Apr 10, 2022 | EP Lab Digest

In this interview, EP Lab Digest speaks with Tae Chung, MD, director of the Johns Hopkins Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) Program in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr Chung is an assistant professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Neurology at Johns Hopkins University.

Diastolic plateau is an invasive hemodynamic marker of impaired right ventricular (RV) diastolic filling. The purpose of the current analysis was to evaluate the prognostic importance of this sign in left ventricular assist device (LVAD) patients.

New ACC/AHA/HFSA guideline redefines heart failure stages to focus on prevention, updates treatment options and emphasizes care coordination with a heart failure specialty team

Mar 31, 2022 | News Medical

the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions (SCAI) released an official position statement aimed at providing recommendations to minimize the potential risks involved with medical proctoring. The document, “SCAI Position Statement on Best Practices for Clinical Proctoring of New Technologies and Techniques,” was published today in the Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions […]

Mar 25, 2022 | Healio

A single-center study suggests prior stroke and initial experience are independent risk factors for stroke within 30 days of transcatheter aortic valve replacement; however, no other factors emerged as predictors, researchers reported.

Mar 14, 2022 | Cath Lab Digest

Recently, we have evolved to rely heavily on an intravascular imaging-based approach to deal with calcified lesions; our center images over 85% of all percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) cases. We typically apply an image-based strategy to determine the optimal stenting plan and routinely employ an algorithm called MLD MAX, (Morphology, Length, Diameter, Medial dissection, Apposition, […]

Mar 10, 2022 | CASE

Anomalous left coronary artery (LCA) from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rare congenital coronary anomaly that can present with congestive heart failure and ischemic mitral regurgitation in an infant. Coronary imaging by echocardiography in the pediatric population is difficult due to small vessel size, high heart rate, and patient cooperation. This case presents an additional […]

Mar 2, 2022 | Cardiac Rhythm News

Portable electronic devices containing magnets may inhibit pulse generators for implanted cardiac devices (ICDs) and pacemakers according to new research published in Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology.

Feb 25, 2022 | DAIC Articles

Physician-scientists in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai have created an artificial intelligence (AI) tool that can effectively identify and distinguish between two life-threatening heart conditions that are often easy to miss: hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and cardiac amyloidosis. The new findings were published in JAMA Cardiology.

Every few seconds, someone in the U.S. is in need of a blood donation. But there’s not always enough donated blood to meet that need. Aid agencies began the year announcing the country was facing its worst blood shortage in more than a decade.

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