Cardiology

Reports of high-impact cardiology studies by medical professionals

Sickle cell trait not linked to increased risk of ischemic stroke

1. In this meta-analysis of prospective population-based studies, sickle cell trait (SCT) was not associated with any difference in risk of first ischemic stroke. 2....

Addition of ticagrelor to aspirin significantly increased graft patency after elective CABG

1. In this randomized controlled trial, saphenous vein graft patency after elective CABG was significantly improved in patients treated with ticagrelor plus aspirin versus...

Elevated FGF-23 associated with recurrent cardiovascular events after acute coronary syndrome

1. Elevated FGF-23 concentration was associated with increased risk of adverse cardiovascular (CV) outcomes, including CV death and heart failure hospitalization. 2. Elevated FGF-23 was...

Smartphone medication adherence application did not improve systolic blood pressure

1. In this randomized controlled trial, there was no significant difference in systolic blood pressure across participants that used the Medisafe app for blood...

SGLT-2 inhibitors and GLP-1 agonists associated with better mortality outcomes than DPP-4 inhibitors for...

1. SGLT-2 or GLP-1 agonists were associated with lower mortality than DPP-4 inhibitors, placebo, or no treatment. 2. Use of DPP-4 inhibitors was not associated...

Intensive LDL-C lowering reduces mortality in patients with higher baseline LDL-C

1. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, more intensive compared with less itensive LDL-C lowering was associated with a greater reduction in risk of...

Centrifugal-flow pumps improve complication free survival compared to axial flow-pumps: The MOMENTUM 3 trial

1. Advanced heart failure patients randomized to receive centrifugal-flow pumps demonstrated higher rates of 2-year survival free of disabling stroke or reoperation to remove...

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...
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