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Cardiology

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ShortCut Leaflet Splitter for TAVR Helps Keep Coronaries Unblocked

— Pivotal study supports safety, effectiveness of TAVR adjunct device against coronary obstruction

EuroPCR over a photo of Palais des Congrès de Paris in Paris, France

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Yet Another Benefit for Metformin?

Study suggests a surprising effect in rheumatologic disease risk

May 17, 2024
Indian Myval Enters TAVR Horse Race With Good Early Performance

Valve characterized by availability of intermediate sizes among other design features

May 16, 2024
Draw Between Two Diuretics for Renal Prevention in Hypertension

But researcher questions if patients were underdosed

May 16, 2024
Teen Died From Eating Spicy Chip as Part of Social Media Challenge, Autopsy Says

Cause of death was cardiopulmonary arrest, according to medical examiner's report

May 16, 2024
Draw Between Two Diuretics for Renal Prevention in Hypertension

But researcher questions if patients were underdosed

Teen Died From Eating Spicy Chip as Part of Social Media Challenge, Autopsy Says

Cause of death was cardiopulmonary arrest, according to medical examiner's report

Cardiology Case Studies

Breast Cancer Patient Develops Heart Palpitations and Dyspnea

Symptom resolution after stopping anti-HER2 therapy suggests treatment-related cardiotoxicity

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Repeated Syncope in a Woman With No Known Heart Disease

Idiopathic ventricular fibrillation can affect people with no clinical evidence of heart disease

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Balloon Mitral Valvotomy Interrupted by Acute Pulmonary Embolism in Young Woman

Patient recovered quickly, thanks to cardiologist's fast response

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Prehospital Hypertension Control No Help in Unselected Acute Stroke

Chinese trial suggests benefit for one stroke subtype but may need replication

May 16, 2024
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Andexanet Shows Efficacy in Acute ICH With Factor Xa Inhibitors

But patients treated with andexanet had more thrombotic events than usual care

May 15, 2024
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Step-Down Antiplatelet Strategy Pairs Well With DCB Angioplasty

REC-CAGEFREE II is the first randomized trial on antiplatelet strategies after DCB therapy

May 15, 2024
EuroPCR over a photo of Palais des Congrès de Paris in Paris, France
Bicuspid Anatomy: Wrench Thrown in TAVR for Younger, Low-Risk Patients?

Controversial findings of low-risk trial allowing bicuspid patients

May 15, 2024
EuroPCR over a photo of Palais des Congrès de Paris in Paris, France
Stacking Invasive Tests for Chronic Coronary Syndrome: Good Results, Less Hassle

AID strategy boosted diagnostic yield upfront

May 14, 2024
EuroPCR over a photo of Palais des Congrès de Paris in Paris, France
Joined Cath Procedures Turn the Table on SAVR-CABG

Small trial favors percutaneous approach to concomitant aortic stenosis and coronary disease

May 14, 2024
EuroPCR over a photo of Palais des Congrès de Paris in Paris, France
Balloon Pump Warning; Afib Rhythm Control vs Dementia; Doc's Sex Crime Charges

Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine

May 14, 2024
Cardio Break over a computer rendering of a heart.
Low Testosterone Linked With Mortality Risk in Aging Men

Meta-analysis examined studies with mass spectroscopy measures, providing greater accuracy

May 13, 2024
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Liver Disease, High Lipoprotein(a) Tied to Higher MI Risk in Diabetes Patients

Sixfold increased risk of non-fatal MI among patients with highest levels of Lp(a)

May 13, 2024
AACE over a photo of the Hyatt Regency New Orleans in New Orleans, LA
Novel Cardiac Myosin Inhibitor Improves Exercise Capacity in HCM

Drug appears on par for efficacy, possibly safer than first drug approved in the class

May 13, 2024
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Which Patients With Diabetes and Ketoacidosis Face Higher Death Risk?

Disparities in outcomes, healthcare use for type 2 versus type 1 disease

May 12, 2024
AACE over a photo of the Hyatt Regency New Orleans in New Orleans, LA
Supported Exercise Intervention Helps Black Women With Obesity Shed Weight

Pilot program cut HbA1c, boosted functional mobility, and fostered camaraderie

May 11, 2024
AACE over a photo of the Hyatt Regency New Orleans in New Orleans, LA
Mortality in U.S. Youth; Gene Therapy for Sickle Cell Disease

Also in TTHealthWatch: updated breast cancer screening guidelines

May 11, 2024
TTUHSC EL PASO HEALTHWATCH with their logo and photos of Rick Lange, MD, and Elizabeth Tracey
Study Offers Clues on Asthma Control for Patients With Concurrent Diabetes

Compared with metformin, some newer diabetes agents linked with more acute exacerbations

May 10, 2024
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