Cardiology

Reports of high-impact cardiology studies by medical professionals

Quick Take: Prevalence of aspirin use for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in the...

Aspirin (ASA) continues to be used for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in patients at increased risk, despite evidence consistently demonstrating little...

The APPROACH trial: volanesorsen lowers triglyceride levels in patients with familial chylomicronemia

1. Triglyceride levels in familial chylomicronemia patients were notably reduced when treated with the apolipoprotein C-III antisense mediated inhibitor volanesorsen compared to placebo treated...

Renin-angiotensin system inhibition following transcatheter aortic valve replacement linked with lower cardiac mortality

1. Use of medications to inhibit the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for severe aortic stenosis linked with reduced cardiac...

Intensive blood pressure management reduces risk of recurrent stroke

1. In this randomized control trial conducted in Japan, intensive blood pressure control (less than 130/80) was associated with reduced risk of first recurrent...

Cardiac device implantation complications vary widely among hospitals

1. Cardiac device implantation event complication rates were higher for ICDs than PPMs in this retrospective cohort study.2. Significant variation between hospitals was found...

Quick Take: The state of hypertension care in 44 low-income and middle-income countries

The prevalence of hypertension is rapidly increasing in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). To effectively target interventions and monitor progress in hypertension care, it...

Quick Take: Effect of Simvastatin-Ezetimibe Compared With Simvastatin Monotherapy After Acute Coronary Syndrome Among...

The risk of adverse cardiovascular outcomes in patients hospitalized with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is highest in elderly patients. Although recent clinical trials have...

Quick Take: Association between heart failure and postoperative mortality among patients undergoing ambulatory noncardiac...

Patients with heart failure are at an increased risk of experiencing postoperative adverse events and mortality. While ambulatory surgical procedures are perceived as being...

Quick Take: Effect of 1-Month Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Followed by Clopidogrel vs 12-Month Dual...

While dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) is the standard of care post-percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) using drug-eluting stents (DES), the optimal duration of therapy remains...

Quick Take: Physical activity trajectories and mortality

While numerous studies have previously examined associations between physical activity and mortality, cardiovascular disease and certain cancers, the majority of this evidence has been...
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