Cardiology Today


The following articles appeared in the print edition of CARDIOLOGY TODAY.

Table of Contents
Cover Story

Sleep disorders and heart disease: Complicated relationship needs more research

FDA News

FDA: Wearable cardioverter defibrillator approved for children at risk for sudden cardiac arrest

Sutureless valve for surgical aortic valve replacement receives FDA approval

FDA approves expanded-indication study of TAVR valve


New Dietary Guidelines set limit on added sugars, promote lifetime healthy eating patterns

In the Journals

Perioperative statin therapy confers improved outcomes in patients after CABG

Novel transcarotid device yields low stroke rate during carotid artery stenting

Women less likely to complete cardiac rehabilitation programs

Method to quantify late gadolinium enhancement helps predict outcomes of pulmonary vein isolation

Novel antiplatelet agent shows promise in first-in-human study

Nearly half of Americans who need cholesterol treatment not taking medication

Permanent AF may lead to cognitive impairment in patients with HF

Sugar-sweetened beverages associated with increased visceral fat

Society updates listing criteria for heart transplantation

Weight control, aerobic fitness early in life may prevent hypertension in adulthood

Warning sign recognition may increase sudden cardiac arrest survival

Societies update performance measures for lipid management in secondary prevention

Safety, efficacy of sodium restriction in patients with HF questioned in new study

Review supports use of bioprosthetic aortic valves for middle-aged patients

Smoking affects life expectancy after acute MI

SITAGRAMI: Progenitor cell therapy fails to show CV benefits

Influenza vaccination rates vary widely in patients with HF

AHA: One in three US deaths caused by CVD

ExcelsiorLOAD: Prasugrel superior to clopidogrel for platelet inhibition in stable patients undergoing PCI

Congenital heart disease, neurodevelopmental delays linked to same genes

Bioresorbable scaffold increases risk for stent thrombosis, MI vs. DES

Diabetes duration an important predictor of stroke in patients with AF

AHA: Seven preventive measures may reduce HF risk

Fragmented sleep in older adults may lead to severe cerebral arteriolosclerosis

Improvements in treatment yield decreases in all-cause, pulmonary embolism-related death

Multiple miscarriages may increase risk for CVD

Familial hypercholesterolemia associated with high risk for aortic valve calcification

GRIPHON: Selexipag may reduce risk for death, complications in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension

Fully magnetically levitated LV assist system shows positive outcomes in HF

Industry News

ACC launches new LAA closure registry

CDC: After years of decline, US HF-related mortality rising again

Use of pulmonary artery catheterization in patients with HF increased in recent years

Meet the Board

Javed Butler, MD: A nationally recognized HF investigator

Meeting News Coverage

VIDEO: Positive CV outcomes with SGLT2 inhibitors mark ‘an exciting time’

VIDEO: Data on smoking cessation, diabetes therapies promising for CVD prevention

VIDEO: Athena Poppas, MD, reviews imaging modalities, underscores importance of integration

Risks to heart structure, function elevated in college football linemen

Screening for Chagas’ disease in Latin American migrants identifies heart abnormalities, low mortality risk


Meeting Update: Experts offer insight on research unveiled at the annual AHA Scientific Sessions

Trial Scorecards

Trial Scorecard: LIPS2

Trial Scorecard: SITAGRAMI

Trial Scorecard: BIOCRT

Trial Scorecard: CRIB-Donor

Trial Scorecard: CHARON

Trial Scorecard: HART

Trial Scorecard: ExcelsiorLOAD

Trial Scorecard: RESCUE