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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.


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).