Cardiology Today


The following articles appeared in the print edition of CARDIOLOGY TODAY.

Table of Contents

Group supports patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome

James Falko, MD

5 Questions

Jagmeet P. Singh, MD, DPhil, discusses challenges, rewards of clinical cardiology

Cover Story

High-sensitivity troponin assays present opportunities, challenges for MI diagnosis


2 decades of imaging

In the Journals

NSAIDs increase early risk for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Direct oral anticoagulants may increase risk for acute MI in patients with AF

AHA: Insufficient evidence for benefit of fish oil supplements in general population

Women less likely to be assessed, receive treatment for CVD than men

Weight fluctuation increases risk for death, CV events in patients with CAD

Patient discussion about herbal medicines, CVD link encouraged

AIDA: BVS linked to similar rate of TVF, higher rate of device thrombosis vs. metallic stent

30-minute office BP monitoring yields lower readings than routine procedures

In the Journals Plus

Major abnormalities on ECG tied to CVD risk in type 1 diabetes

Industry News

CMS panel lukewarm on hospitalizations as outcome to determine coverage of HF technologies

Serelaxin fails to meet primary endpoints of phase 3 study

Meeting News

Marijuana use linked to higher risk for stroke, HF

Rise observed in hospital discharges of patients with Kawasaki disease

SGLT2 inhibitors may lower risk for HF in patients with type 2 diabetes

Patients with anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery return to exercise after surgery

LEVO-CTS: Prophylactic levosimendan fails to improve outcomes in surgery population

GIFT: Genetics-based dosing improves warfarin safety

EBBINGHAUS: Evolocumab does not affect cognitive outcomes

CVD onset occurs earlier in people with higher BMI

ABSORB III 2-year results suggest optimal techniques may be key

Closed-loop stimulation pacing program reduces syncope in SPAIN trial

iFR noninferior to FFR for revascularization in patients with stable angina, ACS

Trial Scorecards

Trial Scorecard: VISION

Trial Scorecard: EBBINGHAUS

Trial Scorecard: AIDA

Trial Scorecard: SYMPATHY

Trial Scorecard: CHEETAH

Trial Scorecard: RESET-HCM

Trial Scorecard: CARAT

Trial Scorecard: EXPERT CTO