Spotting changes in the heart’s electrical activity may prompt more-aggressive treatment and monitoring.
World Heart Day is Sept. 29 – Heart rhythm disorders are one of the most common cardiac problems. Arrhythmias cause the heart to beat too fast, too slow, or irregularly. People can be born with them or develop them during their lives.
Data collected from a group of 200 heart attack survivors using a smartphone app designed to navigate the recovery process, such as medication management and lifestyle changes, showed that app users experienced hospital readmission within the first 30 days of discharge at half the rate of a comparable group given standard aftercare without the app.
The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) has announced 22 late-breaking trial and science presentations that will be reported at TCT 2021. TCT is the annual scientific symposium of CRF and the world’s premier educational meeting specializing in interventional cardiovascular medicine. It will take place November 4-6, 2021 in Orlando, Florida at the Orange County Convention Center and simultaneously broadcast live.
4D flow magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has the potential to identify patients with a higher risk of severe complications from aortic degeneration according to a new Northwestern Medicine study published in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging.
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Cardiovascular physicians with UC San Diego Health have joined an international clinical trial utilizing a new Extravascular Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (EV ICD) system to help treat sudden cardiac arrest.
UT Southwesternonce again is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth – the nation’s fourth-largest metro area – among 132 regional hospitals and second in Texas among 566 hospitals for the fifth consecutive year. The recognition comes several months after UT Southwestern completed expansion of its William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital.
MedStar Washington Hospital Center has been named among the nation’s top heart hospitals by U.S. News and World Report. Its Cardiology and Heart Surgery program climbed to #30, up seven from last year’s “Best Hospitals” rankings. It is the only nationally recognized heart program of its kind in the Washington region.
Of the more than 3,000 U.S. hospitals evaluated, Rush University Medical Center ranked No. 19 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, with nine of specialties rated among the country’s very best.
American Heart Association Scientific Statement
NEW YORK, NY (July 26, 2021)–Two types of drugs that are recommended as a first treatment for patients with high blood pressure were found equally effective in improving cardiovascular outcomes, but the more popular type causes slightly more side effects,…
In a new study, published recently in the journal Circulation Research, scientists discover how the production of protective molecules known as specialised pro-resolving mediators (SPM) is altered in patients with COVID-19.
After examining nearly the entire human genome for genetic changes that increase risk of aneurysm, researchers discovered a new change in the genetic code of a transcription factor.
Cardiovascular disease and cancer, the nation’s top two killers, share common ground like obesity and chronic inflammation, as well as a disproportionate impact on Black Americans. A new American Heart Association-funded center at the Medical College of Georgia is working…
Researchers find pre-transplant cardiovascular diseases indirectly affect mortality and survival through increased post-transplant disease occurrence
Research led by Queen Mary University of London provides new insight into the mechanisms that lead to uncontrolled inflammation in COVID-19 patients
Global Quality Solutions will kick off in select countries to track cardiovascular events, educate on quality improvement methods
Around 50,000 people suffer sudden cardiac arrest in Germany every year. When occurring outside a hospital, the chances of survival are only ten percent. Survivors often suffer from severe permanent neurological damage. On July 21st, 2021, researchers from the Faculty…
Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes Journal Report
Journal of the American Heart Association Report
In the largest study of its kind, an investigation by UC San Francisco has found no evidence that moderate coffee consumption can cause cardiac arrhythmia.
Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute recently became the first cardiovascular program in the United States to use the new VeriSight Pro ICE catheter during a cryoablation procedure to treat a heart arrhythmia.
An internal transporter that enables us to use the copper we consume in foods like shellfish and nuts to enable a host of vital body functions also has the essential role of protecting the receptor that enables us to grow…
UCSF Cardiology researchers report no link between coffee consumption and arrhythmia
What The Study Did: The association between daily coffee consumption and the risk of cardiac arrhythmias was evaluated in this study. Authors: Gregory M. Marcus, M.D., M.A.S., of the University of California, San Francisco, is the corresponding author. To access…
What The Study Did: This study investigated the association between time spent cycling and the risk of death from cardiovascular disease or any other cause among people with diabetes. Authors: Mathias Ried-Larsen, Ph.D., of Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, is the corresponding…
A scientific review has found evidence that a disruption in blood clotting and the first line immune system could be contributing factors in the development of psychosis. The article, a joint collaborative effort by researchers at RCSI University of Medicine…
NEW YORK, NY (July 15, 2021)–Heart problems in children hospitalized with multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C)–an inflammatory condition triggered by COVID–were mostly gone within a few months, a new study by researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons…
Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes journal report
Kamil Gareev, Associate Professor at ETU “LETI,” justified the prospects of using magnetotactic bacteria to treat malignant tumors.
Heart attack, or myocardial infarction, is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Although modern surgical techniques, diagnostics and medications have greatly improved early survival from these events, many patients struggle with the long-term effects of permanently damaged tissue,…
Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine Journal Report
Paper addresses drivers and impacts of burnout, suggests strategies for the betterment of cardiovascular workforce
Mayo Clinic Healthcare, an outpatient clinic that provides personalized health care ranging from preventive screenings and tailored wellness plans to second opinions for complex diagnoses, is adding several medical specialties including cardiology, gastroenterology and pulmonary medicine.
Research consortium led by Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University
Circulation Journal Report
Researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) identify pathways that link a high-fat diet to atherosclerosis in mice Tokyo, Japan – It’s long been known that a high-fat diet can lead to clogged arteries, but we have only recently…
Mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cell, convert sustenance into energy, fueling the cell’s activities. In addition to power, mitochondria also produce reactive oxygen species, byproduct molecules primed to help facilitate communication among the other units in the cells. But when…
Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have shown that a type of echocardiogram, a common test to evaluate whether a person’s heart is pumping properly, may be useful in predicting which patients with COVID-19 are most at risk of developing atrial fibrillation — an irregular heartbeat that can increase a person’s risk for heart failure and stroke, among other heart issues. The new findings, published online May 30 in the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, also suggest that patients with COVID-19 who go on to develop atrial fibrillation more commonly have elevated levels of heart-related proteins called troponin and NT-proBNP in blood test samples.
Using single cell technology, a new study sheds light on the significance of genetic risk factors for, and the diversity of cells involved in, the development of coronary artery disease. The researchers analysed human atherosclerotic lesions to map the chromatin…
American Heart Association Scientific Statement
Reduction in cardiovascular risk was greatest for eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) alone rather than combination of EPA and another omega-3 fatty acid
Researchers at the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center in Japan show that excessive blood pressure reduction for acute intracerebral hemorrhage is risky in people with decreased kidney function Suita, Japan — Stroke and chronic kidney disease are both difficult to…
(Boston)–Vasan Ramachandran, MD, FACC, the Jay and Louise Coffman Professor in Vascular Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), has been selected as the 2021 recipient of the Louis and Artur Lucian Award, an honor bestowed annually to one…
Using a genetic analysis called Mendelian randomization, researchers suggest causal association between thyroid function and serum lipid profiles
Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have shown that a type of echocardiogram, a common test to evaluate whether a person’s heart is pumping properly, may be useful in predicting which patients with COVID-19 are most at risk of developing atrial…
American Heart Association Scientific Statement
A team led by researchers from Queen Mary University of London has developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) tool that is able to automatically measure the amount of fat around the heart from MRI scan images.
Increased heart disease prevention education and awareness needed for younger, at-risk patients