Cardiology Today


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

Table of Contents
Cover Story

Challenges abound in management, treatment of patients with hypertension, CAD

In the Journals

Off-label use of LAA exclusion device associated with adverse events

Electronic health records not associated with better outcomes in stroke care

ILLUMENATE: DCB for femoropoliteal artery disease safe, durable at 2 years

Opioid use associated with increased prevalence of AF

Home exercise safe, improves CV performance in adults with ICDs

Long-term radiation exposure in cath lab linked to subclinical atherosclerosis

Mortality rates decrease for adult hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Meta-analysis: PCSK9 inhibitors reduce mortality, MI

Blood test identifies obstructive CAD risk in symptomatic women

Telemonitoring feasible for management of patients with congestive HF

Cardiorespiratory fitness may predict lipid, lipoprotein levels in men

AHA issues recommendations for older adults with congenital heart disease

DAPT may reduce MACE, mortality in patients with symptomatic PAD

Sports participation appears safer today for children with long QT syndrome

Clotting times for patients with AF ablation vary by oral anticoagulant selection

Industry News

REDUCE-HTN: REINFORCE study of renal denervation system underway

Trial aims to find optimal aspirin dose for secondary prevention of CVD

SYMPLICITY AF trial will evaluate renal denervation, pulmonary vein isolation for AF

Hypertension-related death rate rising in the US

Meet the Board

Michael A. Weber, MD, reflects on a career focused on hypertension

Meeting News Coverage

Remote monitoring of cardiac devices reduces hospitalizations, costs

ROADMAP: LVAD improved survival, functional status in patients with advanced HF

DEFLECT III: Investigational brain shield appears to improve safety, cognition outcomes after TAVR

ORBIT II: Atherectomy system associated with durable long-term results, potential cost savings

OUTSIDE START: Cilostazol may be safe bridging therapy for DAPT interruption

Cryoballoon ablation noninferior to radiofrequency energy ablation for pulmonary vein isolation

Ticagrelor more effective than clopidogrel for ad-hoc PCI

TRIAGE: Risk algorithm identifies patients who may benefit from intensive antiplatelet therapy

Clinical profile of ACS patients treated with prasugrel, clopidogrel varies in US

Statins may reduce risk for HF hospitalization

Consensus statement collects recommendations on three disorders affecting CV, nervous systems

ENDURANCE: Stroke-free survival similar with centrifugal-flow VAD, LVAD

Incident AF associated with cognitive decline independent of stroke

Evera MRI: ICD system safe, effective in patients undergoing MRI

MILLION: Combined BP, cholesterol lowering reduces coronary plaque volume

Miniaturized leadless transcatheter pacing system safe in first human study

Effect of exercise on AF risk differs by sex

Multidisciplinary approach may improve outcomes for patients with pulmonary embolism

Trial Scorecards

Trial Scorecard: TNT

Trial Scorecard: IMPROVE

Trial Scorecard: HF-ACTION

Trial Scorecard: ROADMAP

Trial Scorecard: ENDURANCE

Trial Scorecard: ROOBY

Trial Scorecard: MILLION

Trial Scorecard: ORBIT II