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

Long-term infective endocarditis odds similar between TAVR, surgical AVR

May 15, 2019
The incidence of long-term infective endocarditis following transcatheter aortic valve replacement showed little difference compared with surgical…
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Selection bias may have played role in SAFE-PCI trial

May 15, 2019
Women with lower risk may have been selected for the SAFE-PCI for Women trial, which may have contributed to the lower predicted risk for mortality…
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CABG confers mortality benefit over PCI in multivessel CAD

May 2, 2019
There was a significant mortality benefit in patients with multivessel CAD who underwent CABG compared with those who underwent PCI, according to a…
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Multidisciplinary teams, shared decision-making may improve valvular heart disease care

May 2, 2019
A two-tiered approach for valve centers may increase the identification of patients with valvular heart disease and improve outcomes through the use…
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Long intervals between LV, aortic systolic pressure peaks may indicate valve calcification

May 1, 2019
Patients with severe aortic valve calcification had a higher time interval measured between peak left ventricular and peak aortic systolic pressure…
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PCI for acute heart attack improves outcomes in older patients

April 23, 2019
An increased use of PCI in older patients from 2000 to 2016 contributed to a survival benefit at the time of their first acute MI, according to a…
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TRI-REPAIR: Valve reconstruction improves 6-month outcomes for tricuspid regurgitation

April 17, 2019
The use of a transcatheter tricuspid valve reconstruction system in patients with symptomatic and moderate-to-severe functional tricuspid…
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Mortality rates in TAVR may be reduced in active adults

April 16, 2019
Sedentary patients have a higher risk for mortality and functional decline following transcatheter aortic valve replacement, according to findings…
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Rising PCI use reduced mortality in elderly with STEMI, cardiogenic shock

April 16, 2019
Utilization of PCI in older patients with STEMI and cardiogenic shock increased from 27% in 1999 to 56% in 2013, which was paralleled by a…
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ACP recommends ways to strengthen ACA

April 15, 2019
In a new position paper published in Annals of Internal Medicine, the ACP offers seven comprehensive recommendations to improve the Patient…