Given the shared risk factors and pathophysiological pathways between heart failure and COPD, it is not surprising that these two conditions frequently coexist. The prognosis of a patient with COPD who is also diagnosed with HF is significantly worse, but vice versa is true for the patient who is already diagnosed with COPD. Even with … Continue reading Clinical Challenges in the Best Management of Heart Failure and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
In patients who arrive with severe acute cardiogenic shock, transcatheter edge-to-edge repair can lessen mitral regurgitation, according to a recent analysis published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Simard et al. conducted a study in conjunction with the American College of Cardiology and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons to better understand how … Continue reading In patients with severe acute cardiogenic shock, transcatheter edge-to-edge repair can reduce mitral regurgitation
Michael Minogue, who is now Abiomed’s chairman, president, and CEO, will retire after the purchase closes. After helping with the transfer, he will hand over leadership of the independent business to Chief Commercial Officer Andrew Greenfield, who will manage J&J’s medtech division. Johnson & Johnson intends to include Abiomed into its pantheon of medical technology … Continue reading J&J spends $16.6 billion to acquire Abiomed, a manufacturer of miniature heart pumps
India is developing the world’s most advanced and affordable Artificial Heart (LVAD), or a Left Ventricular Assist Device. And it is being greeted as the next big thing in world healthcare because an Artificial Heart is rated as one of the most complex machines to build. A left ventricular assist device (LVAD) or Artificial Heart … Continue reading The most economical and cutting-edge Artificial Heart in development
Unmarried status has been linked to a worse prognosis in both the general population and individuals with coronary artery disease in previous research. The predictive significance of marital status in patients with chronic heart failure was studied in this post-hoc analysis of the Extended Interdisciplinary Network Heart Failure (E-INH) trial. The E-INH research comprised 1,022 … Continue reading In heart failure patients, being single is linked to a higher chance of death.
The first patient in the world has been successfully implanted with Impella Bridge-to-Recovery (BTR) as part of the heart pump’s FDA Early Feasibility Study, according to Abiomed (Nasdaq: ABMD) (EFS). Duc Thinh Pham, MD, and Jane Wilcox, MD, of Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute performed the initial implant. Impella BTR, a forward flow heart pump … Continue reading First implanted with Impella Bridge-to-Recovery (BTR)
Synovial sarcoma is a soft tissue malignant tumor that mostly affects children and young adults. Primary cardiac synovial sarcoma (CSS) is a very rare heart sarcoma that affects the pericardium or chambers, with a strong male predominance in the first decades of life. Synovial sarcoma is rare and makes up less than 1% of all … Continue reading Primary cardiac synovial sarcoma
Respiratory syncytial virus (sin-SISH-uhl), commonly known as human respiratory syncytial virus or human orthopneumovirus, is an infectious virus that causes respiratory tract illnesses. RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) is a common respiratory virus that causes mild, cold-like symptoms in most people. Although most people recover in a week or two, RSV can be dangerous, particularly in … Continue reading Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection Causes Cardiac Complications
Cardiomyopathy is a broad term describing cardiac muscle illnesses in which the heart chamber walls have become stretched, thickened, or rigid. This has an impact on the heart’s ability to circulate blood throughout the body. Cardiomyopathy is caused by defective heart muscle, not by blocked arteries in the heart (coronary artery disease), high blood pressure … Continue reading Cardiomyopathy
The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus causes COVID-19, a disease that damages heart muscle and impairs cardiac function. This is due to a number of factors. The coronavirus connects to angiotensin converting enzyme-2 (ACE-2) receptors on cardiac cells before entering them. High levels of inflammation circulating in the body can potentially cause heart damage. The inflammatory process that … Continue reading What are the potential side effects of COVID-19 on the heart?