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Released: 18-May-2022 6:05 PM EDT
The Nathanson Family Foundation Gifts $2.5 Million to Expand Ochsner Hospital for Children Congenital Heart Defect Program
Ochsner Health System

The Nathanson Family Foundation has generously gifted Ochsner Hospital for Children $2.5 million to support the expansion of its Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Program led by congenital cardiac surgeon Dr. Benjamin B. Peeler.

Newswise: The Medical Minute: Carotid Stenosis Increases Stroke Risk
Released: 18-May-2022 5:45 PM EDT
The Medical Minute: Carotid Stenosis Increases Stroke Risk
Penn State Health

You can’t feel carotid stenosis, but the blockage of an artery in your neck can cause a stroke. Remedies include drugs, surgery and a new minimally invasive procedure called TCAR.

Newswise: Cardio-Obstetrics Survey Gives Birth to New Training Needs
Released: 18-May-2022 2:55 PM EDT
Cardio-Obstetrics Survey Gives Birth to New Training Needs

Cardiovascular disease is the primary cause of pregnancy‐related death, yet a new national survey led by doctors at the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai suggests that few cardiologists, trainees or care team members are trained in cardio-obstetrics, a specialty that brings together experts from cardiology, obstetrics and primary care.

Newswise: Henry Ford Cardiologist to Perform a Live Heart Procedure at International Medical Education Event
Released: 17-May-2022 12:00 PM EDT
Henry Ford Cardiologist to Perform a Live Heart Procedure at International Medical Education Event
Henry Ford Health

DETROIT (May 17, 2022) – For the third straight year, Henry Ford Hospital interventional cardiologist Khaldoon Alaswad, M.D. will perform a  live heart procedure as part of an international interactive medical education event, with proceeds benefiting hospitals in Ukraine.Dr. Alaswad, director of the cardiac catheterization lab, will perform an advanced heart procedure known as chronic total occlusion percutaneous coronary intervention, as part of CTO LIVE AID 2022, a livestreamed event to provide invaluable training to cardiologists around the world.

Released: 17-May-2022 11:25 AM EDT
Predictable Home Environment Protects Against Development of Heart Disease Risk Factors After Child Abuse
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Studies have demonstrated that exposure to physical and psychological abuse in childhood is associated with cardiovascular risk factors in adulthood, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes. A new study shows for the first time that well-organized households protect children who have experienced abuse from developing some precursors to heart disease.

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Newswise: Fostering Innovation in Congenital Interventional Cardiology
Released: 17-May-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Fostering Innovation in Congenital Interventional Cardiology
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is evaluating several novel devices for congenital heart disease—and recently performed the world’s first implant of a novel stent for babies. Since joining Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in August as the Director of Congenital Interventional Catheterization, Darren Berman, MD, has been expanding the scope of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab to include many of the newest catheter-based treatments for children and young adults with congenital heart disease.

Released: 17-May-2022 7:00 AM EDT
Move Over, Gut Microbiota—Skin and Mouth Bacteria May Help Regulate Blood Pressure Too
American Physiological Society (APS)

New research in rats finds specific bacteria populations in the mouth and on the skin may be beneficial in blood pressure regulation. The first-of-its-kind study is published ahead of print in Physiological Genomics.

Released: 16-May-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Take herbal supplements with a dose of caution

Herbal supplements may be natural, but that does not mean they are always safe.

Released: 16-May-2022 4:05 PM EDT
إجراء في القلب لتقليل مخاطر السكتة الدماغية يُفترض أن يعالج التسربات الصغيرة
Mayo Clinic

مدينة روتشستر، ولاية مينيسوتا- يعتبر التسرب بعد إغلاق الزائدة الأذينية اليسرى أكثر أهمية مما كان يُعتقد سابقًا، وفقًا لبحث جديد في مايو كلينك. يُظهر هذا البحث أنه حتى التسريبات الصغيرة ترتبط بزيادة بنسبة 10% إلى 15% في مخاطر الأحداث الضارة.

Released: 16-May-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Procedimiento cardíaco para disminuir riesgo de accidente cerebrovascular debe controlar fugas pequeñas
Mayo Clinic

Las fugas después del cierre del apéndice auricular izquierdo son más importantes de lo que se creía, dice un nuevo estudio de Mayo Clinic. El estudio muestra una relación entre una fuga, aunque sea pequeña, y un riesgo entre 10 y 15 por ciento mayor de sufrir un evento adverso.

