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Cardiology General

Single-lead ICD Efficacy with Atrial Sensing Dipole to Detect AF & to Reduce Inappropriate Therapy

Aug 10, 2022

By randomly activating or deactivating the atrial sensing function for a study, researchers sought to evaluate, in the first place, whether the atrial sensing capability of atrial sensing dipole (VDD)...

SMM in Pregnancy by mWHO Classification of Maternal Cardiovascular Risk

Aug 10, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to compare the rates of severe maternal morbidity (SMM) among pregnant patients with a cardiac diagnosis. Using diagnosis and procedure codes, this retrospective invest...

DAPT Duration after PCI Using DES in High Bleeding Risk Patients

Aug 10, 2022

Patients who had undergone percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stents (DES) were included in this study.  Researchers searched for studies that compared the effects of optimal ...

Brain Natriuretic Peptides (BNP) in PAH Patients: Prognostic value

Aug 10, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to examine the predictive value of (NT-pro)BNP in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). It consisted of both a systematic review and a meta-analysis. To ...

Thromboxane Generation With Aspirin Users and Nonusers Survival

Aug 09, 2022

Aspirin (ASA) users with cardiovascular disease (CVD) have persistent systemic thromboxane production that comes mostly from nonplatelet sources, which is a mortality risk factor. Therefore, for a stu...

Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Black Adults with Subclinical Atherosclerosis

Aug 09, 2022

Non-Hispanic Black people have a higher risk of cardiovascular (CV) events than those of other races or ethnicities; however, it was unclear why they differ in their susceptibility to early subclinica...

Early Revascularization Benefits Based on LVEF and Inducible Ischemia

Aug 09, 2022

The value of undertaking early myocardial revascularization in patients with inducible myocardial ischemia and poor left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) is uncertain at the time. For a study, res...

Cardiogenic Shock Severity: Criteria for Defining Stages

Aug 08, 2022

A significant unmet need is the risk-stratification of patients with cardiogenic shock (CS). There were inconsistent criteria defining each stage in the recently proposed Society for Cardiovascular An...

Criteria for Referral of Advanced Heart Failure Patients: Specialized Palliative Care

Aug 08, 2022

Advanced heart failure patients need a lot of supportive care. Although it is not always apparent who should be referred for specialist palliative care and when, but it can be helpful. In order to est...

Blood Viscosity With Mortality in COVID-19 Hospitalized Patients

Aug 08, 2022

A defective immune response and altered blood rheology are features of the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which also cause endothelial dysfunction and thrombotic consequences. A clinically verif...

Fulminant COVID-19 Related Myocarditis in Adults

Aug 08, 2022

Adults who have contracted SARS-CoV-2 may experience fulminant myocarditis as part of the multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-A). However, a number of patients do not fulfill the MIS-A criteria, in...

Atrial Fibrillation Pattern & Outcomes of Early Rhythm Control (ERC) Therapy

Aug 08, 2022

It was unknown if the pattern of atrial fibrillation (AF) or the time of AF treatment affects how well the early rhythm control (ERC) works. For a study, researchers sought to examine patients who pre...

Nurse-Provided Lung and IVC Assessment in Heart Failure Patients

Aug 08, 2022

After being sent to the hospital for acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF), residual congestion seen with portable ultrasonography may be linked to a higher risk of readmission and mortality. Howev...

Aortic Dimensions: Spatially Distinct Genetic Determinants

Aug 08, 2022

The ascending aorta and left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) have different diseases and embryologic origins and are spatially complicated. The genetics of thoracic aortic diameter in a single plane ...

Peridevice Leak (PDL) Effect on 5-Year Results Following Left Atrial Appendage

Aug 08, 2022

A postimplantation peridevice leak (PDL) of ≤5 mm (PDL≤5) was considered adequate for left atrial appendage (LAA) "closure" in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clinical studies of LAA c...

Treatment Strategies & Outcomes of LM ePCI

Aug 08, 2022

The presence of acute coronary syndrome, which led to the need for emergency percutaneous coronary intervention of the left main (LM ePCI) coronary artery, was linked to a significant increase in the ...

sRV Infants: Right Atrial Strain & Mortality

Aug 08, 2022

For a study, researchers sought to investigate relationships between surveillance testing and clinical outcomes in newborns with single right ventricle (sRV) physiology. Participants with sRV who had ...

Transcatheter & Surgical Aortic Valve Implantation in CHD Children, Adolescents, & Young Adults

Aug 08, 2022

In the research, scientists aimed to compare the short-term consequences of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and surgical replacement of the aortic valve (SAVR). Patients aged 10 to 21 y...

Corticosteroids Effect on Left Ventricular Function in CS Patients

Aug 08, 2022

In patients receiving treatment for cardiac sarcoidosis (CS), it was unknown how the left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) would progress over time. Patients diagnosed with CS receiving treatment ...

Transesophageal Echocardiography for LAP Assessment After Trans-Septal Mitral Valve Interventions

Aug 08, 2022

Left atrial pressure, often known as LAP, was a great measure of how successfully the transcatheter mitral valve intervention was performed in the clinical setting. However, only the invasive measurem...