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The Changing Face of Structural Heart Intervention

Cardiology Today's Intervention, May/June 2019
Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH
In this issue of Cardiology Today’s Intervention, we feature a very timely Cover Story titled “A New Era for TAVR.” Indeed, we are…
Cover Story

A New Era for TAVR

Cardiology Today's Intervention, May/June 2019
Presentation of the PARTNER 3 and Evolut Low Risk trials at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Session in March was met with a standing…
Pharmacology Consult

Will an aspirin a day keep MI away? New evidence, recommendations from the ACC/AHA

Cardiology Today, May 2019
Claudia Lopez, PharmD, BCPS; Leo F. Buckley III, PharmD, BCCP; Ahmed Aldemerdash, BS, PharmD, BCPS
The use of aspirin for primary prevention became a hot topic after the publication of three landmark trials in 2018, which clarified the role of…
Cover Story

A ‘win’ for TAVR signals paradigm shift in treatment of aortic stenosis

Cardiology Today, May 2019
Presentation of the PARTNER 3 and Evolut Low Risk trials at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Session in March were met with a standing…
In the Journals

Multidisciplinary teams, shared decision-making may improve valvular heart disease care

May 2, 2019
A two-tiered approach for valve centers may increase the identification of patients with valvular heart disease and improve outcomes through the use…

Trial to assess novel therapeutic approach for kidney cancer

April 25, 2019
Researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute are testing a new treatment strategy designed to improve outcomes for patients with kidney cancer at high…
In the JournalsPerspective

Low LDL, triglycerides increase stroke risk in women

April 18, 2019
Women with LDL levels below 70 mg/dL and low triglyceride levels had increased risk for hemorrhagic stroke, according to a study published in…
Meeting NewsPerspective

YOUNG-MI: 1 in 5 early heart attack survivors under age 40

April 12, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — In the YOUNG-MI registry, which compared outcomes of young and very young MI survivors, roughly 20% of individuals with a first…
Meeting News

ASCO task force plans ‘new approaches’ to close rural cancer care gap

April 11, 2019
Patients with cancer who reside in rural areas routinely deal with logistical issues that affect their ability to receive treatment, often leading to…
Cover Story

Aspirin therapy for primary prevention of CVD requires individualized approach

Cardiology Today, April 2019
The use of aspirin for the primary prevention of CVD continues to perplex the cardiology community, especially after the publication of three…
In the Journals

HF hospitalizations may increase during flu season

March 27, 2019
Activity related to influenza such as a fever, cough and/or sore throat and an unknown symptom source may be linked to an increase in…
Meeting News

Prescription fish oil dramatically reduces heart problems

March 20, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — In patients with a high risk for CV events despite taking statins, a 4-g dose of icosapent ethyl, a pharmaceutical-grade omega-3…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Sacubitril/valsartan benefit in acute HF confirmed in extension study

March 16, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — In the PIONEER-HF extension study of sacubitril/valsartan in patients with acute HF, the therapy was associated with reductions…
In the Journals

Genetics may influence effects of vitamin E on risk for cancer

March 8, 2019
Genetic variations in the catechol-O-methyltransferase gene appeared to influence whether vitamin E supplements decreased or increased the risk for…
Cover Story

New trial data show mixed findings for omega-3s

Cardiology Today, March 2019
The growth in popularity of omega-3 supplementation — typically a combination of eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid — follows…
In the Journals

High urinary oxalate excretion intensifies CKD progression

March 5, 2019
Higher urinary excretion of oxalate increased the risk for chronic kidney disease progression and end-stage renal disease, according to research…
In the Journals

Comorbidities, secondary prevention more likely in Medicare Advantage beneficiaries with CAD

February 22, 2019
Patients who were Medicare Advantage beneficiaries had more comorbidities compared with patients who were fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries…
In the Journals

Sepsis present in more than half of hospital deaths

February 22, 2019
In United States hospitals, sepsis was a leading cause of death; however, most deaths were not preventable through better hospital care, according to…
Meeting News

Conservative management becomes most common approach for low-risk prostate cancer

February 12, 2019
Conservative prostate cancer management with active surveillance or watchful waiting increased significantly between 2010 and 2015 among men with…
In the JournalsPerspective

Anti-inflammatory psoriasis agents could reduce coronary artery plaque

February 5, 2019
Anti-inflammatory biologic therapy for treatment of severe psoriasis reduced coronary artery plaque, raising questions about whether such agents…