Cardiology

Reports of high-impact cardiology studies by medical professionals

Tranexamic acid reduces bleeding risk during coronary artery surgery: The ATACAS trial

1. Tranexamic acid demonstrated a significantly lower risk of bleeding complications and transfusion requirements compared to placebo in patients undergoing coronary artery surgery. 2. There...

Ticagrelor and clopidogrel similar in preventing cardiovascular events in PAD: The EUCLID trial

1. In patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), there were no significant differences between ticagrelor and clopidogrel therapy in terms of the risk of...

Metformin associated with reduced mortality in kidney disease, congestive heart failure, and chronic liver...

1. Metformin use is associated with reduced all-cause mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease, congestive heart failure, or chronic liver disease with hepatic...


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Diabetes and ischemic heart disease account for highest personal health care spending in U.S.

1. Among 155 conditions, diabetes accounted for the highest health care spending in the U.S. in 2013, followed by ischemic heart disease, and low back...

No significant difference found at 5-year follow-up between bilateral and single CABG: The ART...

1. At 5-years of follow-up, there were no significant differences in the rates of mortality and cardiovascular outcomes when comparing patients treated with bilateral...

Cardiovascular outcomes are similar for arthritis patients treated with selective and nonselective NSAIDs

1. Patients with arthritis treated with celecoxib experienced cardiovascular (CV) outcomes at a rate noninferior to those treated with ibuprofen or naproxen. 2. Celecoxib treated...

Triple therapy with rivaroxaban reduces bleeding compared to warfarin: The PIONEER AF-PCI trial

1. In patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), treatment with rivaroxaban, in addition to dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT), led...

Survivorship trends for children and young adults with congenital heart disease

1. Based on a Swedish registry, survivorship for children and young adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) improved for children since 1970, with the...

Hidradenitis suppurativa associated with increased risk of subclinical atherosclerosis

1. In a prospective study of 62 patients with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) and their matched controls, HS was associated with an increased risk of...

Perioperative statin use may reduce complications and mortality in non-cardiac surgery

1. In this propensity-matched retrospective cohort study, perioperative statin use was associated with reduced risk of 30-day mortality and risk of postoperative complications. 2. Sub-analyses...
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