Docs fight back after losing hospital privileges, patients, and income
August 10, 2021
Physicians in St. Louis lost their hospital privileges when the hospital entered into an exclusive contract with other physicians. They’re losing patients and money.
DOACs offered after heart valve surgery despite absence of data
March 9, 2021
Use of direct oral anticoagulants following heart valve surgery is occurring despite relative contraindications, but expert doubts its clinical significance.
More fatalities in heart transplant patients with COVID-19
June 4, 2020
A new study suggests a high risk for death if heart transplant patients contract COVID-19, which points to the need for increased precautions and vigilance.
FDA okays emergency use for Impella RP in COVID-19 right heart failure
June 2, 2020
The authorization allows use of the temporary heart pump in the treatment of right heart failure or decompensation, including pulmonary embolism, caused by COVID-19 complications.
Consensus recommendations on AMI management during COVID-19
April 28, 2020
The ACC, ACEP, and SCAI recommend a systematic approach for the care of patients with an acute myocardial infarction during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Severe OSA increases cardiovascular risk after surgery
May 14, 2019
General anesthetics, sedatives, and postoperative analgesics are potent respiratory depressants that relax the upper airway dilator muscles and impair ventilatory response to hypoxemia and hypercapnia.
Undiagnosed AF common in higher-risk patients
August 26, 2017
Patients at high risk of atrial fib and stroke commonly have undiagnosed AF.
Low-dose aspirin bests dual-antiplatelet therapy in TAVR
June 8, 2017
PARIS – ARTE trial is hailed as practice changing.
Consider switch to clopidogrel for DAPT early post ACS
May 20, 2017
PARIS – TOPIC trial provides new evidence-based DAPT strategy.
CRT-D beneficial in mild HF with ejection fraction above 30%
April 26, 2017
WASHINGTON – Risk of death was cut in half in new MADIT-CRT long-term substudy.