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Hospital mortality rates after heart attack differ by age

Outcomes for older patients hospitalized for a heart attack are often used as a measure of hospital quality for all patients. But a study led by Yale researchers shows that hospital mortality rates for older patients with heart attack are not necessarily representative of mortality rates for younger adults.

Quitting daily aspirin therapy may increase second heart attack, stroke risk

Stopping long-term, low-dose aspirin therapy may increase your risk of suffering a cardiovascular event, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation.

CardioBrief: Stopping Aspirin Hikes CV risk

(MedPage Today) -- 37% increase in events seen after discontinuation in Sweden

Ertugliflozin: Promise From Yet Another SGLT-2 Inhibitor (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Assessed as triple agent therapy when added to metformin, sitagliptin

DNR Orders Skew HF Mortality as Quality Metric

(MedPage Today) -- Adjusting for it 'would be a step in the right direction'

Gene therapy improved left ventricular and atrial function in heart failure by up to 25 percent

Heart function improved by up to 25 percent in a trial using gene therapy to reverse cardiac damage from congestive heart failure in a large animal model, Mount Sinai researchers report. This is the first study using a novel vector for gene therapy to improve heart function in non-ischemic heart failure.

GDF-15 Helps Define Risk in Chronic HFrEF Patients

(MedPage Today) -- But can it supplant exercise testing?

Should ACS Patients Undergo FH Genetic Screening? (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Familial hypercholesterolemia clinical algorithms often missed cases

Entresto Boosts Sex in HF; Venom Antidote to Xa Drugs; Guilty Plea for FH Vagueness

(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine

Tension makes the heart grow stronger

By taking videos of a tiny beating zebrafish heart as it reconstructs its covering in a petri dish, scientists have captured unexpected dynamics of cells involved in tissue regeneration. They found that the depleted heart tissue regenerates itself in a wave, led by a front of fast-moving, supersized cells and trailed by smaller cells that multiply to produce others.

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