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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Ischemic heart disease leading cause of premature mortality worldwide

September 15, 2017
While mortality rates have declined across all age groups worldwide, ischemic heart disease was the leading cause of premature mortality in all…
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Transvenous pacemaker complications present in 1 in 6 patients by 3 years

September 14, 2017
Complications related to transvenous pacemakers have become more common and contribute to the national health care cost, according to an analysis…
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Three new studies show benefit of PFO closure on reduced risk for recurrent stroke

September 13, 2017
New data from the CLOSE, REDUCE and RESPECT trials demonstrated a lower rate of recurrent ischemic stroke after patent foramen ovale closure compared…
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Sex differences in mortality after STEMI driven by delays in hospital presentation

September 12, 2017
In patients with STEMI, sex differences in mortality persist and appear to be driven by prehospital delays in hospital presentation, according to…
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Risk for CHD, HF, cerebrovascular disease increases in metabolically healthy obese

September 11, 2017
Patients who were metabolically healthy obese had a higher risk for CHD, HF and cerebrovascular disease compared with those who were normal weight…
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Triple AXEL: Rivaroxaban, warfarin confer similar safety, efficacy in AF-related stroke

September 11, 2017
Use of rivaroxaban or warfarin initiated within 5 days of stroke onset yielded comparable safety and efficacy for prevention of early clinical stroke…
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New data prompt ACC updated statement on nonstatin therapy

September 11, 2017
The American College of Cardiology has updated an expert consensus decision statement on the role of nonstatin therapies to lower LDL and manage…
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Full transradial approach feasible in CTO PCI

September 11, 2017
A fully transradial approach for patients undergoing PCI for chronic total occlusion is a safe and effective alternative to a transfemoral approach…
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AAP updates pediatric hypertension guidelines to address rising prevalence

September 8, 2017
The AAP recently issued revised clinical practice guidelines — including new normative blood pressure tables, updated screening protocols for
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Bevacizumab increases risk for adverse cardiac events

September 8, 2017
Treatment of cancer with bevacizumab increases the risk for arterial and venous adverse events, bleeding and arterial hypertension, with higher doses…
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