An increase in the change in abdominal subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) and visceral adipose tissue (VAT) volume was associated with an increased incidence of cardiovascular disease risk factors, according to an analysis of a long-term prospective study.

The benefits of drinking tea may extend to improving cardiovascular health. After adjusting for multiple variables, adults who drank at least one cup of tea per day had a slower progression of coronary artery calcium and 29 percent lower incidence of cardiovascular events compared with adults who never drank tea.

Two post-hoc analyses of a clinical trial found that patients with heart failure who received sacubitril/valsartan (Entresto) had lower reductions in health-related quality of life and lower risks of cardiovascular death and heart failure hospitalization.

A randomized trial found that patients had similar rates of survival and quality of life whether they underwent elective open and endovascular repair of their aortic abdominal aneurysm (AAA). The procedures also had similar costs and cost-effectiveness ratios.

A new transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) by Boston Scientific has received market approval in Europe.

Current Events

 - San Juan webinar
Sponsored by Abiomed
October 13, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
San Juan Regional Medical Center's ongoing training and protocols has served the heart team well and their advice is solid for care providers seeking to offer quality care while maintaining a healthy bottom line.