TCTMD’s Top 10 Most Popular Stories for July 2020
Heart damage in COVID-19, MIS-C in adults, perennial hot topics in interventional cardiology, and our Daily Dispatch dominate.
In what I can only hope is a reassuring sign, the number of top 10 stories not related to COVID-19 ticked slightly higher this month, although the top three spots still went to the pandemic. Todd Neale’s COVID-19 Daily Dispatch held on to second place again in July, following a controversial paper using cardiac MR to track cardiac damage that was called out on Twitter for apparent errors. Non-COVID-19-related stories include a study that supports dropping aspirin early on in stable CAD and ACS, a valve-in-valve analysis presented at the virtual EuroPCR meeting, and an updated meta-analysis addressing complete versus culprit-only PCI in STEMI.
A series of middle-aged patients followed more than 2 months after diagnosis showed that most had abnormal results on CMR.
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Three case reports describe adults whose symptoms, including conjunctivitis and rashes, echo the rare pediatric presentation.
Despite promising results from studies like TWILIGHT, physicians have been reluctant to drop aspirin early, experts say.
Add image from story, left justified Autopsy analysis shows that myocarditis isn’t the only cause of MI in the absence of occlusive disease.
Large initial valves and careful patient selection are key to long-term success for patients who need second aortic procedures.
A meta-analysis bolsters multivessel PCI in STEMI, while a registry study suggests the benefits extend to NSTE ACS as well.
A new review documents the extrapulmonary ramifications of COVID-19, including its heavy effect on the kidneys and heart.
Megakaryocytes were seen in all hearts on autopsy in the small study, a rare find that may aid in exposing the virus’ mechanism.
Out-of-hospital arrests doubled or tripled in cities with major outbreaks and missing STEMIs, making it tricky to confirm cause.
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TCTMD also featured two in-depth features this month that looked at very different aspects of the pandemic of particular interest to cardiologists.
Cardiology groups large and small used different tactics to keep afloat and continue patient care. The future remains unclear.
Cardiac complications in COVID-19 have thwarted acute care. Now physicians are asking what this portends down the road.
All of TCTMD’s COVID-19 coverage—news, videos, and podcasts—can be found on our COVID-19 Hub.