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Transcatheter mitral valve repair system safe, effective at 6 months

September 20, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Six-month data from the CLASP study showed a transcatheter mitral valve repair system for patients with functional mitral…

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VIDEO: Top takeaways from ESC Congress with Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH

September 18, 2019
PARIS — In this video exclusive, Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, executive director of interventional cardiovascular programs at Brigham and…

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Q&A: Shaq 'gets real' about HF awareness in black population

September 17, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Shaquille O’Neal, PhD, FHSFA, retired basketball star and winner of four NBA championships, discussed the recently…

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TRI-REPAIR: Valve reconstruction system reduces tricuspid regurgitation at 1 year

September 17, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — The success of a transcatheter tricuspid valve reconstruction system in patients with tricuspid regurgitation was maintained at…

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LV end-diastolic pressure significant marker for outcomes after heart catheterization

September 17, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Following left heart catheterization, offloading measured by left ventricular end-diastolic pressure was a notable marker for…

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Virtual visits feasible for patients transitioning to home after HF: ViV-HF

September 16, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — The Virtual Visits and Heart Failure Care Transition, or ViV-HF, trial proved the feasibility of substituting inpatient visits…

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AMBER: Patiromer enables persistent spironolactone treatment in patients with hypertension, CKD

September 16, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Concomitant use of the potassium binder patiromer enabled more patients with resistant hypertension and advanced chronic kidney…

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PARAGON HF Echo: RV enlargement among predictors of events in HFpEF

September 16, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Right ventricular enlargement, left ventricular hypertrophy and elevated left- and right-sided pressures were among the…

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DEFINE-HF: Dapagliflozin improves HF-related health regardless of diabetes status

September 16, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — In patients with HF with reduced ejection fraction with or without diabetes, the SGLT2 inhibitor dapagliflozin was associated…

FDA grants fast track designation to dapagliflozin for worsening heart failure

September 16, 2019
The FDA has granted fast track designation to the SGLT2 inhibitor dapagliflozin for reducing the risk for cardiovascular death or worsening heart…

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HF prevalence, disparities continue to widen in black communities

September 14, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Over time, the disparity gap in HF prevalence among black adults compared with white adults has widened and the odds of HF…

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ATTR-ACT: Tafamidis improves quality of life in transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy

September 14, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Tafamidis was associated with improvements in a variety of metrics of quality of life in patients with transthyretin amyloid…

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Explanation of HF disparities more complicated than race

September 14, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — While HF is more prevalent in the black population than in the white population, reasons for the disparity are more complicated…

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HFSA membership now open to patients

September 14, 2019
PHILADELPHIA —Biykem Bozkurt, MD, PhD, FHFSA, the incoming president of the Heart Failure Society of America, announced that membership in the…

In the Journals

Opiates linked to escalation of care in patients with heart failure at high risk for sleep-disordered breathing

September 13, 2019
In-hospital opiate use is associated with an increased likelihood of escalation of care in adults with acute heart failure who are at high-risk for…

Top news of August: Sex-specific CVD risk factors, prescription fish oil and more

September 7, 2019
Healio and Cardiology Today compiled a list of the most-viewed cardiology posts in August. This month, our readers were interested in barriers for…

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SCAI SHOCK to focus on diagnosis, treatment, systems issues in cardiogenic shock

September 6, 2019
The second annual SCAI SHOCK meeting, organized by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, aims to offer information to help…

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Remote ischemic conditioning fails to benefit patients with STEMI undergoing PCI

September 6, 2019
PARIS — Among patients undergoing PCI for STEMI, remote ischemic conditioning did not reduce cardiac death and HF hospitalization at 12 months…

Trial Scorecards

LATERAL

Cardiology Today, September 2019
Researchers evaluated the use of a ventricular assist device (HeartWare HVAD, Medtronic) in patients implanted with it via thoracotomy.

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Beta-blockers safe, effective for certain patients with HFrEF, reduced renal function

September 5, 2019
PARIS — Beta-blockers reduced mortality in patients with sinus rhythm and HF with reduced ejection fraction, even in those with moderately…