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Recent research shows that atrial fibrillation (AF), while more common in white people, is much more dangerous and deadly for black individuals.

 

 

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Study finds AF more common for whites, more deadly for blacks

Recent research shows that atrial fibrillation (AF), while more common in white people, is much more dangerous and deadly for black individuals.

Heart donations could be unnecessarily restricted

A new study in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Heart Failure raises the question of whether criteria for accepting heart donations are so strict they are keeping working organs from people who could use them.

 
Device for irregular heartbeat may be more cost-effective than medication

A study by a Yale researcher has found that the use of The Watchman, a catheter-delivered device, used for patients suffering from irregular heart rhythms is more cost effective that medication.

Weight loss surgeries shown to improve lipid profiles in obese patients

Serum lipids are significantly improved by certain types of bariatric surgeries, according to an analysis of weight-reduction surgery outcomes published in the Journal of American Medicine.

Patients with continued low flow after TAVR treatment at higher risk of death

A new study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine shows that physicians might need to change the way they monitor patients with heart valve issues after undergoing certain treatments.

Coronary heart disease on the decline in U.S.

A study on the trends and prevalence of coronary heart disease (CHD) in Americans 40 years and older has found that rates of CHD have decreased from 10.3 percent in 2001-2002 to 8 percent in 2011-2012. 

Study: Higher risk of cardiac events in sleep disorder patients post-PCI

After undergoing PCI, patients could be at a higher risk for heart attack, heart failure, stroke or death if they have sleep-disordered breathing, such as sleep apnea.

Concerns arise around potential shortage of cardiothoracic surgeons

Within the next 20 years, cardiothoracic surgeons may not be able to handle their caseload, causing stress not only for the physicians but also for patients who require operations.

CMS grants Medtronic an IDE clinical trial evaluating its TAVR system

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services granted an investigational device exemption on May 31 for a trial that will examine Medtronic’s transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) 2.0 system.

Medicare beneficiaries at critical access hospitals have fewer complications and lower costs

Medicare beneficiaries who underwent surgery at critical access hospitals had decreased risk-adjusted serious complication rates and lower adjusted expenditures compared with those treated at non-critical access hospitals, according to a cross-sectional retrospective review.

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