
' Our study is consistent with significant risk associated with weight fluctuations in patients with diabetes mellitus,'the investigators conclude.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 30, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

New Score to Predict Early Stroke Death New Score to Predict Early Stroke Death
A new clinical score has been developed to identify patients with a high risk of early death after an ischemic stroke.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

MI, Stroke Risks Rise Months Before Cancer Diagnosis MI, Stroke Risks Rise Months Before Cancer Diagnosis
About 5 months before a cancer diagnosis, the risk for arterial thromboembolism increases and continues to climb as the diagnosis date draws closer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 27, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Exercise Found to Rival Meds at Lowering Blood Pressure Exercise Found to Rival Meds at Lowering Blood Pressure
' We may want to think about nondrug interventions as potential alternatives to drugs in some cases, and blood-pressure lowering seems to be a good start,'said an author of a meta-analysis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 21, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Dual vs Triple Antithrombotic Therapy? The Debate Continues Dual vs Triple Antithrombotic Therapy? The Debate Continues
Is a NOAC plus an antiplatelet drug enough to prevent thromboses? Stroke? What doses and combinations are safest? Christian Ruff, Mike Gibson, and Chris Cannon examine the evidence.American College of Cardiology & Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 18, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Readmissions High After Endovascular Therapy for Stroke Readmissions High After Endovascular Therapy for Stroke
Patents undergoing endovascular therapy for acute ischemic stroke have a high rate of 30-day non-elective hospital readmission but no higher than those receiving thrombolysis alone, a new large cohort study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 17, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

ACC Expert Consensus Guidance on Tobacco Cessation ACC Expert Consensus Guidance on Tobacco Cessation
An expert committee offers a structured approach to evaluating and treating tobacco dependence, along with practical guidance for overcoming challenges commonly encountered in the cardiology setting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 6, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Think You're Immune From Bias? Think Again Think You're Immune From Bias? Think Again
John Mandrola, MD, is intrigued by two studies at AHA that track the cognitive and financial biases that may influence what physicians do in practice and how they write and read research papers.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 16, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

Higher Serum Cortisol in Midlife Tied to Impaired Memory Higher Serum Cortisol in Midlife Tied to Impaired Memory
Higher serum cortisol levels in midlife are associated with impaired memory and structural brain changes, including lower brain volume, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Stroke Risk Increases for 3 Months, Not 1, After MI Stroke Risk Increases for 3 Months, Not 1, After MI
After experiencing a myocardial infarction, patients are at increased risk for stroke for as much as 2 months longer than common wisdom touts, say researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 26, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Vulnerable Plaque: Are Targeted Therapies Within Reach? Vulnerable Plaque: Are Targeted Therapies Within Reach?
Recent studies aim to move vulnerable plaque identification into the cath lab routine. Can these tests pinpoint who will benefit most from aggressive pharmacologic therapies and maybe even stents?theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 25, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Article Source Type: news

Have You Changed How You Prescribe Aspirin? Have You Changed How You Prescribe Aspirin?
A flurry of recent aspirin research may be practice changing.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - October 24, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news