Famine and CVD; Another TEER Device Approved; Medical Misinformation on YouTube?

Approximately 6 months after COVID vaccine-related myocarditis, follow-up MRI scans suggest some recovery in left ventricular ejection fraction and decline in late gadolinium enhancement. (JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging)

Around the world, diet quality improved modestly from 1990 to 2018, as assessed by the Alternative Healthy Eating Index, Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, and the Mediterranean Diet Score. (Nature Food)

Chinese people born during the famine of 1959-1962 had higher heart disease risks compared with peers born just a few years before or after. (European Journal of Preventive Cardiology)

Publication of COURAGE and ORBITA had no impact on the popularity of elective percutaneous coronary intervention for stable angina, at least in England and Wales. (Journal of the American Heart Association)

Echocardiographic and invasively measured transvalvular gradients are of unknown prognostic significance after transcatheter aortic valve replacement, according to registry findings. (JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions)

The MitraClip now has a major competitor after the FDA approved the Pascal Precision system for transcatheter edge-to-edge repair in degenerative mitral regurgitation. The newcomer had proven its noninferiority to MitraClip in the CLASP IID trial recently reported by MedPage Today.

Meanwhile, the Intrepid transapical system for transcatheter mitral valve replacement performed well 3 years into its pilot study, according to Medtronic.

Medtronic says its LINQ II insertable cardiac monitor got FDA 510(k) clearance for long-term use in pediatric patients as young as 2 years old.

Burnout in academic cardiology is addressed in a statement by the American Heart Association. (Circulation)

More work is needed to validate patient-reported outcome measures in cardiovascular disease. (Annals of Internal Medicine)

Observational data show that adverse events after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation that women were more prone to be bradycardia requiring a pacemaker, phrenic nerve damage, pericardial effusion, bleeding, and vascular injury — but not death or acute pulmonary vein isolation. (Heart)

In the US, transcarotid artery revascularization has overtaken transfemoral carotid artery stenting for carotid artery stenosis since its introduction in 2015. (JAMA Network Open)

The American College of Cardiology highlighted a study showing that information from YouTube videos about implantable cardioverter-defibrillators are of low and variable quality.

For heart failure with nonischemic cardiomyopathy and left bundle branch block, left bundle branch pacing cardiac resynchronization therapy trumped biventricular pacing for improved surrogate markers of heart function. (Journal of the American College of Cardiology)

The prevalence of rare genetic variants in higher-risk cases of spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) — including peripartum or recurrent SCAD — was a relatively high one in five. (JAMA Cardiology)

An expert consensus statement on CT imaging in cardio-oncology is newly available. (Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography)

Might a collagen type VI-derived peptide turn out to be a good prognostic biomarker in heart failure? (NEJM Evidence)

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    Nicole Lou is a reporter for MedPage Today, where she covers cardiology news and other developments in medicine. Follow