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

Owning a dog may be good for your heart

November 17, 2017
People who own dogs, either as a single individual or within a family, showed lower risk of cardiovascular death in a Swedish nationwide study…
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SLE linked with increased atherosclerotic risk in early disease stages

November 17, 2017
According to findings, systemic lupus erythematosus appears to increase atherosclerotic risk in its early phase, while traditional risk factors have…
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Discontinuation of postmenopausal hormone therapy elevates cardiac, stroke death risk

November 16, 2017
In the first year after discontinuation of postmenopausal hormone therapy, the risk for cardiac and stroke death increases, particularly among women…
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Gluten-free diet’s effect on cardiovascular risk unclear

November 16, 2017
A systematic review showed no clear evidence that a gluten-free diet has an overall negative impact on cardiovascular risks in patients with celiac…
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Dabigatran safe, effective alternative to warfarin for AF

November 14, 2017
Compared with warfarin, dabigatran was associated with similar incidence of ischemic stroke and overall bleeding in patients with atrial…
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Perioperative aspirin reduces risk of death, MI versus placebo

November 13, 2017
After noncardiac surgery, low-dose aspirin therapy reduced the risk of death and nonfatal myocardial infarction in patients with prior percutaneous…
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5 indicators predict CV risk in healthy adults without blood test

November 13, 2017
An evaluation of five health indicators — BP, physical activity, BMI, fruit and vegetable intake, and smoking status — that does not…
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BP lowering reduces mortality, CVD at certain baseline BP levels

November 13, 2017
Primary preventive treatment to decrease BP lowered the risk for death and CVD in patients with baseline systolic BP of 140 mm Hg or higher…
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Burnout, dissatisfaction drive 1 in 5 physicians to plan on reducing work hours

November 10, 2017
Survey results published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings reveal a significant level of discontent among physicians, with many considering scaling back or…
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Endovascular thrombectomy confers similar outcomes in stroke with, without AF

November 10, 2017
The effects of endovascular thrombectomy did not significantly differ in patients who had an acute ischemic stroke either with or without atrial…
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