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Heart Attack

Your heart muscle needs oxygen and nutrients to work as it should. A heart attack (your doctor may call it a myocardial infarction) usually occurs whe ...

15 June 2021
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Marijuana Use Not-So-Good for the Heart, Studies Suggest

The important message is that anyone who is considering using marijuana—and especially those with known heart or blood vessel disease—should talk ...

15 June 2021
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Very High Levels of Calcium in the Arteries Linked to Heart Attacks and Strokes

People free of heart disease who have very high levels of calcium in the walls of the heart’s arteries are markedly more likely to have a heart atta ...

15 June 2021
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High blood pressure linked to greater risk of heart failure, AFib, heart attack, stroke

Stage 1 and stage 2 hypertension are both associated with a heightened risk of heart failure, atrial fibrillation (AFib), myocardial infarction (MI) a ...

15 May 2021
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Young heart attack survivors who battle depression, anxiety more likely to have subsequent CV complications

Younger heart attack survivors who experience feelings of depression or anxiety are more than twice as likely to have subsequent cardiovascular (CV) e ...

15 May 2021
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Therapies in the management of Hypertension: The need is to implement recent guidelines into practice

A Minisymposium supported by the Menarini Group for discussing important aspects in managing hypertension was held at ESH-ISH Conference. The confere ...

20 April 2021
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It is important to consider heart rate while treating the hypertensive patients and combination pills leads to more effective adherence, discusses a minisymposium at ESH-ISH 2021

A mini-symposium, supported by Servier, discusses the importance of considering heart rate in patients on hypertensive drugs. The mini-symposium was h ...

20 April 2021
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Renal Denervation may be useful in patients with uncontrolled hypertension

The worldwide incidence of hypertension is about 30% and only 40% of the patients have the blood pressure under control with poor medication adherence ...

19 April 2021
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Mini-symposium at the ESH-ISH Conference 2021 highlights the importance of assessing the nocturnal blood pressure and clinical implications of performing the assessment.

A healthy individual sleeps for about one-third of his life. Most of the cardiovascular events occur at night due to complex mechanism that causes car ...

15 April 2021
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FDA announces recall of more than 60,000 Abbott pacemakers due to risk of electrical short

The FDA has announced that Abbott is recalling more than 60,000 Assurity and Endurity implantable pacemakers due to a risk of moisture causing electri ...

15 May 2021
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Phoenix Cardiac’s BACE Device Receives CE Mark Approval to Treat Functional MR

Phoenix Cardiac Devices, Inc. announced that it has received CE Mark approval for commercialization in Europe of its BACE (“basal annuloplasty of th ...

28 April 2021
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Confirmed: USPSTF once again recommends hypertension screening for all adults

After performing an in-depth analysis of the latest evidence, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has officially reaffirmed its recommend ...

28 April 2021
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Cardiologists push for new patient ID policies, citing multiple benefits

The Patient ID Now coalition has published a new framework urging government officials and private businesses to collaborate on making wide-ranging ch ...

28 April 2021
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At Heart Medical Commences Operations and Prepares Pivotal Trial of reSept ASD Occluder

atHeart Medical, a medical device company focused on closure of atrial septal defects (ASD), announced that it has commenced operations. ...

22 April 2021

This Week

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Infective endocarditis post-transcatheter aortic valve implantation, microbiological profile and cli...

Infective endocarditis post-transcatheter aortic valve implantation, microbiological profile and clinical outcomes ...

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Cholesterol crystals use complement to increase NLRP3 signalling pathways in coronary and carotid atherosclerosis

During atherogenesis, cholesterol precipitates into cholesterol crystals (CC) in the vessel wall, which trigger plaque inflammation by activating the ...

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Cardiac transplant increases survival rate of the patients with failing Fontan and is associated with acceptable interventional success

A study published in the Cardiothoracic Surgeon concludes that there is an increase in the survival rate of the patients with failing Fontan after car ...

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Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation reduces cardiovascular mortality, concludes a study

A Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis published in the Journal of American College of Cardiology concludes that cardiovascular mortality is r ...

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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Review of Its Efficacy In Patients With Aortic Stenosis

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) is one of the most preferred procedure for aortic valve replacement. It is also effective in inoperable ...

