Patient Care Doctors in Abu Dhabi, UAE, say that a surprisingly high number of young Emirati adults have atrial fibrillation.
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In Global News: Raising Lung Cancer Awareness, Atrial Fibrillation News, and Repurposing an Asthma Drug for Aortic Aneurysm
February 9, 2018
February 6, 2018
In this review article, Duran and colleagues provide an overview of pluripotent stem cell (PSC) technology and its potential for application in heart failure.
February 6, 2018
Om Prakash Yadava and Gino Gerosa discuss devices and evolving technologies in mechanical cardiac support.
Association of Cardiovascular Biomarkers With Incident Heart Failure With Preserved and Reduced Ejection Fraction
January 13, 2018
Using a group of nearly 23,000 individuals in four community-based longitudinal cohorts, the authors studied those who developed heart failure (HF) with either preserved (633) or reduced (841) ejection fraction (EF). HF with reduced EF was more strongly associated with natriuretic peptide, troponin, and C-reactive protein than was HF with preserved
January 2, 2018
A sobering editorial, read last May at the AATS, that discusses at length the ethics of ventricular assist as a super expensive therapy seen from the principle of fairness.
January 1, 2018
Incredible story about how American Heart Association President Dr John Warner suffered a cardiac arrest after his presidential address and was subsequently saved by two bystanders. This story emphasizes the fortune of being in the right place at the right time, but more importantly, the public value of knowing CPR.
Outcomes Associated With Left Ventricular Assist Devices Among Recipients With and Without End-Stage Renal Disease
December 22, 2017
Bansal and colleagues describe survival after left ventricular assist device placement for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), based on Medicare claims associated with data in the United States Renal Data System registry. Prognosis for these patients was very poor compared to patients without ESRD, particularly in the short-term.
November 16, 2017
The incoming issue of the Journal comes with an interesting group of papers revolving around a provocative topic: work from Seattle on the absence of predictive value of standard pulmonary function tests in LVAD surgery. Vivek Rao takes the opportunity to present his thoughts in this brief editorial, the important central message of which cannot be
Association of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program Implementation With Readmission and Mortality Outcomes in Heart Failure
November 13, 2017
The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) was established as part of the Affordable Care Act in the US with the goal of adding an incentive for quality care that reduced hospital readmission rates. HRRP reduces Medicare reimbursement for hospitals with excess readmissions.
November 3, 2017
Patient Care Ambulances specially tailored to respond to cardiac emergencies will go into service in Goa, India, at the beginning of 2018.