The FDA has expanded its indication for TAVR to low-risk patients, the agency announced August 16, approving a handful of valves for an intervention that was previously limited to intermediate- and high-risk patients.
A combination of 107 chest compressions per minute at a depth of 4.7 centimeters is the optimal CCR-CCD (chest compression rate-chest compression depth) ratio for survival after an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, researchers reported August 14 in JAMA Cardiology.
Mental illnesses including developmental and mood disorders are prevalent in adolescents and adults with CHD, an American Journal of Cardiology study found, suggesting mental health care might be a beneficial factor in comprehensive treatment.
Intensive blood pressure control resulted in fewer white matter brain lesions than standard BP control in a recent study of nearly 450 hypertensive patients, suggesting stricter hypertension management could have significant benefits for brain health.
Compared to on-pump CABG, off-pump surgery is associated with lower rates of revascularization and a significantly increased risk of all-cause death at three years, according to an analysis of the EXCEL trial.