Another Xenotransplant Death; Many Unaware of HF Diagnosis; Full-Body TAVR Protector

Derick Alison
Derick Alison
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The second recipient of a pig heart xenotransplant died 6 weeks after the procedure, following signs of organ rejection, University of Maryland Medical Center announced.

Could the benefits of revascularization for obstructive coronary artery disease be hampered by co-existing non-ischemic cardiomyopathy? (Circulation)

Routine stress testing after percutaneous coronary intervention didn’t help the high-risk group of diabetic patients in the POST-PCI trial. (European Heart Journal)

An implantable invasive hemodynamic monitor might be used several ways to avoid serial catheterizations in people with subaortic right ventricles and pulmonary hypertension. (Heart)

A minority of Minnesota community residents were aware that they had a heart failure diagnosis, according to a survey. (Journal of the American Heart Association)

Lower education correlates with a higher lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease, a meta-analysis finds. (JAMA Cardiology)

The American Heart Association highlighted research associating regular marijuana use with heart disease that will be presented at its upcoming conference.

In a first-in-human study, the Captis full-body embolic protection system successfully collected a lot of debris from transcatheter aortic valve replacement. (EuroIntervention)

Integrase strand-transfer inhibitor use in antiretroviral regimens did not increase cardiovascular risk in a clinically meaningful way for people with HIV. (Lancet HIV)

Hypertension and lipid metabolism disorders mediated a large part of the link between miscarriage and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. (European Journal of Preventive Cardiology)

Women in midlife with greater posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms tended to have more carotid atherosclerosis. (JAMA Network Open)

Even in a country with universal healthcare, there were socioeconomic disparities in acute stroke therapy utilization. (Neurology)

Nationwide, 11.2% of people hospitalized for atrial fibrillation were discharged on an off-label dose of direct oral anticoagulant. (Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes)

Blood pressure drug classes may have differing effects on microvascular function in some people with small vessel disease. (Lancet Neurology)

The PROMISE II study that led to FDA approval for LimFlow transcatheter arterialization of deep veins had durability data out to 1 year publicized by the VIVA Foundation.

A 14-year-old died after collapsing from a cardiac arrest while running a 5K race at a high school in South Florida. (NBC6)

Scientists discovered four major pathways implicated in heart failure mortality that can be targeted with neuregulins. (Journal of the American College of Cardiology)

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