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Opioids to treat breathlessness in heart failure should be last option, reports a study

A study published in the Heart reported the use of opioids to treat breathlessness in heart failure as questionable and concluded that it should be th ...

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Extreme temperature events and fine particulate matter exposure increase risk of MI mortality, reports a study

A study published in the Circulation reported an increased risk of myocardial infarction mortality, especially in women and older adults, with exposur ...

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Patients with high CVD risk can be identified with SCORE2-Diabetes, reports a study

A study published in European Heart Journal reported that SCORE2 Diabetes, a new algorithm that is developed and calibrated to predict the 10-year ris ...

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ABC-AF risk score maintains balance between risks and benefits with OAC treatment, reports a study

A study published in American Heart Journal reported that the ABC-AF risk score allows continuous and customized estimation of the balance between the ...

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SGLT2 inhibitors have significant and consistent health improvements in heart failure in White and Black patients, reports a study

A study published in Circulation reported a significant and consistent improvement with sodium-glucose transporter 2 inhibitors in the health status o ...

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Differences in BP When Wrong Cuff Size Is Used

The study found that using the regular adult cuff in all individuals had striking differences in blood pressure......... ...

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More Evidence Links MI to Cognitive Decline Over Time

Patients who have had a myocardial infarction (MI) experience faster cognitive decline over time than immediately after the event ...

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High risk of recurrent stroke among young marijuana users

Young marijuana users who have a history of stroke or TIA remain at significantly higher risk of future stroke. It is essential to increase awareness ...

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Long-Term Kawasaki CV Risk Remains Small

The long-term risk of cardiovascular (CV) sequelae does not appear to be clinically meaningful for most patients, though vasculitis of the coronary ar ...

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Heart Failure Conflux 2022 - a virtual conference

Heart failure Conflux 2022 - A two day virtual conference focussed on basic and clinical research in the heart failure began on 4th Feb 2022. ...

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Abelacimab received fast-track designation for stroke and systemic embolism prevention in AF patients

Anthos Therapeutics announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had granted Fast Track designation for the investigation of abelacimab ...

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Medtronic Recalls Cobalt XT, Cobalt and Crome ICDs and CRT-Ds for Risk that Devices May Issue a Short Circuit Alert and Deliver Reduced Energy Shock During High Voltage Therapy

Medtronic has recalled Cobalt XT, Cobalt and Crome ICDs and CRT-Ds after receiving the reports of devices with short circuit protection (SCP) alert re ...

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FDA Clearance of Expanded Indications for Auryon Atherectomy System, announces AngioDynamics

AngioDynamics, a leading and transformative medical technology company focused on restoring healthy blood flow in the body’s vascular system, announ ...

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Pfizer announced to discontinue the trial and further development of symptomatic dilated cardiomyopathy drug

Drug major Pfizer announced to discontinue the trial for determining the safety and efficacy of PF-07265803 in patients with symptomatic dilated cardi ...

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Patients receiving Optimum transcatheter aortic valve reported “positive” 30-day outcomes

Thubrikar Aortic Valve, Inc., announced successful 30-day outcomes in the first two patients receiving the Optimum Transcatheter Aortic Valve (Optimum ...

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Dietary Intervention in the Management of Hypertension...

A small reduction in blood pressure significantly reduces the risk of other cardiovascular events. One of the significant, low-cost blood pressure int ...

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Complementary and alternative medicine for Cardiovascular Diseases

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use is prevalent among patients suffering from cardiovascular disease. In several instances, it offers be ...

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Preventing heart problems during cancer therapy: Advise from European Society of Cardiology (ESC)

The aim of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guideline on cardio-oncology was to reduce the cardiac side effects of cancer treatment to allow p ...

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Remote Ischemic Conditioning

Patients with heart attack and stroke are at increased risk of injury due to ischemia. There is also a risk during cardiac surgery in which the heart ...

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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Review of Its Efficacy In Patients With Aortic Stenosis

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) is one of the most preferred procedure for aortic valve replacement. It is also effective in inoperable ...

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Return to work after aortic valve replacement surgery and coronary artery bypass grafting

Patients with aortic valve replacement and coronary artery bypass graft are less likely to resume work after surgery. Measures to deal with pre- and p ...

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Review - Transcatheter Treatment of Valvular Heart Disease

Transcatheter valve therapies prove to be a valuable therapeutic option for people suffering from Valvular Heart Disease. ...

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Review of the Oculocardiac Reflex

The review aimed at generating evidence based data to assess the risk of oculocardiac reflex elicited during strabismus surgery and devise ways to avo ...