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Ischemic mitral regurgitation

Ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) is a frequent complication of left ventricular (LV) global or regional pathological remodeling due to chronic coro ...

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Alcohol consumption, drinking patterns, and ischemic heart disease

Alcohol consumption, drinking patterns, and ischemic heart disease: a narrative review of meta-analyses and a systematic review and meta-analysis of t ...

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PET Based Imaging of Ischemic Heart Disease

Compared with conventional single-photon emission CT myocardial perfusion imaging, PET provides superior accuracy in diagnosis of coronary artery dise ...

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Choosing open surgery or endovascular revascularization in acute limb ischemia depends upon the severity of disease, concludes a study

A study published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery reveals that although both the surgeries are safe and effective in managing the acute limb ischem ...

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Endovascular treatment is safe and feasible treatment option for the management of chronic total occlusion of the subclavian artery, concludes a study

A study published in the Frontiers in neurology reveals that endovascular treatment has an overall technical success rate of over 91% and is a safe an ...

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T1-stage renal cell carcinoma patients with increasing number of predisposing atheroembolic risk factors have increased risk of developing CKD after partial nephrectomy

A study published in the Japanese Journal of Clinic Oncology concludes that patients suffering from T1-stage renal cell carcinoma with 3 or more predi ...

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Syncope in patients with aortic stenosis may result in poor prognosis after surgical aortic valve replacement, reveals a long-term observational study.

A study published in JACC Cardiovascular Imaging has concluded that syncope is an underestimated threat in patients with aortic stenosis and has the p ...

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Long-term outcomes of surgery in patients suffering from popliteal artery entrapment syndrome are satisfactory, concludes a study.

A study published in the European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery observed that patients suffering from popliteal artery entrapment syndr ...

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Catheter-based Angiography should be performed in the child suspected of renovascular fibromuscular dysplasia.

In a clinical study, published in Pediatric Nephrology, which was done at a single center, revealed that, unlike other imaging techniques, catheter-ba ...

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Headache during Fibromuscular dysplasia indicates various clinical characteristics including a history of depression and anxiety, suggests a study.

A study published in Vascular medicine reveals that headaches experienced by patients suffering from fibromuscular dysplasia may help to identify vari ...

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Pre-treatment neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and generalized purpura predict the involvement of GI and renal system in adult Immunoglobulin A vasculitis (IgAV).

A study published in Arthritis, Research, and Therapy concludes that various factors such as pre-treatment NLR, generalized purpura, active smoking, a ...

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Use of plasma exchange in patients with severe ANCA-associated vasculitis unable to reduce the incidence of death or ESKD, concludes a study.

A study published in The New England Journal of Medicine reveals that in patients suffering from vasculitis due to antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody ...

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Creatinine levels and NT-proBNP are independent predictors for negative outcomes in PAH-ACHD patients over the age of 40 years, claims a study.

A study published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine revealed that N-terminal pro–B-type natriuretic peptide and creatinine level may independently ...

Case Of The Week

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Total coronary revascularisation....

This 47 yr old diabetic individual had class II –III angina for the past 2 yrs. Risk factors were moderate hypercholestomia & moderate hypertension. ...

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Myxoma

A 60-year-old man comes to the clinic complaining of shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness and sensation of feeling his heart beating really fast ...

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Thrombus in LAD with TIMI II flow.

This is a case of a 28-yea young patient named Vinod Mackrana. The patient had a Acute AWMI with on going chest pain on 12th August 2003 i.e. on the R ...

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Anterior Myocardial Infarction

A 68 years old gentleman was admitted to the primary care hospital with Anterior Wall Myocardial Infarction of 12 hrs duration. He was not thrombolyze ...

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ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of syncope..

The first ESC Guidelines for the management of syncope were published in 2001, with subsequent versions in 2004 and 2009. In March 2015, the ESC CPG c ...

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2018 ESC Guidelines for the management of cardiovascular diseases during pregnancy..

Since the previous version of these Guidelines was published in 2012, new evidence has accumulated, particularly on diagnostic techniques, risk assess ...

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Fourth universal definition of myocardial infarction (2018)..

