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FDA Okays First Extravascular ICD System
FDA Okays First Extravascular ICD System The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Medtronic's novel "extravascular" implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (Aurora EV-ICD) system, which uses a single lead implanted substernally to allow anti-tachycardia pacing and low-energy defibrillation while avoiding the vascular space for lead placement.


New Tool to Guide Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
New Tool to Guide Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Researchers developed TJ-ICE–guided TAVR to facilitate implanting a heart valve at an optimal depth, guided by direct visualization of the membranous septum (MS) during the procedure.


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COVID-19 and cardiovascular diseases: main aspects
COVID-19 and cardiovascular diseases: main aspects Igor S. Yavelov MD, PhD, Professor of cardiology


Administration of patients during and after a coronavirus pandemic. Interview with professor Mekhman N. Mamedov.
Administration of patients during and after a coronavirus pandemic. Interview with professor Mekhman N. Mamedov. Dear Colleagues! On April 27, 2021, at the initiative of the Indonesian Society of Cardiology, an online meeting was held with one of the leading experts of Russia in the cardiology, Professor Mekhman N Mamedov.


Hypertension Clinical Practice Guidelines (ISH, 2020)  International Society of Hypertension (ISH)
Hypertension Clinical Practice Guidelines (ISH, 2020) International Society of Hypertension (ISH) The International Society of Hypertension (ISH) released their global recommendations on the management of hypertension in adults aged 18 years and older in June 2020.


Social Isolation Tied to Higher Risk of CV Events, Death
Social Isolation Tied to Higher Risk of CV Events, Death Social isolation is associated with an increased risk of a cardiovascular event of more than 40%, and of all-cause mortality approaching 50%, new research suggests.


Hospital Volumes Slashed by More Than Half During Pandemic
Hospital Volumes Slashed by More Than Half During Pandemic As US hospitals begin to reopen for elective procedures, a new report outlines the damage that the COVID-19 pandemic has done to the facilities' patient volumes and revenues.


COVID-19: AHA Guidance on Hypertension, Latest on Angiotensin Link
COVID-19: AHA Guidance on Hypertension, Latest on Angiotensin Link The American Heart Association (AHA) has issued new guidance for patients with hypertension during the COVID-19 outbreak. At the same time, several new review articles have been published further exploring the possible relationship between the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) and the virus.



ACC Clinical Bulletin Focuses on Cardiac Implications of Coronavirus (COVID-19)
ACC Clinical Bulletin Focuses on Cardiac Implications of Coronavirus (COVID-19) The bulletin provides background on the epidemic, which was first reported in late December 2019, and looks at early cardiac implications from case reports.