American College of Cardiology
Electronic cigarettes or E-cigarettes (EC) are gaining popularity worldwide as an alternative to smoking tobacco cigarettes (TC) with a 55% increase in users between 2013 and 2015 with growth in the United Kingdom occurring fastest in Europe.
Cardiac implantable electronic device infection is a major complication that usually requires device removal. PADIT (Prevention of Arrhythmia Device Infection Trial) was a large cluster crossover trial of conventional versus incremental antibiotics.
Femoral access is the gold standard for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Guidelines recommend reconsidering surgery when this access is not feasible. However, alternative peripheral accesses exist, although they have not been accurately compared with femoral access.
The following are key perspectives from the 2018 multisociety Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol, based on the Top Ten Take Home Messages selected by the Writing Committee.
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