Insomnia and MIs; LGBTQ Heart Health; Trifecta SAVR Valves Not So Durable

Insomnia and MIs; LGBTQ Heart Health; Trifecta SAVR Valves Not So Durable

Meta-analysis makes the case for insomnia as a risk factor for myocardial infarction. (Clinical Cardiology)

Outpatient procedures associated with postoperative heart attacks included gastrointestinal endoscopy, as well as vascular, urological/gynecological, orthopedic, and otolaryngology surgeries. (Heart)

Compared with heterosexual individuals, bisexual women scored lower on cardiovascular health and gay men higher. (JAMA Cardiology)

Could breastfeeding be a way to fight off cardiovascular disease in women with a history of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy? (Journal of the American Heart Association)

Better cardiovascular health in midlife was associated with lower risk of cancer over subsequent decades. (JACC: CardioOncology)

Targeted transendocardial mesenchymal precursor cell therapy did not pass muster in a randomized trial in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. (Journal of the American College of Cardiology)

Study explores the measurement of left ventricular assist device (LVAD) treatment effectiveness by days alive and out of the hospital after implantation. (JAMA Surgery)

Medical management of patients on continuous-flow LVADs now has an expert consensus statement from the Heart Failure Society of America. (Journal of Cardiac Failure)

Cardiogenic shock patients with an Impella “malrotation” upon implantation had worse in-hospital outcomes. (JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions)

Abbott’s Trifecta surgical aortic valves were flagged by the FDA for problems with early structural valve deterioration appearing at a peak time of 3 to 4 years post-implant.

Compared with surgery, transcatheter aortic valve replacement with the CoreValve/Evolut devices was associated with better device performance and durability at 5 years, Medtronic announced.

Medtronic also said it relaunched its Harmony transcatheter pulmonary valve for congenital heart disease, having recalled the device’s delivery catheter in March 2022 due to a faulty part and subsequently remediating the issue.

Researchers established reference values of aerobic fitness in children undergoing cardiopulmonary exercise testing. (European Journal of Preventive Cardiology)

A few centers found it feasible to give inpatients with atrial fibrillation an IV sotalol loading dose, a resource-saving alternative to standard 3-day, five-dose oral titration. (JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology)

Electronic medical record-linked biobanks surfaced individual patients with rare familial hypercholesterolemia who often got a new diagnosis and in some cases, treatment modification. (Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine)

A South Asian community in New York City achieved better blood pressure control thanks to community health worker-led group education sessions and individualized health coaching. (Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes)

  • Nicole Lou is a reporter for MedPage Today, where she covers cardiology news and other developments in medicine. Follow

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