In the Journals

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…
Meeting News

At Issue: CABANA sparks debate over appropriateness of ablation in AF

May 18, 2018
BOSTON — The results of the CABANA trial presented at the Heart Rhythm Society Annual Scientific Sessions ignited vigorous debate over whether…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Alternative antibiotic strategy modestly improves cardiac device infection rate

May 11, 2018
BOSTON — A novel antibiotic strategy lowered the infection rate in patients undergoing surgery related to implantable cardiac devices, but the…
Meeting News

Novel method enhances accuracy of LDL estimates

May 3, 2018
LAS VEGAS — A novel method using non-HDL and triglyceride values estimated LDL better than the Friedewald method in patients who reduced their…
In the JournalsPerspective

FDA analysis: Women underrepresented in HF, CAD, ACS trials

May 1, 2018
Women are underrepresented in pivotal clinical trials of drugs for patients with HF, CAD and ACS, according to an FDA analysis published in the…
Meeting News

Outcomes worse with delayed discharge after transfemoral TAVR

April 27, 2018
SAN DIEGO — Delayed hospital discharge after transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement has declined in recent years, but it remains…
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Dual antithrombotic therapy safer than triple therapy in AF after PCI

April 18, 2018
Among patients with atrial fibrillation who underwent PCI, dual antithrombotic therapy was associated with significantly lower bleeding compared with…
In the Journals

More intensive LDL lowering decreases risk for CV, total mortality

April 17, 2018
Patients with higher baseline LDL levels who underwent more intensive LDL lowering had a greater risk reduction of total and CV mortality compared…
In the JournalsPerspective

Exercise can decrease genetic risk for CVD

April 9, 2018
Physical activity and fitness were inversely associated with incident CVD among patients from the general population and those with an elevated…
Meeting News

Quality improvement campaign helps hospitals identify readmission risk in MI, HF

April 9, 2018
Hospitals that participated in a 2-year national quality improvement campaign improved their ability to identify patients with acute MI and HF and to…