Released: 16-May-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Mayo Clinic

妙佑医疗国际(Mayo Clinic)的一项新研究发现,左心耳封堵术渗漏的影响远比人们过去预想的更严重。这项研究发现,哪怕是极小的渗漏,也可能导致不良事件的发生风险增加10%–15%。美国心脏病学院发布的一篇新闻稿进一步概述了这项研究,并且研究结果已发表在《JACC:Clinical Electrophysiology》上。

Released: 16-May-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Procedimento no coração para reduzir risco de AVC deve gerenciar de pequenos vazamentos
Mayo Clinic

Vazamentos após fechamento do apêndice atrial esquerdo são mais importantes do que previamente pensado, de acordo com nova pesquisa da Mayo Clinic. Essa pesquisa mostra que mesmo vazamentos pequenos estão associados com um risco de 10 a 15 por cento maior de eventos adversos.

Released: 16-May-2022 2:45 PM EDT
Artery stiffness may predict Type 2 diabetes risk better than BP and standard risk factors
American Heart Association (AHA)

Arterial stiffness was a better predictor of future risk of Type 2 diabetes than blood pressure, and people with a combination of high blood pressure and stiffer arteries had the highest risk of developing diabetes, according to new research published today in Hypertension, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Heart Association.

4-May-2022 4:35 PM EDT
Study Reports on the Incidence of Permanent Pacemaker Implantation Associated with Tricuspid Repair in the Setting of Mitral Valve Surgery for Patients with Moderate or Less-than-Moderate Tricuspid Regurgitation
American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)

In a recent CTSN trial, the addition of tricuspid annuloplasty (TA) at the time of mitral valve surgery (MVS) in patients with degenerative mitral regurgitation (MR) and moderate or less tricuspid regurgitation (TR) reduced the composite rate of death, reoperation for TR, or TR progression at two years.

4-May-2022 4:25 PM EDT
Study Finds that Concurrent Tricuspid Valve Surgery and Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation do not Appear to Lower the Incidence of Right Heart Failure
American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)

Right heart failure (RHF) continues to be a major source of morbidity and mortality following left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation.

4-May-2022 4:30 PM EDT
The Ascyrus Medical Dissection Stent is a Safe, Reproducible Addition to Surgical Therapy for Acute DeBakey Type I Aortic Dissection
American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)

The dissected aorta repair through stent implantation trial (DARTS) evaluated clinical and radiographic outcomes of the Ascyrus Medical Dissection Stent (AMDS) in a prospective, non-randomized, international study of patients with acute DeBakey type I aortic dissection (ATAD I).

Released: 13-May-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Late-Breaking Science Announced for TVT 2022
Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF)

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) announced that TVT: The Structural Heart Summit will feature 12 studies as Late-Breaking Clinical Science and Featured Clinical Research. An annual meeting covering cutting-edge research and techniques for structural heart interventions, TVT will take place June 8-10, 2022, at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk in Chicago, Illinois.

Released: 12-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Especialista da Mayo Clinic explica por que o risco de doença cardíaca em mulheres aumentou durante a pandemia
Mayo Clinic

a pandemia de COVID-19 afetou as pessoas de muitas maneiras. Para muitas mulheres, isso significou maiores desafios e menos tempo para cuidar de si mesmas.

Released: 12-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT
妙佑医疗国际(Mayo Clinic) 专家解释疫情期间女性患心脏病的风险为何上升
Mayo Clinic

COVID-19疫情在很多方面给人们带来了影响。对于许多女性来说,疫情意味着更大的挑战,以及更少时间照顾自己。妙佑医疗国际心脏病专家Mayra Guerrero医学博士表示,这些因素只是部分解释了为何女性患上心血管疾病的风险上升,以及为何有必要做出改变。

Released: 12-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT
خبيرة مايو كلينك تشرح سبب ارتفاع مخاطر إصابة النساء بأمراض القلب أثناء الجائحة
Mayo Clinic

مدينة روتشستر، ولاية مينيسوتا— لقد أثّرت جائحة فيروس كورونا المستجد (كوفيد-19) على الناس بشتى الطرق. بالنسبة للعديد من النساء، فإنها قد أضافت تحديات أكبر ووقتًا أقل للعناية بأنفسهن. وهذه فقط بعض من الأسباب التي قد تفسر سبب زيادة خطر إصابة النساء بأمراض القلب والأوعية الدموية - ولماذا من المهم إجراء تغييرات، كما تقول مايرا غيريرو، دكتورة الطب، طبيبة القلب في مايو كلينك.

