Innovations in Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) Technology

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Dr. John Ikonomidis, Chief of the Cardiothoracic Surgery at MUSC Health, discusses innovations (smaller devices, pulsatile technology) in Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) technology and how the LVAD can act as bridge therapy for patients seeking a heart transplant.

Apical periodontitis and incident cardiovascular events in the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Ageing

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Aim: To evaluate whether the presence of apical periodontitis (AP), root canal treatment (RCT) and endodontic burden (EB) – as the sum of AP and RCT sites – were associated with long-term risk of incident cardiovascular events (CVE), including cardiovascular-related mortality, using data on participants in the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Ageing (BLSA). Methodology: This retrospective cohort included 278 dentate participants in the BLSA with complete medical and dental examinations....
Authors: Maximiliano Gomes, Fernando Hugo, Juliana Hilgert, Manoel Sant´Ana Filho, Dalva Padilha, Eleanor Simonsick, Luigi Ferrucci, Mark Reynolds

Leipzig Loop Mitral Valve Repair

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This surgical video illustrates a minimally invasive approach to mitral valve repair--the Leipzig Loop technique. For more information, see http://www.muschealth.com/pn/yir/clinical-innovation/hvc/cords/ Voiceover narration is provided by Mario Castillo-Sang, M.D., a cardiothoracice surgeon at the Medical University of South Carolina who specializes in minimally invasive mitral valve repair.

Repair of Degenerative Mitral Valve Regurgitation

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Video showing cases of mitral valve degeneration, before (via imaging used in diagnosis) and after repair using the minimally invasive Leipzig Loop technique. For more information, see the sister article "Restringing the Heart's Cords" at http://www.muschealth.com/pn/yir/clinical-innovation/hvc/cords/ Voiceover narration is provided by Mario Castillo-Sang, M.D., a cardiothoracic surgeon at the Medical University of South Carolina who specializes in minimally invasive valve repair.

Integrative treatment for cancer and heart disease

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Download from itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/integrative-treatment-for/id43184821... MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Cardiology department is recognized nationally and internationally for its aggressive heart disease therapies not readily available in most communities. Jean-Bernard Durand, M.D., associate professor in Cardiology at MD Anderson, discusses how MD Anderson treats cancer patients with pre-existing heart disease, heart conditions that develop while undergoing cancer...

European Heart Journal- My Cardio Interview: T. Lüscher with W. Boden and P. Barter on AIM-HIGH

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T. Lüscher in conversation with W. Boden and P. Barter: AIM-HIGH- Extended-Release Niacin Does Not Reduce Clinical Events in Patients with Established Cardiovascular Disease Whose LDL-Cholesterol is Optimally Controlled with Statin Therapy.

European Heart Journal- My Cardio Interview: T. Lüscher with S. Goldhaber & M. Cushman on ADOPT

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T. Lüscher in conversation with S. Goldhaber and M. Cushman: ADOPT- Extended Anticoagulant Prophylaxis in Initially Hospitalized Medically Ill Patients: Results of the ADOPT Trial

European Heart Journal- My Cardio Interview: T. Lüscher with K. Mahaffey & K. Fox on TRACER

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T. Lüscher in conversation with K. Mahaffey and K. Fox: TRACER- The Thrombin Receptor Antagonist for Clinical Event Reduction in Acute Coronary Syndrome

European Heart Journal- My Cardio Interview: T, Lüscher with A. Hirsh on CLEVER

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T. Lüscher in conversation with A. Hirsh: CLEVER

European Heart Journal- My Cardio Interviews: T. Lüscher with L. Boersma on FAST

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T. Lüscher in conversation with L. Boersma: FAST- Atrial Fibrillation Catheter Ablation versus Surgical Ablation Treatment.