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

AAP: Children can be educated in assisting those in cardiac arrest

May 23, 2018
Children and teenagers can play a pivotal role in supporting individuals experiencing cardiac arrest in settings outside the hospital by engaging
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LAA closure during cardiac surgery lowers long-term stroke, mortality risk

May 22, 2018
Left atrial appendage closure during cardiac surgery was linked to reduced risk for subsequent stroke and all-cause mortality among patients…
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CARPREG II: Pregnancy confers morbidity risk in women with heart disease

May 22, 2018
Pregnancy increased the risk for morbidity in women with heart disease, and these cardiac complications may be predicted by a risk index that…
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Excess venous thromboembolism prophylaxis common among low-, high-risk patients

May 22, 2018
Approximately 65% of patients with either low or high risk for venous thromboembolism events received excessive prophylaxis, according to findings…
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Walking, biking to work lowers risk for fatal heart disease

May 22, 2018
People who walked or rode their bikes to work lowered their risk for ischemic heart disease by 11% and risk for dying of this disease by 30%…
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Antiplatelet therapy adherence dropped in era with newer P2Y12 inhibitors

May 21, 2018
From 2008 to 2016 — after the introduction of prasugrel and ticagrelor — the percentage of patients who did not fill a prescription for a…
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Aldosterone antagonists reduce mortality risk in patients with STEMI

May 21, 2018
Aldosterone antagonist therapy offered a substantial mortality benefit in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction with left…
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Opioid epidemic linked to increase in organ recovery

May 20, 2018
The U.S. opioid epidemic has been associated with a sharp increase in the recovery of organs from brain-dead donors, according to a letter to the…
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Oral anticoagulation therapy after stroke reduces risk for recurrent events in AF

May 18, 2018
Patients with atrial fibrillation who received oral anticoagulation therapy after a stroke had reduced risk for recurrent thromboembolic events vs…
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PCI public reporting programs may confer interventionalist risk aversion

May 18, 2018
Risk-averse clinical practice patterns were seen in cardiologists in states with current PCI public reporting programs, according to a study…