Cardiology

Reports of high-impact cardiology studies by medical professionals

Cluster analysis identifies phenotype groups for atrial fibrillation with unique clinical outcomes

1. Cluster analysis of a population of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) identified four unique phenotypes using variables not traditionally associated with AF classification. 2....

Heart failure readmission prevention program may have inadvertent consequences

1. In this interrupted time-series and survival analysis, rates of readmission after heart failure hospitalization decreased significantly after the implementation of the Hospital Readmission...

Dabigatran shown to be a safe and effective alternative to warfarin for reducing stroke...

1. The analysis of data from more than 50,000 patients showed that both dabigatran and warfarin were associated with similar amounts of bleeding and...

ACE-inhibitors and statins do not impact albuminuria in adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus:...

1. In adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus, the albumin-to-creatinine ratio was not significantly changed by angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitors alone, statins alone, or the...

Despite improving trends in lupus-related mortality, rates appear to remain high relative to non-lupus...

1. Over the 46-year study period, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) age-standardized mortality rates (ASMRs) did not decline as much as non-SLE ASMR, and there...

Stroke associated with increasing disability trajectory as compared to myocardial infarction

1. In this population-based prospective cohort study, the trajectory of increasing disability was significantly steeper after stroke than after myocardial infarction. 2. Further study to...

Nearly half of potentially preventable Medicare spending focused on frail elderly patients

1. High-cost frail elderly persons account for almost half of the potentially preventable Medicare spending. 2. The greatest amount of spending related to admissions for...

Congenital heart surgery in trisomy 13 and 18 linked to decreased inpatient mortality

1. Congenital heart surgery (CHS) in patients with trisomy 13 (T13) and trisomy 18 (T18) was significantly associated with a reduction in in-hospital mortality...

Bioresorbable vascular scaffolds linked to increased risk of adverse events at mid- and long-term

1. In comparison to everolimus-eluting metallic stents (EESs), bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVSs) increased the chances for thrombotic events at both mid- and long-term follow-up. 2....

Low-dose alteplase did not show differential benefits across age, ethnicity or severity of stroke...

1. In this secondary analysis of the Enhanced Control of Hypertension and Thrombolysis Stroke Study (ENCHANTED), there were no significant difference in treatment effects...
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