Cardiology

Reports of high-impact cardiology studies by medical professionals

Coronary CT angiography superior to functional stress testing among diabetic patients

1. In this randomized trial, diabetic patients with stable chest pain randomized to coronary computed tomographic angiography (CTA) had lower rates of cardiovascular death...

Patient-centered transitional care services unlikely to benefit hospitalized heart failure patients

1. In this randomized controlled trial, patient-centered transitional care services did not improve a composite of clinical outcomes in hospitalized heart failure patients.2....

Predictive model may help estimate bleeding risk with aspirin use

1. A model was constructed to predict bleeding risk in patients taking aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease.2. The predicted data closely match the observed...

PCSK9 inhibitors found to lower cholesterol in case reports of patients with statin-associated autoimmune myopathy

1. In this case report, two patients who developed statin-associated autoimmune myopathy had their cholesterol levels effectively managed with the novel cholesterol reduction medication...

Quick Take: Left ventricular mechanical dispersion predicts arrhythmic risk in mitral valve prolapse

Patients with a mitral valve prolapse (MVP) with either focal or diffuse myocardial fibrosis have been found to be at risk of cardiac arrest...

Chinese population study shows high prevalence of elevated cardiovascular disease risk and low utilization...

1. In this national screening project, around 10% of middle-aged Chinese subjects were found to be at “high risk” for cardiovascular disease.2. Aspirin and...

Peripheral perfusion-targeted resuscitation does not lower mortality in septic shock patients

1. In this randomized controlled trial, there was no difference in 28-day mortality in patients with early septic shock between peripheral perfusion-targeted resuscitation and...

MYBPC3 haploinsufficiency results in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy by altering myosin head configurations [PreClinical]

1. Truncating mutations in cardiac myosin-binding protein C (MYBPC3) are a common genetic cause of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.2. Haploinsufficiency of MYBPC3 results in cardiomyocyte hypercontractility...

Left ventricular unloading linked to lower mortality in patients with cardiogenic shock on extracorporeal...

1. Veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) use in cardiogenic shock has been linked to a potentially harmful increase in left ventricular (LV) afterload. In...

Ultraprocessed food consumption linked with higher mortality

1. In this large prospective cohort study done in France, higher consumption of ultraprocessed food was linked with higher mortality.2. Ultraprocessed food consumption was...
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