Cardiology

Study identifies aortic valve gradient as key to TAVR outcomes

Patients with a combination of left ventricular dysfunction and low aortic valve gradient, or reduced force of blood flow through the aortic valve, have higher mortality rates and a greater risk of recurrent heart failure ...

Cardiology

LVEF improvement for many with primary prevention ICDs

(HealthDay)—Forty percent of patients with primary prevention implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) experience improvement in left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), according to a study published in the Aug. ...

Diabetes

Cardiac function unaffected by prior intensive insulin therapy

(HealthDay)—There was no effect of intensive versus conventional insulin therapy during the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) on cardiac parameters as assessed by cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) in the Epidemiology ...

Cardiology

AHA: Allogeneic stem cells OK in ischemic cardiomyopathy

(HealthDay)—For patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM), allogeneic bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are safe; and delivery of bone marrow mononuclear cells (BMC) to patients with ST-segment elevation ...

page 1 from 2