Our heart surgeons share advice on how to avoid postcardiotomy shock and help ensure success with coronary bypass in patients with left ventricular failure due to ischemic cardiomyopathy.
An investigational procedure with percutaneous and minimally invasive surgical components promises a new treatment option for a heart failure population with limited alternatives.
Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging offers strong prognostic value in the setting of ischemic cardiomyopathy by quantifying how infarct size interacts with mitral regurgitation severity. So finds a new study.
Two big studies of interest to heart failure specialists were presented at the American College of Cardiology meeting this spring. While STICH was considered positive and INOVATE-HF a disappointment, there’s much more to be gleaned from the nuances of each.