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Transapical TAVR risky in patients with LV dysfunction

Transapical TAVR risky in patients with LV dysfunction
December 11, 2017

Among patients with left ventricular dysfunction, transapical transcatheter aortic valve replacement conferred elevated risk for cardiac mortality compared with transfemoral TAVR, researchers reported.

Transapical TAVR was linked to increased all-cause mortality risk vs. transfemoral TAVR in patients regardless of LV function.

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Impact of PCI vs. CABG on outcomes varies by acuity of presentation in diabetes

December 11, 2017
The mode of revascularization and acuity of presentation appear to affect short-term outcomes among patients with diabetes and multivessel disease, leading researchers…
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Tricuspid valve surgeries increased from 2004 to 2013

December 11, 2017
Tricuspid valve surgery is not often performed on patients, although utilization has increased during a 10-year period, according to a study published in the Journal of
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Changes in plasma glucose markers may mediate CV risk reduction with empagliflozin

December 11, 2017
The reduction in risk for cardiovascular death in adults with type 2 diabetes and established cardiovascular disease seen with empagliflozin compared with placebo may be…
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Lower plasma NT-proBNP levels common in black patients

December 11, 2017
Black patients had lower plasma N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide levels compared with white patients, according to a study published in JAMA Cardiology. Higher…
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