Severe Dyslipidemia Often Goes Untreated Severe Dyslipidemia Often Goes Untreated
Many patients with dangerously high cholesterol don ’ t take statins, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - March 27, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Vitamin and Mineral Supplements: Which Patients Will Benefit? Vitamin and Mineral Supplements: Which Patients Will Benefit?
Dr JoAnn Manson offers clinicians a new resource to guide discussions with patients about vitamins and supplements.Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - February 5, 2018 Category: Cardiology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

CULPRIT-SHOCK Challenges Routine Multivessel PCI in MI, Shock CULPRIT-SHOCK Challenges Routine Multivessel PCI in MI, Shock
But questions about the randomized trial's entry criteria and mandated PCI strategies may keep it from truly redefining the roles of multivessel vs culprit-lesion-only PCI in this high-risk population.Medscape Medical News (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - October 30, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

CANTOS: Future Promise for Targeting Inflammation in CVD CANTOS: Future Promise for Targeting Inflammation in CVD
Modulating the inflammatory cascade was beneficial in the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease with some surprising off-target effects. Drs Yancy and Byrne review the implications of CANTOS.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - September 7, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Jun 16 Cardiology News Jun 16 Cardiology News
Bleeding risk of ASA in the elderly, stopping statins, ADA wrap-up, and the importance of education level for CV health are the topics discussed by Dr John Mandrola in this week's podcasttheheart.org on Medscape (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - June 16, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Life and Times of Leading Cardiologists: P.K. Shah Life and Times of Leading Cardiologists: P.K. Shah
Dr P.K. Shah arrived in the US with $8, a suitcase, and a medical degree that cost about $70. The suitcase was stolen, but he went on to become an internationally recognized educator and researcher.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - May 3, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

NOACs Are Favored Over Warfarin: I'm (Almost) Okay With That NOACs Are Favored Over Warfarin: I'm (Almost) Okay With That
Clinical experience with the new direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs or NOACs) is reassuring, says Dr Mandrola, but independent confirmatory analysis of the data would be even better.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - February 27, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

Systolic BP in Young Black Adults Linked to Later Risk of CVD Systolic BP in Young Black Adults Linked to Later Risk of CVD
Blacks had twice the number of CVD events as whites in the CARDIA analysis, with even small elevations in blood pressures early in life raising the risk of heart disease over time.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - February 27, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Boston Scientific Recalls All Lotus Heart Valves Boston Scientific Recalls All Lotus Heart Valves
The recall is due to reported connector-pin issues that have their roots in the manufacturing process, the company says, and resemble problems that led to Lotus recalls last year and in 2014.News Alerts (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - February 23, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

ECG Challenge:'Doc, My Heart Is Racing--Again'ECG Challenge:'Doc, My Heart Is Racing--Again '
A man is experiencing shortness of breath and'palpitations,'and not for the first time. What does his ECG show?Medscape Cardiology (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - February 21, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Case Challenge Source Type: news

Jan 20 Cardiology News Jan 20 Cardiology News
Periprocedural anticoagulation in AF, bioresorbable stents, hypertension guidelines, clinician estimates of benefits/harms, and industry ties with patient advocacy groups are discussed this week.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - January 20, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

STS Guidelines Wrong to Call for More Surgical AF Ablation STS Guidelines Wrong to Call for More Surgical AF Ablation
The new Society of Thoracic Surgeons guidelines on atrial fibrillation conclude that more frequent surgical ablation may improve patient outcomes, but the data suggest otherwise, says Dr Mandrola.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - January 13, 2017 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

