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Daniel Allar

A University of Leeds researcher won the British Heart Foundation’s 2017 photo contest with an image of a red blood cell that looked like a cartoon heart.

A multidisciplinary team of experts has released a joint consensus document on the role of F-FDG PET/CT in cardiac sarcoid detection and therapy monitoring.

 - Catheter-based therapy

Use of pulmonary artery catheters (PACs) decreased by nearly 70 percent from 1999 to 2013 despite improving clinical outcomes, according to a cohort study of Medicare beneficiaries.

 - Stent

New-generation drug-eluting stents (DES) demonstrate long-term safety in women with acute myocardial ischemia (MI), with increased benefits for more severe cases of acute coronary syndrome (ACS), according to a new study.

One California hospital and three facilities on the East Coast have been approved to perform carotid artery stenting procedures by CMS.

 - TAVR

For patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) at intermediate surgical risk, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)—especially the transfemoral approach—might be a good solution.

Federal statistics show college graduates live longer, healthier lives. People with higher educational attainment also have less lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a study in JAMA Internal Medicine.

 - biomarkers

A popular cardiac biomarker test is now obsolete but continues to cost healthcare providers millions each year, according to a research article published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

 - Mitral Valve Repair

Medication was effective in treating nearly 40 percent of heart failure patients experiencing functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), according to a new study in JACC: Heart Failure.

 - Human Heart

According to a new study, hearts from donors between 10 and 14 years old can be safely transplanted into adults and are also associated with a reduced risk of cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV).