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    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 ...
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Echocardiography with Nelson Schiller: Past, Present, and Future

Since its development in the 1970s, Doppler echocardiography has occupied a position of increasing importance in the assessment of patients with valvular heart disease. Continuous-wave and pulsed Doppler measurements, as well as color Doppler, have been used to monitor the progression of chronic valvular disease. Subscribe to the MyHeart.net Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts.

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Echocardiography: Clinical use in Cardiology. Echocardiography is a non-invasive diagnostic technique that provides information about cardiac anatomy, function, and hemodynamics. In the last 40 years, the evolution of this technique has made it an integral part of cardiovascular medicine. There have been many important developments in the field of cardiac ultrasound. In the mid and […]

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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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May 4, 2022

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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Since its development in the 1970s, Doppler echocardiography has occupied a position of increasing importance in the assessment of patients with valvular heart disease. Continuous-wave and pulsed Doppler measurements, as well as color Doppler, have been used to monitor the progression of chronic valvular disease. Subscribe to the MyHeart.net Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts.

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Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke, and every year more than 795,000 people suffer from a stroke. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA), also known as a “mini-stroke,” is a stroke where blood flow to the brain is blocked only for a short time. It is often a precursor to a full stroke […]

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Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke, and every year more than 795,000 people suffer from a stroke. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA), also known as a “mini-stroke,” is a stroke where blood flow to the brain is blocked only for a short time. It is often a precursor to a full stroke […]

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