Jul 30 2021 This Week in Cardiology Jul 30 2021 This Week in Cardiology
Two studies on alcohol and AF incidence and an important paper on stable CAD are the topics John Mandrola discusses in this week ’s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 30, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Prefer DOACs Over Aspirin After Ventricular Ablations: STROKE-VT Prefer DOACs Over Aspirin After Ventricular Ablations: STROKE-VT
Cerebrovascular protection was far better on DOACs after catheter ablation for VT or extrasystoles in the trial. There might be changes some operators can make to lower the risk even further.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 30, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Family Doctors Omit Tests for Kidney Disease in Type 2 Diabetes Family Doctors Omit Tests for Kidney Disease in Type 2 Diabetes
US primary care physicians are not properly checking patients with type 2 diabetes for chronic kidney disease nearly as often as they should, meaning many miss getting a timely diagnosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 30, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

ACC Issues Decision Pathway for Hypertriglyceridemia Management ACC Issues Decision Pathway for Hypertriglyceridemia Management
A new decision pathway for the management of hypertriglyceridemia has been issued by the American College of Cardiology.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Even 10 Minutes of Exercise Beneficial After ICD Implantation Even 10 Minutes of Exercise Beneficial After ICD Implantation
Significant reductions in hard clinical outcomes shown in a new study reiterate the'profound'underutilization of cardiac rehabilitation, observers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Advanced Imaging Trumps Time of Onset for EVT in Stroke Advanced Imaging Trumps Time of Onset for EVT in Stroke
A new analysis highlights the importance of using advanced imaging to identify patients who might benefit from late-window stroke therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

' Shocking' Early Complications From Teen-Onset Type 2 Diabetes'Shocking' Early Complications From Teen-Onset Type 2 Diabetes
Almost two thirds of study participants had at least one diabetes complication in young adulthood, around 15 years after diagnosis. A handful died, including one from heart attack and one due to kidney failure.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

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Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from HRS 2021theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 28, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Conference Coverage Source Type: news

HF Med Cornucopia Center Stage in Upcoming ESC Guideline: Preview HF Med Cornucopia Center Stage in Upcoming ESC Guideline: Preview
It has a simple answer to a seemingly complex issue: how to merge the newly approved with mainstay drug therapies. And it conditionally OKs meds in a group long without guideline-directed options.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Cognitive Deficits Linked to CV Risk Factors in Diabetes Cognitive Deficits Linked to CV Risk Factors in Diabetes
Hyperlipidemia and hypertension, although not hyperglycemia, were associated with measurable cognitive impairment in patients who had had diabetes for an average of only 4 years, according to a substudy of the GRADE trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Direct Oral Anticoagulants: Competition Brought No Cost Relief Direct Oral Anticoagulants: Competition Brought No Cost Relief
Medicare Part D spending for oral anticoagulants has risen by almost 1,600% since 2011, while the number of users has increased by just 95%, according to a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Moderate Drinking Protective After MI, Stroke in'Flawed' Study Moderate Drinking Protective After MI, Stroke in'Flawed' Study
Light to moderate alcohol intake might protect against repeat CVD events, although flaws in the analysis preclude any firm conclusions, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Women's Heart Health Tied to Multiple Pregnancy Complications Women's Heart Health Tied to Multiple Pregnancy Complications
A dose-dependent association was found in a national study and highlights the need to make preconception care a public health priority, observers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Cancer Therapy and Myocardial Dysfunction: 5 Things to Know Cancer Therapy and Myocardial Dysfunction: 5 Things to Know
An expert overview of some key aspects to preventing, monitoring, and managing cardiac dysfunction related to cancer therapy.American College of Cardiology & Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

A Boomer's Plea: Get Vaccinated, Millennials A Boomer's Plea: Get Vaccinated, Millennials
Why is the generation bent on changing the world reluctant to get vaccinated against COVID-19?Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Blog Source Type: news

ARBs Equal ACE Inhibitors for Hypertension, but Better Tolerated ARBs Equal ACE Inhibitors for Hypertension, but Better Tolerated
Although ACE inhibitors are more commonly prescribed, new findings from almost 3 million patients support starting with ARBs as first-time treatment for hypertension.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

