This week’s topics include a contemporary appraisal of the heart-failure epidemic in Olmstead County, Minnesota, and a study of ex-vivo perfusion of donor hearts for human heart transplantation.
Perspective on an array of trials of endovascular therapy for acute ischemic stroke — and on the potential consequences of early trial cessation.
Remembering Kanu Chatterjee (20 Apr 2015)Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM
Harlan Krumholz shares memories of his mentor, legendary cardiologist and teacher Kanu Chatterjee.
This week’s topics include the efficacy and safety of both alirocumab and evolocumab in reducing lipids and CV events, survival and outcomes following bioprosthetic vs. mechanical mitral valve replacement, and more.
This week’s topics include the TOTAL trial and surgical ablation of AF during mitral-valve surgery.
This week’s topics include the PROMISE trial, the efficacy of folic acid therapy in primary prevention of stroke among patients with hypertension in China, and more.
Digoxin Use in Afib: Revisiting Data from ROCKET AF (9 Apr 2015)Manesh R. Patel, MD
Manesh R. Patel discusses his research group’s retrospective analysis of data on digoxin use among patients with atrial fibrillation in the ROCKET AF trial.
AHA President Elliott Antman discusses the recent scientific statement from the AHA/ACC/ASH on the treatment of hypertension in patients with existing CAD.
Dr. Craig Cocchio discussing changes to the contraindications for acute ischemic stroke, about which the FDA has been curiously silent.
This week’s topics include two papers comparing everolimus-eluting stents and CABG and a study of short-term exposure to air pollution and stroke.