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— Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine

Cardio Break over a computer rendering of a heart.

Due to continuing device issues, FDA advised against the use of Getinge's devices and its Cardiohelp system and HLS Sets for cardiopulmonary bypass.

showed promise in a proof-of-concept study, even outperforming cardiologists in diagnosing pulmonary arterial hypertension. (Nature Medicine)

Have been taking on too many high-risk, complex cases relative to their experience? (Journal of the American College of Cardiology)

Among heart attack patients older than 75, those at high bleeding risk fared better after for multivessel disease than with culprit-only revascularization, per a prespecified analysis of the FIRE trial. (JAMA Cardiology)

A parent's didn't appear to carry over to high risk for the child in the absence of personal risk factors. (European Journal of Preventive Cardiology)

Risk prediction for heart failure and all-cause mortality improved with addition of to conventional measures. (JAMA)

for acute heart failure don't appear to have improved much over the past 2 decades. (JACC: Heart Failure)

Just 54% of people prescribed sacubitril/valsartan (Entresto) were , according to Medicare records from 2015 to 2018. (JACC: Advances)

For people with recent COVID-19 infections, sacubitril/valsartan did not in a pilot randomized trial. (European Journal of Heart Failure)

One group proposed defining iron deficiency in heart failure by , not serum ferritin concentration. (Circulation)

Researchers suggest three mechanistic pathways leading to . (European Heart Journal)

Researchers found a after traumatic brain injury. (Stroke)

Stroke survivors with atrial fibrillation had a reduced risk of developing dementia if started soon after diagnosis, a Korean observational study suggested. (JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology)

dropped to less than 10% usage by 2020 among Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. (Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes)

did not translate into better vascular function in people with abdominal obesity. (Journal of the American Heart Association)

A study suggested a causal link between . (eBioMedicine)

A North Carolina cardiologist faces and the possibility of life imprisonment. (WWAY3)

Mouse experiments suggested an age-dependent secondary population of platelets that form . (Cell)

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    Nicole Lou is a reporter for app, where she covers cardiology news and other developments in medicine.