Next-day discharge after minimalist transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) was safe for patients who didn’t experience perioperative complications and was linked to better one-year outcomes versus patients discharged later, according to a single-center study published in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions.

Nearly a quarter of patients with chronic ischemic cardiovascular disease are either dead or rehospitalized within six months of their diagnosis, according to a Jan. 17 report published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

Stroke may be linked to an increased risk of dementia, but cognitive decline isn’t an inevitable consequence of the event, researchers reported in the Journal of the American Heart Association this week.

Six healthcare organizations are joining forces with the goal of streamlining preapproval for patients’ medical treatments. The collaboration, they said, will give patients access to timely, affordable care while reducing administrative burdens for healthcare professionals, hospitals and insurance providers.

A cross-sectional study of nearly 1,300 patients revealed Chinese physicians systematically overestimate the severity of coronary stenosis, perhaps even more so than in the United States, likely leading to many patients being inappropriately treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).