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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

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What is chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy, or CAR T therapy? Dr. Alain Bouchard is joined by Dr. Amit Mehta, director of the lymphoma and CAR T programs at UAB, and Dr. Carrie Lenneman, a cardio-oncologist, in a discussion of this new form of immunotherapy to target cancer cells. Subscribe to the MyHeart.net Podcast […]

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July 13, 2022

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
May 13, 2022

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 […]

Woman after surgery Late Cardiac Effects After Stem Cell or Bone Marrow Transplants
April 5, 2022

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 […]

Two young patients with leukemia. Heart Disease in Childhood Cancer Survivors
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This article was written in collaboration with Drs. Wendy Bottinor, VCU Health, Richmond, Virginia and Carrie Lenneman, UAB Medical School, Birmingham, Alabama. Approximately 14,000 new cases of cancer in childhood and adolescence are found each year in the US, and 84% will be alive 5 years later. It is estimated that over 500,000 childhood cancer […]

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What is chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy, or CAR T therapy? Dr. Alain Bouchard is joined by Dr. Amit Mehta, director of the lymphoma and CAR T programs at UAB, and Dr. Carrie Lenneman, a cardio-oncologist, in a discussion of this new form of immunotherapy to target cancer cells. Subscribe to the MyHeart.net Podcast […]

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CAR T Cell Therapy and Its Cardiovascular Effects
August 4, 2022

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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Surviving a heart attack is difficult enough, but for many patients, this is just the beginning of an often overlooked journey. Dr. Alain Bouchard discusses cardiac rehabilitation and secondary prevention with Dr. Chip Lavie, Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention and Director of the Exercise Laboratories at the John Ochsner […]

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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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In this article from December 23, 2021, Dr. Louis Bherer of the Montreal Heart Institute explores the connection between a pro-inflammatory diet and the risk of dementia. OVERVIEW In a study on aging and diet conducted in Greece, 1,059 older people reported in detail what they ate for three years. At the end of the […]

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During the pandemic, frontline hospital workers have seen more deaths than U.S. soldiers have seen during all the wars combined. COVID-19 posed a great challenge to frontline healthcare workers. They were forced to measure themself against a disease that was risky to their own health as well as their patients. This was particularly challenging at […]

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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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