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Dr. Stanley Hazen’s long-term studies of HDL are profoundly altering our view of HDL and its role in heart disease — and may soon yield a diagnostic assay for cardiac risk based on the new insights.
Amputation can often be avoided by taking a multidisciplinary, state-of-the-art approach to limb revascularization that includes addressing underlying risk factors.
Low-grade inflammation in celiac disease doubles the risk of coronary artery disease in patients of any age.
HIV patients who undergo cardiac surgery have no increased inpatient mortality risk, lower rates of stroke and similar rates of infection and complications as HIV-negative patients.
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Left-ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are a viable alternative to transplant for some patients, and today s smaller devices make these an option for more patients with heart failure
New patient safety and quality programs are limiting reimbursement to hospitals for substandard care and readmissions. Reducing the number and cost of complications can help maximize reimbursement.
Unprecedented guidelines from the American Society of Echocardiography take on suboptimal recognition of pericardial disease and help shape the rapid evolution of cardio-oncology.
Incomplete revascularization is common with PCI, and most studies suggest it is associated with a worse prognosis. Yet quantification of the extent and complexity of residual atherosclerosis after PCI was not performed until a score for assessing residual stenosis was developed in an afterstudy of the SYNTAX trial.
For symptoms of heart failure or hemolytic anemia in a patient with a prosthetic heart valve, think paravalvular leak. Then consider a percutaneous approach for less-invasive repair.
Dr. W. Michael Park shares insight through his experiences and expertise in the field of vascular surgery.