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Combination heart failure drug could improve glycemic control

The drug (Entresto, Novartis), combines the angiotensin receptor blocker valsartan and the neprilysin inhibitor sacubitril.

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Stress perfusion imaging no worse than coronary angiograms in stable coronary artery disease | ACC

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Questionnaire identifies neurocognitive impairment in congenital heart disease | ACC

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EMS transport saves an hour in ST elevation myocardial infarction | ACC

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  • Vitals
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Lipids and CAD Vitals for March 2017

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  • The Lancet
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Subclinical leaflet thrombosis more common in transcatheter than surgical bioprosthetic aortic valves

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  • Clinical Essentials from N Engl J Med
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Is there something better than fractional flow reserve for cardiac lesion assessment?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Cardiol
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Expert consensus statements from Heart Rhythm Society summarized in one place: Part 2

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Expert consensus statements from Heart Rhythm Society summarized in one place: Part 1

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Is my nut allergy real?

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Patients Will Be Asking: Can I be awake for my surgery?

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Is salt behind my midnight bathroom trips?

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ACA's future depends on bureaucrats, insurers

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Upwardly mobile physicians need business, leadership skills

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Midwest states best for physicians, says personal finance website

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  • Clinical Essentials from N Engl J Med
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Multicenter RCT of levosimendan for postcardiac surgery hemodynamic support stopped

No survival effects seen vs placebo.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Clin Cardiol
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Wearable cardio-defibrillators might bridge NICM patients to HF therapy optimization

These defibrillators might fill a gap for patients with a new NICM diagnosis.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Coll Cardiol
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Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of school-age death, but only 17 US states have AEDs in schools

Time from collapse to defib is critical factor in survival.

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Heart failure admissions and mortality show seasonal and regional variations | ACC
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Heart failure admissions and mortality show seasonal and regional variations | ACC

The effects of seasonal variations in HF admissions and mortality in the US have not been well described.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Heart Assoc
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RAS inhibitors are linked to better outcomes but do not prevent Afib post-MI

All-cause mortality reduction is good news, but there is no reduction in new-onset Afib.

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Weaponisation of health care in Syria
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Weaponisation of health care in Syria

A strategy of using violence to restrict or deny access to health care as a weapon of war

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  • Clinical Essentials from Circulation
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Is MitraClip safe for tricuspid regurgitation?

Compassionate use study suggests MitraClip is safe, significantly decreases TR, and improves NYHA class.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Catheter Cardiovasc Interv
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TAVR: a picture of the procedure’s early years

Study examines TAVR growth rate and effect of operator experience during first years after TAVR approval.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Coll Cardiol
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Is TAVR safe for patients with bicuspid aortic stenosis?

Randomized TAVR trials excluded patients with bicuspid AS.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Obstet Gynecol
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Severe peripartum hypertension: new recommendations on emergent therapy

This condition can arise any time in the peripartum period

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Dietary sodium intake increased among US adults with hypertension | ACC
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Dietary sodium intake increased among US adults with hypertension | ACC

Improved population-based interventions are needed.

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Depression associated with risk of death following coronary artery disease diagnosis | ACC
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Depression associated with risk of death following coronary artery disease diagnosis | ACC

Depression is a risk factor for CV disease incidence, recurrent events, and death.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Med
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COPD linked to increased CV risk

Patients need strict monitoring for subclinical atherosclerosis.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Heart Assoc
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Heart health effects similar for all races, both sexes

Finding suggests a strategy for reducing CVD disparities.

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