Heart transplant

Hearts in extreme heat; Pandemic Heart Transplant Policies; Entresto titration

Pre-existing atrial fibrillation was a predictor of poor outcome after non-cardiac surgery. (Journal of the American College of Cardiology)

Cardiovascular deaths tend to increase on days of extreme heat exceeding 90°F in the United States (Traffic)

Statin users tended to have slower progression of arterial stiffness in Chinese adults at high risk for atherosclerosis. (Open JAMA Network)

Could statins really be associated with a greater risk of cataracts? (Journal of the American Heart Association)

Outside of high-income countries, more sedentary time still translates into an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. (JAMA Cardiology)

Surveys reveal wide variation in heart transplant attitudes and policies during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Heart Failure Diary)

Cytokinetics reports that the FDA is requesting more data on omecamtiv mecarbil before it can make a decision on whether to approve this selective cardiac myosin activator.

According to an Italian study, right ventricular dysfunction on echocardiography may be indicative of the ability of a patient with heart failure to tolerate the maximum dose of sacubitril/valsartan (Entresto). (ESC heart failure)

In people with hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis and polyneuropathy, eplontersen reduced serum transthyretin and helped relieve symptoms of neuropathy in the NEURO-TTRansform trial, AstraZeneca announced.

A group at the Cleveland Clinic reports that a minimalist approach can also be applied to valve-in-valve transcatheter mitral valve replacement. (JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions)

The meta-analysis confirms that a coronary artery calcium score of zero has a high negative predictive value for ruling out obstructive heart disease in people with chest pain. (JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging)

The benefit of ticagrelor (Brilinta) and aspirin in secondary prevention decreased after the first week of treatment in carriers of CYP2C19 loss-of-function alleles that had minor strokes, according to a secondary analysis of CHANCE-2. (JAMA Neurology)

Clinicians attest that cardiology services have been disrupted in Tigray, northern Ethiopia, due to the ongoing war. (European journal of the heart)

In several developing countries, switching from biomass cooking fuel to propane has not helped pregnant women reduce gestational blood pressure. (Hypertension)

A computer program can help determine which rehabilitation exercises best help stroke survivors regain the use of their arms and hands. (Digital Health PLOS)

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