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Remote Ischemic Conditioning

Patients with heart attack and stroke are at increased risk of injury due to ischemia. There is also a risk during cardiac surgery in which the heart ...

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Effect of caffeine and nicotine on cardiovascular system

There are several effects of caffeine and nicotine on the cardiovascular system. These effects are related to hypertension, arrhythmia, angiogenesis, ...

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The Top Cardiovascular Risk Factors

There are several cardiovascular disease risk factors. Not all CVD risk factors have similar etiology. It is important that these risk factors should ...

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Role of gut microbiome on cardiovascular health

The gastrointestinal microbiome plays a crucial role in cardiovascular disease. Alterations in the gut microbiota balance may increase the risk of sev ...

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Role of High Potassium Level in Heart Failure

High potassium level is a common condition in patients with heart failure. There are several mechanisms of high potassium levels, especially due to an ...

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Association Between Oral Health And Cardiovascular Disease

Recent studies have indicated that people with poor oral health are at increased risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. Poor oral health includes ...

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Scientific statement from AHA on Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring in Children and Adolescents

The scientific statement from American Heart Association on ambulatory blood pressure monitoring in children and adolescents provides guidance in the ...

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Prevention and Management of fall in Cardiovascular Diseases: A Scientific Statement from AHA

A scientific statement from the American Heart Association offers consensus on the evaluation, prevention, and management of falls in patients with ca ...

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Gene Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation

Gene therapy is evolving as a promising treatment approach in atrial fibrillation. The primary difference between the current treatment and gene thera ...

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Is there any link between coronary heart disease and COPD?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality throughout the world. There are several COPD patients that are at in ...

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Total coronary revascularisation....

This 47 yr old diabetic individual had class II –III angina for the past 2 yrs. Risk factors were moderate hypercholestomia & moderate hypertension. ...

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Myxoma

A 60-year-old man comes to the clinic complaining of shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness and sensation of feeling his heart beating really fast ...

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Thrombus in LAD with TIMI II flow.

This is a case of a 28-yea young patient named Vinod Mackrana. The patient had a Acute AWMI with on going chest pain on 12th August 2003 i.e. on the R ...

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Expert Consensus Document on the Use of Antiplatelet Agents

The Task Force on the Use of Antiplatelet Agents in Patients with Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease of the European Society of Cardiology ...

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2018 AHA/ACC/AACVPR/AAPA/ ABC/ACPM/ADA/AGS/APhA/ASPC/ NLA/PCNA Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol

A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association. Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines... ...

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2011 ACCF/AHA/SCAI Guideline for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

A Report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association. Task Force on Practice Guidelines and the Society for Cardiovasc ...

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2011 ACCF/AHA Guideline for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery.

A Report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/ American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. Developed in Collaboration Wi ...

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Surgery for Aortic Dilatation in Patients With Bicuspid Aortic Valves

A Statement of Clarification From the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines ...

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2015 ACC/AHA/SCAI Focused Update on Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Patients With ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction.

2015 ACC/AHA/SCAI Focused Update on Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Patients With ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction. An Update of the ...

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2016 ACC/AHA Guideline Focused Update on Duration of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease

A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines. An Update of the 2011 ACCF/AHA/S ...

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2013 ESC Guidelines on cardiac pacing and cardiac resynchronization therapy

The Task Force on cardiac pacing and resynchronization therapy of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Developed in collaboration with the Europe ...

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2010 Focused Update of ESC Guidelines on device therapy in heart failure

An update of the 2008 ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic heart failure and the 2007 ESC guidelines for cardiac and re ...

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Considerations for Restarting Anticoagulation

Infograph - guidance for considering when and whether a patient should resume anticoagulation therapy. In most cases, restarting OAC after a bleeding ...

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2020 ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway on Management of Bleeding in Patients on Oral Anticoagulants

2020 ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway on Management of Bleeding in Patients on Oral Anticoagulants: A Report of the American College of Cardiolog ...

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Assessing Bleed Severity and Managing Major and Non-Major Bleeds

2020 ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway on Management of Bleeding in Patients on Oral Anticoagulants: A Report of the American College of Cardiolog ...

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Potassium Binders in the Management of Chronic Hyperkalemia

Potassium Binders in the Management of a potentially life threatening condition, Chronic Hyperkalemia................... ...

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Perioperative management of DOACs

Perioperative management of DOACs - Problems, Solutions, Perioperative management of DOACs and How to prevent potential errors ...

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Medication Safety: Switching P2Y12 Inhibitors

Oral P2Y12 inhibitors vary in potency and pharmacokinetic and dynamic parameters. Drug interactions between P2Y12 inhibitors can lead to inadequate pl ...

