Highlights from Day 2 of the ESC 2021 congress – MASTER DAPT

Presented by Dr. Marco Valgimigli, the MASTER DAPT trial assessed whether 1 month of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), with a…

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Low-temperature electrocautery reduces adverse effects from secondary cardiac implantable electronic device procedures: Insights from the WRAP-IT trial

By S Mittal et alTaken directly from Heart Rhythm Cardiac device procedures require tissue dissection to free existing device lead(s). The purpose of this study…

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Left atrial appendage occlusion in the UK: prospective registry and data linkage to Hospital Episode Statistics

By I Willits et al This single-arm study has reported the results of the real-world safety and efficacy of LAAO from a multicentre, prospective, observational…

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Clinical outcome of COVID-19 in patients with adult congenital heart disease

By Saadia Aslam Original research from Professor Markus Schwerzmann and his team collected clinical outcome data to help identify risk factors for a complicated course…

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Surgical repair rates and mortality after failed transcatheter repair

Outcomes of mitral surgery after transcatheter edge-to-edge mitral repair – Analysis from Society of Thoracic Surgeons database

By Chikwe J, O’Gara P, Fremes S et al Transcatheter edge-to-edge (TEER) mitral repair may be complicated by residual or recurrent mitral regurgitation. An increasing…

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Diagnostic pathways for myocardial infarction

Diagnostic pathways in myocardial infarction with non-obstructive coronary artery disease (MINOCA)

By Giovanni Occhipinti, Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci & Davide Capodanno When acute myocardial injury is found in a clinical setting suggestive of myocardial ischaemia, the event is…

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Prevalence of coronary artery disease and coronary microvascular dysfunction is high in in patients with HFpEF

Taken directly from JAMA Network In a prospective, multi-center cohort study, 106 consecutive participants with preserved ejection fraction were evaluated with coronary angiography, invasive coronary…

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Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance scans

British Society of CMR survey reveals high levels of regional variation and poor equity in access to CMR

By Ahmed El-Medany Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) is widely available and established in the United Kingdom (UK) with high scan volumes by international standards. The…

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