Released: 12-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Experto de Mayo Clinic explica por qué aumentó el riesgo femenino para enfermedades cardíacas durante la pandemia
Mayo Clinic

La pandemia de COVID-19 afectó a la gente de numerosas maneras y para muchas mujeres, significó afrontar más retos y tener menos tiempo para cuidar de sí mismas.

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11-May-2022 9:55 AM EDT
From Cavefish to Humans: Evolution of Metabolism in Cavefish May Provide Insight Into Treatments for a Host of Diseases Such as Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Stroke
Stowers Institute for Medical Research

New research examines how cavefish developed unique metabolic adaptations to survive in nutrient-scarce environments. The study created a genome-wide map of liver tissue for two independent colonies of cavefish along with river fish to understand how cavefish metabolism evolved and how this may be applicable for humans.

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Released: 11-May-2022 2:10 PM EDT
UM School of Medicine Researchers Participate in Big Ten Health Registry to Study Heart Inflammation in Athletes Recovering from COVID-19
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have been collaborating on an extensive heart registry that includes student-athletes in the Big Ten athletic conference, to learn more about cardiac issues in those who have recovered from a COVID-19 infection.

Released: 11-May-2022 10:45 AM EDT
Study points to need for substantial improvement in heart attack outcomes across high-income nations
Harvard Medical School

Analysis shows substantial differences in treatment, outcomes, and efficiency in heart attack care across six high-income countries despite well-established international guidelines U.S. heart attack death rate was among the highest, even with adherence to recommended treatments and faring well on other measures All countries excelled in some measures, but none excelled in all, even though well-established international guidelines are readily available

Released: 11-May-2022 10:25 AM EDT
Drinker’s sex plus brewing method may be key to coffee’s link to raised cholesterol

The sex of the drinker as well as the brewing method may be key to coffee’s link with raised cholesterol, a known risk factor for heart disease, suggests research published in the open access journal Open Heart.

Newswise: Advancing Aortic Valve Replacement
Released: 11-May-2022 10:00 AM EDT
Advancing Aortic Valve Replacement
Valley Health System

The Valley Hospital has become one of the few centers in the United States, and the only center in New Jersey, to offer an advanced surgical technique for aortic valve replacement called the Ross procedure.

Released: 10-May-2022 4:25 PM EDT
Potential pathway linking infant infections to cardiovascular disease risk
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

Researchers have discovered a potential pathway linking early life infections to cardiovascular disease risk later in adulthood, offering opportunities for targeted intervention.

Released: 10-May-2022 4:05 PM EDT
TVT 2022 Program Now Available
Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF)

The program for TVT 2022: The Structural Heart Summit is now available online. An annual meeting from the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF), TVT features cutting-edge research and techniques for structural heart interventions and will take place June 8-10, 2022 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk in Chicago, Illinois.

Released: 10-May-2022 1:25 PM EDT
“One-size-fits-all” flawed for assessing cardiovascular disease risk among Asian Americans
American Heart Association (AHA)

In a large, retrospective study covering data from the last two decades, death rates for cardiovascular diseases in the U.S. varied among people from various Asian ethnicity subgroups, with death rate trends that stagnated in some subgroups and increased in others, according to new research published today in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Heart Association.

Released: 10-May-2022 10:00 AM EDT
Seattle health fair offers free screenings, wellness activities for people with diabetes
Endocrine Society

Endocrine experts will deliver free health services to underrepresented communities, including Latinx and Hispanic residents, during EndoCares® Seattle, an in-person health education event being held on May 14.

Released: 9-May-2022 2:00 PM EDT
Media Registration for TCT 2022 Now Open
Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF)

Media registration is now open for TCT 2022 (Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics), the annual scientific symposium of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF). TCT will be held September 16-19, 2022, in Boston, Massachusetts at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

Newswise: More Coronary Disease Among COPD Patients
Released: 9-May-2022 12:50 PM EDT
More Coronary Disease Among COPD Patients
University of Bergen

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often have other comorbid disorders, a new study from Norway shows.

Released: 6-May-2022 2:10 PM EDT
New research confirms racism in healthcare settings increases vaccine hesitancy among ethnic minority groups
SAGE Publications UK

A new study examining the associations between racial and ethnic discrimination and COVID-19 vaccine refusal has found that one in ten people from ethnic minority groups who refused a vaccine experienced racial discrimination in a medical setting since the start of the pandemic.

Newswise: Targeting Molecular Pathway that Causes Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Released: 6-May-2022 1:55 PM EDT
Targeting Molecular Pathway that Causes Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
University of California San Diego Health

UC San Diego researchers describe the underlying signaling pathway that results in pulmonary arterial hypertension and a novel monoclonal antibody therapy that blocks the abnormal blood vessel formation characterizing the disease.

