Right-sided mechanical valve prostheses in adults with congenital heart diseaseCongenital heart disease (CHD) commonly includes right-sided valvular heart disease. Patients with CHD may require multiple sternotomies and interventions in their lifetime. The longevity of their replaced valve will be one of the most important factors determining freedom from re-intervention and overall prognosis. The European Society of Cardiology Guidelines for the management of adults with CHD have recommendations as to the indications and timing of pulmonary and tricuspid valve intervention.
AF Tied to 45% Increase in Mild Cognitive ImpairmentAtrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with a 45% increased risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), an outcome that's linked to cardiovascular risk factors and multi-comorbidity, results of a new study suggest.
COVID Coronary Plaque Infection Confirms CV RiskNew evidence shows for the first time that the virus that causes COVID directly infects atherosclerotic plaques in the coronary arteries, producing a persistent inflammatory response.
The findings may not only explain the link between COVID and the increased risk of cardiovascular events but mark a starting point for new therapeutic approaches.
CKD Linked to Cardiac Arrest in Hispanic, Latinx PatientsChronic kidney disease (CKD) is the strongest predictor of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in a population of Hispanic and Latinx patients, new data show, suggesting early identification of CKD may provide an opportunity to reduce the risk in these groups. Other predictors included heavy drinking, atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease, heart failure and diabetes.