Cardiology

Reports of high-impact cardiology studies by medical professionals

Healthy Heart Score performed moderately well in assessing cardiovascular disease risk in young adults

1. The Healthy Heart Score (HHS), a tool normally used in older populations to predict the risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular events, was moderately successful...

Electrocardiograms following annual health visit are common despite being low yield

1. Electrocardiograms (ECGs) are performed commonly following annual health visits in low risk patients but with substantial variation between practices and physicians. 2. Patients for...

Improvement in diet quality linked to decreased all-cause mortality

1. Dietary quality, scored against three well validated dietary rubrics, as well as all-cause mortality were tracked in a large cohort of patients for...

Lower rates of hypoglycemia in patients treated with insulin degludec

1. Treatment with insulin degludec resulted in a lower rate of overall symptomatic hypoglycemic episodes compared with insulin glargine U100. 2. Rates of nocturnal symptomatic...

Cardiovascular testing after emergency department presentation may not reduce risk of myocardial infarction

1. Based on this retrospective cohort study, noninvasive testing done within 30 days of patient presentation with chest pain at the emergency department reduced...

Sequencing finds rare genetic disease risk in 1 out of 5 healthy adults

1. Whole genome sequencing (WGS) in primary care reveals new genetic diseases. 2. Currently, the clinical utility of such findings and clinical actions to be...

ICD therapy significantly reduces death risk in patients with ischemic or nonischemic cardiomyopathy

1. Patients with ICD therapy had an overall reduction in all-cause mortality compared to conventional care. 2. The rate of sudden death was decreased in...

Device thrombosis more likely with bioresorbable scaffolds versus drug-eluting stents

1. Device thrombosis occurred at a higher rate in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) utilizing a bioabsorbable scaffold compared to a metallic stent,...

Inverse relationship between level of education and risk of cardiovascular disease

1. In this prospective cohort study, educational attainment was inversely associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, in a dose-response relationship. 2. The largest gap in...

New standardized score identifies patients who should be treated with shorter duration dual-antiplatelet therapy

1. Standardized score suggests that prolonged dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) is harmful for patients with low DAPT scores. 2. Prolonged DAPT may reduce risk of...
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