Cardiology

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Declining blood pressure in elderly associated with subcortical microinfarcts

1. By comparing the baseline blood pressures and BP trends of elderly individuals with or without subcortical or cortical microinfarcts at autopsy, the authors...

Pharmacomechanical thrombolysis does not lower risk of post-thrombotic syndrome: The ATTRACT trial

1. Patients with proximal deep venous thrombosis (DVT) experience similar rates of post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) when treated with pharmacomechanical catheter-directed thrombolysis (PCDT) plus anticoagulation...

High readmission rates after revascularization for peripheral arterial disease

1. Of patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), 17.6% were readmitted within 30 days after being discharged following peripheral arterial revascularization. 2. After standardizing readmission...

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...
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