Cardiology News

  • – October 26, 2020ACC Expert Consensus on Post-TAVR Arrhythmias
    The new document was deemed essential because of the frequency, consequences, and heterogeneity of approaches to post-TAVR conduction disturbances. The pathway covers pre-, intra-, and post-TAVR. Medscape Medical News
  • – October 26, 2020COVID-19: Thromboembolic Events High Despite Prophylaxis
    However, new US data show the rates of thromboembolism are not as high as reported in earlier studies from Asia and appear similar to what would be expected in other very sick patients in ICU. Medscape Medical News
  • – October 23, 2020Novel Drug Slows Progression of Diabetic Kidney Disease
    Finerenone, a selective, nonsteroidal mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist, significantly reduced both renal and cardiovascular events, with good tolerability, in the FIDELIO-DKD trial. Medscape Medical News
  • – October 23, 2020Off Target: Optimal Post-PCI FFR Often Missed
    Despite angiographically acceptable PCI results, the majority of patients had a physiologically suboptimal outcome based on postprocedure FFR. Medscape Medical News
  • – October 23, 2020Stellarex Paclitaxel Coated Balloon Safe, Durable in PAD
    Moving ahead with paclitaxel balloons in the periphery: Calls for comparative effectiveness trials, like those for coronary stents, followed release of long-term postmarket data from ILLUMINATE-Global. Medscape Medical News
  • – October 23, 2020Apples, Berries, and Tea: Flavanols Effective for BP Lowering?
    A high intake of dietary flavanols, compounds found in plant-based foods, is associated with significantly lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure, new research shows. Medscape Medical News
  • – October 22, 2020Microbleeds Shouldn't Influence Anticoagulation After Stroke
    The increase in risk for intracerebral hemorrhage and ischemic stroke was similar with rivaroxaban and aspirin in a substudy of NAVIGATE-ESUS. Medscape Medical News
  • – October 22, 2020Lower BP and Better Tumor Control With Drug Combo?
    Angiotensin II receptor blockers but not angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors were associated with better responses and survival for patients receiving immune checkpoint inhibitors for cancer. Medscape Medical News
  • – October 22, 2020Novel Dementia Risk Charts Underline the Role of Lifestyle
    The 'pessimistic' belief that an inherited risk for dementia means developing the disease is inevitable is belied by novel 10-year risk charts that emphasize the importance of lifestyle factors. Medscape Medical News
  • – October 22, 2020Acute Care Measure Could Reduce Hospital Readmission Penalties
    Adding 'excess days in acute care' to 30-day readmission may reduce HRRP penalties and offer a more comprehensive view of costs. Meanwhile, CMS chief says only five of 54 payment models save money. Medscape Medical News