A 61-year-old man with progressive shortness of breath for 1 week and myocardial infarction 1 month earlier had progressive dyspnea at rest, tachycardia, and tachypnea. Transthoracic echocardiography showed a hypoechoic mass and CT showed a large crescentic hypodense lesion. What is your diagnosis?
A man in his 40s training for weight-lifting presented with new-onset progressive dizziness, lightheadedness, and shortness of breath. What is your diagnosis?
This study reports on whether treatment with β-blockers, statins, or both before cardiac surgery is associated with a reduction in the risk of adverse events after surgery.
This observational cohort study found that β-blockade was beneficial perioperatively in high-cardiac-risk patients undergoing noncardiac surgery but increased the risk of death in patients with no cardiac risk factors.
To evaluate the early experience with transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), Omer et al reviewed the records of all patients who underwent the procedure during the first year of their program. All patients received TAVR with the SAPIEN transcutaneous valve, and outcomes were assessed. See the Invited Commentary by Kelly and Mudy.