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Can TTR Predict Better Outcomes in Renal Denervation Patients?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974661

May 26th, 2022 - New support for using time in target range (TTR) to assess the clinical impact of renal denervation and lifetime burden of disease in patients with uncontrolled hypertension comes from two analyses presented at EuroPCR 2022. Between 6- and 36-month follow-up in the Global SYMPLICITY Registry, the major adverse cardiovascular event (MACE) rate was 2.9% in patients who spent more than 50% in TTR ...

Frustrated With Delays, Doctors Take Aim at Prior Authorization
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974660

May 26th, 2022 - Last December, a young patient was admitted to Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, after several medications had failed to quell the child's relentless seizures. A hospital pediatrician, Vignesh Doraiswamy, consulted with neurologists and then tried a different drug. The child had fewer seizures, became more interactive, and was ready to go back home, says Doraiswamy. But there wa...

Takotsubo Syndrome More Deadly in Men
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974713

May 26th, 2022 - Takotsubo syndrome occurs much more frequently in women than it does in men, but men are much more likely to die from it, according to the results of a new study. In an analysis of almost 2,500 patients with Takotsubo syndrome (TSS) who were enrolled in an international registry, men, who made up just 11% of the sample, had significantly higher rates of cardiogenic shock and were more than twic...

No difference in adverse events of hip replacement for female versus male surgeons
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/954053

May 26th, 2022 - May 26, 2022 – Rates of adverse events after hip replacement surgery are essentially the same for procedures performed by female and male orthopaedic surgeons, concludes a Swedish study in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio in partnership with Wolters Kluwer. In fact, the adverse event rate after total hip arthroplasty (THA) is slightly low...

Could Neutrophil Counts Predict Cardiovascular Outcomes?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974588

May 25th, 2022 - MILAN — Increases in neutrophil counts appear to be causally associated with incident coronary artery disease (CAD) and myocardial infarction (MI), suggests a novel analysis that combined observational and genetic data. The study initially confirmed the association between increased neutrophil counts and coronary artery disease, ischemic cerebrovascular disease, ischemic stroke, and vascular de...

Vascular Risk Factors for Dementia Vary With Age
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974601

May 25th, 2022 - Vascular risk factors for dementia vary with age, new research suggests. New data from the Framingham Heart Study show that high systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diabetes are the most important vascular risk factors for increased 10-year incident dementia at age 55, whereas heart disease was identified as a more important risk factor for dementia at age 65. These findings, researchers note, hi...

SGLT-2 inhibitors as First-Line Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974463

May 23rd, 2022 - Use of sodium–glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors rather than metformin as first-line treatment for type 2 diabetes appears to cut the risk for heart failure hospitalization but not myocardial infarction (MI), stroke, or all-cause mortality, a new analysis of real-world data suggests. Safety findings were similar, except for the fact that genital infections were more common with SGLT-2 ...

May 20, 2022 This Week in Cardiology Podcast
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974268

May 20th, 2022 - Please note that the text below is not a full transcript and has not been copyedited. For more insight and commentary on these stories, subscribe to the This Week in Cardiology podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your preferred podcast provider. This podcast is intended for healthcare professionals only. In This Week’s Podcast For the week ending May 20, 2022, John Mandrola, MD comments on t...

The Anxious Patient Needs Psychosomatic Primary Care
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974288

May 19th, 2022 - A balance between fear and relaxation is normal. However, mental dispositions and the continuous influence of environmental stimuli can disrupt this balance. A failure in therapy can often conceal unvoiced fears. This article is based on the lecture "State of the Art: Treating Anxiety Disorders" by Christian Albus, MD, director of the Clinic and Polyclinic for Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, ...

LYDEN: Better Hemodynamics With Evolut vs Sapien in ViV
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974297

May 19th, 2022 - Valve-in-valve (ViV) transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with a self-expanding Evolut valve was associated with better hemodynamics on echocardiography than a balloon-expandable Sapien valve in patients with small failed surgical valves in the LYDEN trial. Intraprocedural invasive valve hemodynamics and 30-day clinical outcomes were not significantly different in the study — the first...

