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

Continued statin therapy after an adverse reaction lowers risk for death

July 24, 2017
The benefits of statin therapy, including reduced incidence of cardiovascular events and death, were maintained in patients who continued therapy…
In the Journals

Ticagrelor plus aspirin may be cost-effective in patients with prior MI

July 24, 2017
Patients who are treated with ticagrelor and aspirin at least 1 year after an MI provided intermediate cost-effectiveness compared with treatment…
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Patients with paroxysmal AF may be undertreated with anticoagulants

July 24, 2017
The number of patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation who are prescribed anticoagulants has increased, but this patient population is still less…
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Early orthostatic hypotension assessments superior

July 24, 2017
Contrary to existing recommendations to delay orthostatic hypotension measurements, assessments performed within the first minute of standing were…
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‘Stem cell centers’ often deliver therapy for HF without preevaluations, follow-up

July 24, 2017
While stem cell therapy for heart failure is still undergoing investigation by the FDA, a number of clinics are marketing the therapy directly to…
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Diabetes increases risk for amputation, death after endovascular treatment for PAD

July 24, 2017
Patients with diabetes and symptomatic peripheral artery disease are at a higher risk for major amputation and all-cause death at 12 months after…
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Initiation of percutaneous LVAD before PCI improves survival in high-risk patients

July 24, 2017
Initiation of percutaneous left ventricular assist device support before PCI on an unprotected left main coronary artery culprit lesion was…
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Dust cloud exposure, injury on 9/11 led to heart, respiratory disease diagnosis

July 24, 2017
Participants exposed to dust clouds and injury on 9/11 were later diagnosed with respiratory and heart diseases, according to a study published in…
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Exposure to low-dose radiation may harm CV health

July 21, 2017
Ionizing radiation, even at low doses equivalent to repeated CT scans, significantly increases the risk for CV damage, according to data published…
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Childhood asthma tied to increased LV mass index in adulthood

July 21, 2017
Adults with a history of childhood asthma had an elevated left ventricular mass index, especially in those with prehypertension or hypertension…
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