Released: 6-May-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Revealing the individual immune cells inside the plaque that causes life-threatening heart attacks
Kobe University

Through single-cell RNA sequencing, a research group has successfully illuminated the characteristics of Myeloid immune cells in coronary plaque, which causes acute coronary syndrome (this term includes conditions such as unstable angina and acute myocardial infarction (heart attack)). Based on this data, they hope to develop a treatment method that can stabilize coronary plaque.

Released: 4-May-2022 4:50 PM EDT
First Report of Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement Using Real-Time CT Imaging in Elderly Man with Heart Failure and Blood Clot
Hackensack Meridian Health

Cardiologists from the Structural and Congenital Heart Center and Cardiac Surgeons at Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center/Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine have reported what is believed to be the very first patient with heart failure and a blood clot to undergo a minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve replacement using CT (computed tomography) fusion imaging, a technique that employs two different imaging modalities.

Released: 4-May-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Women and Black adults waited longer in ER for chest pain evaluation
American Heart Association (AHA)

Women (ages 18 to 55) waited longer to be evaluated for chest pain in the emergency room (ER) and received a less thorough evaluation for a possible heart attack than men in the same age range.

Newswise: The area’s first robotic heart surgery performed at MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Released: 4-May-2022 10:05 AM EDT
The area’s first robotic heart surgery performed at MedStar Washington Hospital Center
MedStar Washington Hospital Center

The Washington area’s first robotic heart surgery was performed at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Cardiac surgeon Yuji Kawano, MD, repaired a mitral valve through very tiny incisions in the chest using the da Vinci® surgical robot. Robotic cardiac surgery is the latest example of the ongoing tradition of clinical innovation and excellence at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

Newswise: UTSW Geneticist Jonathan Cohen Elected to the National Academy of Sciences
Released: 4-May-2022 12:05 AM EDT
UTSW Geneticist Jonathan Cohen Elected to the National Academy of Sciences
UT Southwestern Medical Center

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) today elected UT Southwestern scientist Jonathan Cohen, Ph.D., into its membership, one of the highest honors for American scientists. Dr. Cohen, Professor of Internal Medicine in the Center for Human Nutrition and the Eugene McDermott Center for Human Growth and Development at UT Southwestern, was elected by his peers in recognition of distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. His research centers on identifying genes that play major roles in the metabolism of cholesterol and triglycerides and elucidating the biological roles of their protein products.

Newswise: Mental Illness Plays Havoc with Blood Pressure and Heart Rate
Released: 3-May-2022 7:05 PM EDT
Mental Illness Plays Havoc with Blood Pressure and Heart Rate
University of South Australia

We need to pay more attention to the physical impacts of mental illness. It could not only be messing with your mind, but also your heart, say Australian and Malaysian scientists.

Newswise: Severe Heart Attack Mortality Dropped in Second Year of COVID-19 Pandemic, But Still High in Unvaccinated, New Data Shows
Released: 3-May-2022 3:05 PM EDT
Severe Heart Attack Mortality Dropped in Second Year of COVID-19 Pandemic, But Still High in Unvaccinated, New Data Shows
Hackensack Meridian Health

A newly published analysis in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology of hospitalized patients with both a severe type of heart attack called STEMI (ST-elevation myocardial infarction) and coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) infection compares clinical outcomes for these patients during the first and second years of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 2-May-2022 6:05 PM EDT
Cardiovascular inflammation, heart failure focus of $6 million grant
Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received a $6 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to harness new understandings of the immune system to develop innovative therapies for heart failure and the prevention of organ rejection following heart transplantation.

Released: 2-May-2022 3:50 PM EDT
Ochsner Performs First Procedure in Baton Rouge with New Pacemaker Technology
Ochsner Health System

Ochsner Baton Rouge electrophysiologist Dr. Freddy Abi-Samra has successfully completed the region’s first heart pacemaker procedure in a clinical trial involving a new, breakthrough technology that could make pacemaker surgery available to patients who may not benefit from traditional technology.

Released: 2-May-2022 3:50 PM EDT
Ochsner Transitional Care Clinic Focused on Heart Failure Leads to Significant Improvement in Patient Outcomes
Ochsner Health System

Ochsner Health created a Transitional Care Clinic to reduce readmissions and, ultimately, improve the quality of life and survival of patients with congestive heart failure.

Released: 2-May-2022 1:15 PM EDT
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Opens New Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center
Beth Israel Lahey Health

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center (LHMC) today announced the opening of its new Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) medical and surgical center.

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