Heart surgery

Plant Omega-3 in HF; Game heart surgery metrics; Interventional cardiology match?

Heart failure patients consuming more plant-based omega-3 fatty acids had better clinical outcomes. (Journal of the American College of Cardiology)

Serial measurements of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T revealed cardiovascular risk in heart attack survivors in the IMPROVE-IT trial. (JAMA Cardiology)

Cedars-Sinai highlights research showing that heart attack deaths have increased during the pandemic, especially among people aged 25 to 44.

Israeli researchers continued to find that myocarditis after COVID-19 mRNA vaccination was rare and associated with a mild clinical course in adolescents. (New England Journal of Medicine)

The cardiovascular risk associated with the coronavirus appeared highest during the first 30 days of infection and remained elevated thereafter, according to data from the UK Biobank. (Heart)

At the American Society of Anesthesiologists meeting, a retrospective study links statins to reduced risk of death and severe illness in COVID-19.

Sleep measurements have been used to assess cardiovascular risk in the elderly. (Journal of the American Heart Association)

Antihypertensive treatment retained its dementia prevention benefit in an individual patient-level meta-analysis of randomized trials. (European journal of the heart)

Are cardiac surgeons incentivized by the 30-day survival metric to prolong the lives of critically ill people? (boston globe)

An exercise intervention may be safe and clinically beneficial for cancer patients during chemotherapy, a randomized trial has shown. (JACC: Cardio-oncology)

The rushed and stressful interventional cardiology application system has many calls for an official match for this sub-specialty. (TCTMD)

There is growing evidence that hearts look and function differently between men and women. (STAT)

According to a Danish cohort study, women with maternal hypertensive disorders of pregnancy were more likely to have children who died prematurely, in early adulthood. (BMJ)

Understanding patient-facing material on heart transplant hospital websites tended to require a junior university reading level, and many sites lacked non-English resources. (Heart Failure Diary)

There is evidence of spontaneous conversion of atrial fibrillation after patients are given IV potassium and magnesium in the emergency department. (Open JAMA Network)

Carmat claims to have obtained the regulatory green light within the European Union to resume commercial implants of its Aeson artificial heart. Clinical trials in Europe and the United States remain suspended.

The recent Medical Devices Regulation could inadvertently make some pediatric cardiac surgeries unavailable in Europe. (Irish Independent)

Exposure to e-cigarette aerosols has been shown to have cardiac effects by causing pro-arrhythmic changes and stimulating autonomic reflexes in mice. (Nature Communication)

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