Meeting News

Myocardial flow reserve may guide successful treatment strategy in ischemic HF

April 9, 2020
Myocardial flow reserve from PET imaging in patients with ischemic HF may identify those with a greater outcome benefit from CABG vs. PCI, according…

Improve breast cancer survival through knowledge, behaviors, coordination

April 9, 2020
Although significant progress has been made in breast cancer care, challenges and opportunities remain in cancer survivorship. “There are a…
In the Journals

In very low LVEF, CABG has lower MACE, mortality rates vs. PCI

April 9, 2020
Patients with severely reduced left ventricular ejection fraction and CAD who underwent PCI had higher rates of MACE and mortality compared with…

Retired physicians join fight against COVID-19 — should they?

April 8, 2020
COVID-19 is stretching the capacity of health care systems across the United States. The American Academy of Family Physicians and AMA have provided…
Commentary

Some COVID-19 treatments prompt arrhythmia concerns; management strategy needed

April 8, 2020
by Douglas Esberg, MD, FACC, FHRS A novel coronavirus infection was first reported in Wuhan, China, in December and has since taken rapid hold in the…

AMA: Science, not speculation, will defeat COVID-19

April 8, 2020
During an address to the National Press Club on Tuesday, AMA President Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA, highlighted the importance of using scientifically…
In the Journals

In ACS, nearly 8% of bleeding events linked to cancer diagnosis

April 7, 2020
Patients with ACS who had a bleeding event after hospital discharge had an increased risk for a subsequent cancer diagnosis within the first 6…
In the Journals

5-year PCI outcomes worse for women than men

April 7, 2020
In a pooled analysis of individual patient data from 21 trials, at 5 years after undergoing PCI, women had higher risk for MACE and ischemia-driven…
FDA News

FDA designates recall of angiographic catheters as class 1

April 7, 2020
The FDA has designated Boston Scientific’s recall of angiographic catheters used for contrast agent delivery as a class 1 recall, the most…
Meeting News

Registry data show lower event rates vs. trial data for LAA closure device

April 7, 2020
Patients with atrial fibrillation who underwent left atrial appendage occlusion with an FDA-approved device had lower rates of major in-hospital…
In the Journals

PPE-associated headaches increase among health care workers amid COVID-19

April 7, 2020
Prolonged use of personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic such as N95 masks and protective eyewear was shown to cause or exacerbate…
Feature

Cardiologists join COVID-19 front line in converted cardiac ICUs

April 6, 2020
The Mount Sinai Health System in New York is one of many systems in the U.S. that has been adapting in the attempt to care for the influx of…
Meeting News

Novel TAVR analysis: 1 in 10 sites underperform in patient-centered outcomes

April 6, 2020
A novel analysis of transcatheter aortic valve replacement in the U.S. determined that 1 in 10 facilities that perform the procedure confer worse…

‘Unmasking COVID-19’: Healio to launch new podcast for front-line clinicians

April 6, 2020
Information about COVID-19 is evolving at a rapid pace. To help physicians stay informed of the latest developments, Healio is launching the…
FDA News

FDA designates recall of balloon embolectomy catheter as class 1

April 3, 2020
The FDA has identified the recall of LeMaitre Vascular’s balloon embolectomy catheter as class 1, the most serious kind, due to risk for death…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Ticagrelor monotherapy beneficial after PCI with ultrathin SES

April 3, 2020
Among patients with ACS who underwent PCI with an ultrathin biodegradable polymer sirolimus-eluting stent, ticagrelor monotherapy after 3 months was…
Guest Commentary

Guest Commentary: Managing a private practice during the COVID-19 pandemic

April 3, 2020
In this Guest Commentary, Peter R. Honig, DO, a family physician with a private practice
Commentary

Clinical review of COVID-19 and CVD: What the cardiovascular practitioner needs to know

April 1, 2020
The novel coronavirus disease, or COVID-19, is now a global pandemic. Clinicians, scientists and public health officials around the world are racing…

Q&A: COVID-19 disrupts 2020 census

April 1, 2020
The negative downstream effects of the COVID-19 pandemic may extend to the United States census, a business and economy expert told Healio Primary…
In the Journals

Certain medical devices with FDA priority review have higher recall rates

March 31, 2020
High-risk, or class 3, medical devices that underwent FDA priority review had higher recall rates and less time on the market before serious recalls…