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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Survival after certain aortic injuries improved

July 20, 2018
Mortality after blunt aortic and inferior vena cava injuries has declined over time in the U.S., accompanied by an increase in endovascular…
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Omega-3 fats show minimal effect on CV health, mortality

July 20, 2018
An increased intake of eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid from omega-3 fats had minimal or no effect on CV health or mortality, according…
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Allergy to red meat increases risk for CHD

July 20, 2018
Immunoglobulin E to galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose increased atheroma burden and plaques, particularly in patients aged 65 years or younger, according…
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Discharge against medical advice following PCI is 'an infrequent but deadly problem'

July 19, 2018
In an analysis of more than 2 million patients who underwent PCI procedures in the United States from 2010 to 2014, the rate of discharge against…
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HDL not as cardioprotective in menopausal women

July 19, 2018
Women who were postmenopausal did not have the cardioprotective benefits typically seen with elevated HDL, according to an analysis published in…
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PARAMEDIC2: Epinephrine increases rate of 30-day survival in cardiac arrest

July 19, 2018
Patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest treated with epinephrine were more likely to survive at 30 days compared with those treated with…
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Stroke at 5 years more common after CABG vs. PCI

July 18, 2018
In an analysis of 11 randomized clinical trials, the rate of stroke at 5 years was significantly lower after PCI compared with CABG, and the…
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Vitamin D does not affect gestational hypertension, preeclampsia

July 18, 2018
Vitamin D did not protect pregnant women against gestational hypertension or preeclampsia, according to a study published in The BMJ. Maria C
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Risk for MI during pregnancy increased in US women

July 18, 2018
In a new study that looked at outcomes of acute MI complicating pregnancy and the puerperium, acute MI occurred in about eight cases per 100,000…
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Air pollution does not offset CV benefits of exercise

July 18, 2018
High levels of air pollution did not alter the benefits of physical activity on the incidence and recurrence of MI, according to a study published in…