Conferences

Urine flow rate-guided hydration, as opposed to left ventricular end-diastolic pressure-guided hydration, could prevent more complications in CKD patients who are at a high risk for contrast-induced kidney injury.

Results from the late-breaking TWILIGHT trial suggest that, among high-risk patients who have undergone PCI and completed three months of dual antiplatelet therapy, it’s safer to continue treatment with ticagrelor alone rather than add aspirin to that cocktail.

Patients with severe aortic stenosis who undergo TAVR enjoy a minor but significant sustained health benefit that isn’t mirrored in patients who opt for surgical AVR, according to research reported at TCT 2019 in San Francisco.

An economic analysis of COAPT data suggests edge-to-edge TMVR with the MitraClip device is a more affordable long-term treatment option than guideline-directed medical therapy alone for patients with severe secondary MR—but the steep cost of an index TMVR procedure might eclipse that benefit.

Results from the COAPT study continue to roll in, and it was all positive news for the MitraClip team at the TCT conference in San Francisco this month.

A shortened, three-month course of dual antiplatelet therapy might be a safer bet than 12-month treatment for patients at a high risk of bleeding after PCI and implantation of a drug-eluting stent.

Research presented at the American Heart Association’s Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions this month suggests having high blood pressure speeds up cognitive decline in middle-aged and older adults—but treating the condition can reverse that possibility.

CRF program planners describe how they’re building on last year’s momentum with even more practical programming.

Nearly two-thirds of American medical students have higher-than-average blood pressure, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions.

Native Hawaiians who struggled to control their high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes benefited greatly from a six-month hula dancing program, researchers reported at the American Heart Association’s Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions.

Preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions this week suggests gut bacteria could be an indicator of whether someone with high blood pressure also suffers from depression.

More than 30% of Danish heart patients with an ICD resume driving during a “banned period” following their index procedure, researchers reported at the ESC Congress in Paris on Sept. 3.