In the Journals

In-hospital outcomes worse for heart transplant recipients with acute MI

September 21, 2018
Heart transplant recipients with acute MI had longer length of hospital stay, more in-hospital morbidity, a lower likelihood of receiving invasive…
In the Journals

BP overtreatment common as older adults transition from hospital to home

September 21, 2018
Physicians may be overtreating BP in older adults admitted to the hospital for non-CV conditions by intensifying antihypertensive medication at…
Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: ASCEND trial offers 'mixed messages' on aspirin, omega-3

September 20, 2018
MUNICH — In this video exclusive, Jeffrey T. Kuvin, MD, FACC, provides his perspective on the ASCEND trial of aspirin and omega-3 fatty acids…
In the Journals

Mediterranean diet may reduce stroke risk in women

September 20, 2018
Adherence to a Mediterranean-style diet may help to reduce stroke risk in adults at high risk for CVD, especially women older than 40 years…
In the Journals

TAVR confers shorter stay, higher rate of home discharge vs. surgery

September 20, 2018
Patients who underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement for the treatment of aortic stenosis via the nontransapical approach had a shorter…
Meeting News

Cardiac CTA radiation exposure declining, but variation persists

September 20, 2018
MUNICH — New data from the PROTECTION VI study indicate that radiation exposure from cardiac CTA has declined during the past decade, but there…
In the Journals

Light physical activity may reduce stroke severity

September 19, 2018
Engaging in light to moderate physical activity, such as walking or swimming, for a few hours a week, was associated with less severe strokes when…
In the Journals

Recalled valsartan products may not increase cancer risk

September 19, 2018
Valsartan products that were contaminated with N-nitrosodimethylamine, an impurity that has been classified as a probable human carcinogen that led…
Feature

Experts discuss potential benefits, disadvantages to Cigna-Express Scripts, CVS-Aetna mergers

September 19, 2018
The Department of Justice approved the Cigna-Express Scripts merger on Sept. 17, according to Business Insider and The Wall Street Journal
In the Journals

CVD mortality elevated in predominantly Hispanic counties

September 19, 2018
Counties in the United States with higher Hispanic ethnic density had higher rates of CVD mortality, according to a study published in the Journal of
In the Journals

Delirium may occur in older patients after TAVR

September 19, 2018
Delirium was experienced in 23% of patients older than 60 years who underwent elective transcatheter aortic valve replacement for the treatment of…
Meeting News

High triglycerides raise risk for peripheral artery revascularization

September 19, 2018
MUNICH — Among high-risk patients on statin treatment, those with elevated triglycerides were more likely to undergo peripheral artery…
In the Journals

Team-based health care improves patient outcomes, physician well-being

September 18, 2018
Implementing optimal team-based health care is associated with improvements in patient outcomes, the efficiency of care and the well-being and…
Cover Story

Sidebar: The Psychology of Coronary Physiology

Cardiology Today's Intervention, September/October 2018
In a recent study published in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, researchers found that the most frequently cited reason for avoiding use of…
The Big Picture

The Evolution of TAVR From a High-Risk Procedure to Standard of Care

Cardiology Today's Intervention, September/October 2018
Michael J. Mack, MD, FACC
The evidence base for transcatheter aortic valve replacement in the United States is now extensive. Randomized controlled trials have been conducted…
Cutting Edge

The Challenge of Large Bore Occlusive Sheath Management: Strategies for Success

Cardiology Today's Intervention, September/October 2018
Amir Kaki, MD; M. Chadi Alraies, MD; Theodore Schreiber, MD
Despite recent increased adaptation of smaller catheters and radial access for coronary interventions, new transcatheter procedures such as…
TCT Preview

TCT 2018: Reflecting on 30 Years of Innovation

Cardiology Today's Intervention, September/October 2018
At this year’s Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Conference, being held Sept. 21 to 25 in San Diego, attendees will hear the results of…
Cover Story

One Step Further

Cardiology Today's Intervention, September/October 2018
Angiography alone can likely determine whether revascularization is necessary in patients with severe coronary artery stenoses, but for those in whom…
TCT Preview

Late-Breaking Trials

Cardiology Today's Intervention, September/October 2018
TCT will feature 15 Late-Breaking Trials on a number of different topics in intervention. Issues being addressed at the conference include…
TCT Preview

Late-Breaking Clinical Science

Cardiology Today's Intervention, September/October 2018
This year, TCT will feature 12 Late-Breaking Clinical Science presentations spanning the spectrum of intervention. The topics to be addressed include…
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