Better TAVR Systems Credited for Drop in Vascular Complications Better TAVR Systems Credited for Drop in Vascular Complications
But such complications remain common, so there's still room for improvement, suggests a registry study n which they were associated with death, stroke, and rehospitalization over the next year.Heartwire from Medscape (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - November 1, 2016 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrests Spike 14% Amid Heat WavesOut-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrests Spike 14% Amid Heat Waves
Heat waves significantly increased the risk of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, especially in the elderly, but did not affect cardiac arrests with ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation. Heartwire from Medscape (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - July 13, 2016 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Smoking May Cause CV Disease by Raising HR: Genetic AnalysisSmoking May Cause CV Disease by Raising HR: Genetic Analysis
In contrast, smoking effects on blood pressure may have little to do with smoking-related CV risk, suggest multiple combined analyses of 23 studies, including a Mendelian randomization analysis. Heartwire from Medscape (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - December 23, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Pathogenic Gut Flora Tied to Heart-Failure SeverityPathogenic Gut Flora Tied to Heart-Failure Severity
The "leaky-gut" concept isn't new in HF, but research now puts it in a different light by showing it can affect disease severity. In other research: hope for treatments aimed at gut microbiotia. Heartwire from Medscape (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - December 17, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

FDA Clears LifeVest Wearable Defibrillator for Pediatric UseFDA Clears LifeVest Wearable Defibrillator for Pediatric Use
LifeVest is indicated for certain children who are at risk for sudden cardiac arrest, but are not candidates for an implantable defibrillator. FDA Approvals (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - December 17, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Mandrola's Top 10 Cardiology Stories 2015Mandrola's Top 10 Cardiology Stories 2015
In what is becoming an annual tradition, Dr John Mandrola reviews his top 10 stories of 2015 in the field of cardiovascular medicine. theheart.org on Medscape (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - December 17, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

Resuming Antithrombotics for AF Safe After a Halt for GI BleedResuming Antithrombotics for AF Safe After a Halt for GI Bleed
More evidence is called for, caution researchers, but after patients recover from the bleed, "restarting or modifying" antithrombotics to a single agent seems safe and improves outcomes, say researchers. Heartwire from Medscape (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - December 17, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

FDA Lifts Final Regulatory Restrictions on RosiglitazoneFDA Lifts Final Regulatory Restrictions on Rosiglitazone
The FDA pulls the plug on its prior risk evaluation and mitigation strategy for rosiglitazone-containing type 2 diabetes medicines. News Alerts (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - December 16, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Alert Source Type: news

Patients With Kidney Disease a Blind Spot in Most CV TrialsPatients With Kidney Disease a Blind Spot in Most CV Trials
They're excluded from most cardiovascular procedure, device, and drug trials, a study finds; yet it's "nearly inevitable" specialists will see patients with both CV and kidney disease in daily practice. Heartwire from Medscape (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - December 8, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

FDA: Guidewires for Rotablator Atherectomy Catheter Recalled FDA: Guidewires for Rotablator Atherectomy Catheter Recalled
After receiving three serious adverse-event reports, including one patient death, from the wires fracturing and separating from the system, the company has recalled 600 units in the US. News Alerts (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - December 1, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

ROCKET AF Reveals Higher GI Bleeding Rates With RivaroxabanROCKET AF Reveals Higher GI Bleeding Rates With Rivaroxaban
"Patients with GI bleeding didn't have higher HAS-BLED scores compared with those who did not bleed, and they had the same CHA2DS2-VASc scores as well," say researchers about another of their findings. Heartwire from Medscape (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - November 30, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Reconciling SPRINT and ACCORD: Dr Marc Sabatine InterviewedReconciling SPRINT and ACCORD: Dr Marc Sabatine Interviewed
Dr Michelle O'Donoghue interviews Dr Marc Sabatine about the practice-changing SPRINT clinical trial from AHA. theheart.org on Medscape (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - November 19, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Hypertension Affects VTE TooHypertension Affects VTE Too
Dr Goldhaber discusses some changes we may see in the incidence of MI, stroke, DVT, and PE if the medical community were to accept and adopt the new blood pressure targets studied in SPRINT. theheart.org on Medscape (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - November 19, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

ECG Challenge: The Usefulness of PVCs, Part 2ECG Challenge: The Usefulness of PVCs, Part 2
What is the rhythm in an ECG depicting wide QRS regular tachycardia? Medscape Cardiology (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - November 19, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Case Challenge Source Type: news