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Aspirin Therapy in Primary Prevention of ASCVD

The use of Aspirin therapy in primary prevention of Atheroschlerotic Cardiovascular Disease............................. ...

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Safe prescribing and use of Valsartan

Combining Sacubitril/Valsartan with an ACE inhibitor or ARB increases risk of adverse effects. Use of ARB or ACE inhibitor should be discontinued befo ...

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Managing chronic mild hypertension in pregnancy lowers risk of neonatal, fetal outcomes

A study being presented at the American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) 71st Annual Scientific Session reported that targeting the blood pressure lowe ...

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ACCLAIM-Advanced Chronic Heart Failure CLinical Assessment of Immune Modulation Therapy

Advanced Chronic Heart Failure CLinical Assessment of Immune Modulation Therapy ...

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ACCF -The American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association

Multicenter Assessment of the Utilization of SPECT Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Using the ACCF Appropriateness Criteria: The ACCF and United Matters o ...

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ACC AMI GAP- American College of Cardiology Acute Myocardial Infarction Guidelines Applied to Practice

American College of Cardiology Acute Myocardial Infarction Guidelines Applied to Practice Study ...

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ABSORB-Bio ABSORBable stents

Bio ABSORBable stents ...

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ABCD -Alternans Before Defibrillator Cardioverter

Alternans Before Defibrillator Cardioverter ...

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AADVANCE-The African American Diovan (Valsartan) Amlodipine (Norvasc) Clinical Efficacy trial

The African American Diovan (Valsartan) Amlodipine (Norvasc) Clinical Efficacy trial ...

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ACCOMPLISH - Avoiding Cardiovascular events through COMbination therapy in Patients Living with Systolic Hypertension

Avoiding Cardiovascular events through COMbination therapy in Patients Living with Systolic Hypertension ...

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ACCORD BP-Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes Blood Pressure

Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes Blood Pressure ...

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Cor Triatriatum...

Cor triatriatum is a cardiac disease that is developed durin ...

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Brugada Syndrome...

Brugada syndrome was first explained in 1992 by Josep and Pe ...

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Cardiac Syndrome X...

The other name of cardiac syndrome X is microvascular angina ...

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Pulmonic Regurgitati...

Pulmonic regurgitation is also known as pulmonary regurgitat ...

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Pulmonic Stenosis...

Pulmonic stenosis can be defined as a condition in which the ...

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Loeffler Endocarditi...

Loeffler endocarditis was first reported in the year 1936 by ...

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Libman-Sacks Endocar...

Libman-Sacks Endocarditis is a form of nonbacterial thrombot ...

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Holiday Heart Syndro...

Holiday heart syndrome is characterized by the presence of f ...

Special Considerations in Screening of M

Discussion on athletes with underlying coronary artery disease: Special Considerations in ...

Helping Patients Improve Lifestyle Behav

Digital and wearable technologies used by patients to change their lifestyle behaviors an...

Pathophysiology and Therapeutic Approach

Mathew Maurer, MD and Stephen J. Nicholls, MBBS, PhD, FACC, with Yuvraj Chowdhury, MD, dis...

Optimal Medical Therapy Prior to Interve

It is important that patients with reduced heart function are treated with drugs that have...

Lipoprotein(a) and Benefit of PCSK9 Inhi

Gregory G. Schwartz, MD, PhD and Glenn A. Hirsch MD, MHS, FACC, with Lindsay Panah, MD, di...

Atrial Fibrillation Management in Athlet

Michael S. Emery, MD, MS, FACC debates Mark S Link, MD on Atrial Fibrillation Management i...
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Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Peer-reviewed journal dealing with cardiovascular medicine.

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Circulation

Publishes original research manuscripts in Cardiovascular Medicine.

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The Lancet

The journal strives to make science widely available.

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New England Journal of Medicine

NEJM delivers high-quality, peer-reviewed research articles.

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European Heart Journal

Peer-reviewed journal dealing with cardiovascular medicine.

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American Heart Journal

Goal is to provide the reader primary investigation, scholarly reviews.

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EP Europace

Scientific work and reviews in the fields of Arrhythmias, Pacing & Electrophysiology

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British Journal of Cardiology

Unique peer-reviewed publication linking primary & secondary care.

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Cathetirization & Cardiovascular Interventions

Related to invasive and interventional coronary or peripheral vascular techniques

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Journal of Cardiac Failure

Articles on clinical research, basic human studies, animal studies, on Heart Failure.

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AJC

Journal with focus on the practical & clinical approaches.

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International Journal of Cardiology

The journal serves practicing clinicians and researchers.