Cardiology

Reports of high-impact cardiology studies by medical professionals

Quick Take: Optimal Combination of Compression Rate and Depth During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for Functionally...

While it is known that suboptimal chest compressions are associated with worse outcomes after cardiac arrest, the optimal combination of chest compression rate (CCR)...

Lipophilic statins associated with reduced risk for hepatocellular carcinoma

1. In this prospective propensity score (PS)-matched cohort study, lipophilic statins were found to significantly reduce incidence and mortality of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).2. No...

FDG-PET scanning demonstrates prognostic significance in prosthetic valve infective endocarditis

1. 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG PET/CT) findings showed prognostic significance in prosthetic valve endocarditis by predicting risk of major cardiac and embolic...

Inpatient intensification of hypertension treatment in older men associated with adverse events

1. In this large, retrospective cohort study of veteran’s health administration (VHA) hospitals, males admitted to the hospital for non-cardiac reasons who had an...

Quick Take: Hospital volume and outcomes for acute pulmonary embolism

Patients with pulmonary embolism (PE) can present with a myriad of symptoms, and without prompt recognition and treatment, are at risk of developing life-threatening...

Quick Take: Oral antihypertensive regimens (nifedipine retard, labetalol, and methyldopa) for management of severe...

Hypertension commonly affects women in pregnancy, and is associated with adverse effects for both mother and baby. Currently, there is a lack of consensus...

Excess body fat is a major risk factor for premature death among Hispanic patients

1. Increases in body mass index (BMI) were associated with all-cause mortality among the Hispanic population included in this prospective study.2. Abdominal adiposity was...

Poor blood pressure control from mid- through late-life increases dementia risk

1. In this prospective cohort study, patients with midlife hypertension and either late-life hypertension or hypotension had higher risks of dementia than mid-life normotensive...

Peri-operative interruption of DOACs associated with low rates of bleeding and thrombosis

1. The Perioperative Anticoagulation Use for Surgery Evaluation (PAUSE) cohort study evaluated the safety of standardized perioperative interruption of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) for...

Higher 24-hour and nighttime blood pressure readings associated with increased risk of death and...

1. In this prospective cohort study, higher 24-hour and nighttime blood pressure measurements were significantly associated with greater risks of death and a composite...
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