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

In acute MI, care of homeless differs from general population

March 26, 2020
Researchers observed several significant differences regarding in-hospital care, CV risk profile and rehospitalization rates in patients with acute…
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In PCI with dual-therapy stent, no sex differences at 1 year

March 25, 2020
At 1 year, women experienced similar target lesion failure and ischemic outcomes compared with men after PCI with a dual-therapy stent, according to…
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Cardiovascular considerations of COVID-19: Current evidence and remaining knowledge gaps

March 24, 2020
Two recently published reviews assessed the current literature relating to CV considerations of COVID-19 and identified knowledge gaps that remain…
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COVID-19 concerns may prompt patients with STEMI to delay seeking care

March 20, 2020
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in Hong Kong, patients with STEMI have been delaying first medical contact, perhaps because of reluctance to…
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Dual therapy may confer less major bleeding vs. triple therapy in AF, PCI

March 16, 2020
A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials published in the Annals of Internal Medicine showed that dual therapy was associated with lower risk…
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In PCI for ACS, elevated LV end-diastolic pressure may confer mortality risk

March 15, 2020
Among patients undergoing PCI for ACS, elevated left ventricular end-diastolic pressure was associated with a significant increase in risk for…
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Recombinant C1 esterase inhibitor before coronary angiography may reduce renal injury

March 11, 2020
Patients with chronic kidney disease who were assigned recombinant human C1 esterase inhibitor, or rhC1INH, before coronary angiography had a lower…
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10% of patients readmitted more than once within 6 months after PCI

March 6, 2020
Nearly 1 in 10 patients are readmitted to the hospital multiple times within 180 days post-PCI and nearly one-quarter of those with multiple…
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Transradial access does not delay door-to-balloon times in STEMI PCI

March 4, 2020
The increasing use of transradial access for PCI over time did not compromise door-to-balloon times in patients with STEMI requiring PCI, according…
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3D-printed aortic roots may help to predict paravalvular leak post-TAVR

March 1, 2020
A method of preprocedural modeling using 3D printing and ex vivo implantation successfully predicted incidence of paravalvular leak and site of leak…