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

Physician visual assessment confers higher stenosis severity vs. quantitative coronary angiography

January 16, 2018
Physician visual assessment was associated with higher stenosis severity readings than quantitative coronary angiography for coronary lesions treated…
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Early menarche, other reproductive factors increase risk for CVD

January 16, 2018
Women who had a history of miscarriage, stillbirth or hysterectomy, early menarche, early menopause and early age at first birth had an increased…
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USPSTF: Insufficient evidence exists showing benefits of ankle-brachial index for PAD

January 16, 2018
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has given a class I indication for the use of ankle-brachial index to screen adults for peripheral artery…
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USPSTF: Nontraditional risk factors inadequate to assess CVD risk

January 16, 2018
Evidence has not sufficiently shown the benefits and harms of adding high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, ankle-brachial index and coronary artery…
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Low diastolic BP raises CVD risk, does not affect benefit of reduced systolic BP

January 16, 2018
Among patients with high systolic BP, low diastolic BP conferred elevated risk for CVD events but did not affect the benefit of intensive vs…
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Myeloproliferative neoplasms significantly increase thrombotic risk

January 15, 2018
The rate of arterial and venous thrombosis was significant in patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms, according to research published in…
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Predictors, safety of next-day discharge after TAVR confirmed

January 15, 2018
Among patients who underwent minimalist transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement without complications, next-day discharge was associated…
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ESC risk model reduces ICD use in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

January 15, 2018
High-risk patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy would not have been protected from sudden death through the recommendation of an implantable…
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Change in risk score strong predictor of stroke in AF

January 15, 2018
Change in a stroke risk score used in patients with atrial fibrillation was a better predictor of stroke than baseline risk score, according to…
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Chantix may increase cardiovascular event risk

January 12, 2018
Patients taking Chantix had a heightened risk for hospitalizations and ED visits due to adverse cardiovascular events, according to findings…
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