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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ACC calls for equity in cardiology compensation, opportunity

September 19, 2019
A new health policy statement on equity in cardiologist compensation and opportunity from the American College of Cardiology provides guiding…
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Retrospective analysis finds no 5-year mortality risk tied to paclitaxel-coated devices

September 11, 2019
In a retrospective analysis of Japanese patients with peripheral artery disease treated with paclitaxel-coated devices or other devices…
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Early anticoagulation may reduce stroke risk after surgical AVR

August 28, 2019
Early anticoagulation after bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement was associated with short-term reduced risk for stroke in patients who had…
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Antiplatelet therapy reduces stroke risk at 2 years in patients with AF undergoing TAVR

August 22, 2019
In patients with prior atrial fibrillation undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement, 6 months of uninterrupted antiplatelet therapy, with or…
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Operator experience not tied to outcomes after left atrial appendage occlusion

August 22, 2019
In a single-center study, there was no difference in outcomes after left atrial appendage occlusion according to operator volume. The researchers…
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Risk for events after PCI increases in hypertension, high platelet reactivity

August 20, 2019
Patients with hypertension and residual high platelet reactivity with clopidogrel had an increased risk for MACE at 2 years after PCI, according to…
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PCI increases risk for in-hospital mortality in octogenarian patients

August 16, 2019
Patients aged at least 80 years who underwent PCI had an increased risk for in-hospital mortality and morbidity compared with those younger than 80…
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BIO-RESORT: Three DES equal in TVF, stent thrombosis at 3 years

August 16, 2019
In the overall cohort of a randomized trial, three drug-eluting stents were associated with similar rates of target vessel failure and stent…
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Cardiac rehab referral rates lacking after CICU discharge, especially for patients with HF

August 13, 2019
In a new study, nearly 63% of patients discharged from the cardiac ICU had an indication for cardiac rehabilitation, yet only 30% were referred upon…
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AHA: ‘Thorough evaluation of limb perfusion’ critical in CLI

August 12, 2019
The American Heart Association released a scientific statement outlining the options for perfusion assessment in patients with critical limb…