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  • 2020 ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway on Management of Conduction Dist...
    AbstractConsensus regarding a reasonable strategy to manage cardiac conduction disturbances after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has been elusive. This is due to the absence of adequately powered, randomized controlled trials; the often transient nature of the conduction disturbances; evolving ...
    Published on 2020-10-21
  • New FDA/CDC data show troubling levels of youth e-cigarette use
    WASHINGTON, D.C., October 6, 2022 — Results of the 2022 National Youth Tobacco Survey released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) outline the ongoing health threat to our nation’s ...
    Published on 2022-10-06
  • Feasibility of Sentinel Cerebral Embolic Protection Device Deployment Durin...
    Cerebral embolic protection has emerged as a preventive measure for procedural stroke in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).1 The Sentinel System (Boston Scientific Corp. Boston, Massachusetts), a 2-filter debris-capturing system, has been the only commercially available protection device in the ...
    Published on 2022-09-30

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This article was written in collaboration with Dr. Chip Lavie. In the US, it is estimated that approximately 800,000 new and 200,000 recurrent myocardial infarctions occur each year. The prevalence of coronary artery disease and heart failure is increasing. Each year, over 950,000 patients undergo percutaneous coronary angioplasty, 400,000 patients undergo coronary bypass surgery, and […]

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This article was written in collaboration with Dr. Michael Bivins, Dr. Carrie Lenneman, and Dr. Mollie deShazo. The most common cause of death in men is cardiovascular disease, followed by cancer. Prostate cancer is the number one cause of cancer in men. The numbers are staggering. In 2019, 3,650,000 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer. […]

Stem Cells in Heart Failure with Dr. Emerson Perin
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How can we utilize the regenerative stem cells already found in the human adult body to combat the effects of heart failure? Dr. Alain Bouchard discusses this cutting edge realm of medicine with Dr. Emerson Perin, director of the Center for Clinical Research at the Texas Heart Institute. Transcript AnnouncerThis is the MyHeart.net Podcast. This […]

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This article was written in collaboration with Dr. Emerson Perin, Director of the Center for Clinical Research, Texas Heart Institute, Houston, TX. Heart failure with reduced ejection fraction is a chronic but progressive disease. Patients can live several years and even decades with chronic systolic heart failure. However, the progression of the disease can lead […]

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This article was written in collaboration with Drs. Wendy Bottinor from VCU Health, Richmond, Virginia, and Carrie Lenneman from UAB School of Medicine in Birmingham, Alabama. Approximately 1 million stem cell or bone marrow transplants are performed worldwide. In the US, 20,000 stem cell transplants (SCT) are performed each year for hematological malignancies such as […]

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This article was written in collaboration with Dr. Chip Lavie, MD.Medical Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention Director, Stress Testing Laboratory. FITNESS AND FATNESS: HOW EXCESS FAT CAN AFFECT YOUR HEART. The Obesity pandemic is well established with >70% of US adults being overweight (BMI >25) or obese (BMI >30) or severely obese (BMI >40). Obesity […]

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This article was written in collaboration with Dr. Timothy Garvey, MD. Professor; Director, Diabetes Research Center TREATMENT FOR OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY The prevalence of obesity, defined by excess body fat causing compromise to health, has increased over the last few decades. It is estimated that up to 49% of the world’s population and 70% of […]

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This article was written in collaboration with Dr. Amit Mehta and Dr. Carrie Lenneman. What is CAR T Cell Therapy? CAR T or chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy consists of a recombinant fusion of a protein capable of activating T-cells to recognize a specific antigen resulting in the killing of the cell. It is […]

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This article was written in collaboration with Dr. Amit Mehta and Dr. Carrie Lenneman. What is CAR T Cell Therapy? CAR T or chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy consists of a recombinant fusion of a protein capable of activating T-cells to recognize a specific antigen resulting in the killing of the cell. It is […]

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