More Happy Coffee News, This Time From Massive Cohort StudiesMore Happy Coffee News, This Time From Massive Cohort Studies
Researchers show an inverse relationship between intake of coffee, including decaf, and all-cause and CV mortality in pooled cohorts from three major long-running observation studies. Heartwire from Medscape (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - November 18, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Dyspnea, Minor Bleeds Led Causes for Stopping Ticagrelor in TrialDyspnea, Minor Bleeds Led Causes for Stopping Ticagrelor in Trial
"As clinicians we shouldn't underestimate the impact on patients of nosebleeds and bruising," said a PEGASUS TIMI 54 researcher, so before treatment patients should hear about even nonmajor risks. Heartwire from Medscape (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - November 17, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Heart Failure: Multiple Outcomes Is What We Ought to HaveHeart Failure: Multiple Outcomes Is What We Ought to Have
Dr John Mandrola discusses a trial in which patients who were counseled by a physician and shown a video on advance care planning selected options more in agreement with what physicians would choose for themselves. theheart.org on Medscape (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - November 12, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

Nitric Oxide Reduces Kidney Injury in Heart-Valve Surgery Nitric Oxide Reduces Kidney Injury in Heart-Valve Surgery
Acute kidney injury occurs is nearly one third of patients undergoing heart surgery with prolonged cardiopulmonary bypass, but a new study suggests the administration of nitric oxide might be protective. Heartwire from Medscape (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - November 11, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

The Cardiology Show From AHA 2015 With Dr Valentin FusterThe Cardiology Show From AHA 2015 With Dr Valentin Fuster
The SPRINT hypertension trial tops a show that also covers in-ambulance troponin testing, repair vs replace for ischemic mitral regurgitation, peer counseling to reduce CV risk factors, and four runners-up trials. theheart.org on Medscape (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - November 11, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Roundtable Source Type: news

Fast and Slow Thinking on the SPRINT TrialFast and Slow Thinking on the SPRINT Trial
Dr John Mandrola reflects on the SPRINT trial and the role of lifestyle, shared decision making, and patient selection, with comments from some outside experts. theheart.org on Medscape (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - November 9, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

BEAT-HF: Remote Telemonitoring Fails to Prevent HF RehospitalizationsBEAT-HF: Remote Telemonitoring Fails to Prevent HF Rehospitalizations
There was a sliver of benefit among patients most adherent to the telemonitoring protocol, but researchers say the evidence does not support the routine use of the telemonitoring technology in HF patients. Heartwire from Medscape (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - November 8, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

The 'Other' Women: Clinicians Be Bold, and Engage in Heart SpeakThe 'Other' Women: Clinicians Be Bold, and Engage in Heart Speak
Dr Melissa Walton-Shirley reports on a presentation on information from the Women's Heart Alliance and reflects on the wife of a long-time patient. theheart.org on Medscape (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - November 8, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

ARREST-AF Substrate Study: Strong 'Medicine' vs MedicationARREST-AF Substrate Study: Strong 'Medicine' vs Medication
Dr John Mandrola reports on the results of this study, in which risk-factor management improved the health of people and their atria. theheart.org on Medscape (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - November 8, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

Soft-Drink Overload Ups HF Risk in Men, Says Swedish StudySoft-Drink Overload Ups HF Risk in Men, Says Swedish Study
"Based on the results, the best message for a preventive strategy would be to recommend an occasional consumption of sweetened beverages or to avoid them altogether," note experts. Heartwire from Medscape (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - November 7, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Review: Intensive Blood-Pressure Lowering Improves Outcomes Review: Intensive Blood-Pressure Lowering Improves Outcomes
Counter to the target-loosening trend in current blood-pressure guidelines, a new meta-analysis issued ahead of the AHA meeting finds that lower is actually better, especially in high-risk populations. Medscape Medical News (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - November 6, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

New Guidelines OK More Sports for Athletes With CV Disorders New Guidelines OK More Sports for Athletes With CV Disorders
They support "a shared decision-making model," an author said. "I think that's appropriate now that we have data showing that patients with long-QT syndrome can participate with a fair degree of safety." Heartwire from Medscape (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - November 6, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

