Cardiology

Reports of high-impact cardiology studies by medical professionals

Early developmental screening of children with single ventricle physiology may not identify future deficits

1. Neurodevelopmental screening at 14 months of age had poor positive predictive value of adaptive behavior deficits at age six years. 2. At six years...

Statins may lower the risk of heart failure associated with anthracycline-based chemotherapy

1. In early breast cancer, exposure to statins during anthracycline-based chemotherapy was associated with a significantly lower risk of heart failure after 5 years. 2....

Perioperative changes of response to antiplatelet medication in vascular surgery patients

1. The incidence of having reduced antiplatelet activity to aspirin (ALR) increased after vascular procedures. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Though clinical guidelines often recommend antiplatelet...

Occult blood in feces is associated with an increased risk of ischemic stroke and...

1. Positive fecal immunochemical test (FIT) results were associated with increased incidences of ischemic stroke, myocardial infarction, and all-cause mortality. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) While...

Cardiovascular medications may improve outcomes for patients with type 2 myocardial infarction

1. Although infrequently prescribed, treatment with cardiovascular medications in patients with type 2 myocardial infarction (T2MI) and acute or chronic myocardial injury may lower...

Rosuvastatin therapy for people with HIV not associated with decreased biomarkers of inflammation and...

1. Among virologically suppressed persons with HIV at moderate risk of cardiovascular disease, daily administration of rosuvastatin did not lead to significant reductions in...

IV ferric carboxymaltose reduces risk of heart failure hospitalizations in patients with iron-deficiency and...

1. Treatment with IV ferric carboxymaltose reduced the risk of heart failure hospitalizations in patients with iron deficiency and acute heart failure with a...

ECMO-facilitated resuscitation may improve survival compared to ACLS in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrests

1. Survival to hospital discharge was higher among patients in the ECMO-facilitated resuscitation group versus those receiving ACLS resuscitation. 2. Patients who received early ECMO...

Ticagrelor non-superior to clopidogrel in the reduction of PCI-related myocardial necrosis

1. There was no significant difference in periprocedural myonecrosis between ticagrelor and clopidogrel among patients undergoing high-risk elective PCI. 2. Ticagrelor treatment was associated with...

Association between low density lipoprotein and all cause and cause specific mortality in Denmark

1. There is a U-shaped association of LDL-C levels and risk of all-cause mortality with the lowest risk at LDL-C levels of 3.6 and...

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