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In Global News: The Benefits of Exercise Before Surgery, Heart Valve Updates, and Studying Innovative HLHS Therapies
February 16, 2018
In Global News: Raising Lung Cancer Awareness, Atrial Fibrillation News, and Repurposing an Asthma Drug for Aortic Aneurysm
February 9, 2018
Patient Care Doctors in Abu Dhabi, UAE, say that a surprisingly high number of young Emirati adults have atrial fibrillation.
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.
February 2, 2018
An editorial from an influential source discussing the recent robust results of the CASTLE-AF RCT trial. It is likely that interventions for atrial fibrillation will be boosted by these results, in terms of insurance, industry, and clinical guideline 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.
December 21, 2017
Interesting to read the mortality and renal morbidity of PCI after serious MI. The choice of dual primary outcome may have been an afterhought....