TCT: Structural Heart Disease and PFO Closure TrialsTCT: Structural Heart Disease and PFO Closure Trials
Drs Harrington and Bhatt discuss whether transcatheter aortic valve therapy is evolving naturally or moving beyond the evidence, bivalirudin in TAVR, and PFO closure for stroke prevention. theheart.org on Medscape (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - October 19, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

RESPECT at 10 Years Supports Case for PFO Closure for StrokeRESPECT at 10 Years Supports Case for PFO Closure for Stroke
"The procedure and the device are safe, and treatment with the occluder was superior to medical management," say researchers, adding that they're next aiming for FDA approval. Heartwire from Medscape (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - October 16, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Sirolimus Stent Differences From Elution Kinetics, Says PANDASirolimus Stent Differences From Elution Kinetics, Says PANDA
"The beauty of this study was that it focused on how the same drug was eluted from almost-identical stents," just with different elution and polymer-absorption rates over time, said one expert. Heartwire from Medscape (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - October 15, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Wine Improves Cardiometabolic Markers in Diabetics: 2-Year Trial Wine Improves Cardiometabolic Markers in Diabetics: 2-Year Trial
Red wine can improve lipid variables compared with drinking equal amounts of mineral water, but white wine provides other benefits, say researchers of a new, long-term, prospective study. Heartwire from Medscape (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - October 12, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

ESC 2015: Positive-in-the-Wrong-Direction Trials, and OthersESC 2015: Positive-in-the-Wrong-Direction Trials, and Others
Drs Blomström-Lundqvist, Mack, and Cleland discuss the lessons from some of the negative trials from ESC, and what registries and clinical trials can teach. theheart.org on Medscape (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - October 8, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Roundtable Source Type: news

FDA Approves DES With Bioabsorbable Polymer (Synergy)FDA Approves DES With Bioabsorbable Polymer (Synergy)
The stent polymer is fully absorbed after 3 months, leaving behind a bare platinum-chromium stent. By eliminating the polymer, the hope is the stent will promote speedier healing and reduce the risk of vascular complications. FDA Approvals (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - October 5, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

TEXT ME: Lifestyle-Modification App May Improve CVD Risk FactorsTEXT ME: Lifestyle-Modification App May Improve CVD Risk Factors
"It was surprising that such a simple, low-cost intervention could be so effective in patients with coronary heart disease," say researchers, noting that it addresses a gap in clinical practice. Heartwire from Medscape (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - September 22, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Sep 18 Cardiology News Sep 18 Cardiology News
The SPRINT hypertension trial announcement, ABIM concessions, frailty as a predictor of PCI outcomes, and high interval training as therapy in type 2 diabetes are discussed in this week's podcast. theheart.org on Medscape (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - September 18, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Heart Disease: What's Bad for the Goose Is Bad for the GanderHeart Disease: What's Bad for the Goose Is Bad for the Gander
Dr Black interviews Dr Martha Gulati on why clinicians need to consider cardiovascular disease in their female patients, and the similarities and differences in CVD between men and women. Medscape Cardiology (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - September 14, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Spironolactone Effectively Lowers BP in Resistant HypertensionSpironolactone Effectively Lowers BP in Resistant Hypertension
Patients with resistant hypertension, those taking three drugs at maximally tolerated doses but still not at goal, should not be called "resistant" until they have tried spironolactone, according to PATHWAY2 researchers. Heartwire from Medscape (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - August 31, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Baseline LVEF May Predict Peripartum Cardiomyopathy RecoveryBaseline LVEF May Predict Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Recovery
In what one expert calls a 'landmark trial,' LV dysfunction and remodeling at baseline were associated with persistent cardiomyopathy and CV events, results that may call for updated HF guidelines. Heartwire from Medscape (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - August 21, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

'Stepwise' Pharmacotherapy May Lower Congestion in Acute HF 'Stepwise' Pharmacotherapy May Lower Congestion in Acute HF
An intensified medication treatment process that decreases cardiorenal syndrome symptoms without causing further kidney deterioration could have wide-spread implications in the future, say researchers. Heartwire from Medscape (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - August 6, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news