A retrospective study of patients with acute MI complicated by cardiogenic shock presented at SCAI 2018 supported the message from the randomized CULPRIT-SHOCK trial: culprit lesion PCI is associated with lower mortality than multivessel revascularization.
The first-ever risk score for predicting 30-day readmission rates in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) can be easily folded into electronic medical records and inform perioperative care decisions, researchers reported at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions 2018 Scientific Sessions.
Physician-manned ambulances could improve the quality of advanced life support given to people who experience traumatic out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), suggests a study published April 25 in JAMA Surgery.
Individuals who receive surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) within three months of an ischemic stroke are almost 15 times more likely to suffer another stroke than SAVR patients without previous strokes, according to a Danish registry study published April 25 in JAMA Cardiology.
Transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) is associated with high rates of mortality in patients with severe mitral annular calcification, but survivors show significant improvements in heart-related symptoms.
A randomized trial published April 24 in JAMA suggests patients with lower-extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD) can’t be expected to improve walking performance on their own, even with the aid of wearable activity trackers and telephone coaching sessions.
Modifying the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) screening algorithm to include one repeat pulse oximetry test instead of two could identify more infants with other serious diseases that require attention, according to a study published online April 24 in Pediatrics.
Although they didn’t garner as much attention as the adult guidelines, the criteria for determining hypertension in children also changed in 2017. They led to an increase in individuals considered outside the normal range, according to a study published online April 23 in JAMA Pediatrics.