Tag Archive for: Heart Failure


Evidence of SARS-CoV2 in heart cells

While SARS-CoV2 has been previously reported to exist in lung tissue in a 78-year-old patient who died of unexpected cardiac arrest when ready for discharge after COVID-19 hospitalisation, recently the first evidence of SARS-CoV2 infection in heart muscle cells has been reported in a case from Brazil and which is supported by evidence from other reports.


Class effect of SGLT2 inhibitors on heart failure reduction solidified with dapagliflozin and empagliflozin results

Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors have been used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) to inhibit renal glucose reabsorption and thereby increase urinary glucose loss.

TAVR transcatheter aortic valve replacement with Portico valve reduces severe aortic stenosis in real-world study PORTICO-1

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement reduces severe aortic stenosis in real-world study

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with the Portico® valve (Abbott) was found to be safe and associated with low rates of stroke, death or paravalvular leakage at one-year follow-up, according to the real-world PORTICO I study in patients with symptomatic, severe aortic stenosis.