FDA News

FDA designates recall of two coronary dilatation catheters as class 1

February 20, 2020
The FDA has designated Abbott Vascular’s product recall of two coronary dilatation catheters as a class 1 recall, the most serious kind. The…

The Take Home

The Take Home: ISET

February 18, 2020
The International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy, held Jan. 22 to 25 in Hollywood, Florida, tackled many of the hottest topics in endovascular…

In the Journals

Over 13 years, mortality declined after CABG, but not after PCI

February 14, 2020
Among patients who underwent PCI or CABG between 2003 and 2016, risk-adjusted mortality decreased in the CABG population but not in the PCI…


Q&A: Cardiac Rehabilitation Week underscores barriers to care, need for adherence

February 14, 2020
The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation’s annual Cardiac Rehabilitation Week began Sunday with the new theme…

In the Journals

Subsequent risk elevated after hospitalization for major adverse limb events

February 12, 2020
Among patients who underwent peripheral artery revascularization, those who were subsequently hospitalized at least once for a major adverse limb…

Cardiac Rehabilitation Week 2020: Top news on barriers to access, participation

February 11, 2020
February 9 to 15, 2020 is Cardiac Rehabilitation Week. In recognition, Healio and Cardiology Today have aggregated a list of the top news articles…

In the Journals

AF onset after noncardiac surgery confers elevated stroke, MI, mortality

February 2, 2020
In a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials and observational studies, atrial fibrillation after noncardiac surgery was associated with…

In the JournalsPerspective

Biomarker may predict AKI following common medical procedures

January 30, 2020
Higher levels of a signaling glycoprotein were associated with acute kidney injury in patients who underwent coronary angiography or cardiac surgery…

Meeting News

Surgical AVR may confer improved outcomes for young, middle-aged patients vs. TAVR

January 28, 2020
The use of transcatheter aortic valve replacement has increased for young and middle-aged patients with aortic valve disease, but surgical AVR may be…

Meeting News

Shorter length of stay after cardiac surgery may be safe

January 28, 2020
A shorter length of stay of 3 days or less was safe for patients who underwent elective cardiac surgery, according to a poster presented at The…

Meeting News

Long-term mortality after CLI diagnosis high, urgent action needed

January 27, 2020
The 4-year mortality rate after a diagnosis of critical limb ischemia is more than 50%, comparable to the deadliest cancers, which demands a…


Cardiology Today’s ‘top news’ of the past decade and a look ahead

January 24, 2020
This was an odd decade — uneven and erratic for the biggest killer and contributor to poor quality of life in the United States, CVD; yet…

Trial Scorecards


Cardiology Today, January 2020
Early surgery vs. conventional treatment strategy in patients with very severe aortic stenosis.


Q&A: New heart transplant protocol could expand donor pool

January 15, 2020
A team at Duke University in December became the first in the United States to perform a donation after circulatory death heart transplant. …

In the Journals

Few Medicare beneficiaries eligible for cardiac rehabilitation participate

January 14, 2020
Only one-fourth of Medicare beneficiaries eligible for cardiac rehabilitation after a qualifying CV event underwent it, according to research…

FDA News

FDA approves less-invasive approach for heart pump implantation

January 7, 2020
Abbott announced that an alternative, less-invasive surgical technique for the implantation of a left ventricular assist device has been approved by…

Meeting News

In carotid surgery, but not CAS, women at greater stroke risk vs. men

December 30, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Women with carotid stenosis were more likely to undergo carotid endarterectomy instead of angioplasty and stenting compared with…

In the Journals

Interhospital collaboration may improve surgical outcomes in children

December 27, 2019
Outcomes after cardiac surgery improved at children’s hospitals that participated in a quality improvement collaborative, according to a study…

In the Journals

NT-proBNP may predict death, myocardial injury after noncardiac surgery

December 26, 2019
N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide levels before noncardiac surgery was strongly linked to myocardial injury and vascular death within 30 days…

FDA News

FDA designates recall of support catheter as class 1

December 17, 2019
The FDA has designated Cook Medical’s product recall of a support catheter as a class 1 recall, the most serious kind. The recall affects 117…