Patients with severe aortic stenosis who have no symptoms may benefit more from an aggressive strategy of early valve replacement than from a conservative watch-and-wait approach, according to new research published today online in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. “We know that surgery carries a small risk and that has been one of the reasons […]Continue Reading ...
What began with a modest hospital grant at the University of Michigan in 1996 is now the world’s leading source of data on diagnosis, treatments and outcomes for a rare and dangerous cardiac condition. On Monday, Kim Eagle, M.D., a director of U-M’s Frankel Cardiovascular Center, presented data from 9,000 patients gathered over nearly 25 […]Continue Reading ...
Home News FDA Alerts Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics: Safety Communication – Increased Risk of Ruptures or Tears in the Aorta Blood Vessel in Certain Patients December 20, 2018 Audience: Health Professional, Infectious Disease, Cardiology, Patient ISSUE: FDA review found that fluoroquinolone antibiotics can increase the occurrence of rare but serious events of ruptures or tears in the […]Continue Reading ...
Home News Professional Elevated Blood Pressure Linked to Aortic Valve Disease WEDNESDAY, Oct. 3, 2018 — Long-term exposure to elevated blood pressure (BP) is associated with increased risk for aortic valve stenosis (AS) and aortic regurgitation (AR), according to a study published online Sept. 12 in the European Heart Journal. Kazem Rahimi, D.M., from the […]Continue Reading ...
August 20, 2018 Researchers centered at the University of Tsukuba and Kansai Medical University in Japan reveal matricellular protein Thrombospondin-1 (Thbs1) contributes to the development of aortic aneurysm in mice and humans. The thoracic aorta is constantly exposed to mechanical forces generated by heart contraction and blood flow. Thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAAs) are life-threatening diseases […]Continue Reading ...
FRIDAY, Aug. 3, 2018 — In a mouse model of moderate, sporadic aortic aneurysm and dissection (AAD), ciprofloxacin increases susceptibility to aortic dissection and rupture, according to a study published online July 25 in JAMA Surgery. Scott A. LeMaire, M.D., from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and colleagues examined the effect of ciprofloxacin […]Continue Reading ...
April 27, 2018 Two new studies examined seasonal variations in cardiac-related hospitalizations specifically for aortic dissection and ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarctions (STEMI). The results of both studies revealed winter as the most common time for hospital admissions and used the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database (NIS) for analysis. Results were presented at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography […]Continue Reading ...
April 19, 2018 In the current issue of Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (Volume 2, Number 4, 2018, pp 447-449(3); DOI: https://doi.org/10.15212/CVIA.2017.0028, Niya Mileva, Medical University of Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria and other researchers from Poland and Italy present a case study of misdiagnosed aortic intramural hematoma and the role of intravascular ultrasound imaging in detection of […]Continue Reading ...
Compared with patients who had a typical tricuspid aortic valve, patients with a more unusual bicuspid aortic valve had a similar rate of death but a higher likelihood of stroke after undergoing a procedure to replace the valve by threading surgical equipment through an artery, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology’s […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: copyright American Heart Association Greater aortic stiffness is related to lower cerebral blood flow, especially among individuals with increased genetic predisposition to Alzheimer’s disease, according to research from Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The study, published recently in Circulation, supports emerging evidence that arterial stiffness, a hypertension-related factor, may play a role in cognitive decline, […]Continue Reading ...
(From left) Researchers Zamaneh Kassiri and Mengcheng Shen discovered that an enzyme called ADAM17 may be linked to thoracic aortic aneurysms. The finding could lead to new ways of treating the lethal aneurysms, which often go underdiagnosed and undertreated. Credit: Sean Townsend It’s a silent, sudden and almost assured killer: a thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) […]Continue Reading ...
August 14, 2018 Current treatment guidelines say patients who undergo minimally invasive aortic heart valve replacements should receive two antiplatelet drugs to reduce the risk of dangerous blood clots. A new Loyola Medicine study has found that giving patients a single antiplatelet drug may work as well as giving two drugs, with significantly lower risks […]Continue Reading ...
August 2, 2018 A research team led by the University of Leicester has published a new study in the Journal of the American Heart Association which shows that over 30% of relatives of patients suffering from thoracic aortic diseases (TAD) have an underlying genetic predisposition to developing an aortic disease themselves. TAD, including aneurysms and […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 — For patients with type 2 diabetes, aortic stiffness is associated with concentric left ventricular (LV) remodeling, according to a study published online April 16 in Diabetes. Gaurav S. Gulsin, M.B.Ch.B., from the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom, and colleagues used multiparametric cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging to examine the […]Continue Reading ...
April 18, 2018 Calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD) – a disease that leaves the aortic valve stiff and calcified, preventing blood flow from the heart into the aorta – affects one quarter of the U.S. population aged 65 and over. There is no pharmacological treatment for CAVD. Without an invasive valve replacement surgery, most patients […]Continue Reading ...
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