In the Journals

Owning a dog may be good for your heart

November 17, 2017
People who own dogs, either as a single individual or within a family, showed lower risk of cardiovascular death in a Swedish nationwide study…
Meeting NewsPerspective

RE-DUAL PCI: Dual therapy beneficial in all subgroups in PCI with AF

November 17, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Patients with atrial fibrillation who underwent PCI and were treated with dual therapy — dabigatran plus a P2Y12…
Meeting News

Ralinepag improves pulmonary vascular resistance in PAH

November 17, 2017
Patients with pulmonary artery hypertension who were treated with ralinepag in addition to single or dual background therapy had improved pulmonary…
Meeting News

Experts: Hypertension guideline sound, but implementation challenges ahead

November 17, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Hypertension experts interviewed by Cardiology Today praised the new American Heart Association/American College of…
In the Journals PlusPerspective

Heart failure strongest predictor of poor survival in type 2 diabetes

November 17, 2017
Older adults with type 2 diabetes are at increased risk for death from cardiovascular complications, with the strongest associations found between…
Meeting News

HOPE-Duchenne: Cell therapy shows promise for treating Duchenne cardiomyopathy

November 17, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Cardiosphere-derived cells to treat patients with cardiomyopathy caused by Duchenne muscular dystrophy was safe and…
Meeting News

REDUCE LAP-HF: Interatrial shunt device lowers left atrial pressure in HFpEF

November 17, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — A transcatheter interatrial shunt device reduced pulmonary capillary wedge pressure during exercise in people with HF and…
In the Journals

SLE linked with increased atherosclerotic risk in early disease stages

November 17, 2017
According to findings, systemic lupus erythematosus appears to increase atherosclerotic risk in its early phase, while traditional risk factors have…
In the JournalsPerspective

Discontinuation of postmenopausal hormone therapy elevates cardiac, stroke death risk

November 16, 2017
In the first year after discontinuation of postmenopausal hormone therapy, the risk for cardiac and stroke death increases, particularly among women…
FDA News

FDA to examine heart-related deaths associated with febuxostat

November 16, 2017
The FDA announced that preliminary data from a safety trial demonstrate that, compared with allopurinol, febuxostat is linked to an increased risk…
Meeting NewsPerspective

PROPEL: Cell therapy does not boost walking performance in PAD

November 16, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — In patients with peripheral artery disease in the PROPEL trial, granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor, either…
Meeting News

SWEDEHEART: New treatments improved survival, reduced new events in non-STEMI

November 16, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — The use of new evidence-based treatments such as PCI led to improved long-term survival and a reduction in HF and new…
In the Journals

Gluten-free diet’s effect on cardiovascular risk unclear

November 16, 2017
A systematic review showed no clear evidence that a gluten-free diet has an overall negative impact on cardiovascular risks in patients with celiac…
Meeting News

Gottlieb sees ‘watershed opportunity’ to shape future of FDA’s regulatory process

November 16, 2017
WASHINGTON — When diagnosed with
Meeting News

Intensive treatment of periodontitis may reduce BP levels

November 16, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Patients with prehypertension who received intensive care for moderate to severe periodontitis had reduced systolic and…
Meeting News

Burnout common in cardiologists, especially women

November 16, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — In a recent survey, more than one-quarter of U.S. cardiologists reported burnout, with burnout being 29% likely among women…
In the Journals Plus

DCCT: Intensive control may blunt only short-term CV effects of weight gain in type 1 diabetes

November 16, 2017
Adults with type 1 diabetes who gained excessive weight during a 6-year, intensive glycemic management regimen experienced a cardiovascular event…
Meeting News

AMA adopts new strategy for genetic tests, therapeutics

November 15, 2017
AMA recently voted to advance the development of a comprehensive strategy that allows more consistent coverage of genomic and genetic tests and…
Meeting NewsPerspective

TNT-POAF: Botulinum toxin may reduce postoperative AF

November 15, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Epicardial fat pad injections of botulinum toxin may be a safe way to reduce postoperative atrial fibrillation without…
Meeting News

E-cigarette use common among current cigarette smokers

November 15, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — More than two-thirds of adult electronic cigarette users in the United States are current cigarette smokers, researchers…
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