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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Physician burnout rate increases, broad-based approaches alleviate causes

March 15, 2019
The rate of physician burnout increased 5% during a 3-year period, according to findings recently published in JAMA Network Open. Researchers also…
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Health IT tool in waiting room improves clinician, patient communication

March 11, 2019
A simple waiting room-based tool on an iPad that researchers dubbed the Visit Planner significantly improved visit communication between primary care…
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Potentially harmful radiation doses occur in 1 of 14 PAD procedures

March 6, 2019
One in 14 patients who undergoes endovascular intervention for lower-extremity peripheral artery disease receives a radiation dose large enough to…
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FFR improvement reduces symptoms, event rates in PCI

March 6, 2019
In a post hoc analysis of patients from the FAME 1 and FAME 2 trials, patients with greater improvement in fractional flow reserve after PCI had…
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Two next-generation valves confer similar outcomes after TAVR

March 5, 2019
Patients who underwent transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement with one of two next-generation aortic valve systems had high rates of…
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Paclitaxel-coated balloon effective in peripheral CTOs at 1 year

March 5, 2019
A paclitaxel-coated balloon treated peripheral chronic total occlusions safely and effectively at 1 year, according to new data from the IN.PACT…
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Delayed discharge after TAVR increases risk for mortality

March 4, 2019
Confirming a previous presentation, patients who had a delayed discharge after transcatheter aortic valve replacement had a significantly increased…
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PES not tied to 2-year mortality risk in real-world population

March 1, 2019
In a retrospective analysis of CMS beneficiaries with peripheral artery disease followed for 2 years, paclitaxel-eluting stents were not associated…
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TAVR 2-year outcomes similar with mechanical, self-expanding valves

February 27, 2019
At 2 years, patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement had similar rates of death or stroke regardless of whether they were treated…
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Lesion morphology predicts complications in balloon pulmonary angioplasty for CTEPH

February 27, 2019
Lesion morphology was the only independent predictor of complications in balloon pulmonary angioplasty procedures to treat chronic thromboembolic…