Tag: cardiac imaging

FM Diversity Has Increased, but More Physicians of Color Needed

Family medicine has evolved in many ways since its inception in 1969, especially in terms of the people who are practicing it, but it still...

CTA May Guide Primary Prevention Statins in Nonobstructive CAD

The relative risk of death or myocardial infarction (MI) went down with statin therapy in a cohort study of patients with either nonobstructive coronary artery...

Iron-Clad Benefits of CRT Seen in Reduced-EF Heart Failure

The case for the use of intravenous iron therapy for some patients with heart failure (HF) and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) has strengthened in recent...

LDCT Lung Cancer Screening May ID Aortic Stenosis Risk

Using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) to screen for aortic valve calcification during a lung cancer screening could identify those at risk for aortic stenosis, says...

Mavacamten Boosts Quality of Life in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Of patients with symptomatic, obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy treated with the investigational oral agent mavacamten, more than twice as many, compared with placebo, had a very...

Post-COVID Cardiac Involvement Rare in College Athletes

Young athletes are unlikely to experience ongoing heart problems post–COVID-19 infection. In a multicenter study conducted during September-December 2020, only 0.7% of 3,018 collegiate athletes...

Stethoscope, Doppler May Outperform Newer Fetal Monitoring Tools

For intrapartum fetal surveillance, the old way may be the best way, according to a meta-analysis involving more than 118,000 patients. Intermittent auscultation with a...

OCS Heart System Earns Hard-Won Backing of FDA Panel

After more than 10 hours of intense debate, a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel gave its support to a premarket approval application...

NYC Officials Downplay Concern Over New Coronavirus Variant

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Mayor Bill de Blasio’s chief medical adviser on Thursday downplayed the results of two studies that may suggest a new coronavirus...

Abandoned Cardiac Device Leads Don’t Rule Out MRI

Data from an observational cohort study suggest that the presence of abandoned leads in patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) should no longer be...

FDA Expands Sacubitril/Valsartan Indication to Embrace Some HFpEF

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a groundbreaking expanded indication for sacubitril/valsartan (Entresto), making it the first drug in the United States...

Risk Score to Guide ACS Treatment Does Not Improve Outcomes

In a cluster randomized clinical trial, routine use of the Global Registries of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE) risk score (GRS) to guide treatment decisions for...

Ambulatory BP Monitoring Reliability Questioned for HTN Diagnosis

Although guidelines generally recommend ambulatory over home blood pressure (BP) monitoring for diagnosing hypertension, new research questions home BP monitoring’s role as second fiddle. One...

First-in-Class ADC Has Benefit Across mTNBC Subgroups

The antibody–drug conjugate sacituzumab govitecan (SG) (Trodelvy) appears to be effective across biomarker subgroups for women with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (mTNBC) that has progressed...

Calcium Burden Drives CV Risk Whether CAD Is Obstructive or Not

Coronary artery calcium (CAC) score as a measure of plaque burden more reliably predicts future cardiovascular (CV) risk in patients with suspected coronary disease (CAD)...

No Secondary Prevention Benefit With Omega-3s in Elderly

Omega-3 fatty acids on top of standard care did not reduce major cardiovascular events or death in elderly survivors of an acute myocardial infarction (MI)...

Combined OCT, Cardiac MRI Unravels Root Cause in Most MINOCA

Optical CT (OCT) plus cardiac MRI (CMR) provides a more specific diagnosis in the majority of women presenting with myocardial infarction with nonobstructive coronary arteries...

Simple Questionnaire Can Identify Silent Atherosclerosis

Individuals in the general population with high levels of silent coronary atherosclerosis can be successfully identified with a simple questionnaire that they can complete themselves...

Five Pediatric Heart Health Practices That May Be Unnecessary

Five common therapies and practices related to children’s heart health may be unnecessary, and physicians and parents should be careful about using them, the American...

Pfizer CEO Rules Out Vaccine Announcement Before Election Day

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Pharmaceutical company Pfizer hopes to have safety data on a potential...

Optimal Post-PCI FFR Often Missed

Optimization of fractional flow reserve (FFR) after angiographically successful percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) did not impact clinical outcomes but significantly reduced the proportion of patients...

Tightly iFR-Optimized PCI May Cut Cardiac Event Risk

As much as intracoronary physiologic measures can help operators identify potential ischemia-producing targets for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), they may also verify whether the procedure...

Vericiguat Benefits Even With High Adherence to HFrEF Meds

Vericiguat (Merck/Bayer), among the latest drugs to gain cred in heart failure (HF) with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), significantly benefits patients who are highly adherent...

Levosimendan Hints at Benefit in Unusual Form of Heart Failure

An inotropic and vasodilating drug with few clinical-trial victories in heart failure (HF) or other low-cardiac-output conditions showed some limited success in a specific subtype...

Another Study Suggests Lasting COVID-19 Impact on Heart

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A new study using cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging to examine...