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.

In the Journals

Researchers develop novel disinfection process for N95 respirators

May 19, 2020
A multidisciplinary team developed a process that uses vaporized hydrogen peroxide, or VHP, to disinfect N95 respirators, according to a paper…
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Frailty increases bleeding risk after TAVR, surgical AVR

May 17, 2020
Frailty was linked to postprocedural bleeding in older patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement or surgical AVR, according to a…
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Reused, resterilized implantable cardiac devices show similar 2-year outcomes as new

May 7, 2020
Pacemakers or implanted cardiac defibrillators that were retrieved postmortem, resterilized and reused in underserved countries conferred similar…
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90-day functional outcomes similar in endovascular thrombectomy regardless of alteplase use

May 7, 2020
Among patients with acute ischemic stroke from large-vessel occlusion, endovascular thrombectomy alone was noninferior for 90-day functional outcomes…
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‘New era of close collaboration’ key when reintroducing elective CV procedures during COVID-19 pandemic

May 4, 2020
Once the COVID-19 pandemic starts to subside, gradual reintroduction and collaborative approaches are important to continue the care of patients
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AAN: PFO closure recommended for some patients after stroke

May 4, 2020
Closing the patent foramen ovale may be recommended in patients younger than 60 years for secondary stroke prevention, according to a practice…
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Galectin-3 may modify CV mortality risk via aldosterone

May 1, 2020
Galectin-3 interacted with risk for fatal CV events associated with aldosterone in patients referred for coronary angiography, according to a study…
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Mortality, stroke rates after TAVR do not vary by age at 2 years

April 30, 2020
At 2 years following transcatheter aortic valve replacement, nonagenarians experienced no greater risk for mortality or stroke than younger patients…
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Primary PCI should remain STEMI standard of care during COVID-19 pandemic, societies say

April 28, 2020
Primary PCI should continue to be the standard of care for patients with STEMI during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a consensus statement…
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COVID-19 could cost US health care system $654B, model shows

April 28, 2020
Eighty percent of the United States population becoming infected with COVID-19 may result in approximately $654 billion in direct costs over the…