Germany's Health Insurance Could Cover Wegovy for Strokes, Heart Conditions, Agency Says Germany's Health Insurance Could Cover Wegovy for Strokes, Heart Conditions, Agency Says
Germany ' s public health insurance scheme can cover certain patients with a risk of heart disease or strokes to take the weight-loss Wegovy drug, a big boost for Novo...Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 22, 2024 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Source Type: news

Low LDL With DAPT Tied to High Bleeding Risk After Stroke Low LDL With DAPT Tied to High Bleeding Risk After Stroke
Very low LDL cholesterol levels may increase the risk of bleeding in patients with stroke who are receiving dual antiplatelet therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 21, 2024 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Source Type: news

Gaps Found in Appropriate SGLT2, GLP-1 Prescribing Gaps Found in Appropriate SGLT2, GLP-1 Prescribing
A trio of new studies showed that SGLT2 inhibitors and GLP-1 agonists are often not prescribed or accessible to people who could benefit from them.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 21, 2024 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Source Type: news

Statins Tied to Lower Mortality, Even With Comorbid Dementia Statins Tied to Lower Mortality, Even With Comorbid Dementia
Statins have historically been discouraged in elderly nursing home residents with dementia, but new findings suggest their use can reduce mortality risk in this population.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 21, 2024 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Source Type: news

Machine Learning Effectively Identifies Long QT Syndrome Machine Learning Effectively Identifies Long QT Syndrome
A machine learning model was more effective at detecting congenital long QT syndrome on resting ECGs than manual measurement of QT intervals by arrhythmia experts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 21, 2024 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Source Type: news

FDA Okays New Drug for Resistant Hypertension FDA Okays New Drug for Resistant Hypertension
Aprocitentan is the first endothelin receptor antagonist approved to lower blood pressure, in combination with other antihypertensives, in treatment-resistant hypertension.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 20, 2024 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Source Type: news

ECG Challenge: COPD Flare-Up and Irregular Heartbeat ECG Challenge: COPD Flare-Up and Irregular Heartbeat
A middle-aged man is admitted with an exacerbation of COPD. He has an irregular heartbeat and may be in complete heart block. What does the ECG reveal?Medscape Cardiology (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 19, 2024 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Case Challenge Source Type: news

Liraglutide May Ease Peripheral Artery Disease in T2D Liraglutide May Ease Peripheral Artery Disease in T2D
The drug significantly increased peripheral perfusion over 6 months compared with conventional cardiovascular risk factor treatment.Medscape UK (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 19, 2024 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Source Type: news

Argatroban Combo Improves Functional Recovery in Stroke Argatroban Combo Improves Functional Recovery in Stroke
A meta-analysis assessed the potential advantages of combining argatroban with antiplatelet therapy or alteplase for the treatment of patients with acute stroke.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 18, 2024 Category: Cardiology Tags: Emergency Medicine Source Type: news

Can a Stroke Be Caused by Cervical Manipulation? Can a Stroke Be Caused by Cervical Manipulation?
Doctors should be alert to the risks of carotid dissections and vertebral artery injuries from cervical manipulations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 18, 2024 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Source Type: news

Exercise Testing Helps Assess ATTR Exercise Testing Helps Assess ATTR
Cardiopulmonary exercise testing may be useful in characterizing distinct patterns of functional impairment in patients with transthyretin amyloidosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 18, 2024 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Source Type: news

Zerlasiran siRNA Drug Lowers Lp(a) by 90% in Phase 2 Results Zerlasiran siRNA Drug Lowers Lp(a) by 90% in Phase 2 Results
Silence Therapeutics has announced positive topline 36-week data from its ongoing phase 2 study of zerlasiran, a long-acting agent directed at lowering Lp(a) levels.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 14, 2024 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Source Type: news

What's New in HFrEF Treatment: ACC Consensus Guidance What's New in HFrEF Treatment: ACC Consensus Guidance
A new " Expert Consensus Decision Pathway " provided a practical, streamlined update to frontline clinicians treating heart failure.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 14, 2024 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Source Type: news

Class I Recall of Medtronic Duet EDMS Catheter Tubing Class I Recall of Medtronic Duet EDMS Catheter Tubing
Medtronic has recalled Duet External Drainage and Monitoring System (EDMS) catheter tubing due to the potential for the catheter to disconnect from the line stopcock connector.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 14, 2024 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Source Type: news

Climate Change and Cardiovascular Health of the Athlete Climate Change and Cardiovascular Health of the Athlete
The effects of extreme heat and air pollution on recreational and elite athletes and the role of the cardiologist.ACC.org (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - March 13, 2024 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Article Source Type: news