Heart failure

SGLT2 inhibitors and GLP-1 receptor agonists in heart failure with reduced and preserved ejection fraction

Neil Minkoff, MD: How do you, as clinicians, decide when to incorporate this into a treatment journey, and at what point in the process do you integrate it if the goal is to try to prevent downstream speeds, downstream complications and the bad results? Are you doing this right now? Do you do this when […]

Heart surgery

Families Forced To Leave Province For Heart Surgery In Children Due To Lack Of Care At BC Children’s Hospital

More than a dozen families of children in need of heart surgery have been forced to travel long distances for life-saving care, after BC Children’s Hospital informed them there was no pediatric heart surgeon available . Thirteen children have been sent out of the province for surgery since July 1, according to the Vancouver hospital, […]

Heart transplant

Despite progress, black patients are still unlikely to receive heart transplants

After multivariate adjustment, the risk ratio for transplantation in AA was 0.90 (95% CI 0.83 – 0.96) compared to Caucasians, and the time to transplantation for other minorities was not not long. Credit: DOI: 10.1161 /circ.138.suppl_1.17340 Blacks who need a new heart are less likely to receive a transplant than whites, and if they do, […]

Heart surgery

Henrik Lundqvist will need another heart operation, was three days away from joining the Capitals

After being bought out by the New York Rangers, Henrik lundqvist signed with the Capitals ahead of the 2020-21 season, hoping his career would end like a fairytale like Ray Bourque’s. Instead, heart disease, which worsened during the offseason, ended Lundqvist’s season before it started. The goalie took extreme measures to try to find a […]

Heart surgery

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts dies aged 80 after recent heart surgery

Alongside frontman Sir Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards, Charlie Watts was one of the oldest members of the Rolling Stones. Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has died aged 80, his publicist revealed today in a statement. The rock music icon passed away just weeks after retiring from the band’s No Filter tour of North […]

Heart surgery

DEXA helps predict mortality in patients with heart surgery

Canadian researchers measured muscle mass on DEXA and muscle strength (chair lift test) in patients undergoing heart surgery and found that patients with low scores had a three-fold higher risk of death after four years. The finding suggests that measuring muscle mass provides valuable information for the management of high-risk cardiac surgery patients. “The muscle […]