Cardiology

Are Amarin's Blockbuster Dreams Over?

When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a widened use for Amarin's (NASDAQ: AMRN) cardiovascular drug Vascepa in December, hopes were high that it could turn into a blockbuster. However, a court ruling may have burst that bubble this...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Nasdaq

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American College Of Cardiology, March 28-30

The American College of Cardiology 69th Annual Scientific Session and Expo The annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology was held virtually from March 28 to 30 and attracted participants from around the world, including clinicians,...

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Are Paclitaxel-coated Balloons Safe For Coronary Artery Disease?

(MedPage Today) -- Study Authors: Bruno Scheller, Davor Vukadinovic, et al.; Fernando Alfonso, Fernando Rivero, Juan F. Granada Target Audience and Goal Statement: Cardiologists The goal of this study was to evaluate the available trial data...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Do Tea Drinkers Live Longer?

Each one-cup increase in daily tea consumption was tied to a 4 percent decrease of dying from cardiovascular disease.
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease

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Weight Loss Modest For Most Macronutrient Diets

THURSDAY, April 2, 2020 -- Most macronutrient diets result in modest weight loss and improvements in cardiovascular risk factors over six months, according to a review and meta-analysis published online April 1 in The BMJ. Long Ge, Ph.D., from the...

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Surgery And Tavr Patients Have Similar 2-year Outcomes

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Two years after treatment with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) surgery, the minimally invasive treatment remains statistically superior in preventing the primary composite endpoint of death, stroke, or...
Related topics: Stroke

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Inconsistent Bedtime May Affect Cardiovascular Health

TUESDAY, March 31, 2020 -- Variability in bedtimes may be detrimental to cardiovascular health, according to a study published online March 23 in npj Digital Medicine. Louis Faust, from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, and colleagues...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Inclisiran Tx Dramatically Cuts Ldl In Pooled Analysis

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Treatment with inclisiran, an investigational agent targeting PCSK9 via small interfering RNA, reduced LDL cholesterol by more than half in patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), according to pooled...
Related topics: Genetics, Cholesterol, Cardiovascular Disease

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More Cards Report Struggling With Burnout, Survey Finds

]]>(MedPage Today) -- More than one-third of cardiologists reported feeling burnt out, with women and mid-career specialists most likely to report symptoms of burnout, according to a survey of job satisfaction. Of 2,025 cardiologists who...
Related topics: Polls

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Add-on Colchicine Cost-effective After Mi

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Low-dose colchicine lowered the risk of ischemic cardiovascular (CV) events after MI, and did so cost-effectively, according to results from the Canadian COLCOT trial. The primary efficacy outcome -- CV death (CVD), MI,...
Related topics: Ischemic Stroke, Stroke

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Extreme High Temps More Than Double Cardiovascular Deaths

MONDAY, March 30, 2020 -- The risk for cardiovascular death is more than doubled during extreme high temperatures, according to a research letter published online March 30 in Circulation. Barrak Alahmad, M.B.Ch.B., from the Harvard T.H. Chan...
Related topics: Medical Research, Harvard University

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New Guidance On Management Of Acute Cvd During Covid-19

Expert guidance comes from Chinese cardiology and infectious disease specialists on how to manage severe emergent cardiovascular disease during COVID-19. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease

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Concomitant Myocardial Injury With Covid-19 Infection Linked To Fatal Outcome

MONDAY, March 30, 2020 -- Myocardial injury is associated with fatal outcome in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to research published online March 27 in JAMA Cardiology. Tao Guo, M.D., from the Zhongnan Hospital of...
Related topics: Medical Research

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'stealth Transmission' Of Covid-19 Demands Widespread Mask Usage

A New York cardiologist calls for universal mask usage to slow the spread of COVID-19. Medscape Infectious Diseases

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Favorable Results For Doac After Peripheral Intervention

]]>(MedPage Today) -- People who took rivaroxaban (Xarelto) after lower-extremity revascularization for peripheral artery disease (PAD) enjoyed fewer subsequent major adverse limb and cardiovascular events, according to the VOYAGER PAD trial. The...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease

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Organ Transplant: 'essential' Surgery In A Time Of Pandemic

]]>(MedPage Today) -- When Andrew Heyman, 50, last saw his cardiologist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center on March 6, COVID-19 coronavirus barely entered the conversation about his heart transplant waitlist status. "I was...
Related topics: Medical Research

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First-ever Virtual Acc Meeting To Debut Data For Novel Hf Drug

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Whether the VICTORIA trial really supports vericiguat as a novel therapy for worsening heart failure will be revealed during the virtual American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting this week. The randomized double-blind...
Related topics: Heart Failure

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Ckd, Uric Acid, And Heart Disease: What's The Link?

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients with gout saw poorer heart health and may benefit from preemptive treatment, a researcher suggested. Among more than 500 CKD patients from a single kidney center, rates of cardiovascular...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Kidney Disease, Gout, Medical Research

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Acc: Increase Seen In Death Rates Due To Hypertension-related Cvd

FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 -- From 2007 to 2017, there was an increase in mortality rates due to hypertension (HTN)-related cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a research letter published online March 19 in the Journal of the American College...
Related topics: Hypertension, Cardiovascular Disease, Medical Research

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Scai Grounded; Htn Risks In Covid-19; Wearable For Qt Checks

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Another cancellation: the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions announced it's exploring virtual options for this year's Scientific Sessions, but won't be live in Atlanta in May as originally scheduled....

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