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.

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Men with small, medium AAA require monitoring, not repair

January 21, 2019
Men with a small or medium abdominal aortic aneurysm detected on screening had low risk for rupture and should be monitored but not referred for…
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Off-label use of newer P2Y12 inhibitors common in stable ischemic heart disease

January 21, 2019
More than one-third of patients without ACS who underwent PCI were prescribed prasugrel or ticagrelor between 2009 and 2016, but data are limited on…
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TAVR may be beneficial in cancer

January 18, 2019
Patients with cancer treated with transcatheter aortic valve replacement for severe aortic stenosis appear to fare as well as patients without cancer…
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Renal nerve stimulation shows promise for identifying appropriate patients for renal denervation

January 17, 2019
A first-in-man study shows that renal nerve stimulation appears to be safe and effective along the renal artery and yields large variation in…
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Medicare Part B to D shift may decrease total spending, increase out-of-pocket costs

January 17, 2019
Although a proposal by the HHS to shift certain prescription drugs from Medicare Part B to Part D may reduce total drug spending by 6.9% to 18.3%, it…
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Increased patient BMI ups physician radiation exposure in cath lab

January 17, 2019
Increased BMI among patients undergoing coronary angiography procedures is linked to greater physician radiation exposure, according to data…
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Resolution of barriers to pursuit of interventional cardiology may improve representation of women

January 16, 2019
A new study identifies several factors that dissuade female CV fellows-in-training from pursuing interventional cardiology compared with men…
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Evidence level for peripheral vascular intervention recommendations varies

January 15, 2019
The evidence level behind the current American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology guidelines for peripheral vascular interventions…
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TAVR with repositionable valve safe, effective at 1 year

January 15, 2019
One-year data from the RESPOND study confirm the safety and efficacy of a repositionable bioprosthetic aortic valve for transcatheter aortic valve…
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Medicare Part D could save $14.4B using VA drug prices

January 14, 2019
If Medicare Part D paid prices for prescription medications similar to what the Department of Veterans Affairs pays, there could be an estimated…