The Food and Drug Administration approved the 50cc temporary Total Artificial Heart System developed and manufactured by SynCardia Systems, LLC as a bridge to heart transplant for patients who are at imminent risk for death from biventricular failure.
The performance of a European Society of Cardiology algorithm in ruling out acute myocardial infarction without ST-elevation was comparable in patients with and without diabetes mellitus.
Frequent tooth brushing, professional dental cleaning linked to reduced risk for heart failure, atrial fibrillation in Korea.
Asian patients with low BMI, high WHtR have higher prevalence of diabetes, worse QoL, worse outcomes.
Lower CD4 count, nonsuppressed viral load linked to higher risk for sudden cardiac death in HIV with heart failure.
Women with type 1, type 2 diabetes have greater excess risk for heart failure vs men.
For patients with heart failure discharged to a skilled nursing facility and then home, the risk for readmission is highest during the first 2 days at home and is attenuated with a longer SNF length of stay.
Certain lots of valsartan recalled due to contamination with trace amounts of nitrosamine.
Higher incidence seen for in-hospital mortality, acute respiratory failure, acute kidney injury.
Compared with abstinence from alcohol, increased survival seen with moderate drinking.
Prevalence ratio for any cardiovascular disease was 2.18 for those working with pesticides.
Approximately 50% of deaths in people with type 2 diabetes worldwide, and approximately two-thirds of deaths in people with type 2 diabetes in the US are caused by cardiovascular disease.
The use of both NSAID and aspirin was positively associated with incident HF in adults with no prior history of CVD.
Program for heart failure management and implementation of clinical practice guidelines.
Respiratory polygraphy can accurately diagnose sleep apnea in patients hospitalized with heart failure.
A literature review revealed that the use of care navigators in conjunction with follow-up telephone calls from nursing staff improved transition of care and readmission rates in patients with congestive heart failure.
Vivio can accurately detect cardiac dysfunction in anthracycline-exposed childhood cancer survivors
Racial differences persist in statin use among adults, specifically African American adults, who are less likely to be treated with any statin or guideline-recommended statin intensity compared with white adults.
Risk-standardized mortality rates vary considerably across Veterans Affairs Medical Centers
Among current drinkers without previous diagnosis of cardiovascular disease, the threshold for lowest risk of all-cause mortality is about 100 g of alcohol consumed per week.