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

Apple Heart Study publication offers further insights on AF detection from wearables

November 13, 2019
Results of the Apple Heart Study that were presented earlier this year at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Session have been published…
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‘Running medicine’ improves health

November 13, 2019
“Running medicine” events that combined several types of exercise and community-building events improved participants’ physical and…
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Transplant center matters for survival of heart recipients

November 12, 2019
Transplant center was associated with survival benefit of heart transplant recipients, according to findings published in JAMA. Researchers found…
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‘Obesity paradox’ present for all-cause mortality regardless of increased HF risk

November 12, 2019
Despite an increased risk for HF among patients with obesity, there was a paradoxical decline in all-cause mortality, according to a meta-analysis…
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AF prevalence elevated in women with fewer reproductive years

November 11, 2019
Women with fewer total reproductive years may experience elevated risk for atrial fibrillation and subsequent ischemic stroke, according to findings…
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Lipid levels decreased since publication of 2013 cholesterol guidelines

November 11, 2019
Lipid and lipoprotein levels have declined since the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association cholesterol guidelines were…
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Clinical depression confers elevated risk for abdominal aortic aneurysm

November 9, 2019
Patients aged 50 years or older with depression were found to have a significantly greater risk for abdominal aortic aneurysm than those without…
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Neighborhood walkability correlates to CVD risk, smoking prevalence

November 8, 2019
Individuals living in less walkable urban areas have a higher 10-year risk for CVD than those living in highly walkable settings, according to…
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Mortality risk increases after elective noncardiac surgery in women with HF

November 8, 2019
Women with HF have significantly greater odds of mortality after elective noncardiac operations than men with HF; however, both are at greater risk…
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Prophylactic antibiotics decrease ventilator-associated pneumonia risk after cardiac arrest

November 7, 2019
A 2-day course of prophylactic antibiotic therapy lowered the incidence of early ventilator-associated pneumonia among patients treated with target…