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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Perioperative aspirin reduces risk of death, MI versus placebo

November 13, 2017
After noncardiac surgery, low-dose aspirin therapy reduced the risk of death and nonfatal myocardial infarction in patients with prior percutaneous…
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Endovascular thrombectomy confers similar outcomes in stroke with, without AF

November 10, 2017
The effects of endovascular thrombectomy did not significantly differ in patients who had an acute ischemic stroke either with or without atrial…
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In small peripheral vessels, angioplasty alone may confer best results

November 9, 2017
Patients with lesions in femoropopliteal vessels with a diameter smaller than 4 mm who were treated with balloon angioplasty alone had improved…
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Percutaneous access for EVAR in ruptured AAA safe, increasing in use

November 8, 2017
Totally percutaneous access for endovascular repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms is growing in use and confers similar outcomes to…
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IVC filter placement declining, varies by region

November 6, 2017
Prophylactic inferior vena cava filter placement declined in the United States from 2005 to 2014, but rates varied by geography, according to a…
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FFRCT technology receives new payment classification from CMS

November 6, 2017
HeartFlow announced that a new technology ambulatory payment classification has been finalized by CMS for noninvasive CT-derived fractional flow…
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Societies issue appropriate use criteria for severe aortic stenosis

October 27, 2017
Eleven professional societies have published a report to develop and evaluate appropriate use criteria for the treatment of patients with severe…
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Chewed ticagrelor facilitates better platelet inhibition in STEMI

October 26, 2017
Patients with STEMI undergoing primary PCI achieved better platelet inhibition by chewing a loading dose of ticagrelor instead of swallowing it…
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Open, endovascular repair of AAA similar at 12-year follow-up

October 25, 2017
In patients with infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms, there was little difference in overall survival between open and endovascular repair at 12…
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7 recent studies highlighting PCI trends

October 25, 2017
PCI is a nonsurgical procedure performed to treat atherosclerosis. This month, there has been an increased focus on studies that look at the risks…
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