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

Artificial intelligence may predict in-hospital mortality after TAVR

July 23, 2019
Researchers successfully used machine-learning methods to generate robust models for the prediction of in-hospital mortality in patients who…
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New guideline offers tips for diagnosis, treatment of chronic limb-threatening ischemia

July 18, 2019
A new multisociety guideline clarifies how to diagnose chronic limb-threatening ischemia, or CLTI, and emphasizes offering patients optimal medical…
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Balloon pulmonary angioplasty compares favorably with riociguat in CTEPH

July 17, 2019
When compared with riociguat therapy, balloon pulmonary angioplasty was associated with more improvement in some parameters of hemodynamics and…
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Survival rates similar for TAVR, surgical AVR in low-risk patients

July 12, 2019
Patients with aortic stenosis who were at low risk and underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement had similar short-term and midterm survival…
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DRASTICO: Balloons, stents confer similar outcomes in complex PAD

July 10, 2019
Drug-coated balloons were noninferior but not superior to drug-eluting stents for treatment of femoropopliteal lesions in high-risk patients with…
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PCI with DCB superior to bare-metal stents

July 9, 2019
Among patients with high bleeding risk undergoing PCI, the use of a balloon coated with paclitaxel and iopromide was superior to use of bare-metal…
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More than 20% of adults uninsured, nearly 10 years after Affordable Care Act signed into law

July 8, 2019
About one in five adults treated at community health centers in 11 states that expanded Medicaid eligibility did not have health insurance during a…
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Baseline risk of CKD patients influences the effectiveness of cardiovascular therapies

July 8, 2019
The success of cardiovascular therapies, whether medical or surgical, can be influenced by a CKD patient’s level of risk at baseline for…
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Vena cava filters after major trauma fail to reduce incidence of pulmonary embolism, death

July 8, 2019
Placing an inferior vena cava filter in patients within 72 hours of major trauma did not reduce incidence of symptomatic pulmonary embolism or death…
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Microvascular disease elevates risk for amputation

July 8, 2019
Regardless of where it resided in the body and whether it was concomitant with peripheral artery disease, microvascular disease was associated with…