Cardiology

Reports of high-impact cardiology studies by medical professionals

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement for bicuspid and tricuspid aortic stenosis exhibited similar outcomes for...

1. Mortality and stroke rates at 30-days and 1-year did not differ significantly between low-risk patients with bicuspid versus tricuspid aortic stenosis who underwent...

Severe aortic stenosis is associated with adverse myocardial characteristics like poor myocardial flow reserve

1. Worse myocardial flow reserve (MFR) is associated with severe aortic stenosis (AS); both MFR and aortic stenosis were independently associated with myocardial injury...

Hemodynamic-guided management of heart failure may reduce hospitalization rates

1. In the pre-COVID-19 analysis, hemodynamic monitoring reduced hospitalization and all-cause mortality rates. 2. After the COVID-19 pandemic started, hospitalization of heart failure patients was...

Unexplained syncope and orthostatic hypotension linked to increased risk of subsequent fractures.

1. In a large cohort of patients hospitalized due to unexplained syncope and orthostatic hypotension, there was an increased risk of subsequent fractures in...

Detection of pathogenic genetic variants in early-onset atrial fibrillation

1. Genetic testing in patients with early-onset atrial fibrillation, via major commercial arrhythmia and cardiomyopathy gene panels, were able to detect a disease-associated variant...

Adapted training program improves retention of Basic Life Support skills in young children

1. Children aged 5-8 years who learned Basic Life Support (BLS) using educational toys were more successful at carrying out the chain of survival...

Association of sleep duration with all-cause mortality in East Asian adults

1. Sleep duration, when adjusted for body mass index (BMI), had an association with all-cause mortality at lower and higher durations. 2. Short and long...

Moderate coffee consumption may be inversely associated with risk of arrhythmias

1. Greater amount of moderate, habitual coffee consumption was associated with lower risk of arrhythmias. 2. Genetic differences in caffeine metabolism did not modulate effect...

Substantial prevalence of transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy present in patients with heart failure with preserved...

1. Transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy was present in a substantial number of patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction and ventricular wall thickening in...

Athletes may be at greater risk of developing atrial fibrillation

1. The risk of developing atrial fibrillation was significantly greater in athletes compared to non-athletes. 2. Younger (<55 yrs) and mixed sport athletes had a...

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