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Katherine Davis
Senior Writer
As a Senior Writer for TriMed Media Group, Katherine primarily focuses on producing news stories, Q&As and features for Cardiovascular Business. She reports on several facets of the cardiology industry, including emerging technology, new clinical trials and findings, and quality initiatives among providers. She is based out of TriMed's Chicago office and holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Columbia College Chicago. Her work has appeared in Modern Healthcare, Crain's Chicago Business and The Detroit News. She joined TriMed in 2016.

Cardiologist Stephen Treat, MD, has joined the cardiac clinic at Estes Park Medical Center in Estes, Colorado, reports the Estes Park Trail-Gazette.

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Though the cost of surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) is decreasing, costs for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) are rapidly growing, according to a new report from researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles.

 - HeartandBrain

Maintaining a heart-healthy lifestyle in young adulthood could help prevent brain shrinkage decades later, according to a new study by researchers at Northwestern University in Chicago.

 - Biotronik

Two implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) systems made by Biotronik were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the company announced July 19.

A new article in The New York Times poses evidence from two major studies that engaging in intense exercise over time can cause heart disease.

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In a new study, researchers at Duke University set out to explore how many patients who regularly smoke and are hospitalized for a heart attack receive cessation medications at discharge.

 - Kardia Mobile

Mountain View, California-based AliveCor, which makes the personal electrocardiogram, Kardia Mobile, has plans to enhance the device with a new detection feature through a collaboration with Mayo Clinic.

Dosher Memorial Hospital in Southport, North Carolina, now offers comprehensive cardiology services with the opening of a new practice, reports the Wilmington Biz.

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A new study by researchers in Canada has found an association between artificial sweeteners and an increased risk for heart disease and other conditions related to it.

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A mathematical method to measure electrical communications within the heart has been shown to be useful in predicting the effectiveness of catheter ablation.