FDA News

Cell therapy receives orphan drug designation for chronic heart failure

June 24, 2019
The FDA granted orphan drug designation to rexlemestrocel-L for the prevention of postimplantation mucosal bleeding in patients with end-stage…

In the Journals

Exercise-based cardiac rehab confers improvements in HF

June 23, 2019
Exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation in patients with HF resulted in improvements in exercise capacity and health-related quality of life compared…

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Adolescent obesity may increase cardiomyopathy odds in adulthood

June 21, 2019
Adult men who had elevated body weight in adolescence may have elevated risk for cardiomyopathy, according to findings published in…

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Breast cancer diagnosis tied to higher cardiometabolic risk in postmenopausal women

June 20, 2019
A cohort of postmenopausal women who received a breast cancer diagnosis were four times more likely to develop diabetes and metabolic syndrome and…

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CRT-D confers improved outcomes for nonspecific intraventricular conduction delay

June 17, 2019
Cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator implantation conferred improved outcomes vs. implantable cardioverter defibrillator implantation in…

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Early, late menarche increases odds of CV events in women

June 12, 2019
Early or later presence of menarche was associated with elevated risk for adverse CVD outcomes in women, according to findings published in the…

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Preoperative vasodilator therapy harmful after LVAD implantation

June 11, 2019
Preoperative phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor therapy led to elevated rates of right HF after left ventricular assist device implantation, according to…

Meeting News

Combined heart-kidney transplants show better patient, graft survival than single-organ transplant

June 10, 2019
BOSTON — Although only younger donor age was found to be significantly associated with improved survival, research presented here showed…

In the Journals

Diabetes, HF management requires collaborative care

June 6, 2019
Careful management is necessary to treat patients with type 2 diabetes who are at risk for HF or have already developed the condition, according to…

Meeting News

Tricuspid valve repair improves liver function, maintains kidney function

June 6, 2019
Reduction of tricuspid regurgitation by transcatheter tricuspid edge-to-edge valve repair improved liver function and did not harm kidney function…

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More organs available for heart transplants from opioid epidemic

June 6, 2019
The opioid epidemic has played a role in the increase of organ donations from patients who died from an overdose, but they provided favorable cardiac…

Trial Scorecards

PIONEER-HCM

Cardiology Today, June 2019
Evaluation of the safety and efficacy of mavacamten (MyoKardia) in patients with symptomatic hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and LV outflow tract…

Meeting News

Next Gen Innovator wins award for paper on His bundle pacing

June 5, 2019
Cardiology Today Next Gen Innovator Parikshit S. Sharma, MD, MPH, FACC, FHRS, and colleagues won the Joan and Douglas P. Zipes Publication of the…

In the Journals

Cognitive impairment confers poor outcomes in older patients with ACS

June 5, 2019
Patients with ACS aged at least 75 years with cognitive impairment had elevated risk for mortality and rehospitalization after 3 months, according to…

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Time-consuming CIED infection interventions create gap in care

June 4, 2019
Many commonly used interventions to reduce cardiac implantable electronic device infections, or CIEDs, are ineffective, and the simplest strategies…

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Neladenoson not beneficial in HFpEF

June 4, 2019
Patients with HF with preserved ejection fraction experienced no significant increase in exercise capacity in 20 weeks with neladenoson, a partial…

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AHA: Despite improvements in HIV treatment, CVD risk elevated

June 3, 2019
Antiretroviral therapy for patients with HIV has made the disease less fatal, but it has increased the rates of CVD in this patient population…

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Cardiology trainees working less than full time face challenges

June 3, 2019
Fewer training opportunities and the potential for discrimination and bullying are some of the challenges faced by cardiology trainees who work less…

Top cardiology news from May: Mediterranean diet, low-risk TAVR trials and more

June 3, 2019
Cardiology Today compiled the most-read articles on Healio.com/Cardiology in May. This month, our readers were interested in adapting the…

New trial aims to elucidate ICD, CRT-D performance in women

May 31, 2019
Much research has been done on the benefits of implantable cardioverter defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators, but…