Heart Failure Resource Center Editorial Programs

 
 
  • Creatinine Bump: An Indication of AKI in Patients With HF? Dr Desai reviews a study examining whether aggressive diuresis is associated with tubular dysfunction in patients with acute heart failure.
  • Nebulized Nitrite for HFpEF? Don't Hold Your Breath   Dr Ileana Piña discusses the disappointing yet informative results of inhaled nitrite for HFpEF with INDIE investigator Dr Barry Borlaug.
  • Would You Recognize Acute Delirium? An older woman presents with acute onset of mental status changes. Is it delirium, depression, dementia, or a mix?
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement: State of the Heart   Surgeon Dr Mack and interventional cardiologist Dr Vahanian discuss why TMVR is more complicated than TAVR, the complexities of primary and secondary MR, and the 'forgotten' tricuspid valve.
  • His Bundle Pacing 'Very Viable' Alternative to RV Pacing   Learn about late-breaking registry data from ACC 2018, comparing patients who underwent His bundle or right ventricular pacing with study authors and HBP pioneers Drs Dandamudi and Vijayaraman.
  • Parents vs Doctor: Who Is Really in Charge?   In most cases, medical treatment decisions for children are made without much conflict between parents and physicians. Sometimes, however, there is an issue. Should parental authority be overridden?
  • Women's Hearts: How Women Can Walk Away From Heart Failure   Dr JoAnn Manson describes findings of a recent study showing that walking farther and faster can prevent heart failure in women.
  • Pharmacists and Barbers on the Cutting Edge of Medicine Dr Mandrola's hands-down favorite study from the 2018 American College of Cardiology meeting showed that a pharmacist-led intervention in black-owned barbershops cut hypertension in black men.
  • ACC 2018 MOMENTUM-3: The Future of the LVAD Is Here and Now A trial showing better outcomes for HeartMate 3 over HeartMate II sends Dr Walton-Shirley down memory lane to recall the patients she has referred for implantation of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD).
  • ACC 2018The VEST Trial Failed, and So Did the Press Release The first randomized trial on the wearable cardioverter defibrillator didn't meet its primary endpoint, yet the press release was overly positive.
  • How to Assess and Manage Stroke Risk in Atrial Fibrillation?   Drs Acharya, Friedman, and Klaas discuss when to anticoagulate patients with atrial fibrillation; additional factors that contribute to stroke risk; and treatment options for stroke prevention.
  • Mandrola Previews 2018 ACC PCSK9 inhibitors, LifeVest, and his-bundle pacing are among Dr Mandrola's picks for what to look for at the 2018 American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions.
  • Will a Digital Carrot and Stick Improve Outcomes in HFrEF?   Dr Ileana Piña discusses CONNECT-HF with investigator Dr Adam DeVore. This novel trial uses mobile apps to reward or punish heart failure patients for good or poor adherence to treatment regimens.
  • Echo Case: A Classic Case of… You Tell Me   Several images, one underlying pathology--can you identify it? Dr Wharton explains what to look for.
  • Patient Transition to Dialysis: Advice to Providers   Dr Szczech discusses the emotional challenges that patients with CKD face in their transition to dialysis, and offers suggestions to PCPs and pharmacists who see these patients.
  • Heart Defibrillators in CKD: More Harm Than Good? Dr Bansal comments on her study on heart defibrillators in patients with kidney disease and the greater risk for hospitalization for heart failure.
  • 7 Cardiology Trials to Look for in 2018   Trials on PCSK9 inhibitors, antiplatelets, anticoagulants, and even catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation are among Drs Harrington and Gibson's picks for what to look for in 2018.
  • Nine Things to Remember About CASTLE-AF Ablation of atrial fibrillation in patients with heart failure lowered all-cause mortality in this trial, but Dr Mandrola urges electrophysiologists not to overextrapolate these impressive results.
  • Totality of Care Addressed in New ACC/AHA HTN Guidelines   Dr Ileana Piña reviews key takeaways from the ACC/AHA hypertension guidelines including how to measure blood pressure, white-coat vs masked hypertension, and evaluating the patient's overall risk.
  • How Did We End Up With so Many Medical Journals?   Dr DeMaria discusses his tenure at JACC, the proliferation of cardiology journals, and his current projects.