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Eating more spinach and oranges while pregnant could help women prevent heart conditions from developing in their children, new research says.

Heading into space can be dangerous for many reasons. But new research examines how it could affect one’s cardiovascular health—and warns astronauts who venture into the deep space against going too far.

Health systems and practices are encountering new pressures as the number of adults with CHD expands. 

Approximately 91 percent of patients with primary mitral regurgitation had procedural success after undergoing transcatheter mitral valve repair with the MitraClip, according to a registry analysis. The researchers defined procedural success as a reduction to moderate or less mitral regurgitation in the absence of cardiac surgery or in-hospital mortality.

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is proving to be a disruptive technology, as cardiac surgeons and cardiologists join forces and combine resources to determine its ultimate utility.

 

 

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Light therapy could offer same benefits as electric shock defibrillation after MI

Doctors at Johns Hopkins University believe they are one step closer to using optogenetic defibrillation on living humans, according to a paper published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

 
Folic acid reduces likelihood of congenital heart defects

Eating more spinach and oranges while pregnant could help women prevent heart conditions from developing in their children, new research says.

PinnacleHealth is the first to implant aortic valve

With aortic stenosis affecting 23 percent of people, physicians are always finding new ways to treat this disease with more innovative measures. PinnacleHealth has become the first hospital system to implant the EDWARDS INTUITY Elite valve after is approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Start eating more raspberries; research suggests it’s a superfood for your heart

Adding more raspberries to your diet could help keep you healthier as recent research points to them as a superfood.

Improving cardiovascular health begins in childhood

The American Heart Association is promoting cardiovascular health in all children and trying to improve the cardiovascular heath of children with specific risk factors.

Boston Scientific recalls certain lots of its Lotus Valve System

Boston Scientific voluntarily recalled certain lots of its Lotus Valve System that were manufactured before March 2016.

CoreValve Evolut R TAVR device receives CE mark for intermediate-risk patients

Medtronic announced on August 1 that its CoreValve Evolut R system had received a CE mark in Europe to treat patients with aortic stenosis who are at intermediate risk for open heart surgery.

Study on Apollo astronauts links deep space radiation to cardiovascular diseases

Heading into space can be dangerous for many reasons. But new research examines how it could affect one’s cardiovascular health—and warns astronauts who venture into the deep space against going too far.

Physical activity may lower coronary heart disease risk in younger women

Young women in the U.S. who are physically active have a lower risk of coronary heart disease, according to a prospective study that followed participants for 20 years.

Medicare selects participants for new five-year cardiovascular initiative

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) chose hundreds of participants for a new initiative aimed at reducing the risks for heart attacks and strokes for Medicare beneficiaries.

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