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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Meta-analysis: Paclitaxel-coated balloons may be harmful in below-the-knee lesions

January 15, 2020
A systematic review and study-level meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials of treatment of infrapopliteal arteries found that…
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Few Medicare beneficiaries eligible for cardiac rehabilitation participate

January 14, 2020
Only one-fourth of Medicare beneficiaries eligible for cardiac rehabilitation after a qualifying CV event underwent it, according to research…
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Obesity causally linked to aortic valve stenosis, replacement

January 13, 2020
Patients with a genetic predisposition for obesity may have an increased risk for aortic valve stenosis and valve replacement, according to research…
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Post-PCI ticagrelor does not lower MACE risk vs. clopidogrel in cohort study

January 13, 2020
Among patients with ACS who underwent PCI and received an outpatient prescription for ticagrelor or clopidogrel, ticagrelor was not associated with a…
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FFR may confer treatment reclassification in CAD, diabetes

January 13, 2020
Routine use of fractional flow reserve to manage CAD among patients with diabetes may be linked to an increased rate of treatment reclassification…
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SAFARI-STEMI: 30-day survival after PCI for STEMI similar by access site

January 10, 2020
There were no significant differences for survival or other clinical endpoints at 30 days among patients with STEMI who underwent PCI via radial…
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PCI with ridaforolimus-eluting stent confers similar 2-year outcomes as ZES

January 9, 2020
Outcomes at 2 years were similar for patients who underwent PCI with a ridaforolimus-eluting stent compared with a zotarolimus-eluting stent…
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Researchers identify ways to improve physician-patient visits

January 9, 2020
Findings of a mixed methods study in JAMA identified five ways to improve patient-physician visits: prepare for a meaningful interaction, listen…
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ATTRACT: Catheter-directed thrombolysis may improve quality of life in DVT

January 8, 2020
Pharmacomechanical catheter-directed thrombolysis improved short-term disease-specific quality of life in patients with proximal deep vein…
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Stroke rate low with LAA closure at 4 years

January 7, 2020
Rates of stroke at 4 years were low for patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation who underwent left atrial appendage, or LAA, closure with an…