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Wireless Technologies Linked to Improved Heart Disease Outcomes Wireless Technologies Linked to Improved Heart Disease Outcomes

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 10:47:00 EDT

An initial mobile health assessment was associated with shorter time to definitive therapy and improved outcomes in a randomized trial of patients in resource-limited India, but the authors ask, why not elsewhere?
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AHA/ACC Issue New Performance, Quality Measures for MI AHA/ACC Issue New Performance, Quality Measures for MI

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:45:57 EDT

The updated set includes seven new quality measures for in-house quality improvement and four new performance measures for public reporting or pay-for-performance programs.
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Sep 22 Cardiology NewsSep 22 Cardiology News

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:37:34 EDT


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Avoid Dopamine, Prefer Bolus Diuretic in Preserved-EF Acute HFAvoid Dopamine, Prefer Bolus Diuretic in Preserved-EF Acute HF

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:09:38 EDT

That's the message from a small trial that hones the scant evidence base on managing acute preserved-EF heart failure. Dopamine had little effect; continuous-IV furosemide may have hurt the kidneys.
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FDA Okays Abiomed's Impella Heart Pump for Right Heart FailureFDA Okays Abiomed's Impella Heart Pump for Right Heart Failure

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:41:50 EDT

The Impella RP heart pump is the only percutaneous temporary ventricular support device that is FDA approved as safe and effective for right heart failure, the company says.
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Abbott Hit With $9.9 Million Class-Action Over St Jude Devices Abbott Hit With $9.9 Million Class-Action Over St Jude Devices

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:41:53 EDT

The lawsuit alleges St Jude was slow to report a battery-depletion defect in some now-recalled defibrillators, putting third-party payers on the hook for coverage of the defective devices.
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Better Clinical Care Contributing to Fewer Carotid SurgeriesBetter Clinical Care Contributing to Fewer Carotid Surgeries

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:54:24 EDT

Medicare data show a downward trend in carotid endarterectomy and carotid artery stenting in the US, likely due to improvements in prevention and clinical management, researchers say.
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'Food as Medicine' Feasible in Pilot Heart-Failure Trial'Food as Medicine' Feasible in Pilot Heart-Failure Trial

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:08:53 EDT

Pilot results of the GOURMET-HF trial show patients discharged after HF hospitalization receiving prepared, DASH-compatible meals had no improvement in quality of life, the primary end point, but there was a trend to reduced rehospitalization.
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Data Bolster Dual Antithrombotic Therapy in AF PCI Patients Data Bolster Dual Antithrombotic Therapy in AF PCI Patients

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:59:15 EDT

A new study supports forgoing traditional triple antithrombotic therapy with aspirin for dual therapy with dabigatran and a P2Y12 inhibitor in patients with atrial fibrillation who've undergone PCI.
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ESC 2017: Updates in Antithrombotic Strategies ESC 2017: Updates in Antithrombotic Strategies

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:18:55 EDT

Drs Jolly and Granger discuss three trials presented at ESC 2017 that are making waves in thrombocardiology.
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New HRS Guidance on Lead Management, Extraction New HRS Guidance on Lead Management, Extraction

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:19:29 EDT

The latest advice advocates a nuanced, personalized-medicine approach based on the implanted device and leads and patient-specific clinical scenario.
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CardioMEMS PA-Pressure Sensor: Prowess, Cautions in HF ManagementCardioMEMS PA-Pressure Sensor: Prowess, Cautions in HF Management

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:01:21 EDT

The implanted pulmonary-artery-pressure monitor's postmarket registry seem to indicate efficacy at least as good as in the pivotal clinical trial; adverse events reported to MAUDE provide perspective.
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'MAP' Program Improves Hypertension Control 'MAP' Program Improves Hypertension Control

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:57:38 EDT

The MAP program focuses on an accurate BP, intensifying treatment when an elevated BP is confirmed, and partnering with the patient to select and carry out the treatment plan.
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Regular Evaluation Improves Survival in Asymptomatic Severe ASRegular Evaluation Improves Survival in Asymptomatic Severe AS

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:57:08 EDT

Patients with asymptomatic severe aortic stenosis followed according to guideline recommendations were more likely to undergo early valve replacement and had improved survival and reduced hospitalization.
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Halting HF in Patients With Diabetes: Insights From EMPA-REGHalting HF in Patients With Diabetes: Insights From EMPA-REG

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:30:57 EDT

A substudy of EMPA-REG finds that SGLT2 inhibitors may slow the onset of heart failure. Dr Piña discusses the research with study investigator Dr Javed Butler at ESC 2017.
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