Cardiology

Increased Myocarditis Reported in Patients Receiving Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

New data indicates patients report myocarditis at higher rates after the use of immune checkpoint inhibitors during cancer treatment.


Israel-Based Research Defines Myocarditis Risk Following Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccination

Evidence indicates the strongest connection between the vaccination and myocarditis is among males ages 16 to 29.


That’s News

Prior Authorization = Employee Absenteeism?

Physicians may have a new ally against prior authorization requirements: employers. The AMA is encouraging companies to scrutinize any prior authorization requirements in insurance plans before adopting them, noting that delays in care while waiting...


Improving Cardiac Outcomes Through Bariatric Surgery

The link between obesity and cardiovascular health is well established. Until recent years, however, it was unclear whether bariatric surgery could improve morbidity and mortality among obese individuals who had already experienced significant cardiovascular events.

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What Does ISCHEMIA Mean for Interventional Cardiology?

The multi-year study showed medication and lifestyle changes are as effective as invasive procedures.


Best Practices Defined for Genetic Testing in Cardiac & Vascular Diseases

Genetic testing for certain cardiovascular diseases may provide insight for patient care.


New Drug Therapy Shows Promise for Cystic Fibrosis

An FDA-approved drug cocktail may provide improvement for many patients with this common hereditary disease.


Point-of-Care Ultrasound Makes a New Imaging Modality Available to Clinicians

Caption AI, the first artificial intelligence-guided medical imaging acquisition system, enables healthcare professionals not trained in echocardiography to acquire ultrasound images of the heart.


Product Spotlight

Updated Apple Watch to Feature Blood Oxygen Detection

Adding to the cool factor of the Apple Watch is the blood oxygen detection capability expected with iOS 14 and watchOS 7. Building on the electrocardiogram feature offered in the most recent model of the sophisticated watch, the blood oxygen...


Innovative Solution Improves Implantable Device Communication

Researchers at the National University of Singapore are creating innovative ways to improve communication with implantable devices. The researchers determined that a shirt printed with specially pattered conductive ink not only helps electronic devices more efficiently transmit wireless signals but also conserves battery life.