In the Journals

Black patients exhibit more advanced disease at time of revascularization

October 18, 2017
At the time of initial major revascularization procedures, black patients presented with more advanced disease for their initial carotid, abdominal…
In the Journals

Kidney disease, injury predict poor outcomes after TAVR

October 18, 2017
Patients with chronic kidney disease or end-stage renal disease who underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement had an elevated risk for death…
In the Journals

Individualized BP target reduces risk for organ dysfunction after surgery

October 18, 2017
Among patients at risk for postoperative complications who underwent surgery, an individualized BP management strategy reduced organ dysfunction…
In the Journals

Women less likely than men to get complete revascularization in CABG

October 18, 2017
Among patients undergoing CABG, women had less complete multiple arterial revascularization than men, likely due to women having later presentation…
In the Journals Plus

Stain therapy increases risk for incident diabetes in high-risk adults

October 18, 2017
Adults with prediabetes who participated in the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study were more likely to develop incident type 2 diabetes if…

Report: Positive trends in CHD, stroke deaths reversing

October 18, 2017
Evidence suggests that declines in death rates from CHD and stroke observed since 2000 have lessened since 2011, according to a report published by…
In the Journals

Heart surgery reduces in-hospital mortality risk in infants with trisomy 13, 18

October 18, 2017
For newborns with trisomy 13 or 18, congenital heart surgery decreased the risk of in-hospital mortality by more than 50%, especially when the

Two senators reach bipartisan deal to save health insurance subsidies

October 17, 2017
Two senators have struck a bipartisan deal to temporarily preserve subsidies for health insurance companies set to be scrapped by President Donald
In the Journals

IN.PACT Global: DCB safe, effective in femoropopliteal in-stent restenosis

October 17, 2017
Patients with femoropopliteal in-stent restenosis lesions who were treated with a paclitaxel drug-coated balloon had high primary patency and low…

California law may minimally impact drug pricing transparency

October 17, 2017
California Gov. Jerry Brown approved legislation that will require pharmaceutical companies to give the state advanced notice of, as well as justify…
In the Journals

Newer self-expanding prosthesis associated with improved clinical success in TAVR

October 17, 2017
A newer-generation self-expanding prosthesis has been linked to improvements in clinical success for patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve…
In the Journals

Elevated BP increases risk for mitral regurgitation

October 17, 2017
Patients with long-term exposure to elevated BP have an increased risk for primary and secondary mitral regurgitation, according to an analysis…
Blog

BLOG: Gainsharing/co-management is a great opportunity for physicians, hospitals

October 17, 2017
As a physician, you have a unique ability to make the delivery of health care more efficient and save hospitals money, which ultimately has the…
Meeting News

Patiromer lowers potassium in patients with hyperkalemia taking RAAS inhibitors

October 17, 2017
BOSTON — Patiromer reduced serum potassium in patients with hyperkalemia and diabetic kidney disease treated with renin-angiotensin-aldosterone…
In the Journals

Frail elderly patients comprise 44% of potentially preventable Medicare spending

October 17, 2017
High-cost frail elderly individuals accounted for 44% of total potentially preventable Medicare spending, despite only comprising 4% of the Medicare…
In the JournalsPerspective

Bioresorbable scaffolds increase risk for thrombotic events vs. drug-eluting stents

October 16, 2017
At mid- and long-term follow-up, the risks for scaffold thrombosis and other thrombotic events were elevated in adults who received bioresorbable…
FDA News

Portable scanning device to rule out MI cleared by FDA

October 16, 2017
Creavo Medical Technologies announced the FDA cleared its portable scanning device designed to rule out ischemic heart disease in patients presenting…
In the Journals

Rate of endovascular procedures for PAD increasing in kidney disease

October 16, 2017
New data indicate that the use of endovascular revascularization for peripheral artery disease increased nearly threefold, whereas surgical…
Meeting News

Sleep apnea may confer increased AF risk

October 16, 2017
BOSTON — Patients with obstructive sleep apnea or sleep-disordered breathing have an increased risk for atrial fibrillation, according to a…
In the Journals

AF develops earlier in men vs. women

October 16, 2017
Due in part to weight-related risk factors, men are more likely to develop atrial fibrillation at an earlier age than women, according to data…
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