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.

In the Journals

High-risk patients unable to take PCSK9 inhibitors have poor outcomes

July 23, 2019
Among high-risk patients prescribed PCSK9 inhibitors, those whose prescriptions were rejected by payers or who abandoned their prescriptions had…
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Artificial intelligence may predict in-hospital mortality after TAVR

July 23, 2019
Researchers successfully used machine-learning methods to generate robust models for the prediction of in-hospital mortality in patients who…
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Moderate calorie restriction reduces CV risk in normal weight, healthy adults

July 23, 2019
Healthy, young and middle-aged adults without obesity assigned to 2 years of moderate calorie restriction substantially lowered their cardiometabolic…
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Half of older adults take aspirin for CVD prevention despite recommendations

July 22, 2019
Almost half of people aged 70 years and older who do not have CVD take aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease despite guidelines that recommend…
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Diabetes confers greater heart failure risk for women vs. men

July 22, 2019
Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are stronger risk factors for developing heart failure for women vs. men, suggesting a sex-specific approach is…
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Elective surgery increases risk for worse outcomes in HF

July 22, 2019
Patients with HF who underwent elective ambulatory surgery had an increased risk for 30-day postoperative complications and 90-day mortality…
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Armed conflict exacerbates CVD risk

July 22, 2019
Prolonged armed conflict raises the risk for CVD and related risk factors among civilians living in low- and middle-income countries. However…
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ECMO use outpacing mechanical ventilation in lung transplantation

July 19, 2019
In the past decade, the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a bridge to lung transplantation has increased significantly, whereas the use…
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CV effects of soy consistent over time

July 19, 2019
Claims made by the FDA on the association between soy protein products and decreased cholesterol more than 2 decades ago are still relevant…
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High-dose spironolactone shows benefit in patients with acute HF resistant to loop diuretics

July 19, 2019
In a small pilot study, high-dose spironolactone was safe and effective in patients with acute decompensated HF who were resistant to loop…