Top intervention news of 2019: ISCHEMIA trials, low-risk TAVR, paclitaxel debate and more

January 18, 2020
Healio and Cardiology Today compiled a list of the most-read cardiac and vascular intervention articles published in 2019. Readers were interested in…
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Five ways climate change impacts health — and how clinicians can mitigate its effect

January 16, 2020
Although the link between climate change and health is “becoming increasingly clear,” the medical community is generally unaware of how…
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Where does your financial advisor’s duty lie?

January 16, 2020
In the first article of this three-part series on investing we discussed the potential pitfalls of going it alone; current evidence suggests that…

FDA, NIDA call for marijuana legislation to advance public health

January 15, 2020
Leaders from the FDA and the National Institute on Drug Abuse said during a recent House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing that there is a…
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Meta-analysis: Paclitaxel-coated balloons may be harmful in below-the-knee lesions

January 15, 2020
A systematic review and study-level meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials of treatment of infrapopliteal arteries found that…
In the Journals

Few Medicare beneficiaries eligible for cardiac rehabilitation participate

January 14, 2020
Only one-fourth of Medicare beneficiaries eligible for cardiac rehabilitation after a qualifying CV event underwent it, according to research…
In the Journals

Obesity causally linked to aortic valve stenosis, replacement

January 13, 2020
Patients with a genetic predisposition for obesity may have an increased risk for aortic valve stenosis and valve replacement, according to research…
In the Journals

Post-PCI ticagrelor does not lower MACE risk vs. clopidogrel in cohort study

January 13, 2020
Among patients with ACS who underwent PCI and received an outpatient prescription for ticagrelor or clopidogrel, ticagrelor was not associated with a…
In the Journals

FFR may confer treatment reclassification in CAD, diabetes

January 13, 2020
Routine use of fractional flow reserve to manage CAD among patients with diabetes may be linked to an increased rate of treatment reclassification…
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The Take Home: AHA Scientific Sessions

January 10, 2020
The American Heart Association Scientific Sessions had several presentations with major implications for cardiology, most notably the ISCHEMIA and…
In the Journals

SAFARI-STEMI: 30-day survival after PCI for STEMI similar by access site

January 10, 2020
There were no significant differences for survival or other clinical endpoints at 30 days among patients with STEMI who underwent PCI via radial…
In the Journals

PCI with ridaforolimus-eluting stent confers similar 2-year outcomes as ZES

January 9, 2020
Outcomes at 2 years were similar for patients who underwent PCI with a ridaforolimus-eluting stent compared with a zotarolimus-eluting stent…
In the Journals

Researchers identify ways to improve physician-patient visits

January 9, 2020
Findings of a mixed methods study in JAMA identified five ways to improve patient-physician visits: prepare for a meaningful interaction, listen…
In the Journals

ATTRACT: Catheter-directed thrombolysis may improve quality of life in DVT

January 8, 2020
Pharmacomechanical catheter-directed thrombolysis improved short-term disease-specific quality of life in patients with proximal deep vein…
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Despite its advantages, experts have ‘grave concerns’ about big tech in health care

January 8, 2020
Google recently began working with Ascension — one of the nation’s largest health care systems — to collect the health information…
In the Journals

Stroke rate low with LAA closure at 4 years

January 7, 2020
Rates of stroke at 4 years were low for patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation who underwent left atrial appendage, or LAA, closure with an…
In the Journals

Societies emphasize multidisciplinary team management in mitral valve repair

January 3, 2020
Having a multidisciplinary team is key to managing patients being considered for transcatheter mitral valve interventions, according to a…

Healio’s most-read cardiology news of 2019: Sex disparities, fish oil, DAPA-HF and more

December 31, 2019
Healio presents a list of the most-read cardiology articles from 2019. Our readers were interested in sex differences and disparities in heart…
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In carotid surgery, but not CAS, women at greater stroke risk vs. men

December 30, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Women with carotid stenosis were more likely to undergo carotid endarterectomy instead of angioplasty and stenting compared with…
In the Journals

In PCI population, cancer confers mortality, bleeding risks

December 26, 2019
Among patients who underwent PCI, those with cancer had elevated risks for cardiac mortality and bleeding, researchers reported in JACC