In the Journals

This feature offers timely executive summaries of the most relevant journals in cardiology. Through peer “Perspectives,” full bibliographical information and links to the original journal abstract, In the Journals are a step wider and deeper than journal reviews health care professionals may be accustomed.

In the Journals

Death, CV events similar with bivalirudin, heparin for radial PCI

May 24, 2017
In patients undergoing transradial PCI for STEMI, there was no significant difference in the rate of composite of death, MI and stroke whether…
In the Journals

Infections, chronic hypertension increase risk for stroke in women with preeclampsia

May 24, 2017
Chronic hypertension, infections, underlying prothrombotic conditions and coagulopathies increased risk for pregnancy-associated stroke in women with…
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High-risk pools may raise health care costs for all Americans

May 24, 2017
Reinstituting high-risk pools as a state option as part of the American Health Care Act that was recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives…
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Adherence to lipid-management guidelines benefits patients with CLI

May 23, 2017
Patients undergoing revascularization for critical limb ischemia had better mortality and major adverse limb event outcomes if they adhered to the…
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Below-the-knee access in entire-limb DVT viable alternative

May 23, 2017
Below-the-knee access in entire-limb catheter-directed thrombolysis via a small saphenous vein or posterior tibial vein puncture is a safe and…
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Study finds patients with AS, PsA or uSpA had greater risks for acute coronary syndrome, stroke events

May 23, 2017
Patients with ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis or undifferentiated spondyloarthritis had greater risks for acute coronary syndrome and…
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Successful CTO PCI linked to decreased mortality, CABG risk

May 22, 2017
Recently published data demonstrated a high success rate of elective chronic total occlusion PCI as well as an association between successful…
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Statins yielded no benefit for primary cardiovascular prevention in older adults

May 22, 2017
Among patients aged 65 years and older, there was no difference in all-cause mortality or cardiovascular outcomes between pravastatin and usual care…
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Respiratory infections linked to nearly 20-fold increased risk for myocardial infarction

May 22, 2017
The risk for myocardial infarction is 17 times higher in the 7 days following a respiratory infection, according to research recently published in…
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Peripheral IV catheter checklist improves clinician competence, skill

May 19, 2017
A newly developed short peripheral IV catheter insertion skills checklist has yielded positive results in the improvement of clinician skill in a…
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