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
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…View More STEMI after TAVR associated with poorer outcomes.
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
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…View More Pharmacist-led hypertension care in Black barbershops – a cost-effective way to improve blood pressure control and reduce health inequities?
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…View More Atrial fibrillation increases beat-to-beat variability of cerebral microcirculatory perfusion – a potential target for reducing long-term cognitive decline?
By Saadia Aslam Mechanical thrombectomy has proven to be the best treatment option for ischemic stroke patients, but it is not widely available. When a…View More Clinical Outcomes When a Stroke Thrombectomy Program Is Started in an Experienced Cardiology Cath Lab
By Ahmed El-Medany A retrospective cohort study by Dawwas et al reports that DOACs, compared with warfarin, were associated with lower risks for ischemic stroke…View More DOACs vs. warfarin in valvular atrial fibrillation
By Saadia Aslam Despite an upsurge in the incidence of atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases (ASCVD) among young adults, the attributable risk of recreational substance use among…View More Recreational substances associated with a higher likelihood of premature atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease
By Ahmed El-Medany In contrast to their prevalence in the overall disease population, Black individuals were considerably underrepresented in trials that affirmed the United States’…View More Underrepresentation of black participants in key Cardiology trials
Female cardiologists in the UK experience more sexism and sexual harassment than male cardiologists. Sexism impacts the career progression and professional confidence of female cardiologists…View More Sexism experienced by consultant cardiologists in the United Kingdom