In the Journals

Resolution of barriers to pursuit of interventional cardiology may improve representation of women

January 16, 2019
A new study identifies several factors that dissuade female CV fellows-in-training from pursuing interventional cardiology compared with men…
In the Journals

Smoking, obesity, older age predict increased VTE risk

January 16, 2019
Older age, smoking and obesity were consistently associated with increased risk for venous thromboembolism, according to a study published in JAMA
In the Journals

Medicaid expansion fails to affect acute MI outcomes

January 16, 2019
Among low-income patients with acute MI, residing in a state with Medicaid expansion had no effect on quality of care or outcomes, according to new…
In the Journals

Canakinumab not cost-effective to prevent recurrent CV events after MI

January 16, 2019
The use of canakinumab to prevent recurrent CV events in patients with a prior MI was not cost-effective at current U.S. prices, according to a study…

Abbott to acquire developer of mitral valve replacement technology

January 16, 2019
Abbott announced it has exercised an option to acquire Cephea Valve Technologies Inc., which is developing a minimally invasive mitral valve…
In the Journals Plus

CVD risk increases with transition to metabolically unhealthy obesity

January 16, 2019
Adults who transition from metabolically healthy obesity to metabolically unhealthy obesity are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease compared…
In the Journals Plus

‘Simple 7’ CV health components associated with lower diabetes risk only for adults with normal glucose tolerance

January 16, 2019
Among healthy adults with normal glucose tolerance, adherence to four or more cardiovascular health factors proposed by the American Heart…
In the Journals

Almost 16% of pediatric transplant recipients hospitalized with vaccine-preventable diseases

January 15, 2019
Children receiving solid organ transplants — especially lung, heart, intestine and multivisceral transplants — are hospitalized with…
In the Journals

AF ablation decreases hospitalizations

January 15, 2019
Among patients who underwent catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation, CV hospitalizations were less frequent in the year after the procedure than…
In the Journals

Evidence level for peripheral vascular intervention recommendations varies

January 15, 2019
The evidence level behind the current American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology guidelines for peripheral vascular interventions…
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TAVR with repositionable valve safe, effective at 1 year

January 15, 2019
One-year data from the RESPOND study confirm the safety and efficacy of a repositionable bioprosthetic aortic valve for transcatheter aortic valve…
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Improved medical therapy may lead to better outcomes in treating HFrEF

January 15, 2019
An increased emphasis in improvement of medical therapy in patients with HF with reduced ejection fraction may lead to better outcomes, according to…
FDA News

FDA panel: Febuxostat benefits outweigh CV risks, but reduce use

January 14, 2019
A joint panel of the FDA’s Arthritis Advisory Committee and Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee voted 19-2 with one abstention…
In the Journals

Less than 6 hours of sleep per night increases atherosclerosis risk

January 14, 2019
Elevated risk for subclinical multiterritory atherosclerosis occurred in patients with short sleep time or fragmented sleeping, according to findings…
FDA News

FDA approves closure device for patent ductus arteriosus

January 14, 2019
Abbott announced that the FDA approved a closure device for the treatment of premature babies with patent ductus arteriosus who are nonresponsive to…
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Medicare Part D could save $14.4B using VA drug prices

January 14, 2019
If Medicare Part D paid prices for prescription medications similar to what the Department of Veterans Affairs pays, there could be an estimated…
In the Journals Plus

Long-term CVD risk higher with rising fasting glucose levels in middle age

January 14, 2019
Middle-aged adults who experience an increase in fasting glucose level into the range for diabetes have an elevated 30-year risk for coronary heart…
In the Journals

Tourette syndrome, chronic tic disorder increase risk for cardiometabolic disorders

January 14, 2019
Patients with Tourette syndrome and chronic tic disorder have an increased risk for CV and metabolic disorders, according to a study published in…
In the Journals

Ticagrelor bests clopidogrel for suppressing high platelet reactivity after TAVR

January 14, 2019
Ticagrelor plus aspirin, when compared with clopidogrel plus aspirin, resulted in faster and more sustained suppression of high platelet reactivity…
In the Journals

Sjögren's syndrome linked to increased cardiovascular comorbidity

January 14, 2019
Primary Sjögren’s syndrome is associated with increased cardiovascular comorbidities, according to data published in Arthritis Care &