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Are Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients at Risk of Developing HF?

Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 may be at risk of developing heart failure (HF) even if they do not have a previous history of cardiovascular dise ...

28 April 2021
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Foot doctors ID undiagnosed atrial fibrillation in patients with diabetes

Annual foot exams provide clinicians with a valuable opportunity to screen diabetic patients for atrial fibrillation (AFib) ...

28 April 2021
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Guided antiplatelet therapy improves outcomes for PCI patients

Antiplatelet therapy guided by platelet function or genetic testing is associated with better outcomes for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary i ...

28 April 2021
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Keystone Heart to Distribute InterValve Medical’s Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty Portfolio

Keystone Heart, Ltd. announced an exclusive distribution agreement with InterValve Medical Inc. to sell and market InterValve’s portfolio of balloon ...

22 April 2021
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Medtronic’s Harmony Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve Approved by FDA

Medtronic announced it has received FDA approval for its Harmony transcatheter pulmonary valve (TPV) to treat patients with a specific type of congeni ...

22 April 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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Satellite Symposium On The Evolution Of Hypertension Management: The Increasing Role Of Triple Therapy In Clinical Practice

The number of adult people suffering from hypertension was 594 million in 19775 and this number had increased to 1.13 billion in 2015. The satellite ...

19 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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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
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New imaging study examines the coronary plaque burden of people living with HIV

People living with HIV (PLWH) have an especially high noncalcified coronary plaque burden. ...

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 ...

Previous Weeks

The thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) has a superior short-term recovery with high rate of reintervention, claims a study.

A study published in BMC Surgery revealed that as compared to open repair, thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) was found to be superior in sho ...

12 May 2021
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Patients with childhood-onset Takayasu's arteritis are at increased risk of developing systemic inflammation, arterial disease below diaphragm, and achieve remission.

A study published in Rheumatology have concluded that people suffering from childhood-onset Takayasu's arteritis (cTAK) have high risk for developing ...

11 May 2021
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Guideline development in Takayasu Arteritis should be based on consensus expert opinion rather than relying on high-quality evidence, says a study

A study published in Clinical Rheumatology concludes that there is a scarcity of quality evidence in the management of Takayasu arteritis through Dise ...

10 May 2021
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This Week

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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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Cardiac rupture complicating myocardial infarction

Cardiac rupture following myocardial infarction can take several forms, including free wall rupture, ventricular septal rupture, papillary muscle rupt ...

19 March 2021
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Impact of reperfusion strategy on outcomes in very elderly patients with acute myocardial infarction

The debate about the advantages of fibrinolytic therapy or primary percutaneous coronary angioplasty as a superior reperfusion strategy for ST?elevati ...

19 March 2021
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Laughter-induced syncope

Reported cases of syncope caused directly by laughter have been described in a few reports involved episodes of fortuitous laughter, followed by a sho ...

19 March 2021
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Guideline development in Takayasu Arteritis should be based on consensus expert opinion rather than relying on high-quality evidence, says a study

A study published in Clinical Rheumatology concludes that there is a scarcity of quality evidence in the management of Takayasu arteritis through Dise ...

10 May 2021
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Use of drug-eluting stents (DESs) in patients with peripheral vascular disease has improved outcomes as compared to bare-metal stent (BMS)

A study published in Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions concluded that patients with peripheral vascular disease have a poor outcome whi ...

7 May 2021
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Diabetes and other comorbid risk factors increase the risk of peripheral artery disease and carotid artery stenosis in patients without coronary heart disease

In a study published in Atherosclerosis, it was concluded that diabetes and comorbid risk factors such as hypertension, obesity, smoking, and hyperlip ...

7 May 2021
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Improvement in quality of life after endovascular thrombectomy in patients with ischemic stroke due to large vein occlusion, claims a study.

A study published in Stroke claims patients who had undergone endovascular thrombectomy after suffering from ischemic stroke due to large vein occlusi ...

6 May 2021
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Stroke may be a risk factor for suicide, claims a study

A study published in Stroke concludes that one of the risk factors for suicide may be a stroke and healthcare professionals should develop strategies ...

6 May 2021
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There may be poor outcome in COVID-19 patients suffering from acute ischemic stroke due to large vessel occlusion

In a study published in Stroke, it was concluded that best medical care including successful and prompt recanalization achieved with mechanical thromb ...

4 May 2021
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Headache is common after ischemic stroke and may be associated with post-stroke morbidity, claims a study

A study published in Neurology concluded that headache is common at the onset of just after the ischemic stroke and may have a role to play in post-st ...

4 May 2021
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A novel de novo TBX5 mutation in a patient with Holt-Oram syndrome

Holt-Oram syndrome (HOS) is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by congenital cardiac defects and congenital deformities of the upper limbs. ...

4 May 2021
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A novel de novo TBX5 mutation in a patient with Holt–Oram syndrome leading to a dramatically reduced biological function

The Holt–Oram syndrome (HOS) is an autosomal dominant disorder affecting 1/100.000 live births. The syndrome was first described by Mary Holt and Sa ...

4 May 2021
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Absent Left Main Coronary Artery and Separate Ostia of Left Coronary System in a Patient with Holt-Oram Syndrome and Sinus Node Dysfunction

Holt-Oram syndrome (HOS) is a rare but significant syndrome consisting of structural heart defects, conduction abnormalities, and upper extremity anom ...

4 May 2021

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. ...

Previous Weeks

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 ...

24 April 2021
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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 ...

24 April 2021
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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 ...

24 April 2021
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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 ...

31 March 2021
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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 ...

31 March 2021
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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 ...

31 March 2021
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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 ...

31 March 2021
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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 ...

31 March 2021
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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 ...

15 April 2021
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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 ...

15 April 2021
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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 ...

15 April 2021
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Combining antiplatelets and anticoagulants..

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

15 April 2021
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Statin Drug Interactions With Immunosuppressants..

Info graph consist the treatment plan. ...

9 April 2021
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DOAC Dosing for Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)..

DOAC Dosing Recommendations in AFib ...

9 April 2021
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Potassium Binders in the Management of Chronic Hyp..

Info graphic deals with the treatment plan. ...

9 April 2021
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Management of Cardiotoxicity Induced by BTK Inhibi..

Institute monitoring and management strategies outlined in the treatment. ...

9 April 2021
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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 ...

15 April 2021
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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 ...

5 April 2021
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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. ...

5 April 2021
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ALLIANCE-Aggressive Lipid-Lowering Initiation Abat

Objective of the trial is to assess whether aggressive LDL-cholesterol lowering with atorvastatin in patients with coronary heart disease will reduce ...

5 April 2021
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ALLHAT-Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering treatme

Prespecified primary endpoint of fatal CHD or nonfatal MI did not differ between initial use of the diuretic chlorthalidone vs. initial use of the ACE ...

5 April 2021

Patient Education

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Medication Guide to ...

A Guide to taking RIVAROXABAN. This Medication Guide does no ...

15 April 2021
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Peripheral Artery Di...

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

12 April 2021
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Congenital Heart Dis...

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

7 April 2021
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Coronary artery dise...

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

7 April 2021
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Atrial Fibrillation ...

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

7 April 2021
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Aortic Stenosis...

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

7 April 2021

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Dr. Chad Kliger, Dr. Sammy Elmariah and Dr. C. Michael Gibson Discuss role of TAVR in bicu...

Strategies to Reduce Acute Kidney Injury

Dr. Santiago Garcia and Dr. Srihari Naidu Discuss Clinical Outcomes After Percutaneous Co...

The Prognostic Impact of Revascularizati

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Patient Education in the Peripheral Arte

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