In the Journals

Physician visual assessment confers higher stenosis severity vs. quantitative coronary angiography

January 16, 2018
Physician visual assessment was associated with higher stenosis severity readings than quantitative coronary angiography for coronary lesions treated…
In the Journals

Early menarche, other reproductive factors increase risk for CVD

January 16, 2018
Women who had a history of miscarriage, stillbirth or hysterectomy, early menarche, early menopause and early age at first birth had an increased…
In the Journals Plus

Nearly 25% of patients maintain diabetes control 5 years after obesity surgery

January 16, 2018
Among adults prescribed intensive lifestyle and medical management for obesity, those who also underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery were more…
In the JournalsPerspective

USPSTF: Insufficient evidence exists showing benefits of ankle-brachial index for PAD

January 16, 2018
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has given a class I indication for the use of ankle-brachial index to screen adults for peripheral artery…
In the Journals

USPSTF: Nontraditional risk factors inadequate to assess CVD risk

January 16, 2018
Evidence has not sufficiently shown the benefits and harms of adding high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, ankle-brachial index and coronary artery…
In the Journals

Low diastolic BP raises CVD risk, does not affect benefit of reduced systolic BP

January 16, 2018
Among patients with high systolic BP, low diastolic BP conferred elevated risk for CVD events but did not affect the benefit of intensive vs…
In the Journals

Myeloproliferative neoplasms significantly increase thrombotic risk

January 15, 2018
The rate of arterial and venous thrombosis was significant in patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms, according to research published in…
In the Journals

Predictors, safety of next-day discharge after TAVR confirmed

January 15, 2018
Among patients who underwent minimalist transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement without complications, next-day discharge was associated…
Meeting News

Technology may treat fluid overload in congestive HF

January 15, 2018
A technology designed to prevent contrast-induced acute kidney injury demonstrated an ability to manage fluids during diuretic therapy in patients…
In the JournalsPerspective

ESC risk model reduces ICD use in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

January 15, 2018
High-risk patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy would not have been protected from sudden death through the recommendation of an implantable…
In the Journals

Change in risk score strong predictor of stroke in AF

January 15, 2018
Change in a stroke risk score used in patients with atrial fibrillation was a better predictor of stroke than baseline risk score, according to…
Trial Scorecards

Trial Scoreard: PREMIUM

Cardiology Today, January 2018
Researchers evaluated patent foramen ovale closure in patients with migraines.
Trial Scorecards

Trial Scoreard: PRESERVE

Cardiology Today, January 2018
Researchers compared IV isotonic sodium bicarbonate with IV isotonic sodium chloride and oral-N-acetylcysteine with placebo in high-risk patients…
Trial Scorecards

Trial Scoreard: HEROIC

Cardiology Today, January 2018
Researchers characterized long-term clinical and functional characteristics of takotsubo cardiomyopathy.
Trial Scorecards

Trial Scoreard: DECIDE-LVAD

Cardiology Today, January 2018
Evaluation of effectiveness of the DT LVAD shared decision support intervention in patients with end-stage HF considered for LVAD implantation.
Trial Scorecards

Trial Scoreard: CRESCENT-II

Cardiology Today, January 2018
Comparison of tiered comprehensive cardiac CT protocol vs. functional testing in patients with stable angina and suspected CAD.
Trial Scorecards

Trial Scoreard: BRUISE CONTROL-2

Cardiology Today, January 2018
Researchers analyzed the interruption of novel oral anticoagulants at the time of device surgery in patients with moderate to high risk for…
Trial Scorecards

Trial Scoreard: ALPS

Cardiology Today, January 2018
Researchers evaluated the impact of amiodarone or lidocaine vs. placebo on patients with nonshockable-turned-shockable out-of-hospital cardiac…
Trial Scorecards

Trial Scoreard: ATTRACT

Cardiology Today, January 2018
Evaluation of pharmacomechanical catheter-directed thrombolysis vs. optimal standard therapy in patients with symptomatic proximal deep vein…
Cover Story

New guideline widens hypertension definition, incorporates CV risk

Cardiology Today, January 2018
A newly released, long-awaited guideline published by the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and nine other societies has…
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