Assessment of Right-Sided Heart Failure in Patients with Dilated Cardiomyopathy using Magnetic Resonance Relaxometry of the Liver.

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In non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (DC) patients at risk of developing right heart failure (RHF), early depiction of congestive heart failure (CHF) is pivotal to inform about the hemodynamic status and […]

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Cardiovascular Outcomes According to Polypharmacy and Drug Adherence in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation on Long-Term Anticoagulation (from the RE-LY Trial).

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Prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) increases with age, along with comorbidities and, thus, polypharmacy. Non-adherence is associated with polypharmacy. This study aimed to identify patients at risk for cardiovascular events […]

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Exercise Performance in Adolescents with Fontan Physiology (From the Pediatric Heart Network Fontan Public Data Set).

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In the pediatric population, exercise capacity differs between females and males and the gap widens through adolescence. However, specific age- and sex-based changes in adolescents with congenital heart disease and […]

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Patient and Provider Perspectives on Remote Monitoring of Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators.

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The use of remote monitoring technology for cardiovascular electronic implantable devices has grown significantly in recent decades, yet several key questions about its integration into clinical care remain. We performed […]

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Pre-operative Continued Oral Anticoagulation Impact on Early Outcomes After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation.

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Considering that there is a lack of evidence and guideline-based recommendations on the best preoperative anticoagulation management (OAC) for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), this cohort study aimed to evaluate […]

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The Burden of Radiation Exposure During Transcatheter Closure of Atrial Septal Defect.

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Radiation reduction in the pediatric cardiac catheterization laboratory is well-suited for targeted quality improvement (QI) interventions. Transcatheter atrial septal defect (ASD) closure was chosen for this QI project based on […]

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Trends in Acute Myocarditis Related Pediatric Hospitalizations in the United States, 2007-2016.

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There has been little exploration of acute myocarditis trends in children despite notable advancements in care over the past decade.  We explored trends in pediatric hospitalizations for acute myocarditis from […]

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Long-Term Prognostic Value of the Society of Thoracic Surgery Risk Score in Patients Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (From the OCEAN-TAVI Registry).

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The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) risk model, designed to predict operative mortality after cardiac surgery, is often used for the risk assessment of patients considered for transcatheter aortic valve […]

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Pre-Diabetic Patient Outcomes 8-15 Years after Drug-Eluting Coronary Stenting.

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Guidelines suggest differential management of diabetics and non-diabetics with coronary artery disease (CAD) referred for revascularization, but pre-diabetics, who now comprise up to 20-30% of CAD patients, have been excluded […]

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Ten-year Mortality in Patients with ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction.

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Knowledge of the long-term prognosis (>10 years) and mortality predictors of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients who have undergone primary percutaneous coronary intervention (p-PCI) is scarce. Therefore, this study evaluated […]

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Usefulness of Antiplatelet Therapy After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation.

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The rationale for dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is to facilitate endothelialization of metallic struts of the transcatheter heart valve (THV) and to prevent thrombosis […]

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Effect of Availability of Transcatheter Aortic-Valve Implantation on Survival For All Patients with Severe Aortic Stenosis.

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Clinical outcomes for the overall severe aortic stenosis (AS) patient population are not well described because those medically managed are not included in procedural registries, and AS severity is not […]

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Electrophysiological Study-Guided Permanent Pacemaker Implantation In Patients With Conduction Disturbances Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation.

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Conduction disturbances remain common following transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Aside from high-degree atrioventricular block (HAVB), their optimal management remains elusive. Invasive electrophysiological studies (EPS) may help stratify patients at […]

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Aspirin for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in the 21st Century: A Review of the Evidence.

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Aspirin (ASA) is the most commonly prescribed antiplatelet agent. Although the evidence for efficacy of aspirin for secondary prevention of ischemic events in patients with established cardiovascular disease is strong, […]

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Evolution of Clinical Thinking and Practice Regarding Aspirin: What Has Changed and Why?

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Aspirin (ASA) is the original antiplatelet agent. Its routine use, long unquestioned for both primary and secondary prevention in cardiovascular disease, is under increasing scrutiny as the risk:benefit balance for […]

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Role and Timing of Aspirin Therapy Following PCI in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation.

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In patients with atrial fibrillation who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), both anticoagulation and dual antiplatelet therapy (aspirin plus a P2Y12 inhibitor) are indicated. However, this “triple” antithrombotic therapy is […]

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Atrial Fibrillation and Outcomes After Transcatheter or Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement (From the PARTNER 3 Trial).

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The prognostic impact of preexisting atrial fibrillation or flutter (AF) in low-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) treated with transcatheter (TAVR) or surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) remains unknown. […]

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In-Hospital Utilization and Outcomes of Palliative Care Consultation in Patients with Advanced Heart Failure Complicated by Cardiogenic Shock Requiring Mechanical Circulatory Support.

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Prior studies have shown that the early inclusion of palliative care (PC) specialist is associated with better end-of-life experiences. The National Inpatient Sample Database was queried from 2012 to 2017 […]

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Relation of Atrial Fibrillation to Cognitive Decline (from the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke [REGARDS] Study).

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The association of atrial fibrillation (AF) with cognitive function remains unclear, especially among racially/geographically diverse populations. This analysis included 25,980 black and white adults, aged 48+, from the national REasons […]

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Validation of an Integrated Risk Tool, Including Polygenic Risk Score, for Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease in Multiple Ethnicities and Ancestries.

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The American College of Cardiology / American Heart Association pooled cohort equations tool (ASCVD-PCE) is currently recommended to assess 10-year risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). ASCVD-PCE does not currently […]

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