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From 1998 through 2013, the standardized incidence of infective endocarditis in New York and California remained stable between 7.6 and 7.8 cases per 100,000 persons each year, according to a retrospective database analysis. During that same period, the adjusted mortality risk related to infective endocarditis decreased 2 percent per year.

The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) released updated evidence-based guidelines for managing ischemic mitral regurgitation.

Pregnant women with congenital heart disease (CHD) had an increased risk of congestive heart failure, atrial arrhythmias and fetal growth restrictions during delivery, according to a retrospective database analysis.

More than three-quarters of cardiothoracic surgeons performed transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures as part of a heart team, according to a Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) survey.

Subclinical leaflet thrombosis occurred in 13.6 percent of patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and 3.8 percent of patients undergoing surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR), according to an analysis of two registries.

 

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Mortality risk associated with infective endocarditis decreases in New York, California

From 1998 through 2013, the standardized incidence of infective endocarditis in New York and California remained stable between 7.6 and 7.8 cases per 100,000 persons each year, according to a retrospective database analysis. During that same period, the adjusted mortality risk related to infective endocarditis decreased 2 percent per year.

AATS provides updated guidelines for managing ischemic mitral regurgitation

The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) released updated evidence-based guidelines for managing ischemic mitral regurgitation.

Research finds azithromycin not linked to arrhythmias

Azithromycin, an antibiotic commonly used to treat bacterial infections has been associated with disrupting the heart’s normal rhythm, but a new study has debunked that theory, showing that the drug doesn’t cause ventricular arrhythmias.

Multidisciplinary, team approach benefits TAVR patients

A recent survey from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) found that 77.5 percent of cardiac surgeons were involved in TAVR procedures as part of multidisciplinary heart teams.

Researchers clarify how zinc levels effect cardiac function

A new study by researchers at the Technical University of Munich in Germany clarifies the relationship between levels of zinc and its effect on cardiac function.

Pregnant women with congenital heart disease may have higher risk of poor outcomes during delivery

Pregnant women with congenital heart disease (CHD) had an increased risk of congestive heart failure, atrial arrhythmias and fetal growth restrictions during delivery, according to a retrospective database analysis.

78% of cardiothoracic surgeons perform TAVR procedures as part of team

More than three-quarters of cardiothoracic surgeons performed transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures as part of a heart team, according to a Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) survey.

Intel co-founder, wife donate $50 million for children’s hospital at Stanford

Gordon and Betty Moore donated $50 million to the Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford in Palo Alto, California, the largest private gift the hospital received since David and Lucille Packard’s donation to found the hospital.

Boston Scientific acquires privately held TAVR company for $435 million

Boston Scientific agreed to acquire Symetis SA on March 30 for $435 million in an all-cash deal.

ACC.17: Subclinical leaflet thrombosis occurs more often in TAVR versus SAVR patients

Subclinical leaflet thrombosis occurred in 13.6 percent of patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and 3.8 percent of patients undergoing surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR), according to an analysis of two registries.

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