CLARIFY Confirms Meds, Watchful Waiting in Angina, Stable CAD CLARIFY Confirms Meds, Watchful Waiting in Angina, Stable CAD
Few cardiovascular events and favorable evolution of angina in most patients allows for a watchful waiting strategy before failure of medical management is declared, the authors say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Meet the Patients Who Helped Run a Big Aspirin Trial Meet the Patients Who Helped Run a Big Aspirin Trial
WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Younger Adults With HIV Have Higher CVD Risk but Low ASCVD Scores Younger Adults With HIV Have Higher CVD Risk but Low ASCVD Scores
Even without traditional cardiovascular risks factors such as smoking and obesity, people under 40 with HIV have substantially higher CVD risks than the general public.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Does Coffee Make Your Heart Flutter? Does Coffee Make Your Heart Flutter?
Good news for coffee lovers: A new study provides reassurance that no long-term damage will come from partaking of your favorite drink.Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

PCI for ACS After TAVR Mostly Succeeds, Valve Choice May Matter PCI for ACS After TAVR Mostly Succeeds, Valve Choice May Matter
Overall, reaccess coronary angiography was successful in about 99% of cases with type of prosthesis identified as the most important variable in predicting success, according to researchers from Germany.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 21, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Vericiguat (Verquvo) Cleared for Heart Failure in Europe Vericiguat (Verquvo) Cleared for Heart Failure in Europe
Following recent approvals in the US and Japan, the European Commission approved the novel agent for select heart failure patients with reduced ejection fraction.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 21, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Analysis Supports CAC for Personalizing Statin Use Analysis Supports CAC for Personalizing Statin Use
In patients with intermediate risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease along with risk-enhancing factors, coronary artery calcium scoring may help calculate their need for statin therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 21, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

' New' Natriuretic Peptide Shows Unique Biomarker Potential'New' Natriuretic Peptide Shows Unique Biomarker Potential
With at least one practical advantage over other natriuretic peptide biomarkers, CNP is being explored as a predictor of cardiac and renal risk and as a treatment target.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 21, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA to Revise Statin Pregnancy Contraindication FDA to Revise Statin Pregnancy Contraindication
The changes emphasize that'statins are safe to prescribe in patients who can become pregnant'and reassure women that harm is unlikely from unintended statin exposure in early pregnancy.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 20, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Lower Post-TAVR Mortality Seen on DOAC vs VKA When OAC Indicated Lower Post-TAVR Mortality Seen on DOAC vs VKA When OAC Indicated
Survival and bleeding risk were superior on the newer class of drugs after TAVR in a registry study of almost 9000 patients with an approved indication for oral anticoagulation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 20, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

CTA May Guide Primary Prevention Statins in Nonobstructive CAD CTA May Guide Primary Prevention Statins in Nonobstructive CAD
The greater the CAD burden, the better the clinical outcomes on primary prevention statins in a cohort study of patients without obstructive CAD.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 20, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

High Medicaid Claims Denial Affecting Doc Participation: Study High Medicaid Claims Denial Affecting Doc Participation: Study
Physicians are less likely to take Medicaid patients in states where they lose a higher portion of potential revenue because of denials and billing costs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 19, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Is Aspirin Overused in Older Patients With Diabetes? Is Aspirin Overused in Older Patients With Diabetes?
A study of trends in aspirin use in older US adults finds those with diabetes are twice as likely to use aspirin for primary prevention as those without diabetes; many patients might now need review.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 16, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Statin Safety, Low Muscle-Pain Risk Upheld in'Reassuring' Study Statin Safety, Low Muscle-Pain Risk Upheld in'Reassuring' Study
The potential harms are small and the benefit-to-harm balance generally'favorable'for statin use in primary prevention of cardiovascular disease, the authors say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 16, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Whole Grains May Lower Risk for Heart Disease in Older Adults Whole Grains May Lower Risk for Heart Disease in Older Adults
Researchers used data from 3,121 people who took part in the Framingham Heart Study Offspring Cohort, a study that launched in the 1970s to examine long-term risk factors for heart disease.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 15, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Global Heart Organizations Unite to Promote Clinician Well-Being Global Heart Organizations Unite to Promote Clinician Well-Being
In a joint statement, they address the origins and consequences of clinician burnout and describe strategies for improving well-being in the cardiovascular workforce.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Dissolving Pacemaker Impressive in Early Research Dissolving Pacemaker Impressive in Early Research
The investigational device has shown its mettle in several preclinical models and trades on the same'leave nothing behind'philosophy that's bedeviled bioresorbable vascular scaffolds.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 14, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

New Agents for Youth-Onset Type 2 Diabetes'Finally in Sight'New Agents for Youth-Onset Type 2 Diabetes'Finally in Sight '
' A number of clinical trials of antidiabetic pharmacologic agents in diabetic youth have been completed, demonstrating safety and efficacy, and a wider availability of agents is finally in sight,'said an expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 13, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

