Cardiology

Reports of high-impact cardiology studies by medical professionals

Optimizing organ donations from overdose deaths may help address national organ shortage

1. U.S. transplants using organs from overdose-death donors (ODDs) has increased 24-fold from 2000 to 2016, and transplant outcomes from organs donated by ODDs...

Higher short-term mortality demonstrated for women compared with men after ST-elevation myocardial infarction

1. In a modern cohort of patients with readily available primary percutaneous coronary intervention, woman experienced greater mortality rates then men following ST-elevation myocardial...

Barber facilitated health promotion reduces blood pressure among black male barber patrons

1. Non-Hispanic black male barber patrons prescribed antihypertensive therapy with barber encouragement along with lifestyle modification experienced greater reductions in blood pressures compared to...

Solid fuel use linked to increased cardiovascular and all-cause mortality

1. Solid fuel use for cooking and heating was associated with increased risk of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality. 2. People who had previously switched from...

Racial/ethnic disparities in cardiovascular health persist in U.S. adults

1. Trends from 1988 to 2014 data suggest that for U.S. adults, cardiovascular health has worsened, and health disparities in race/ethnicity and nativity continue...

Hemodynamic markers of pulmonary hypertension in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction are associated...

1. Pulmonary hypertension associated with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (PH-HFpEF) is common in patients undergoing a right heart catheterization. 2. Transpulmonary gradient (TPG),...

Ticagrelor and clopidogrel have similar major bleeding rates following thrombolytic therapy

1. Use of ticagrelor resulted in similar rates of major bleeding compared to clopidogrel in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction treated with thrombolysis. Evidence...

Intensive blood pressure control not linked to changes in cerebral perfusion in patients with...

1. In patients with severe cerebral small vessel disease, a strategy of intensive blood pressure control did not significantly alter whole brain blood flow...

Collaborative care intervention does not improve health in chronic heart failure, but alleviates depression...

1. Collaborative Care to Alleviate Symptoms and Adjust to Illness (CASA), a collaborative care intervention combining symptom and psychosocial care, did not improve heart...

Hydrocortisone plus fludrocortisone decreases mortality in adults with septic shock

1. Patients with septic shock in the intensive care unit (ICU) undergoing mechanical ventilation receiving hydrocortisone plus fludrocortisone had a lower 90-day all-cause mortality...
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