ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Following Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

STEMI after TAVR associated with poorer outcomes.

By Ahmed El-Medany Longer door-to-balloon times and higher percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) failure rate were observed in a multicentre study by Faroux et al. 118…

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Greater adverse outcomes in patients presenting with COVID-19 and STEMI

Outcomes from the North American COVID-19 STEMI registry The goal of the NACMI (North American COVID-19 and STEMI) registry is to describe demographic characteristics, management…

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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).

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Pharmacist-led hypertension care in Black barbershops – a cost-effective way to improve blood pressure control and reduce health inequities?

By Ahmed El-Medany In the Los Angeles Barbershop Blood Pressure Study (LABBPS), pharmacist-led hypertension care in Black-owned barbershops significantly improved blood pressure (BP) control in…

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Depression associated with increased risk of heart failure events and sudden cardiac death in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Hu et al sought to investigate the impact of depression on clinical outcomes in individuals with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)

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Atrial fibrillation increases beat-to-beat variability of cerebral microcirculatory perfusion – a potential target for reducing long-term cognitive decline?

By Ahmed El-Medany This pioneering in vivo study by Saglietto et al investigated beat-to-beat microcirculatory perfusion during atrial fibrillation (AF) by using near-infrared spectroscopy to…

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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…

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