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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Impaired autonomic function after exercise observed among healthy teens with type 1 diabetes

January 28, 2020
A small cohort of healthy adolescents with type 1 diabetes showed signs of altered energy metabolism and cardiovascular autonomic regulation after an…
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Transitional care services ‘preferred’ over standard care after HF discharge

January 28, 2020
Among older patients hospitalized with heart failure, transitional care services, particularly nurse home visits, improved health outcomes and…
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Diastolic hypertension may not increase CV risk despite higher prevalence with updated guideline

January 28, 2020
The 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association BP guideline identified more patients with isolated diastolic hypertension…
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BP during endovascular therapy may affect neurologic outcomes

January 27, 2020
Among patients undergoing endovascular therapy for acute ischemic stroke, mean arterial BP of less than 70 mm Hg for more than 10 minutes and more…
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Positive ECG, negative echocardiography may identify patients with elevated cardiac risk

January 27, 2020
Patients with positive ECG results and normal stress echocardiography had a slightly increased risk for adverse cardiac events, according to a study…
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Palliative care may be underutilized for MI despite increase in recent years

January 24, 2020
The use of palliative care was low for patients hospitalized for acute MI, but the rate of use increased between 2002 and 2016, according to a study…
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Higher protein intake linked to more rapid kidney function decline after myocardial infarction

January 24, 2020
A study of 2,248 patients, most of whom had normal kidney function at baseline, found patients who had higher protein intakes experienced a more…
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Readmission rates for HF, MI decreased after Medicare program implemented

January 24, 2020
After the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program was announced in 2010 and implemented in 2012, there were decreases in readmissions and increases…
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CVS’ decision to stop cigarette sales likely led to more quit attempts

January 24, 2020
In 2014, CVS Health said it would stop selling tobacco products, suggesting that such sales contradicted the company’s goal of promoting…
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Smoking prior to stroke may increase risk for functional dependence

January 23, 2020
Within 3 months after acute ischemic stroke, current smokers are at greater risk for unfavorable functional outcomes than patients who quit smoking…