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Machine Learning and Early Diagnosis of CVD

2020 20 Feb

Despite significant advances in the diagnosis and management of cardiac disease, cardiovascular disease continues to have high morbidity and mortality. In some  cases, the diagnosis is delayed, while in others, the diagnosis is mistaken for another disorder. Advanced technology and machine learning have opened up new opportunities to evaluate image-based... Read more

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PARTNER 2A Study: Late Outcomes of TAVR

2020 12 Feb

Transcatheter aortic valve replacements are routinely done at many institutions in patients not deemed candidates for open-heart surgery. Over the years, many short term studies have been published on the outcomes of TAVR. Findings from the PARTNER 2 study were published in 2016 and now, PARTNER 2A presents the late outcomes of TAVR. These findings... Read more

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CARDIOTOXIC Study: Relationship Between Cancer Therapy and CVD

2020 12 Feb

Certain classes of anticancer drugs are cardiotoxic, especially the anthracycline group of chemotherapeutic agents. In most cases, the cardiotoxic effect of these agents comes to light when the patient undergoes surgery for cancer and then develops heart failure, arrhythmias or dies. Most oncologists and surgeons make it a point to ensure that patients... Read more

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Cardiovascular Outcomes in Women: Biology or Bias?

2020 31 Jan

Women have steeper increases in blood pressure than men throughout their life, and cardiovascular disease presents itself much differently in women than men. While biology is an important concept when defining the sex differences in the pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease, its pathophysiologic alterations, and variability in treatment effectiveness,... Read more

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Impact of Cardiac Radiation on Risk of Coronary Artery Disease

2020 27 Jan

Over the years, there has been significant progress in the treatment of children with cancer. This has resulted in an increase in the number of cancer survivors living into adulthood. However, significant impact has been observed on the long-term health of these individuals, with many of them experiencing chronic health issues related to previous treatment.... Read more

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Cardiovascular Screening Programmes at Top Cardiology Hospitals

2020 27 Jan

There is very little evidence that screening tests reduce mortality in asymptomatic individuals. However, clinicians have a strong belief that diagnostic tests can help find disease in its earliest stages. That is why many top-ranking hospitals offer executive screening programmes that are primarily targeted to wealthy individuals who can afford to... Read more

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Top Heart Disease, Stroke Research Advances in 2019

2020 15 Jan

Cardiovascular disease continues to be the leading cause of death worldwide. Over the years, scientific research and technological advancements in heart disease and stroke science have had a positive impact on the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.  Here is a quick overview of the biggest scientific victories achieved in 2019, as... Read more

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Top Cardiology Stories of 2019

2019 27 Dec

As we move into 2020, here's a quick recap of our most clicked stories in Cardiology in 2019:  ORION-10 Trial: Inclisiran Effective at Reducing LDL Findings from the ORION-10 trial presented at the AHA Scientific Session in 2019 showed that twice-yearly injections of inclisiran were effective at reducing LDL cholesterol. ENCOURAGE... Read more

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Aspirin No Longer Effective as Primary Prevention for CVD

2019 16 Dec

A new paper in Family Practice, published by Oxford University Press, found that the widespread use of statins and cancer screening technology may have altered the benefits of aspirin use. Researchers concluded that aspirin no longer provides a net benefit as primary prevention for cardiovascular disease and cancer. Nearly half of adults 70 years... Read more

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ESC Statistics 2019: Middle-Income European Countries Most Affected by CVD

2019 16 Dec

Middle-income countries shoulder the bulk of morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in Europe, according to a major report published today in European Heart Journal.  The document details the burden of CVD in the 57 ESC member countries, the infrastructure and human resources available for treatment, and the vast differences... Read more