Meeting NewsPerspective

VICTORIA: Vericiguat reduces events in high-risk HF

March 28, 2020
Vericiguat, a novel oral soluble guanylate cyclase stimulator, reduced the incidence of HF hospitalization or CV death compared with placebo in…
Meeting News

ACC goes virtual to present cardiovascular science, education

March 27, 2020
From March 28 to 30, the American College of Cardiology will host its Scientific Session, together with the World Congress of Cardiology, in a…
In the Journals

Myocardial injury may be key in predicting COVID-19 fatalities

March 27, 2020
New data from Wuhan, China, indicate that myocardial injury appears to be associated with death in patients with COVID-19. However, the association…
Meeting News

Music therapy may improve anxiety, chest pain after MI

March 27, 2020
Patients with hypertension and early postinfarction angina who underwent daily music therapy combined with the usual care reported less anxiety and…
Meeting News

Quality of plant-based diet may improve long-term CVD odds, especially in women

March 26, 2020
Better adherence to a plant-based diet was associated with lower risk for CVD, but the effect of healthy or unhealthy food choices on long-term CVD…
In the Journals

In acute MI, care of homeless differs from general population

March 26, 2020
Researchers observed several significant differences regarding in-hospital care, CV risk profile and rehospitalization rates in patients with acute…
Feature

Cath lab concerns prompted by COVID-19

March 25, 2020
As more is learned about the COVID-19 pandemic, cardiology societies have issued advisories with steps to take in the cardiac catheterization…
In the Journals

Novel imaging modality localizes atrial, ventricular arrhythmias

March 25, 2020
Electromechanical wave imaging, a high-frame rate ultrasound technique, localized atrial and ventricular arrhythmias including premature ventricular…
In the Journals

Cardiac injury confers greater mortality in patients with COVID-19

March 25, 2020
Among patients with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 in Wuhan, China, those with cardiac injury had a higher risk for in-hospital mortality than…
In the Journals

In PCI with dual-therapy stent, no sex differences at 1 year

March 25, 2020
At 1 year, women experienced similar target lesion failure and ischemic outcomes compared with men after PCI with a dual-therapy stent, according to…
Feature

Social distancing ‘is all we have’ to prevent spread of COVID-19

March 25, 2020
Millions of Americans have been ordered by state health officials to stay home until further notice except for essential needs, such as food and…
In the Journals

Near-daily tub bathing may be beneficial for CV health

March 25, 2020
Among middle-aged Japanese adults, tub bathing was associated with a reduction in CVD and stroke, according to research published in Heart. …
Meeting News

In new-onset HF, rate of CAD testing lower than expected

March 24, 2020
Fewer than half of patients with new-onset HF are tested for CAD, and even fewer are tested during their index hospitalization. Additionally…
Point/Counter

What is the United States’ single greatest weakness in its pandemic preparedness?

March 24, 2020
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, MSc, declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, citing “alarming levels of spread and…
Feature

Support, policy changes may lead to more women in cardiology

March 24, 2020
Women continue to be the minority in training within the cardiology field and its subspecialties with minimal change during the past 10 years…
In the Journals

Cardiovascular considerations of COVID-19: Current evidence and remaining knowledge gaps

March 24, 2020
Two recently published reviews assessed the current literature relating to CV considerations of COVID-19 and identified knowledge gaps that remain…
Meeting News

SCOT-HEART: Low-attenuation plaque burden predicts MI in angina

March 24, 2020
The strongest predictor of nonfatal or fatal MI in patients who presented with stable chest pain was low-attenuation plaque burden, according to a…
In the Journals

Greater cumulative glucocorticoids dose confers risk for hypertension

March 23, 2020
High cumulative use of oral glucocorticoids was associated with excess incidence of hypertension, according to research published in the Canadian
FDA NewsPerspective

FDA guidance facilitates expanded use of remote monitoring devices during COVID-19 pandemic

March 23, 2020
The FDA issued guidance for expanded use of certain remote monitoring devices to facilitate patient management while limiting physician-patient…
In the JournalsPerspective

Tofu, isoflavones decrease CHD risk

March 23, 2020
Eating higher quantities of tofu and isoflavones lowers the risk for CHD, especially in young women or postmenopausal women who do not use hormones…