PARADISE-MI: SACUBITRIL/VALSARTAN CAN'T BEAT RAMIPRIL IN ACUTE MI BY MITCHEL L. ZOLER, PHD

Sacubitril/valsartan came suggestively close to showing efficacy for preventing cardiovascular death or heart failure events in patients...

WATCHMAN REGISTRY: 1-YEAR STROKE ESTIMATES REASSURINGLY LOW

The findings were parsed from more than 36,000 patients with atrial fibrillation in the NCDR LAAO Registry implanted early in the rollout...

 
 
 

ATLANTIS HINTS AT HOW TO CHOOSE POST-TAVR ANTITHROMBOTICS

A persisting conundrum: should patients receive oral anticoagulation or antiplatelet therapy after transcatheter aortic valve replacement?...

DISADVANTAGED PATIENTS WITH CVD FACE BARRIERS TO COVID PREVENTION

The findings add to growing evidence that socially disadvantaged populations face multiple barriers to healthy living, including a...

 
 
 

LAAOS III: SURGICAL LAA CLOSURE CUTS AF STROKE RISK BY ONE THIRD

The finding 'opens a new paradigm' for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation and should change clinical guidelines, experts say. Medscape...

E-CIGARETTES LINKED TO WHEEZE, SHORTNESS OF BREATH

Breathing issues were self-reported by adolescents and young adults. Medscape Medical News

 
 
 

ADAPTABLE: LOW-DOSE ASPIRIN AS GOOD AS HIGH-DOSE IN CHD?

A large randomized trial specifically designed to investigate the optimum dose of aspirin in patients with established coronary disease...

EIGHT THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE LAAOS III TRIAL

The trial, showing a benefit for surgical left appendage occlusion in patients with AF undergoing cardiac surgery, should change practice,...

 
 
 

IMAGINE THE WORST, OR WE'RE AT OUR OWN PERIL: OSTERHOLM

At home with politicians and news anchors, CIDRAP's Michael Osterholm shares three rules of science and the media, and explains why...

ACC SURVEY: 44% OF CARDIOLOGISTS REPORT A HOSTILE WORK ENVIRONMENT

The first-of-its-kind survey from the American College of Cardiology shows emotional and sexual harassment and discrimination are common...

 
 
 

CDC: LEADING ON COVID, OR LEADING FROM BEHIND?

Public health experts weigh in on the CDC's latest mask guidance, how they think the agency is doing, and where it should go next. Medscape...

ACC 2021

Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ACC 2021 theheart.org on Medscape

 
 
 

CARDIAC EVENTS DOUBLED AMONG DISTRESSED YOUNGER SURVIVORS OF MI

In addition to medical therapy and cardiac rehab, cardiologists should consider psychological assessment after MI, especially among...

DOCS QUESTION CHIROPRACTIC APPROACH CALLED 'QUANTUM NEUROLOGY'

"Quantum neurology" is an example of the type of alleged pseudoscience that is popular among patients. Although ignoring such unproven...

 
 
 

PAS 2021

Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from PAS 2021 Medscape Pediatrics

THE LIFESAVING DIAGNOSIS THAT WENT UNHEEDED

I believed that I had discovered a critical condition and advocated for an MRI to confirm my diagnosis. But neither the patient nor...

 
 
 

RACIAL DISPARITIES IN ENDOVASCULAR THERAPY FOR STROKE PERSIST

Although the use of this beneficial treatment for ischemic stroke has increased in all racial and ethnic groups, Black and ethnic minority...

PFIZER/BIONTECH VACCINE APPEARS NOT TO AFFECT SPERM

The COVID-19 mRNA vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech does not damage sperm, according to a study by Israeli researchers. Reuters Health...

 
 
 

INDIAN STATES TURN TO ANTIPARASITIC DRUG TO FIGHT COVID-19 AGAINST WHO ADVICE

At least two Indian states have said they plan to dose their populations with the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin to protect against...

DESPITE NEW GUIDANCE, SOME PLACES STILL REQUIRE MASKS

'So, we have some jurisdictions that have higher levels of cases. We have some jurisdictions that have lower levels of vaccine administration.' WebMD...

 
 
 



India Records 3.11 Lakh New COVID-19 Cases

India Records 3.11 Lakh New COVID-19 Cases

India has recorded 3,11,170 new COVID-19 cases, and 4,077 fatalities in the last 24 hours, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said. Read more ...

Left atrial appendage occlusion during cardiac surgery reduces stroke risk

Left atrial appendage occlusion during cardiac surgery reduces stroke risk

In the LAAOS III trial, concomitant left atrial appendage occlusion during cardiac surgery for another indication reduced the risk for ischemic stroke and systemic embolism in... Read more ...

ACC past president: “The pandemic brought us closer together”

ACC past president: “The pandemic brought us closer together”

Citing “unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic,” the immediate past president of the American College of Cardiology lauded members for their solidarity and... Read more ...

Apixaban post-TAVR not superior to standard care

Apixaban post-TAVR not superior to standard care

Apixaban was not superior to standard of care antithrombotic treatment for preventing thrombotic or bleeding events after successful transcatheter aortic valve replacement... Read more ...

Sacubitril/valsartan not superior to ramipril for prevention of HF, death...

Sacubitril/valsartan not superior to ramipril for prevention of HF, death after MI

Sacubitril/valsartan did not significantly reduce the rate of CV death, HF hospitalization or outpatient HF requiring treatment following acute MI compared with ramipril... Read more ...

Doctors are told to see patients face to face

Doctors are told to see patients face to face

From Monday, all patients In Britain will be able to request an in-person appointment with their doctor, unless they have Covid symptoms. Read more ...

Federal officials warn public about illegally imported catfish from Brazil

Federal officials warn public about illegally imported catfish from Brazil

Federal officials are warning the public to check their freezers for certain frozen catfish products after U.S. smuggling officials found they had been imported from... Read more ...

COVID-19 May Trigger Recurrence of Fatal Blood Clots in Arms

COVID-19 May Trigger Recurrence of Fatal Blood Clots in Arms

COVID-19 is found to trigger a rare recurrence of potentially serious blood clots in people's arms. Read more ...

Permanent Hearing Loss Caused by Cancer Drug can be Prevented

Permanent Hearing Loss Caused by Cancer Drug can be Prevented

Possible way to prevent permanent hearing loss caused by cancer drugs has been discovered. Read more ...

Arrhythmia can be Prevented by a Specific Compound

Arrhythmia can be Prevented by a Specific Compound

Compounds that may help prevent the risk of a form of arrhythmia that occurs from common medications. Read more ...