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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Path of Medicare Advantage changing

November 14, 2018
As Medicare Advantage gains traction over traditional Medicare, there are several important potential issues that demand oversight, according to a…
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Peripheral DCB safe, effective in real-world cohort with long lesions

November 1, 2018
A drug-coated balloon was safe and effective at 12 months in a real-world cohort of patients with lesions of at least 15 cm in the superficial…
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Medical therapy alone may not prevent carotid-related stroke

October 31, 2018
Carotid-mediated stroke frequently occurred in previously asymptomatic patients with carotid stenosis, even if they were on appropriate medical…
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Atherectomy confers lower in-hospital mortality rate in PAD

October 19, 2018
In an analysis of propensity-score matched patients with peripheral artery disease, those who underwent atherectomy had a lower mortality rate than…
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Racial disparities exist in management, outcomes of patients with non-STEMI

October 18, 2018
During a 15-year period, black patients with non-STEMI had more comorbidities and were less likely to receive guideline-based therapies than their…
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Comprehensive cardiac rehab confers improved functional capacity, BP reduction

October 16, 2018
Comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation, including education classes, may improve functional capacity and lower BP more than exercise-only cardiac…
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In ACS after PCI, death rates in smokers lower

October 8, 2018
Smokers with ACS who are treated with PCI may be at lower risk for mortality than nonsmokers, which could be due to younger age, male sex, lower…
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AVR reduces mortality risk, improves survival in asymptomatic aortic stenosis

October 3, 2018
Patients with asymptomatic aortic stenosis who were followed up at heart valve centers had a reduced risk for sudden death and similar rates of…
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Smoking cessation strategies underutilized in PAD

October 3, 2018
More than one-third of patients with claudication who consulted a provider about peripheral artery disease were active smokers, and few of those…
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Updated risk score can guide ruptured AAA procedures

September 28, 2018
Researchers published an updated risk score for patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms that incorporates the rise in endovascular…