Cardiology

Reports of high-impact cardiology studies by medical professionals

The REDUCE-IT trial: Icosapent ethyl reduces ischemic event risk in patients with hypertriglyceridemia despite...

1. After a median follow-up of 4.9 years, patients with elevated triglyceride levels despite statin use treated with icosapent ethyl had a lower risk...

PCI for unprotected left main coronary artery stenosis still performed infrequently

1. Revascularization with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of unprotected left main (ULM) artery remains an infrequently performed procedure in the United States.2. The patients undergoing...

Aspirin alone likely safest antithrombotic therapy after bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement

1. Aspirin combined with warfarin was linked with increased bleeding but not less thromboembolism compared with aspirin alone after bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement.2. Dual...

Quick Take: Long-term Outcomes of Tetralogy of Fallot: A Study From the Pediatric Cardiac...

Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is the most common congenital cyanotic heart disease. Surgical repair of TOF was shown in 1954 to have a long-term...

Genetic variants of increased waist-to-hip ratios associated with diabetes and coronary disease

1. A polygenic risk score for increased waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) was developed from over 200 risk loci. 2. Polygenic risk scores for higher WHR were...

Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program associated with increased 30-day post-discharge mortality for heart failure and...

1. In this retrospective cohort study, implementation of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) was unexpectedly associated with an increase in 30-day post-discharge mortality...

Risk of lifetime stroke exhibits notable geographic variation

1. The 2016 Global Burden of Disease Survey data was assessed to evaluate lifetime risk of stroke in numerous countries and territories, providing global...

Quick Take: Sex and Race Differences in the Association of Incident Ischemic Stroke with...

There are large differences in the incidence of stroke among various ethnic groups, as well as between sexes. These differences also vary significantly with...

Quick Take: Christmas, National Holidays, Sport Events, and Time Factors as Triggers of Acute...

Ischemic heart disease, the most common cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, has many modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors, including several external factors. This...

Data supports limiting blood transfusions for moderate anemia

1. The authors observed in this retrospective cohort study that transfusion rates decreased among patients from 2010 and 2014.2. Paralleling decreasing transfusion rates, the...

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