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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IV antibiotics associated with worse outcomes in patients with heart failure

May 20, 2019
Patients with acute decompensated heart failure who were treated with IV antibiotics — without evidence of infection — experienced longer…
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Statins may partially abate risk for dementia in concussed patients

May 20, 2019
Older adults who had a concussion, and also received statins, had a slightly reduced risk for developing dementia later in life, according to…
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Body composition measures linked to cardiovascular events among patients with colorectal cancer

May 17, 2019
Visceral fat and muscle radiodensity appeared significantly associated with risk for major adverse cardiovascular events among patients with…
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100% fruit juice, soda linked to increased mortality

May 17, 2019
Drinking 100% fruit juices and other sugar-sweetened beverages such as soft drinks, sodas and fruit-flavored drinks was associated with increased…
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Less exercise and education, nonwhite ethnicity may increase diabetes, hypertension risk

May 17, 2019
Nonwhite adults who do not exercise frequently or do not have a college degree and live in impoverished neighborhoods are more likely to develop…
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Salt consumption may increase lightheadedness

May 16, 2019
Higher sodium intake was associated with more frequent and severe lightheadedness in patients who followed the Dietary Approaches to Stop…
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Dabigatran not superior to aspirin for prevention of recurrent stroke

May 15, 2019
There was no significant difference between dabigatran and aspirin in preventing recurrent stroke in patients with an embolic stroke of undetermined…
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Long-term infective endocarditis odds similar between TAVR, surgical AVR

May 15, 2019
The incidence of long-term infective endocarditis following transcatheter aortic valve replacement showed little difference compared with surgical…
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Selection bias may have played role in SAFE-PCI trial

May 15, 2019
Women with lower risk may have been selected for the SAFE-PCI for Women trial, which may have contributed to the lower predicted risk for mortality…
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Severe sleep apnea may raise postoperative cardiovascular complication risk

May 14, 2019
Unrecognized severe obstructive sleep apnea is associated with a significantly increased risk for cardiovascular complications within 30 days after…