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About 6 months after the COVID vaccine-associated myocarditis, MRI scans indicate some recovery in the left ventricular ejection fraction and a decrease in delayed gadolinium improvement. (JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging)

Worldwide, diet quality improved modestly from 1990 to 2018, as assessed by the Alternative Healthy Eating Index, Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, and Mediterranean Diet Score. (nature foods)

Chinese born during the 1959-1962 famine had a higher risk of heart disease than their peers born only a few years earlier or later. (European Journal of Preventive Cardiology)

The publication of COURAGE and ORBITA had no effect on the popularity of elective percutaneous coronary intervention for stable angina, at least in England and Wales. (Journal of the American Heart Association)

Echocardiography and transvalvular gradients are of unknown prognostic significance after transcatheter aortic valve replacement, according to the recording results. (JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions)

MitraClip now has a major competitor after the FDA approved the Pascal Precision system for tip-to-tip catheter repair in degenerative mitral valve regurgitation. Newcomer has proven inferior to MitraClip in the recently reported CLASP IID trial MedPage today.

Meanwhile, the Intrepid transapical transcatheter mitral valve replacement system performed well for 3 years in its pilot study, according to Medtronic.

Medtronic says the LINQ II insertable heart monitor has an FDA 510(k) clearance for long-term use in pediatric patients as young as 2 years old.

Burnout in Academic Cardiology is addressed in a statement from the American Heart Association. (Rotation)

More work is needed to validate patient-reported outcome measures in cardiovascular disease. (Annals of internal medicine)


Observational data show that the post-catheter ablation adverse events for atrial fibrillation that women were most likely to have were pacemaker-requiring bradycardia, phrenic nerve damage, pericardial effusion, hemorrhage, and vascular injury—but not death or acute pulmonary vein isolation. (heart)

In the United States, carotid revascularization has outperformed transfemoral carotid stenting for carotid artery stenosis since its introduction in 2015. (JAMA Network is open)

The American College of Cardiology has highlighted a study showing that information from YouTube videos about defibrillators and implantable defibrillators is low-quality and variable.

For heart failure with non-ischemic cardiomyopathy and left bundle branch block, cardiac resynchronization therapy was superior to left-branch pacing over biventricular pacing to improve surrogate markers of cardiac function. (Journal of the American College of Cardiology)

The prevalence of rare genetic variants in high-risk cases of SCAD – including perinatal or recurrent SCAD – was relatively high one in five. (heart gamma)

An expert consensus statement on computed tomography in cardiac oncology is newly available. (Journal of computed tomography of the heart and blood vessels)

Could a collagen type VI-derived peptide turn into a good prognostic biomarker in heart failure? (NEJM records)

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    Nicole Law is a reporter for MedPage Today, where she covers cardiology news and other advances in medicine. Follow


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