Cardiology Today


The following articles appeared in the print edition of CARDIOLOGY TODAY.

Table of Contents

A practical approach to tobacco dependence for clinicians, smokers

Pranoti G. Hiremath, MD; Elizabeth Ratchford, MD; Roger S. Blumenthal, MD

Cardio-Oncology Corner

Deep dive: Cancer-related therapies and advanced HF

Barry Trachtenberg, MD, FACC

Cover Story

Unclear CV risk burden of polycystic ovary syndrome presents challenges for cardiologists

FDA News

Cardiac output monitoring device receives FDA clearance

Next-generation balloon-expandable TAVR valve receives FDA approval

FDA panel supports premarket approval of implantable pulse generator for HF

FDA panel: Febuxostat benefits outweigh CV risks, but reduce use

In the Journals

Hypertension incidence higher in socioeconomically deprived neighborhoods

PRIME: Sacubitril/valsartan reduces mitral regurgitation

Possible mortality risk from paclitaxel-coated devices spurs debate, pauses trials

Myocardial strain increases with longer races for amateur runners

Mortality rates lower in Holocaust survivors regardless of comorbidities

Monitoring through ICDs, pacemakers decreases anticoagulation administration

Mediterranean diet decreases risk for CVD events in women

Long-term sitting affects vascular health

Liraglutide CV benefits consistent across kidney function, MI, stroke status

Increased peak oxygen uptake may benefit in lowering CHD risk

Thyroid dysfunction confers poor prognosis in HF

Less than 6 hours of sleep per night increases atherosclerosis risk

Evolocumab response rate high in FOURIER population

CONSERVE: Selective referral using CTA efficient for suspected CAD

Comprehensive cardiac rehab confers improved functional capacity, BP reduction

Industry News

CDC: Heart disease, cancer leading causes of death in 2017

Meeting News

EMPA-HEART: Empagliflozin reduces LV mass in type 2 diabetes

Role of antithrombotic therapy evolving

Proper nutrition can change course of CHD, other diseases

Cell therapy fails to improve cardiac recovery in advanced HF

New-onset AF similar after TAVR, surgical AVR

CAC scoring, biomarkers may help CVD risk prediction

Consideration of CV health important during breast cancer treatment

CPR education laws increase survival rates in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Daily weighing may help with weight loss

AF admissions increase at start of daylight saving time

Trial Scorecards