An analysis of the utility of implanted loop recorders to detect subclinical atrial fibrillation in high-risk individuals showed that among common arrhythmia-compatible symptoms, only palpitation was predictive of discovering episodes of atrial fibrillation.
A study of nonrheumatic patients with atrial fibrillation who were inadequately or not anticoagulated undergoing transesophageal echocardiography before cardioversion showed moderate-to-severe mitral valve regurgitation attenuates the risk of finding left atrial thrombi or spontaneous echo contrast and could be considered a thromboembolic risk modifier.
In a randomized trial of patients with heart failure and left bundle branch block, cardiac resynchronization therapy via permanent His bundle pacing produced similar short-term outcomes to traditional biventricular pacing, albeit with higher pacing thresholds.
This large series of post-transcatheter aortic valve replacement patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction demonstrates elevated rates of percutaneous coronary intervention failure and high short- and intermediate-term mortality rates.
A pooled analysis of three randomized, controlled trials of inclisiran in patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease or its risk equivalent showed impressive reductions in LDL cholesterol with subcutaneous injections every six months.
ST-elevation myocardial infarction patients without standard risk factors recorded a higher all-cause mortality rate that was particularly evident in women. Using proper therapy in these patients may attenuate this risk.
A study of elite international soccer athletes of both sexes revealed women more often recorded what would be considered abnormal ECGs — only to return normal echocardiograms. This knowledge is especially valuable when treating those who have recovered from COVID-19.
A study of ivabradine in patients with the common hyperadrenergic subtype of the postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome led to slower standing heart rates, lower plasma norepinephrine levels, and improved quality of life after one month.