Cardiology

Reports of high-impact cardiology studies by medical professionals

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...

Coronary CT angiography linked to increased intervention, decreased myocardial infarction

1. In this meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials, coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) compared to functional stress testing was associated with no difference in...

Tool may help accurately predict 30-day mortality for emergency department patients with acute heart...

1. Based on 13 independent risk factors that are available at most emergency department (ED) admissions, the MEESSI-AHF (Multiple Estimation of risk based on...

Supplemental oxygen does not reduce mortality in stroke patients

1. This randomized clinical trial showed that among patients with acute stroke, supplementary low-dose oxygen for 72 hours (either nocturnal or continuous) did not...

Patient age may impact hospital rankings based on acute myocardial infarction mortality data

1. Hospital mortality rankings using data from older patients (≥65 years of age) with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) did not correlate with rankings for...

Thyrotropin and free T4 levels associated with life expectancy and risk of cardiovascular disease

1. In this prospective cohort study, men and women with TSH levels in the highest tertile lived a few years longer than those in...

Adverse outcomes are similar for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention receiving heparin or bivalirudin

1. Patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) mainly via radial approach receiving either bivalirudin or heparin, in addition to P2Y12 inhibitors, following myocardial infarction...

Risk of death and cardiac arrest during triathlon may be higher in older males

1. Cardiac arrest or death occurring during triathlons are not uncommon, and most of these incidences have happened in men who were middle-aged or...
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