BCS Announcement

Getting the best from the Heart Team: Guidance for the structure and function of cardiac multidisciplinary meetings

Today the British Cardiovascular Society, together with the Association for Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia and Critical Care, the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society, the British Heart Valve Society…

View More Getting the best from the Heart Team: Guidance for the structure and function of cardiac multidisciplinary meetings

MITRAL Trial Valve-in-Valve Arm 1-Year Outcomes

Summary taken directly from the American College of CardiologyWritten by: Debabrata Mukherjee, MD, FACC Quick Takes Transseptal MViV in selected patients at high surgical risk…

View More MITRAL Trial Valve-in-Valve Arm 1-Year Outcomes
NICE logo

NICE publishes updated clinical guideline on the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation

Key changes: Bleeding risk scoreNew NICE guideline recommends using the ORBIT bleeding risk score but equally recognises that existing bleeding risk scores may still be…

View More NICE publishes updated clinical guideline on the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation
ECG

Conference update from Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2021 Scientific Sessions

The National Cardiogenic Shock Initiative is a single-arm, prospective, multi-center study assessing outcomes associated with early mechanical circulatory support (MCS) in patients presenting with acute myocardial infarction and cardiogenic shock (AMICS) treated with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).

View More Conference update from Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2021 Scientific Sessions
Pacemaker

Techniques to Decrease PPM Implantation Rates Post-TAVR

Kris Kumar, DO; Firas E. Zahr, MD, FACC; Harsh Golwala, MDExpert Analysis (from the ACC) Quick Takes: Decreasing the degree that the transcatheter heart valve (THV) is…

View More Techniques to Decrease PPM Implantation Rates Post-TAVR
Heart Diagram

Medical therapy comparable to intervention in spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD)

By Ahmed El-Medany A meta-analysis by Krittanawong et al found no significant difference to long-term risk of death, recurrent myocardial infarction (MI) and SCAD, and…

View More Medical therapy comparable to intervention in spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD)
Lamotrigine

Lamotrigine may be associated with increased risk of cardiac arrhythmias, FDA warns

By Saadia Aslam An FDA review of study findings showed a potential increased risk of cardiac arrhythmias in patients with pre-existing cardiac disease who are…

View More Lamotrigine may be associated with increased risk of cardiac arrhythmias, FDA warns