The centrifugal-flow HeartMate 3 left ventricular assist device (LVAD) was associated with better 2-year outcomes for advanced heart failure patients when compared with the older axial-flow HeartMate II pump, according to the MOMENTUM 3 trial.
Freedom from disabling stroke or reoperation for pump malfunction 2 years after implantation was 79.5% with the newer pump and 60.2% with HeartMate II (P<0.001 both for noninferiority and superiority).
Highly fit women in midlife were nearly 90% less likely to have dementia decades later, a prospective study in Sweden found.
Over 44 years of follow-up, the adjusted hazard ratio for dementia was 0.12 for women with high cardiovascular fitness and 1.41 for low-fitness women, compared with women of medium fitness, reported Helena Horder, PhD, of the University of Gothenburg and colleagues.
Cardiovascular risk rises with increasing adiposity, a new study found.
In a cohort of European adults, those who fell within the "normal" range of body mass index (BMI) -- 22 to 23 -- had the lowest risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to Stamatina Iliodromiti, MD, of the University of Glasgow, and colleagues.
Low-level lead exposure is a significant and largely unrecognized contributor to cardiovascular disease-related deaths in the U.S. researchers suggested.
Based on analysis of NHANES III data, the number of deaths in the U.S. each year related to lead exposure is 10-fold higher than previous estimates -- 412,000 deaths annually, including 250,000 from cardiovascular disease, according to Bruce P. Lanphear, MD, of Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, and colleagues, in the Lancet Public Health.
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CRT spotlights women in interventional cardiology
World's Smallest Heart Valve OK'd (FDA)
Obesity Comes With Shorter Life, Earlier CVD
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