Catheter-based renal denervation was superior to a sham procedure for reducing BP in the absence of antihypertensive medications in patients with uncontrolled hypertension, according to results of the SPYRAL HTN-OFF MED pivotal trial.
Total annual spending per person with employer-sponsored health insurance increased 18.4% to nearly $5,900 between 2014 and 2018, according to a Health Care Cost Institute report.
Among patients who underwent PCI or CABG between 2003 and 2016, risk-adjusted mortality decreased in the CABG population but not in the PCI population over time, researchers reported in JAMA Network Open.
February is American Heart Month, and Feb. 7 is National Wear Red Day, an American Heart Association initiative that aims to raise awareness of heart disease as the leading cause of death for 1 in 3 American women and to serve as a catalyst to improve the health of women across the globe.
Renal denervation with catheter ablation in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and hypertension significantly increased the likelihood of freedom from AF at 12 months compared with catheter ablation alone, according to results of the ERADICATE-AF trial published in JAMA.
Discrepancies in understanding the informed consent process before PCI among patients and cardiologists showed that improvements are needed for patients to make an informed decision regarding revascularization, according to a study published in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.
The European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery has withdrawn its support for the left main disease recommendations of the 2018 European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery/European Society of Cardiology Clinical Guidelines for Myocardial Revascularization, but a portion of the association’s explanation has drawn criticism from the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.
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