Cardiology

Reports of high-impact cardiology studies by medical professionals

Quick Take: Effect of 1-Month Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Followed by Clopidogrel vs 12-Month Dual...

While dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) is the standard of care post-percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) using drug-eluting stents (DES), the optimal duration of therapy remains...

Quick Take: Physical activity trajectories and mortality

While numerous studies have previously examined associations between physical activity and mortality, cardiovascular disease and certain cancers, the majority of this evidence has been...

Quick Take: Effect of P2Y12 Inhibitor Monotherapy vs Dual Antiplatelet Therapy on Cardiovascular Events...

The current standard therapy following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stents (DES) is dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) with aspirin plus a P2Y12 inhibitor,...

Non-cardiac admissions most common for heart-failure patients in last year of life 

1. In this retrospective analysis of patients with heart failure, admissions to the hospital for non-cardiac problems were more frequent than admissions for heart...

Quick Take: Comparison of Outcomes After Transcatheter vs Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement Among Patients...

In patients who have previously undergone coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG), surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) can be a complicated procedure due to...

Beneficiaries of Medicare Advantage run higher risk of readmission compared with traditional Medicare

1. In this retrospective cohort study, the authors observed that Medicare Advantage beneficiaries have a higher risk of readmission compared to traditional Medicare in...

Quick Take: Diagnosis of obstructive coronary artery disease using computed tomography angiography in patients...

Computed tomography angiography (CTA) is being increasingly used in evaluating patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD) and possible angina. It is currently unclear,...

The CREOLE trial: amlodipine and either hydrochlorothiazide or perindopril optimally lowers blood pressure in...

1. Black African patients with hypertension randomized to multiple two-drug combinations experienced greater blood pressure control when treated with amlodipine plus either hydrochlorothiazide or...

Post-procedure stroke rates stable in TAVR patients in United States

1. In this retrospective cohort study, the rate of 30-day post-procedure stroke after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) remained stable during the first five...

Lisinopril and carvedilol reduce cardiotoxicity in breast cancer patients receiving trastuzumab and anthracyclines

1. In this randomized, placebo controlled study of HER2-positive breast cancer patients receiving trastuzumab, use of preventative lisinopril or carvedilol did not significantly reduce...
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