WCTOH Late Breaker Sessions announced

January 15 ,2018

Overview:The World Congress on Tobacco or Health, which will be held on 7-9 March in Cape Town, South Africa, has announced its late breaker sessions, which showcase the latest research and innovations in tobacco control. Highlights include a session on New and Local Evidence to Advance Tobacco Control in Africa, which will be held on […] The post WCTOH Late Breaker Sessions announced appeared first on World Heart Federation. more

NCDs and Physical Activity Top the Agenda at WHO Executive Board

January 11 ,2018

Overview:At the upcoming 142nd session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board (EB142), non-communicable diseases (NCDs) feature prominently on the agenda, as Member States look ahead to the third High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases. This meeting – to be held in New York City in […] The post NCDs and Physical Activity Top the Agenda at WHO Executive Board appeared first on World Heart Federation. more

50th International Teaching Seminar on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention

January 10 ,2018

Overview:The International Society of Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention, a member of the World Heart Federation, announces the 50th Ten-Day International Teaching Seminar on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention to be held in June 17-29, Goa, India.  The seminar is co-hosted by Prof. Nikhil Tandon, Professor and Head of Endocrinology Department, All India Institute of […] The post 50th International Teaching Seminar on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention appeared first on World Heart Federation. more

New study: Women more likely to die after a heart attack due to unequal treatment

January 10 ,2018

Overview:A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association has found that women are up to three times more likely to die following a serious heart attack than men as a result of receiving unequal care and treatment. Researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and the University of Leeds used data from […] The post New study: Women more likely to die after a heart attack due to unequal treatment appeared first on World Heart Federation. more

A look back on 2017 as we look forward to 2018

January 05 ,2018

Overview:As we look forward to a busy and exciting 2018, we would like to share with you some of our highlights and achievements from 2017 in our fight against cardiovascular disease (CVD), also outlined in our End of Year Review. A number of successful meetings and events took place in 2017. The 2nd Global Summit […] The post A look back on 2017 as we look forward to 2018 appeared first on World Heart Federation. more

World No Tobacco Day 2018 will focus on link between tobacco and heart disease

December 21 ,2017

Overview:The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that World No Tobacco Day 2018 will focus on the important link between tobacco and heart disease. Every year, on 31 May, WHO and its partners, including the World Heart Federation (WHF), mark World No Tobacco Day to highlight the health and other risks associated with tobacco use […] The post World No Tobacco Day 2018 will focus on link between tobacco and heart disease appeared first on World Heart Federation. more

The International Diabetes Federation ‘Taking Diabetes to Heart’ survey

December 20 ,2017

Overview:The International Diabetes Federation (IDF), a member of the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health, has launched a multi-country study on cardiovascular disease (CVD) awareness and knowledge in people with type 2 diabetes. Globally, CVD is the most common cause of death in people with type 2 diabetes, and people with diabetes are 2 to 3 […] The post The International Diabetes Federation ‘Taking Diabetes to Heart’ survey appeared first on World Heart Federation. more

WHF and the Saudi Heart Association hold Cholesterol roundtable in Saudi Arabia

December 20 ,2017

Overview:On December 9, 2017, the World Heart Federation and Saudi Heart Association convened a multi-stakeholder group of senior officials from both government and non-government agencies at a workshop in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, aimed at identifying the roadblocks to better CVD management at patient, physician and health care system levels in Saudi Arabia. Participants included the […] The post WHF and the Saudi Heart Association hold Cholesterol roundtable in Saudi Arabia appeared first on World Heart Federation. more

FACTC Emerging Leaders team to run workshop at 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health

December 19 ,2017

Overview:A second team from the 2016 Emerging Leaders cohort will run a workshop at the 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Cape Town, South Africa, in addition to a similar event run by the KOMPLY project team from the same year. The FACTC Project team was assembled by the World Heart Federation Emerging Leaders Programme, and piloted a […] The post FACTC Emerging Leaders team to run workshop at 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health appeared first on World Heart Federation. more

KOMPLY Emerging Leaders team to run workshop at 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health

December 18 ,2017

Overview:A team from the 2016 Emerging Leaders cohort will run a workshop on smoke-free law (SFL) at the 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Cape Town, South Africa. The KOMPLY Project team was assembled by the World Heart Federation Emerging Leaders Programme to assess the level of compliance with Uganda’s new 100% smoke-free […] The post KOMPLY Emerging Leaders team to run workshop at 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health appeared first on World Heart Federation. more

Technology may treat fluid overload in congestive HF

January 15 ,2018

Overview:A technology designed to prevent contrast-induced acute kidney injury demonstrated an ability to manage fluids during diuretic therapy in patients with congestive HF, according to findings presented at the Device Therapies for Heart Failure congress.Researchers conducted a first-in-humans study of the technology (RenalGuard System, RenalGuard Solutions) in 10 patients with congestive HF. According to a press release from the company, the technology measures a patient’s urine output and infuses a specific volume of saline to maintain fluid balance, and clinicians can set a rate beyond more

ESC risk model reduces ICD use in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

