Cardiology

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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,...

Lower LDL cholesterol level after ischemic stroke decreases risk of subsequent stroke

1. This randomized controlled trial showed that patients with ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack with target LDL levels of less than 70 mg/dL...

Low familiarity of guideline-directed heart failure care among patients

1. In this survey of patients with heart failure, most participants were familiar with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACE-I), angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB), beta-blockers and...

Association of Sex With Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Bleeding after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) was more common in women, but the effect of two antiplatelet strategies on death and new Q-wave...

Ticagrelor alone non-inferior after one month post drug eluting stent placement

1. In this pre-specified ancillary study of a randomized control trial, ticagrelor alone after one month was found non-inferior, but not superior, to dual...

Trends in cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality in American Indians over 25 years: the...

1. The incidence and mortality associated with cardiovascular disease has decreased over a generation in a Native American cohort, however, improvements in age-specific mortality...

Association of body mass index and extreme obesity with long-term outcomes following percutaneous coronary...

1. Patients with obesity undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention are typically younger with more cardiovascular risk factors, but may be less likely to experience procedural...
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