Cardiology

Reports of high-impact cardiology studies by medical professionals

No benefit of sodium bicarbonate or acetylcysteine for prevention of complications after angiography: The...

1. Amongst patients undergoing angiography, neither sodium bicarbonate nor acetylcysteine were effective in preventing a composite outcome of death, need for dialysis, or persistent...

Pulmonary Embolism Rule-out Criteria non-inferior to usual care for patients at low-risk for pulmonary...

1. In this multicenter, randomized controlled study, the Pulmonary Embolism Rule-out Criteria (PERC) was not associated with an inferior rate of diagnosing thromboembolic events...

Quality of care for transient ischemic attack and minor stroke vary across country

1. In this study about quality of care for patients with TIA or minor stroke, there was substantial variation in adherence to guidelines for...

ICD placement in CKD patients increases hospitalizations without survival benefit

1. Adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and heart failure with reduced LVEF who received implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) did not differ from matched...

Preoperatively diagnosed patent foramen ovale linked to increased perioperative stroke risk

1. A preoperatively diagnosed patent foramen ovale was associated with an increased risk of stroke within 30 days of non-cardiac surgery. Evidence Rating Level: 2...

Low prevalence of pulmonary embolism among patients with syncope

1. Based on this retrospective cohort study from multiple countries, the prevalence of pulmonary embolism among patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with...

Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in heart failure reduces mortality and hospitalization: The CASTLE-AF...

1. Compared to medical therapy alone, catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in patients with heart failure reduced the risk of all-cause mortality and hospitalization. 2....

Isolated left axis deviation may not necessitate further work up

1. Of pediatrics patients with left axis deviation (LAD) found incidentally on electrocardiogram (ECG), only 15% of patients had heart disease (HD) on further...

Living kidney donation associated with some increased health risks

1. Living kidney donation was associated with higher diastolic blood pressure, lower estimated glomerular filtration rates, and increased relative risk of preeclampsia and end-stage...

Viral respiratory infections associated with increased risk of acute myocardial infarction

1. In a self-controlled case series, patients were observed to have increased incidence of hospital admissions for acute myocardial infarction (MI) within seven-days of...
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