January 15 ,2018

Overview:High-risk patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy would not have been protected from sudden death through the recommendation of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator using the European Society of Cardiology risk scoring model compared with U.S. guidelines, according to a study published in The American Journal of Cardiology.Kevin M. W. Leong, MRCP, research postgraduate at the National Heart and Lung Institute at Imperial College in London, and colleagues reviewed data from 288 patients (mean age, 52 years; 66% men) with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy who did (n = 14; mean age, 41 years; more

Change in risk score strong predictor of stroke in AF

January 15 ,2018

Overview:Change in a stroke risk score used in patients with atrial fibrillation was a better predictor of stroke than baseline risk score, according to findings.Researchers hypothesized that Delta CHA2DS2-VASc score, reflecting the change over time in the CHA2DS2-VASc score used to predict stroke risk in patients with AF, would be more predictive of ischemic stroke risk compared with baseline CHA2DS2-VASc score.Tze-Fan Chao, MD, from the division of cardiology, department of medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital in Taiwan, and colleagues analyzed 31,039 patients with AF who did not take more

Trial Scoreard: PREMIUM

January 15 ,2018

Overview:Researchers evaluated patent foramen ovale closure in patients with migraines. more

Trial Scoreard: HEROIC

January 15 ,2018

Overview:Researchers characterized long-term clinical and functional characteristics of takotsubo cardiomyopathy. more

Trial Scoreard: DECIDE-LVAD

January 15 ,2018

Overview:Evaluation of effectiveness of the DT LVAD shared decision support intervention in patients with end-stage HF considered for LVAD implantation. more

Trial Scoreard: CRESCENT-II

January 15 ,2018

Overview:Comparison of tiered comprehensive cardiac CT protocol vs. functional testing in patients with stable angina and suspected CAD. more

Trial Scoreard: BRUISE CONTROL-2

January 15 ,2018

Overview:Researchers analyzed the interruption of novel oral anticoagulants at the time of device surgery in patients with moderate to high risk for thromboembolic events. more

Trial Scoreard: ALPS

January 15 ,2018

Overview:Researchers evaluated the impact of amiodarone or lidocaine vs. placebo on patients with nonshockable-turned-shockable out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. more

New guideline widens hypertension definition, incorporates CV risk

January 15 ,2018

Overview:A newly released, long-awaited guideline published by the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and nine other societies has expanded the definition of hypertension and could have tremendous implications for management of the condition, and for public health.According to the new guideline, hypertension is now defined as systolic BP 130 mm Hg/diastolic BP 80 mm Hg, which the guideline authors propose will lead to a new diagnosis in approximately 14% more Americans, with 45.6% of U.S. adults now considered to have hypertension. The hypertension definition change was more

Looking ahead: Top trends for 2018

January 15 ,2018

Overview:Editor's Note: Cardiology Today asked members of its Editorial Board to identify what they believe will be the top three trends for 2018. Here are some of the results. View more reactions from 2017 and predictions for 2018 online at Healio.com/Cardiology.Click here to see our Editorial Board's top trends for 2018.View more reactions from 2017 and predictions for 2018 online at Healio.com/Cardiology. more

CVD in cancer survivors: Stick to the basics of prevention

January 15 ,2018

Overview:Continued improvements in cancer prevention and treatment with a subsequent decline in mortality rates have led to a rapidly growing population of survivors such that the American Cancer Society predicts that by 2024 there will be 19 million long-term cancer survivors in the United States. As a result, we are witnessing a paradigm shift with a growing emphasis on reducing long-term morbidity and mortality in cancer survivors.CVD is the most common reason for hospitalization and the leading cause of non-cancer-related death for survivors. Yet, proven preventive strategies appear to be more

Cardiology Today asked the Editorial Board for their thoughts on the top stories of 2017

January 15 ,2018

Overview:Click here to see full list of perspectives. more

A tribute to Emile Mohler, MD

January 15 ,2018

Overview:Emile R. Mohler III, MD, was a colleague, role model, mentor and, most importantly, a dear friend to many. In 2017, he received the Society for Vascular Medicine’s highest honor — Master of the Society of Vascular Medicine — for his extraordinary service, selfless dedication and leadership in the field of vascular medicine. For Cardiology Today, he provided many perspectives over the years in the area of peripheral artery disease. On Oct. 13, Dr. Mohler lost his valiant battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).The son of a hematologist, Dr. Mohler learned early the more

2 decades of intervention

January 15 ,2018

Overview:Editor’s Note: Cardiology Today celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2017. We are reaching out to experts in cardiology for their take on changes in CV medicine since the publication launched in 1997. In this issue, Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, focuses on intervention.In 1997, balloon angioplasty was king and stenting was just getting off the ground. Antithrombotic regimens were extremely complex and associated with high rates of bleeding after large-bore venous and femoral access. Femoral complications were very common and it was extremely challenging to take care of them. A big part of a more

10 stories highlighting advancements in MI care

January 14 ,2018

Overview:The Cardiology Today MI Resource Center provides the latest information on the diagnosis, management and treatment of MI, as well as up-to-date information on risk factors contributing to the condition.Cardiology Today has compiled a list of 10 stories aggregated in its resource center highlighting recent advancements in diagnosis, treatment and management of MI. Medicare expenditure growth contributes to health outcomes in acute MIThe distribution of cost-effective care such as early PCI has contributed to health improvements in patients treated for acute MI, although the effects vary more