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

Robotic, mini-thoracotomy for mitral valve repair confer similar outcomes to conventional surgery

July 16, 2018
Patients who underwent robotic or mini-thoracotomy surgery for mitral valve repair had similar complication rates, shorter lengths of stay and higher…
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IVC filter increases 30-day mortality in VTE with contraindication to anticoagulation

July 13, 2018
Patients with venous thromboembolism and a contraindication to anticoagulation who received an inferior vena cava filter had a significantly…
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Embolic debris captured in most patients undergoing TAVR

July 13, 2018
A cerebral embolic protection system captured embolic debris in nearly all patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement, regardless of…
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USPSTF: Insufficient evidence regarding benefits, harms of ankle-brachial index for PAD, CVD risk

July 11, 2018
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has given a class I indication for the use of ankle-brachial index to screen patients who are asymptomatic…
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EXCEL: PCI in women, CABG in men may confer worse outcomes after left main revascularization

July 10, 2018
Among patients with unprotected left main disease, sex was not an independent predictor of adverse outcomes after revascularization, according to new…
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New guideline addresses imaging after vascular procedures

July 10, 2018
The Society for Vascular Surgery released a new guideline outlining which kinds of imaging should be performed after endovascular and open vascular…
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Physicians reporting burnout twice as likely to make medical mistakes

July 9, 2018
Physicians with burnout reported medical errors at double the rate of other clinicians after adjusting for specialty, work hours, fatigue and work…
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Malnutrition elevates mortality rates after AVR

July 6, 2018
Mortality rates 1 year after transcatheter or surgical aortic valve replacement are approximately three times higher among older adults with signs…
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MitraClip bests conservative therapy in symptomatic mitral regurgitation

July 5, 2018
Compared with conservative management alone, transcatheter mitral valve repair had a lower mortality hazard for treatment of high-risk patients with…
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TIA, stroke linked to higher CAD risk after PCI

July 3, 2018
Patients with a history of transient ischemic attack or stroke have an elevated risk for CAD after PCI, due to shared risk factors between CAD and…