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

TAVR confers shorter stay, higher rate of home discharge vs. surgery

September 20, 2018
Patients who underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement for the treatment of aortic stenosis via the nontransapical approach had a shorter…
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Delirium may occur in older patients after TAVR

September 19, 2018
Delirium was experienced in 23% of patients older than 60 years who underwent elective transcatheter aortic valve replacement for the treatment of…
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Burnout frequency varies by specialty, but exact prevalence unclear

September 18, 2018
Symptoms of burnout and career choice regret were common among U.S. resident physicians, but differed substantially by clinical specialty, according…
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Nicotine replacement therapy safe for smokers hospitalized with CHD

September 18, 2018
The short-term use of nicotine replacement therapy among smokers hospitalized for CHD did not affect rates of mortality, length of stay or 1-month…
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Societies set guidelines for acute ischemic stroke interventions

September 18, 2018
Thirteen neurointerventional societies set guidelines for centers providing acute ischemic stroke interventions, including volume thresholds. Level…
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Cath lab pre-activation beneficial but not routine in STEMI

September 17, 2018
Fewer than half of patients with STEMI who were transported by emergency medical services had catheterization laboratory pre-activation before they…
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In CLI, diabetes may not confer worse outcomes after revascularization

September 13, 2018
After adjustment for comorbidities, among patients with critical limb ischemia, those with diabetes had similar outcomes 30 days after…
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AF after TAVR confers increased risk for poor outcomes

September 11, 2018
Patients with new-onset atrial fibrillation after transcatheter aortic valve replacement had elevated rates of stroke, mortality and bleeding that…
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INTERRSeCT: Study identifies factors predicting recanalization in acute ischemic stroke

September 11, 2018
Among patients with acute ischemic stroke, thrombus location and thrombus permeability were among the predictors of successful recanalization…
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Fluoroquinolones elevate risk for aortic aneurysm, dissection

September 10, 2018
Exposure to fluoroquinolones was highly associated with risk for aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection, researchers reported. The researchers…
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