Age, diabetes and smoking were all also found to be “significant predictors” of reduced valve durability among SAVR patients.

Symptoms—including chest pain, fever and shortness of breath—tend to begin within two days. Most hospitalizations last two to three days.

Researchers evaluated 11 different prediction models, and each one fell short.

Early valve replacement was associated with improved outcomes in a new study published in Circulation.

The study included more than 2,000 older adults who were followed for up to 12 years.

For CVD patients, researchers explained, even a diet that appears to be healthy could be doing significant damage. 

The American Medical Association highlighted Medicare spending for all specialties in a new report. 

“The results of these two studies are valuable for doctors, patients, and the public to reduce the fear of myocarditis as a reason for excluding young people from vaccination," one specialist said. 

Patients taking SGLT2 inhibitors were 22% less likely to die from heart-related causes.

The device is breaking during use, an issue that may require a catheter-based intervention or even surgery. 

Old age, a history of arrhythmia and obesity are just some of the factors clinicians should keep in mind when treating HCM patients. 

The risk of myopericarditis after vaccination appears to be different for male and female patients. 

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The data can help department leaders better understand “discontinuity” in staff productivity and inform promotion considerations, experts said.