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

BP increases with severity of OSA in resistant hypertension

September 20, 2019
Obstructive sleep apnea is highly prevalent and more severe disease appears to be associated with higher blood pressure among patients with resistant…
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Kidney donors at higher risk for hypertension which may halt post-donation eGFR rise

September 20, 2019
Researchers of a recently published study found kidney donors had a greater risk for hypertension than non-donors. In addition, those who developed…
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ACC calls for equity in cardiology compensation, opportunity

September 19, 2019
A new health policy statement on equity in cardiologist compensation and opportunity from the American College of Cardiology provides guiding…
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Opioid epidemic contributes to annual rise in infective endocarditis

September 19, 2019
All regions of the U.S. are experiencing greater incidence of infective endocarditis attributed to the national opioid epidemic, with young…
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Polypill strategy effective in US socioeconomically disadvantaged population

September 18, 2019
Among a U.S. population of socioeconomically disadvantaged adults, a polypill-based strategy was associated with greater reductions in systolic BP…
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No patients with prediabetes referred to prevention program

September 18, 2019
None of the more than 1,400 patients with prediabetes were formally referred to the CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program, according to…
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COMPASS: Low-dose rivaroxaban plus aspirin confers reduced embolic stroke risk

September 17, 2019
According to new data from the COMPASS trial, patients with systemic atherosclerosis assigned low-dose rivaroxaban plus aspirin had reduced risk for…
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Some people without CVD may benefit from aspirin regimen

September 16, 2019
If one CVD event was considered to be equivalent to one major bleed, 2.5% of women and 12.1% of men without CVD were likely to have a 5-year net…
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Opiates linked to escalation of care in patients with heart failure at high risk for sleep-disordered breathing

September 13, 2019
In-hospital opiate use is associated with an increased likelihood of escalation of care in adults with acute heart failure who are at high-risk for…
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Only 1 in 5 patients with diabetes has ‘good’ foot care

September 13, 2019
Only about one in five patients with diabetic foot diseases in Turkey engaged in what researchers called “good” foot care, according to…