Tag: valvular heart disease

ACC/AHA Valvular Heart Disease Update Backs Less-Invasive Approach

The latest iteration of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) Guideline for the Management of Patients With Valvular Heart Disease emphasizes a less...

Valvular Disease and COVID-19 Are a Deadly Mix; Don’t Delay Intervention

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Danny Dvir, MD, has a message for physicians who have patients...

European Sports Cardiology Guidelines Break New Ground

New guidelines on sports cardiology from the European Society of Cardiology break fresh ground by green-lighting participation in vigorous competitive sports by selected patients with...

‘Low-Risk’ Valvular AF in Some May Warrant Oral Anticoagulation

Some patients with “valvular” atrial fibrillation (AF) and stroke-risk scores low enough for oral anticoagulation (OAC) not to be indicated may actually face enough thromboembolic...

TMVR Coverage to Broaden, Its Name Updated in CMS Proposal

The first order of business in the long-awaited, recently released Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed national coverage decision (NCD) for transcatheter mitral...