JenaValve Trilogy Takes Another Step Forward in Severe AR
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974304

May 19th, 2022 - Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) using the JenaValve Trilogy system met its primary safety and efficacy endpoints in the first real-world test of the novel valve in high-risk patients with severe aortic regurgitation (AR). Technical success, defined as a mean gradient less than 20 mm Hg and a greater than 1 grade reduction in AR, was achieved in all 45 consecutive patients treated...

We CARE 2022: Understanding the economic and societal burden of the pandemic
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/952874

May 19th, 2022 - Paris, France. 19 May 2022. We CARE, a joint initiative of PCR and Stent – Save a Life!, dedicated to restoring faith in cardiovascular healthcare and increasing awareness of the importance of timely and accessible treatment, is presenting a first study at EuroPCR 2022: a UK health economic analysis of the long-term health outcomes and cost for STEMIs during the COVID-19 UK lockdown. When We CA...

How have changes in anemia care affected patients with kidney failure?
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/952887

May 19th, 2022 - Highlight Washington, DC (May 19, 2022) — A recent study published in CJASN has investigated how 2011 changes to anemia care have impacted clinical outcomes among patients with kidney failure who are receiving hemodialysis. Anemia—a shortage of healthy red blood cells that carry oxygen to the body’s tissues— is a common problem in individuals with kidney disease. Erythropoietin-stimulating agen...

NACMI: International COVID-19 registry finds significant increased risk of in-hospital mortality for STEMI patients with COVID-19 compared to pre-pandemic
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/953215

May 19th, 2022 - ATLANTA, GA (May 19, 2022) – The latest analysis from The North American COVID-19 STEMI (NACMI) was presented today as late-breaking clinical research at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions (SCAI) 2022 Scientific Sessions. The findings show clinical characteristics and management strategies differ by gender, but in-hospital mortality rates remained high among both groups....

Biotin: Good for Hair and Nails, Bad for Thyroid Lab Tests
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974203

May 18th, 2022 - A sizeable proportion of people use cosmetic products containing enough biotin to interfere with several laboratory measurements, including those of thyroid function, new research finds.   The clinical takeaway, two endocrinologists told Medscape Medical News during the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology (AACE) Annual Meeting 2022, is that if an asymptomatic patient's thyroid test c...

Troponins May be Prognostic in Nonobstructive CAD Regardless of Microvascular Function
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974202

May 18th, 2022 - The study covered in this summary was published in researchsquare.com as a preprint and has not yet been peer reviewed. Key Takeaways In patients with nonobstructive coronary artery disease (CAD), modest troponin elevations indicating mild myocardial injury were associated with impaired myocardial perfusion when assessed with pharmacologic-stress myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE). Leve...

New study finds low-income patients at higher risk of death after heart attack
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/953114

May 18th, 2022 - ATLANTA, GA (May 18, 2022) – Results from a retrospective analysis reveal significantly higher mortality rates for low-income residents hospitalized with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) when compared to higher-income residents. The findings were presented today at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions (SCAI) 2022 Scientific Sessions. Low socioeconomic status has ...

Nationwide study of 100 million hospitalizations finds percutaneous coronary intervention is safe for cardio-oncology patients
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/953126

May 18th, 2022 - ATLANTA, GA (May 18, 2022) – New data from a study of more than 100 million hospitalizations using machine learning augmentation is being presented at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions (SCAI) 2022 Scientific Sessions. The findings reveal percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is safe and increasing among cancer patients. Cardio-oncology is a field within cardiology th...

Racial disparities seen in treatment for patients with acute coronary syndrome and history of cocaine use
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/953125

May 18th, 2022 - ATLANTA, GA (May 18, 2022) – Insights from a National Inpatient Sample Database examining race and the rates of cardiac catheterization or revascularization for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients with a history of cocaine use is being presented today at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions (SCAI) 2022 Scientific Sessions. The findings reveal rates of cardiac catheteriz...

Nationwide study finds significant decline in treatment for heart attacks during pandemic
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/953124

May 18th, 2022 - ATLANTA, GA, (May 18, 2022) – New findings from the Ascension Health System’s internal National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) analyzing rates of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in parallel with COVID-19 surges is being presented today at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions (SCAI) 2022 Scientific Sessions. The f...