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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Second-generation DES mostly comparable in left main CAD

February 23, 2018
Three-year outcomes of PCI in patients with left main CAD treated with different second-generation drug-eluting stents were mostly similar, according…
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‘Silent’ diabetes associated with increased event risk after PCI

February 22, 2018
Undetected diabetes and prediabetes were found in about one-third of patients undergoing PCI, and this “silent” diabetes was linked to a…
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Treatment with DCB, laser atherectomy beneficial in PAD, restenosis

February 21, 2018
Patients with complex femoropopliteal in-stent restenosis lesions benefited from treatment with laser atherectomy and a drug-coated balloon…
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Post-TAVR permanent pacemaker implantation linked to adverse long-term outcomes

February 21, 2018
New data indicate that permanent pacemaker implantation after transcatheter aortic valve replacement is associated with increased rehospitalization…
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Cocaine use confers epicardial, microvascular disease

February 19, 2018
Patients with a history of long-term cocaine use have higher rates of coronary endothelial dysfunction, which may increase catecholamine sensitivity…
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Mitral stenosis elevates risk for HF during pregnancy

February 19, 2018
Women with symptomatic moderate or severe rheumatic mitral stenosis before pregnancy had an increased risk for complications during pregnancy…
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NEXT: Biodegradable DES remains noninferior to durable stent at 5 years

February 16, 2018
A biodegradable-polymer biolimus-eluting stent was noninferior to a durable-polymer everolimus eluting stent at 5 years, according new data from the…
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Guideline-directed medical therapy suboptimal in contemporary coronary revascularization trials

February 15, 2018
Compliance with guideline-directed medical therapy is suboptimal in contemporary coronary revascularization clinical trials and is even lower after…
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Treatment delays confer excess deaths in STEMI, cardiogenic shock

February 14, 2018
For every 10-minute treatment delay in patients with STEMI and cardiogenic shock who undergo PCI, more than three additional deaths per 100 patients…
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Early invasive strategy not related to sex differences in in-hospital mortality in non-STEMI

February 12, 2018
In patients with non-STEMI, the lower use of early invasive techniques is not responsible for higher crude in-hospital mortality rates among women…