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  • NBCNews.com and numerous other media outlets – Dr. Steven Nissen comments on remdesivir. Read the Story
  • TCTMD – Despite advancements, risk of stroke lingers after TAVR and continues to feed the debate about the need for protection. Dr. Samir Kapadia comments. Read the Story
  • U.S. News & World Report – Kate Patton, RD, shares heart-healthy foods. Read the Story
  • Healthline – The emotional, psychological, and financial toll taken by COVID-19 can make it hard for people to dedicate time to make healthy lifestyle shifts. Dr. Luke Laffin comments. Read the Story

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  • The New York Times, Cleveland.com and several other media outlets – Dr. Steven Nissen cautions against the use of hydroxychloroquine to prevent COVID-19 infection. Read the Story

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  • Coronary Artery Targets Matter in Bilateral ITA CABG TCTMD – Patient survival after CABG with bilateral internal thoracic artery (ITA) grafting is partially dependent on the proportion of myocardial mass supplied by the selected target vessels. Dr. Faisal Bakaeen discusses the findings. 01/23/20
  • Smartwatch band may help spot heart problems, but doctors still required Reuters – Study finds a smartwatch band with integrated electrodes to produce an electrocardiogram might be able to help detect atrial fibrillation, but not as well as a traditional ECG machine used in a hospital. Dr. Khaldoun Tarakji comments. 01/16/20
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