Cardiology

Reports of high-impact cardiology studies by medical professionals

Soft drink consumption linked with increased all-cause mortality

1. In this population-based cohort study, consumption of total, sugar-, and artificially-sweetened soft drinks was linked with an increased risk of all-cause mortality.2. The...

The RELAX-AHF-2 trial: serelaxin provides no mortality benefit in acute heart failure patients

1. Patients hospitalized with acute heart failure (AHF) randomized to receive the vasodilator serelaxin experienced similar occurrence of death from heart failure at 180...

The PIONEER 6 trial: semaglutide in type 2 diabetic patients does not increase cardiovascular...

1. Over a median period of almost 16 months, type 2 diabetic (T2DM) patients randomized to oral semaglutide for experienced a similar rate of...

Quick Take: Medium and long-term risks of specific cardiovascular diseases in survivors of 20...

With the large and growing population of cancer survivors over the last several decades, there exists significant concern that these patients may be at...

Quick Take: Optimal Combination of Compression Rate and Depth During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for Functionally...

While it is known that suboptimal chest compressions are associated with worse outcomes after cardiac arrest, the optimal combination of chest compression rate (CCR)...

Lipophilic statins associated with reduced risk for hepatocellular carcinoma

1. In this prospective propensity score (PS)-matched cohort study, lipophilic statins were found to significantly reduce incidence and mortality of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).2. No...

FDG-PET scanning demonstrates prognostic significance in prosthetic valve infective endocarditis

1. 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG PET/CT) findings showed prognostic significance in prosthetic valve endocarditis by predicting risk of major cardiac and embolic...

Inpatient intensification of hypertension treatment in older men associated with adverse events

1. In this large, retrospective cohort study of veteran’s health administration (VHA) hospitals, males admitted to the hospital for non-cardiac reasons who had an...

Quick Take: Hospital volume and outcomes for acute pulmonary embolism

Patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) can present with a myriad of symptoms, and without prompt recognition and treatment, are at risk of developing life-threatening...

Quick Take: Oral antihypertensive regimens (nifedipine retard, labetalol, and methyldopa) for management of severe...

Hypertension commonly affects women in pregnancy, and is associated with adverse effects for both mother and baby. Currently, there is a lack of consensus...
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