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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AAP: Special considerations to be made for pediatric DNRs

April 23, 2018
A clinical report issued by the AAP Sections on Surgery, Anesthesia and Pain Medicine and the AAP Committee on Bioethics have highlighted the
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Neoatherosclerosis observed 5 years after BVS implantation

April 23, 2018
Neoatherosclerosis with luminal narrowing was observed 5 years after implantation of an everolimus-eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffold, according…
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Hybrid coronary revascularization, CABG yield similar mortality rates

April 20, 2018
All-cause mortality rates were similar between hybrid coronary revascularization and conventional CABG, according to the results of a 5-year…
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DCBs help prevent edge stenosis after stent grafting in SFA occlusions

April 20, 2018
The use of a drug-coated balloon after stent graft treatment of superficial femoral artery occlusive disease reduced risk for edge stenosis…
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Quantitative flow ratio effective, but less so in coronary microvascular dysfunction

April 19, 2018
The diagnostic performance of quantitative flow ratio is lessened in patients with coronary microvascular dysfunction, but using quantitative flow…
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Vessel stretching causes lumen enlargement after balloon pulmonary angioplasty

April 18, 2018
Overall vessel expansion induced by a stretch of the arterial wall led to lumen enlargement immediately after balloon pulmonary angioplasty…
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Dual antithrombotic therapy safer than triple therapy in AF after PCI

April 18, 2018
Among patients with atrial fibrillation who underwent PCI, dual antithrombotic therapy was associated with significantly lower bleeding compared with…
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iFR pullback accurate in predicting tandem, diffuse coronary disease

April 17, 2018
Instantaneous wave-free ratio pullback may predict the physiological outcome of PCI with a high degree of accuracy in tandem and diffuse coronary…
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OCEAN-TAVI: Incidence of prosthesis-patient mismatch low in Japanese patients after TAVR

April 16, 2018
There was a low prevalence of prosthesis-patient mismatch and mortality 1 year in patients who underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement…
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TAVR use increasing in patients with aortic stenosis, prior CABG

April 13, 2018
Among patients with severe aortic stenosis and prior CABG, aortic valve replacement is being increasingly done with transcatheter instead of surgical…