Cardiology

European valvular heart disease guidelines published today

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) Guidelines for the management of valvular heart disease are published online today in European Heart Journal.

Cardiology

The underestimated risk of mitral regurgitation

Mitral regurgitation is a disease in which the valve between the left atrium and left ventricle starts to leak, so that blood refluxes with each heartbeat. Typical symptoms of mitral regurgitation are increasing fatigue, ...

Cardiology

Mitral regurgitation deaths up after prolonged decline

(HealthDay)—Mortality due to mitral regurgitation (MR) in U.S. adults declined at an annual rate of approximately 4 percent from 1999 until 2012 but has since then increased by about 1.5 percent annually, according to a ...

Cardiology

New implant used to treat heart valve disease

Mitral regurgitation is one of the most common heart valve diseases, and requires treatment. In this disease, the mitral valve no longer closes tightly, causing blood to back up in the left atrium. Shortness of breath is ...

Cardiology

Elevated systolic BP may up risk for valvular heart disease

(HealthDay)—The cumulative effect of elevated systolic blood pressure appears to be associated with an increased risk for major valvular heart disease, according to a study published online July 10 in JAMA Cardiology.

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