Cardiology Round-Up: Immune Thrombocytopenia and Gut Composition; and More

Analyzing Incidence of Primary Immune Thrombocytopenia in England

The incidence of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) in England has sharply increased in young women and elderly men, according to a study in the European Journal of Haematology.

Immune Thrombocytopenia Treatment and Features at a Single-Center

Based on a single-center cohort, researchers described ITP as having a mild clinical course, often asymptomatic, but noted several challenges in managing chronic ITP. The study was published in Hamostaseologie.

Examining Gut Microbiota and Fatty Metabolism in Immune Thrombocytopenia

In Frontiers in Medicine, researchers concluded that gut microbiota composition may contribute to the pathology of ITP, and described several plasma-to-bacteria associations.

Is Cardiac MRI the Future of Surveillance After Heart Transplant?

Devesh Rai, MD, describes an Australian study that proposed a novel methodology of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging that demonstrated performance comparable to the EMB-based surveillance strategy.

Cardiogenic Shock: Are We Finally Moving the Needle?

The hosts of the CardioNerds podcast relay presentations from the SCAI 2022 Scientific Sessions related to cardiogenic shock and two promising new aspects for care.