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Abstract Mitral annular calcification (MAC) is a common clinical finding and is associated with adverse clinical outcomes, but the clinical impact of MAC-related mitral...

Abstract The intra-aortic balloon pump continues to be a useful ventricular assist device in cardiac surgery. Complications are estimated to be 7% to 40%,...

Abstract Background Prompt differential diagnosis of wide QRS complex tachycardia (WCT) is crucial to patient management. However, distinguishing ventricular tachycardia (VT) from supraventricular...

Abstract Idiopathic ventricular fibrillation is responsible for approximately 5%-7% of cases of aborted cardiac arrest. Recent studies have shown that short-coupled ventricular premature complexes...

Abstract Background With rising United States health care expenditure, estimating current spending for patients with heart failure (HF) informs the value of preventative health...

Abstract Background Data comparing valve systems in the valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve replacement (ViV-TAVR) field have been obtained from retrospective studies. Objectives The purpose...

Abstract Mitral annular calcification (MAC) is a common clinical finding and is associated with adverse clinical outcomes, but the clinical impact of MAC-related mitral...

Abstract Background Increased inflammation and myocardial injury can be observed in the absence of myocardial infarction or obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD). Objectives The...

Abstract Background Guidelines for evaluating patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD) recommend pretest probability (PTP) estimation but provide no clear recommendations regarding...

Abstract Mitral annular calcification (MAC) is a common and challenging pathologic condition, especially in the context of an aging society. Surgical mitral valve intervention...