Cardiology

Reports of high-impact cardiology studies by medical professionals

MitraClip does not significantly improve outcomes in secondary mitral regurgitation: the MITRA-FR trial

1. Among patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and severe secondary mitral regurgitation on medical therapy, percutaneous mitral valve repair did...

The COAPT: Transcatheter mitral valve repair lowers mortality in patients with heart failure and...

1. Patients with heart failure and severe secondary mitral valve regurgitation randomized to receive transcatheter mitral valve repair had decreased rates of all-cause mortality...

Modelling study suggests that statins may be overprescribed

1. This study showed that the net benefit of statins compared to risk varied considerably with respect to the age of the patient, patient...

Large spike in drug use-associated infective endocarditis linked with opioid epidemic

1. Researchers have identified a significant increase in hospitalizations due to infective endocarditis related to drug use.2. Heart valve surgeries among patients with drug...

Renin-angiotensin inhibitors may reduce mortality and heart failure readmissions in patients with transcatheter aortic...

1. In this retrospective cohort study of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) patients, Renin-Angiotensin System (RAS) inhibitors administered at hospital discharge reduced mortality and...

Liraglutide significantly reduces risk for major cardiac events in elderly patients with diabetes

1. A significant reduction in major cardiac events among elderly patients was seen in the liraglutide treatment group.2. The risk reduction of adverse cardiac events...

The CorMicA Trial: Medical therapy guided by invasive coronary function testing offers symptomatic improvement...

1. In this blinded, randomized controlled trial, medical therapy guided by invasive coronary function testing offered greater improvements in angina severity compared with standard...

The ODYSSEY OUTCOMES trial: Alirocumab associated with reduced ischemic events after acute coronary syndrome

1. Among patients that suffered a recent acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and had elevated levels of atherogenic lipoproteins despite intensive or maximum-intensive statin therapy,...

Quick Take: Association of African Ancestry with Electrocardiographic Voltage and Concentric Left Ventricular Hypertrophy:...

Black individuals have a higher proportion of increased electrocardiographic voltage and concentric left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), as compared to white individuals. However, self-identified individuals...

Baseline physical activity in patients with heart failure influences cardiovascular outcomes: the HF-ACTION Trial

1. In this study of patients with chronic systolic heart failure, baseline physical activity (PA) was linked with greater exercise performance, lower symptom class,...

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