BP Tracking Undergarment; COPD Exacerbations & HF Events; Hemolysis After PFA

Derick Alison
Derick Alison
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The FDA cleared the algorithm for continuous blood pressure monitoring for the SimpleSense wearable garment, Nanowear announced. (FierceBiotech)

Occlutech announced FDA approval of its ASD Occluder for transcatheter closure of atrial septal defects.

Abdominal adiposity, not body mass index, appeared to be linked to functional outcomes after ischemic stroke. (Neurology)

If it weren’t for food product reformulations for lower salt content, consumer preferences would likely be driving higher sodium intake on a population level. (Food Policy)

In a French cohort, active smokers tended to have higher expiratory carbon monoxide levels that were in turn associated with mortality and poor outcomes after hospitalization for an acute cardiac event. (eClinicalMedicine)

Moderate and severe exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease were found to be independent risk factors for cardiovascular events, especially heart failure decompensation. (Heart)

Due to sex-related differences in primary mitral regurgitation, women may require lower left ventricular dimension thresholds for surgical repair. (Journal of the American College of Cardiology)

Recommendations for imaging for evaluation of prosthetic valve function were published in a new American Society of Echocardiography guideline.

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedural volumes plummeted worldwide during the first and second waves of the COVID-19 pandemic — affecting poorer countries the most. (JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions)

Many cardiovascular events may have slipped through the cracks during the pandemic, based on records from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. (JAMA Health Forum)

Remnant cholesterol may affect the extent of effects of intensive blood pressure lowering on cardiovascular outcomes. (European Journal of Preventive Cardiology)

A Mendelian randomization study showed evidence for major lipids having a causal relationship with high blood pressure. (eBioMedicine)

A genetic association study implicated cardiovascular disease-related proteins in gestational hypertension and preeclampsia. (JAMA Cardiology)

People in North America with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy were disproportionately more likely to receive primary prevention implantable cardioverter-defibrillators compared with peers in Europe. (European Heart Journal)

Although they are rare complications after a pulsed field ablation procedure, acute kidney injury or hemolysis can occur with too many pulse applications. (EP Europace)

Scientists found a genomic link between heart failure and atrial fibrillation independent of atrial remodeling. (Circulation)

Mavacamten (Camzyos) remained effective and safe for symptomatic obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy over 1 year in a long-term extension study. (JACC: Heart Failure)

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