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

Cannabis-related ED visits increase 3-fold after legalization in Colorado

March 25, 2019
Cannabis-related ED visits were most often linked to inhaled cannabis, but edible cannabis was associated with acute psychiatric visits and ED visits…
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Inflammation could be shared mechanism for depression, heart disease

March 25, 2019
Using Mendelian randomization, researchers found that depression and coronary heart disease shared common underlying biological mechanisms. The…
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Parathyroidectomy may decrease short-term CV risk markers in primary hyperparathyroidism

March 19, 2019
Patients with mild to moderate hyperparathyroidism who underwent parathyroidectomy experienced a decrease in total cholesterol and reduced pulse wave…
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Ankylosing spondylitis increases risk for venous thromboembolism

March 18, 2019
Patients with ankylosing spondylitis demonstrate an increased risk for venous thromboembolism, particularly in the first year after diagnosis…
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Number of opioids prescribed falls as long-term prescriptions rise

March 15, 2019
Over a period of 12 years, the number of opioids prescribed per person decreased, whereas the prescribing rate for long-term prescriptions increased…
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Physician burnout rate increases, broad-based approaches alleviate causes

March 15, 2019
The rate of physician burnout increased 5% during a 3-year period, according to findings recently published in JAMA Network Open. Researchers also…
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CLEAR Harmony: Bempedoic acid with statin therapy lowers LDL

March 13, 2019
Patients with either atherosclerotic CVD, heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia or both who were assigned bempedoic acid with maximally…
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Congenital heart disease operations rose 14% after Fukushima nuclear accident

March 13, 2019
There was an increase in the number of operations performed on neonates and infants with complex congenital heart disease after the 2011 Japanese…
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Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest ranks third in disability burdens

March 12, 2019
Incidents of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in adults are the third-highest rate of health loss due to fatal and nonfatal disease burden, according…
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Siblings of patients with RA at higher risk for acute cardiac syndrome

March 12, 2019
Siblings of patients with rheumatoid arthritis demonstrate an increased risk for acute cardiac syndrome, according to data published in the Annals of