South Asian Ancestry Linked to Increased Risk for Heart Disease South Asian Ancestry Linked to Increased Risk for Heart Disease
Individuals of South Asian ancestry face twice the risk for heart disease, compared with individuals of European descent, yet risk calculators fail to account for this, according to the results of a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 13, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Secondary Mitral Regurgitation Common, Undertreated in HF Secondary Mitral Regurgitation Common, Undertreated in HF
Interventions were rare, despite state-of-the-art medical facilities and broad healthcare coverage, a new study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 12, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Diet High in Fat, Fried Foods Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death Diet High in Fat, Fried Foods Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death
A large study shows that eating a diet high in fat, fried foods, processed meats, and sugary drinks is linked to a higher risk of sudden cardiac death, a common cause of death in the US.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 10, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Cardiology Journal Flags Papers Cited Hundreds of Times Cardiology Journal Flags Papers Cited Hundreds of Times
Retraction Watch (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 9, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

IV Iron Can Save Costs in HF With Iron Deficiency in Analysis IV Iron Can Save Costs in HF With Iron Deficiency in Analysis
It was either cost-effective or cost-saving in models based on different countries and healthcare systems. Few cardiovascular therapies'offer a true cost savings,'said one observer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 8, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Meta-analysis Supports Cardiovascular Benefits of EPA Meta-analysis Supports Cardiovascular Benefits of EPA
Omega-3 fatty acids improved cardiovascular outcomes, with a greater risk reduction in studies of eicosapentaenoic acid alone rather than combined supplements. But not everyone is convinced.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 8, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Designer Babies Are No Longer Theoretical. What Could Go Wrong? Designer Babies Are No Longer Theoretical. What Could Go Wrong?
Technology has advanced to the point where we need to consider the practical implications of using polygenic risk scores in IVF to select embryos, says F. Perry Wilson.Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 8, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

Stellate Ganglion Phototherapy Promising for Electrical Storm Stellate Ganglion Phototherapy Promising for Electrical Storm
SG phototherapy reduced sympathetic activity and might be a useful temporary adjunctive therapy to control electrical storm, a pilot study finds.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 8, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Blood Management for Cardiothoracic Surgery: Guidelines Update Blood Management for Cardiothoracic Surgery: Guidelines Update
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons'document, created with multidisciplinary collaboration, includes 23 new or updated recommendations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 7, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

HF Med Undertreatment Due to Older Age Common, Flouts Evidence HF Med Undertreatment Due to Older Age Common, Flouts Evidence
The oldest less often received guideline-specified meds, especially at close to full dosage, maybe because advanced age is seen as an"intrinsic" reason not to fully prescribe, researchers propose.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 7, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Midlife Change in Wealth May Be Costly for Heart Health Midlife Change in Wealth May Be Costly for Heart Health
In a longitudinal analysis, the long-term risk of cardiovascular disease was linked to wealth mobility from ages 50 to 64.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 6, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

CABANA: Ablation Bests Drugs for AF in Racial/Ethnic Minorities CABANA: Ablation Bests Drugs for AF in Racial/Ethnic Minorities
A new secondary analysis points to a large relative advantage of ablation and worse outcomes with drug therapy in North American minority patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 6, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Medtronic Vascular Recalls Angiographic Guidewire Component Medtronic Vascular Recalls Angiographic Guidewire Component
The Class I recall, the most serious type, was issued for certain models because of sterilization issues.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 3, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Jul 2 2021 This Week in Cardiology Jul 2 2021 This Week in Cardiology
COVID-19, mRNA-vaccine-induced myocarditis, type 2 diabetes in kids, optimal medical therapy for CAD, and alcohol 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 - July 2, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Iron-Clad Benefits of CRT Seen in Reduced-EF Heart Failure Iron-Clad Benefits of CRT Seen in Reduced-EF Heart Failure
The IRON-CRT trial's novel design allowed it to explore how IV ferric carboxymaltose improves outcomes when given to iron-deficient patients with HFrEF.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 2, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

SUSTAIN FORTE: 2-mg Semaglutide Bests 1 mg in Type 2 Diabetes SUSTAIN FORTE: 2-mg Semaglutide Bests 1 mg in Type 2 Diabetes
Accumulating evidence shows that for many patients with type 2 diabetes the 2-mg dose of the GLP-1 agonist semaglutide is better than 1 mg if the goal is a larger drop in A1c and weightMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 1, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news