Cardiology

Reports of high-impact cardiology studies by medical professionals

Dapagliflozin associated with reduced hospitalization rate for heart failure

1. Among patients with type 2 diabetes and established or multiple risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), dapagliflozin was noninferior but did not significantly...

Robust survival benefit seen in lupus nephritis patients receiving renal transplant

1. For patients with Lupus nephritis end stage renal disease (LN ESRD), renal transplant reduced the risk of death by about 70%.2. The risk...

Aspirin use associated with reduction in cardiovascular events but increase in bleeding risk

1. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, while aspirin use among patients without cardiovascular disease was associated with fewer adverse cardiovascular events, it was not...

Quick Take: Risk Prediction Tools to Improve Patient Selection for Carotid Endarterectomy Among Patients...

Risk Prediction Tools to Improve Patient Selection for Carotid Endarterectomy Among Patients with Asymptomatic Carotid StenosisCarotid endarterectomy (CEA) is an effective tool for revascularization...

The REGROUP trial: endoscopic and open vein-graft harvest associated with similar outcomes

1. Among patients randomized to an open or endoscopic vein-graft harvest technique for coronary-artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, there was no difference in major...

Medication co-payment vouchers for P2Y12 inhibitors not associated with reduced major adverse cardiovascular events

1. In this randomized controlled trial, medication vouchers were associated with a small increase in patient-reported persistence with P2Y12 inhibitors for patients who had...

Low-dose intracoronary alteplase unlikely to improve outcomes in STEMI patients treated with primary PCI

1. In this randomized controlled trial, low-dose intracoronary alteplase given early during primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for acute ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) did...

Maternal obesity linked to increased risk of certain congenital heart defects

1. In this large population-based cohort study conducted in Sweden, maternal obesity status was linked to an increased prevalence rate of congenital heart defects...

Cardiac troponin elevation without definitive diagnosis associated with higher mortality

1. Among patients admitted for suspected acute coronary syndrome but discharged without a specific diagnosis, higher cardiac troponin levels were associated with elevated all-cause...

The VITAL trial: Omega-3 supplementation does not reduce risk of cardiovascular events

1. Healthy adult patients randomized to receive marine n-3 fatty acids (omega-3) experienced similar rates of adverse cardiovascular events as those receiving a placebo...

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