Multimodality imaging of myocardial viability: An expert consensus document from the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI)

By Saadia Aslam This expert consensus document reviews current insight into the underlying pathophysiology and available methods for assessing viability. In particular the document reviews…

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In case you missed it: a summary of the BCS ’21 top 10 trials (Part II)

By Ahmed El-Medany One of the most popular sessions every year, an excellent variety of trials were presented at the 2021 BCS Annual Conference. For…

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Figure 1: Taken from Chen et al (2020). Incidence of clinically driven target lesion revascularisation (TLR), target vessel myocardial infarction (TVMI), and target lesion failure (TLF). The table shows the hazard ratio and 95% confidence interval for TLR, TVMI, and TLF in the two-stent vs provisional stent group.

In case you missed it: a summary of the BCS ’21 top 10 trials (Part I)

One of the most popular sessions every year, an excellent variety of trials were presented at the 2021 BCS Annual Conference. For those that were unable to attend, or for the sake of refreshing one’s memory, the following is a summary of all the trials presented…

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Novel pacing system improves clinical response in heart failure patients un-responsive to, or unsuitable for, cardiac resynchronisation therapy

overall, the results looked great. Hopefully, over the course of the next 12 months, we will finish recruitment for the final phase of the study to further confirm the primary safety and efficacy endpoints that we saw with the….

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Exercise training effective in reducing ambulatory blood pressure in resistant hypertension, results from the EnRicH trial

‘These findings provide clinicians with evidence to embrace moderate-intensity aerobic exercise as a standard coadjutant therapy targeting this patient population.’ The authors state.

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FDA allows drugs without proven clinical benefit to languish for years on accelerated pathway

By Elisabeth Mahase Taken Directly from the BMJ doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n1898 Criticisms of the US Food and Drug Administration’s accelerated approval process have resurfaced after the recent…

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Impact of adiposity on cardiovascular outcomes: an umbrella review and meta-analysis provides updated insights

The aim of this study was to investigate the causal relationship and evidence of an association between increased adiposity and the risk of incident cardiovascular disease (CVD) events or mortality.

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