Cardiology

Reports of high-impact cardiology studies by medical professionals

Physician visual assessment of coronary stenosis severity overestimates quantitative coronary angiography

1. On average, in this cross-sectional study, physician visual assessment overestimated coronary stenosis severity as compared to quantitative coronary angiography. 2. There was wide variation...

Insufficient evidence to determine if marijuana use can affect cardiovascular risk

1. Evidence for effect of marijuana use on cardiovascular risk is insufficient. 2. A few studies suggests potential metabolic benefits from marijuana use, but require...

Percutaneous patent foramen ovale closure is superior to medical treatment alone in preventing recurrent...

1. Patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure was superior to medical treatment alone in preventing transient ischemic attack (TIA) and recurrent stroke. 2. However, PFO closure...

Device closure for patent foramen ovale decreases recurrent stroke risk compared to medical therapy...

1. Transcatheter device closure for patent foramen ovale (PFO) decreased recurrent stroke risk compared to medical therapy alone. 2. However, PFO closure was also found...

Broader statin use more likely to prevent cardiovascular events

1. High levels of agreement between statin eligibility found between several guidelines included in this study. 2. Statin eligibility, among patients, increased significantly with increased...

Blood pressure control best achieved with a multilevel, multicomponent approach

1. Team-based, multilevel implementation strategies were the most effective at reducing systolic blood pressure (BP). 2. Team-based care with medication titration by non-physicians, health coaching,...

2 Minute Medicine Rewind January 8, 2018

Somatic Activating KRAS Mutations in Arteriovenous Malformations of the Brain Sporadic arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) of the brain are a leading cause of hemorrhagic stroke in...

Thrombectomy between 6 and 24 hours after acute stroke reduces disability: The DAWN trial

1. Thrombectomy performed between 6 and 24 hours after onset of acute stroke in patients with a mismatch between stroke symptoms and infarct volume...

Systemic atherosclerosis linked with intracranial atherosclerotic disease-related stroke and worse prognosis

1. In patients with stroke who had intracranial atherosclerotic disease (ICAD), atherosclerotic disease in other vascular beds was more common including the aortic arch...

Outcomes after left ventricular assist device implantation significantly worse for those with end-stage renal...

1. Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) have significantly worse survival outcomes following left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation compared to recipients without ESRD. 2....
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