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In heart failure patients, being single is linked to a higher chance of death.

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.

First implanted with Impella Bridge-to-Recovery (BTR)

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)

After 5 years, there was no difference in all-cause mortality between PCI and CABG in the left main CAD.

On November 15, 2021, The Lancet will publish a paper. Although coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) has traditionally been the therapy of choice, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stents is increasingly being used to treat complicated coronary artery disease. According to a recent study presented at the virtual American Heart Association 2021 Scientific Sessions, … Continue reading After 5 years, there was no difference in all-cause mortality between PCI and CABG in the left main CAD.

In older people, aspirin is no longer recommended as a preventative measure against heart attacks and strokes.

There is a scarcity of data on the use of aspirin to help elderly people live longer, healthy lives. It’s unclear whether 5 years of daily low-dose aspirin therapy would extend healthy seniors’ disability-free lives. The study enrolled community-dwelling people in Australia and the United States who were 70 years old or older (or 65 … Continue reading In older people, aspirin is no longer recommended as a preventative measure against heart attacks and strokes.

Individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have a higher risk of coronary heart disease

    A study, by Medical College, Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, People’s Republic of China, conducted a meta-analysis of the literature reports on the risk of coronary heart disease in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease complicated with coronary heart disease are a major public health problem, but … Continue reading Individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have a higher risk of coronary heart disease

Long‐term exposure to air pollution and road traffic noise with incident heart failure (HF)

According to recent findings from a large observational study, long-term exposure to air pollution and road traffic noise may raise the risk of heart failure. Almost a 15- to 20-year period, the study looked at over 22,000 female nurses in Denmark, aged 44 and higher, to see how exposure to tiny particulate matter and nitrogen … Continue reading Long‐term exposure to air pollution and road traffic noise with incident heart failure (HF)

The HVAD Ventricular Assist System is no longer available from Medtronic.

In June 2021, Medtronic stated that it would no longer sell or distribute the Medtronic Heartware HVAD left ventricular assist device (LVAD). On June 3, the firm advised doctors to stop implanting the HVAD System and switch to a different type of long-term mechanical circulatory support. Abbott, its main LVAD competitor, has also indicated that … Continue reading The HVAD Ventricular Assist System is no longer available from Medtronic.

Global Demand for Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump: Key Challenges

The global demand for intra-aortic balloons, which is expected to hit a value of US$ 471.8 Mn by 2027, will be impacted by growing product recalls and increasing concerns regarding patient safety. This reflects a 2.7 percent CAGR over the 2017–2027 forecast period. The global intra-aortic balloon pump market offers an absolute dollar opportunity of US$ 10.9 million in 2018 compared to 2017 and an incremental chance of US$ 111 million between 2017 and 2027. Rising intra-aortic balloon pump acceptance in emerging economies  Due to the growing prevalence of coronary artery diseases such as unstable angina and myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) and chronic heart diseases, emerging countries in the Asia Pacific region such as China and India are hotspots for investment. Source: Newswire

Surgical association withdraws support for stent controversy over study and surgical association backup remark

The European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery (EACTS) has withdrawn support for guidance on stents that it coauthored, following controversy over the research paper it was based on. Concerns about the 2016 study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine1 and funded by stent maker Abbott, were raised by the BBC’s Newsnight,2 which obtained unpublished … Continue reading Surgical association withdraws support for stent controversy over study and surgical association backup remark