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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Computer tool increases safe outpatient management of pulmonary embolism

November 13, 2018
An internet-based clinical decision support system allowed physicians to quickly and easily identify patients with pulmonary embolism eligible for…
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Insufficient vitamin D levels tied to earlier death in older men

November 13, 2018
Insufficient vitamin D levels were linked to earlier death in older men living in Thailand, according to findings published in Geriatrics and
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Cancer to surpass heart disease as leading cause of death in US by 2020

November 12, 2018
In the United States, the leading cause of death is projected to transition from heart disease to cancer among high-income individuals by 2020…
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Hypertension drugs associated with lower mortality in acute kidney injury

November 9, 2018
Patients with acute kidney injury receiving angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor and angiotensin receptor blocker therapy had lower odds of dying…
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Cardiorespiratory fitness decreases all-cause mortality risk in middle-aged men

November 9, 2018
Cardiorespiratory fitness was associated with longevity in middle-aged men who were free from CVD, according to a study published in the Journal of
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Vitamin D levels correlate with cardiorespiratory fitness

November 9, 2018
Higher vitamin D levels are associated with greater cardiorespiratory fitness, according to a study published in the European Journal of Preventive
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CDC: Smoking rate among US adults reaches all-time low

November 8, 2018
In 2017, 14% of adults reported cigarette smoking in the last 30 days — the lowest level ever recorded, down from 15.5% in 2016, and a 67%…
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Children with poor aerobic fitness accumulate type 2 diabetes, CVD risk factors faster

November 8, 2018
Children with poor aerobic fitness in relationship to their total body mass had significantly higher risk for developing risk factors tied to type 2…
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Mobile cardiac monitoring system predicts AF similarly to ECG

November 8, 2018
A mobile cardiac monitoring system detected atrial fibrillation in patients comparable to 12-lead ECGs when automated interpretation was provided…
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SGLT2 inhibitor prescription rates low among cardiologists

November 8, 2018
At a major tertiary care center, cardiologists prescribed only about 5% of all sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors from 2013 to 2017, with no…