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Increased risk for heart diseases after spinal cord injury

29-02-2024 Coronary Heart Disease News

People with a spinal cord injury are at higher risk of heart disease, including myocardial infarction, heart failure, and atrial fibrillation.

A new surgical approach for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy

Open Access Mitral Valve Replacement Case Study

Using 3D video-assisted minimal-invasive techniques to resect hypertrophic papillary muscles and mitral valve replacement in a patient with HOCM and heart failure proved successful.

Improving cardiothoracic surgery performance

Open Access Heart Surgery Review

With the advent of new technologies, how can cardiothoracic surgeons harness computer vision and artificial intelligence to best help improve and refine their skills?

Pericardial effusion in cancer patients

Open Access Pericardial Disease Review

Cancer-related pericardial effusion can be due to the tumor itself or the treatment. Delve into the key aspects of diagnosing and managing the condition and get up-to-date practical guidance.

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A new surgical approach for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy

Open Access Mitral Valve Replacement Case Study

Using 3D video-assisted minimal-invasive techniques to resect hypertrophic papillary muscles and mitral valve replacement in a patient with HOCM and heart failure proved successful.

Successful management of ATO-induced acute pericarditis

Free for a limited time Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia Case Study

A patient receiving arsenic trioxide for acute promyelocytic leukemia developed drug-induced acute pericarditis that was successfully treated with colchicine.

Coral reef aorta in an adolescent

Open Access Aortic Coarctation Case Study

Supra aortic obstruction is rarely seen in children. This young person presented with rock-hard, irregular, gritty plaques in the ascending aorta, diagnosed and successfully treated as "coral reef aorta". 

Current Reviews

Acetazolamide as an Adjunctive Diuretic Therapy for Patients with Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Acetazolamide Systematic Review

Heart failure (HF) is a major public health challenge with over 8 million patients estimated to have HF in the USA by 2030 [ 1 , 2 ]. HF poses a significant strain on the healthcare system in terms of healthcare costs and hospitalization. In the US …

Eplontersen: First Approval

Polyneuropathy AdisInsight Report

Eplontersen (Wainua™) is a ligand-conjugated antisense oligonucleotide directed to TTR, which is being developed by Ionis Pharmaceuticals and AstraZeneca for the treatment of TTR-mediated amyloidosis (ATTR). Eplontersen, which is targeted to the …

Genetic Appraisal of RAAS-Associated SNPs: REN (rs16853055), AGT (rs3789678) and ACE (rs4305) in Preeclamptic Women Living with HIV Infection

Open Access Pre-Eclampsia Preeclampsia (A Kattah, Section Editor)

A healthy pregnancy outcome may be attributed to the homeostasis of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) [ 1 ] and its signalling cascade between mother and foetus [ 2 ]. During normal pregnancy, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) is …

Further Reading

Thymic Atrophy and Immune Dysregulation in Infants with Complex Congenital Heart Disease

Open Access Interrupted Aortic Arch Original Article

Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common birth defect, and up to 50% of infants with CHD require cardiovascular surgery early in life. Current clinical practice often involves thymus resection during cardiac surgery, detrimentally …

Reproducibility of heart rate recovery measures across differing modalities and intensities of submaximal exercise in healthy volunteers: A healthy volunteer study

Open Access Ergometry Original Research

Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET), where patients exercise to peak exertion provides an objective indicator of an individual’s aerobic fitness and is commonly advocated for preoperative risk stratification [ 1 , 2 ]. Whilst CPET is considered …

A Mobile App-based Approach in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention: A Prospective Randomized Study

Open Access Telemedicine Original article

Cardiovascular risk factors are prevalent in the Italian population, and cardiovascular diseases remain a leading cause of mortality in the Western world. As the incidence of risk factors and cardiovascular diseases increases with age, effective …

Competence of radiologists in cardiac CT and MR imaging in Europe: insights from the ESCR Registry

Open Access Computed Tomography Cardiac

Over the past two decades, the indications for advanced cardiovascular imaging have undergone a significant transformation, reshaping diagnostic paradigms in various clinical scenarios. This evolution aligns with the growing body of scientific …

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29-02-2024 Coronary Heart Disease News

Increased risk for heart diseases after spinal cord injury

People with a spinal cord injury are at higher risk of heart disease, including myocardial infarction, heart failure, and atrial fibrillation.

Read more
29-02-2024 Coronary Heart Disease News

Increased risk for heart diseases after spinal cord injury

People with a spinal cord injury are at higher risk of heart disease, including myocardial infarction, heart failure, and atrial fibrillation.

Read more
29-02-2024 Coronary Heart Disease News

Increased risk for heart diseases after spinal cord injury

People with a spinal cord injury are at higher risk of heart disease, including myocardial infarction, heart failure, and atrial fibrillation.

Read more
29-02-2024 Coronary Heart Disease News

Increased risk for heart diseases after spinal cord injury

People with a spinal cord injury are at higher risk of heart disease, including myocardial infarction, heart failure, and atrial fibrillation.

Read more
Open Access Mitral Valve Replacement Case Study

A new surgical approach for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy

Using 3D video-assisted minimal-invasive techniques to resect hypertrophic papillary muscles and mitral valve replacement in a patient with HOCM and heart failure proved successful.

Read more
Open Access Mitral Valve Replacement Case Study

A new surgical approach for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy

Using 3D video-assisted minimal-invasive techniques to resect hypertrophic papillary muscles and mitral valve replacement in a patient with HOCM and heart failure proved successful.

Read more
Open Access Sudden Cardiac Death Case Study

A young life saved

Genetic screening for risk of sudden cardiac death in a 15-year-old boy with relevant family history uncovered a high chance of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy. An ICD was implanted, and shortly after it successfully treated a potentially fatal ventricular arrhythmia.

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