The updated guidance also introduces flexibility in use of risk scores to estimate thromboembolic risk and strengthens endorsements for catheter ablation and left atrial appendage occlusion devices.Read More
New research indicates that combined liver transplant and cardiac surgery may be feasible in highly selected patients, and Cleveland Clinic physicians have created an algorithm to better identify which patients could benefit most.
In a large Cleveland Clinic series, operative mortality of 1.7% was achieved in elective multivalve reoperations with no non-valve components. Success depends on weighing patients’ need for concomitant procedures and preoperative physiologic fitness.
A major new Cleveland Clinic CME event puts a premium on the very latest clinical trial data and guideline recommendations across the spectrum of key cardiology subspecialty areas.
A new era in catheter ablation therapy for cardiac arrhythmias appears to be underway with the emergence of irreversible electroporation, also known as pulsed-field ablation.
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Combined data from DETOUR 1 and 2 bolster this endovascular bypass approach as a durable alternative to open prosthetic bypass surgery in superficial femoral artery disease.
Promising new therapies for this important risk factor are far along in clinical testing. Wider measurement of Lp(a) levels is needed now.
Findings from a large study suggest that low-dose aspirin therapy may be warranted to slow aneurysm progression, especially in men and nonsmokers.
Use of this newer technique for crossing chronic total occlusions is largely reserved for the most complex lesions. Its success rate is most impressive when used for retrograde crossing.
In cases of mitral valve repair failure, re-repair is likely to be effective and durable whether done with new, shorter artificial chordae or with posterior leaflet resection.