Cardiology

Reports of high-impact cardiology studies by medical professionals

Electronic health record-based weight maintenance coaching

1. This randomized controlled trial showed a mean weight difference of -2.86 kg at 24 months and -3.21 kg at 30 months in participants...

Coronary Sinus Neuropeptide Y Levels and Adverse Outcomes in Patients With Stable Chronic Heart...

1. In patients with stable heart failure, adrenergic co-transmitter neuropeptide Y (NPY) levels can identify patients at risk of adverse outcomes related to hyperadrenergic...

Expanding heart transplant in the era of direct-acting antiviral therapy for hepatitis C

1. The rate of hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission from nucleic acid amplification testing (NAT)-negative donor hearts is low, and survival rates in patients...

Preoperative NT-proBNP concentration may help improve perioperative risk estimation

1. In this prospective cohort study involving patients who had inpatient noncardiac surgery, those with N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) values of greater than...

Maternal diabetes during pregnancy and early onset of cardiovascular disease in offspring

1. Children of mothers with diabetes are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease.Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)The prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in children and...

Association Between Change in Circulating Progenitor Cells During Exercise Stress and Risk of Adverse...

1.  A decrease in circulating progenitor cells during exercise stress-testing in patients with stable coronary artery disease is associated with worse outcomes than the...

Association of Anticoagulant Therapy With Risk of Fracture Among Patients With Atrial Fibrillation

1. Direct oral anticoagulants, specifically apixaban, were associated with lower risk of fracture in patients with atrial fibrillation compared to warfarin.Evidence Rating Level:...

Risk of major adverse cardiovascular events varies with dynamic metabolic syndrome status

1. In this retrospective study involving South Koreans with no history of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE), persons who developed metabolic syndrome (MetS) within...

Outcomes not improved with early amoxicillin-clavulanate in cardiac arrest patients

1. A 2-day course of amoxicillin-clavulanate and targeted temperature management of 32-34 degrees Celsius after cardiac arrest with shockable rhythm resulted in a lower...

Daily colchicine after myocardial infarction lowers risk of subsequent event

1. Colchicine given to patients after a myocardial infarction led to a significantly lower risk of death from cardiovascular causes, resuscitations, myocardial infarctions, stroke,...
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