In the late 19th century, post-mortem examinations demonstrated a possible relationship between thrombotic occlusion of a coronary artery and myocardi ...

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ESC/EACTS Guidelines on myocardial revascularization..

These Guidelines represent the third time that the ESC and EACTS have brought together cardiologists and cardiac surgeons in a joint Task Force to rev ...

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ESC/ESH Guidelines for the management of arterial hypertension..

Substantial progress has been made in understanding the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and risk associated with hypertension, and a wealth of evidence ...

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Considerations for Restarting Anticoagulation..

Infograph - guidance for considering when and whether a patient should resume anticoagulation therapy. In most cases, restarting OAC after a bleeding ...

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Assessing Bleed Severity and Managing Major and No..

2020 ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway on Management of Bleeding in Patients on Oral Anticoagulants: A Report of the American College of Cardiolog ...

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2020 ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway on Mana..

2020 ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway on Management of Bleeding in Patients on Oral Anticoagulants: A Report of the American College of Cardiolog ...

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Schematic representation of pathophysiological mec..

Schematic representation of pathophysiological mechanisms involved in ischemic heart disease. Ischemic heart disease is determined by an imbalance of ...

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Combining antiplatelets and anticoagulants..

Generally, patients who have an acute coronary syndrome and/or undergo percutaneous coronary intervention could benefit. ...

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Statin Drug Interactions With Immunosuppressants..

Info graph consist the treatment plan. ...

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DOAC Dosing for Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)..

DOAC Dosing Recommendations in AFib ...

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Potassium Binders in the Management of Chronic Hyp..

Info graphic deals with the treatment plan. ...

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Effect of Genotype-Guided Oral P2Y12 Inhibitor Sel

Effect of Genotype-Guided Oral P2Y12 Inhibitor Selection vs Conventional Clopidogrel Therapy on Ischemic Outcomes After Percutaneous Coronary Interven ...

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Effectiveness and safety of a home-based cardiac r

Effectiveness and safety of a home-based cardiac rehabilitation programme of mixed surveillance in patients with ischemic heart disease at moderate ca ...

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Clinical trial summary of Rivaroxaban in the year

The results of various clinical trials related to rivaroxaban were announced in the year 2018. Some show the effect of rivaroxaban in reducing the art ...

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Azacitidine for acute myeloid leukaemia or myelody

The objective of the trial is to compare the safety and efficacy of idraparinux as prophylaxis against stroke and systemic embolism in patients with ...

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ALOFT-ALiskiren Observation of Heart Failure Treat

The objective of the trial is to examine the prevalence and correlates of micro- and macro-albuminuria in patients with heart failure. ...

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Patient Education

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Adults with high blo...

Nearly 1 in 5 adults with high blood pressure are taking a m ...

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Peripheral Artery Di...

Peripheral artery disease, or PAD, affects 8 million America ...

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Congenital Heart Dis...

Congenital means present from birth. So, congenital heart de ...

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Coronary artery dise...

Coronary artery disease (called CAD for short) is the leadin ...

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Atrial Fibrillation ...

Under normal circumstances, the human heart pumps to a stron ...

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Aortic Stenosis...

The aortic valve is one of four heart valves in the heart. I ...

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Journal Index

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Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Peer-reviewed journal dealing with cardiovascular medicine.

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Circulation

Publishes original research manuscripts in Cardiovascular Medicine.

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The Lancet

The journal strives to make science widely available.

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New England Journal of Medicine

NEJM delivers high-quality, peer-reviewed research articles.

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European Heart Journal

Peer-reviewed journal dealing with cardiovascular medicine.

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American Heart Journal

Goal is to provide the reader primary investigation, scholarly reviews.

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EP Europace

Scientific work and reviews in the fields of Arrhythmias, Pacing & Electrophysiology

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British Journal of Cardiology

Unique peer-reviewed publication linking primary & secondary care.

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Cathetirization & Cardiovascular Interventions

Related to invasive and interventional coronary or peripheral vascular techniques

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Journal of Cardiac Failure

Articles on clinical research, basic human studies, animal studies, on Heart Failure.

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AJC

Journal with focus on the practical & clinical approaches.

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International Journal of Cardiology

The journal serves practicing clinicians and researchers.