Can a cancer drug treat a rare cardiac disease?
A study by a Yale scientis suggests that dasatinib and similar drugs at low doses could be effective treatment for cardiovascular defects related to Noonan syndrome (NS), a genetic disorder that results in severe heart defects, and should be considered for clinical trials.
Deep Learning with SPECT Accurately Predicts Major Adverse Cardiac Events
An advanced artificial intelligence technique known as deep learning can predict major adverse cardiac events more accurately than current standard imaging protocols, according to research presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 2021 Annual Meeting.Source: Mirage
Results From Sequana Medical’s RED DESERT alfapump DSR® Study Selected for Presentation at the Heart Failure 2021 Online Congress
The RED DESERT alfapump DSR (Direct Sodium Removal) study has been selected for presentation at the Heart Failure 2021 Online Congress as part of the Late Breaking Science Results.Source: GlobeNewswire
Complete Two-Year Data Confirms That Medtronic's Evolut TAVR System Is Non-Inferior to Open Heart Surgery in Low Risk Patients
Confirming the preliminary data that was published in The New England Journal of Medicine, the complete data from over 1,400 patients enrolled in the Evolut Low Risk Trial was presented at this year's EuroPCR meeting by John K Forrest, MD, FACC, FSCAI.Source: Angioplasty.Org
19% of heart attack survivors develop heart failure within 5 years
A substantial number of patients develop new-onset heart failure (HF) within five years of being hospitalized for an acute myocardial infarction (AMI), according to new findings published in the American Journal of Cardiology.Source: Cardiovascular Business
WHRY Funds Studies on Heart Disease, Insomnia, and Pain
Women’s Health Research at Yale today announced funding for three new studies investigating a method for improving the diagnosis of heart disease in women, a therapy for clinically significant sleep disruption common in Black women, and the influence of biological sex on the underlying brain patterns that link pain and opioid use.
Leading in times of crisis: Yale physicians on team dynamics and effective leadership
Tariq Ahmad MD, MPH and John K. Forrest, MD discuss their past experiences with the American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) leadership development programs and how academic medical centers can navigate the global pandemic.
Black people in rural areas more likely than white people to die from diabetes, high blood pressure
The rate of deaths related to diabetes and high blood pressure among Black people over the past two decades improved in urban areas, according to a new study, but rural communities are lagging.Source: American Heart Association News
EuroPCR 2021: FUTURE-II hints at promise for Firesorb bioresorbable scaffold
One-year results of the FUTURE-II study—a randomised trial comparing a thin-strut bioresorbable scaffold to an everolimus-eluting cobalt-chromium stent—could reignite interest in the use of such devices, attendees at EuroPCR 2021 (18–20 May, virtual) heard.Source: Cardiovascular News