JACC in a Flash
Featured topics and Editors' Picks from all of ACC's JACC Journals.
Medicare drug plans may limit coverage of quadruple drug therapy for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) through cost sharing, resulting in out-of-pocket (OOP) costs considerably higher than generic regimens and potentially unaffordable for many Medicare patients, according to a study published in JACC.
Happy heart syndrome is a rare type of takotsubo syndrome (TTS) and it has a higher prevalence of male patients and atypical, nonapical ballooning, compared with the more commonly known broken heart syndrome that is associated with negative emotional stressors, according to a study published in JACC: Heart Failure.
A retrospective study investigating the safety and efficacy of the PASCAL and PASCAL Ace System in treating tricuspid regurgitation (TR), published in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, found the leaflet repair system has "high technical and procedural success rates with efficient TR reduction." The study also noted significant clinical and echocardiographic improvement during follow-up.
Keywords: ACC Publications, Cardiology Magazine, Heart Failure
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