Cardiology

Reports of high-impact cardiology studies by medical professionals

Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring remains the reference standard for hypertension screening over office-based measurement:...

1. Screening for hypertension using office-based blood pressure measurement (OBPM) resulted in major accuracy limitations, including misdiagnosis when compared with the current reference standard...

Tailored antiplatelet therapy improves outcomes in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention

1. Guided selection of antiplatelet therapy reduced rates of major adverse cardiovascular event rates compared to standard therapy. 2. Guided selection strategy was beneficial for...

Sotatercept decreased vascular resistance in pulmonary arterial hypertension

1. Treatment with sotatercept decreased pulmonary vascular resistance in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension. 2. Sotatercept caused adverse side effects of thrombocytopenia and increased hemoglobin...

Sex-related disparities in cardiovascular health care among patients with premature atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease

1. In this cross-sectional study, women with premature atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) and extremely premature ASCVD were less likely to receive antiplatelet agents or...

Novel cardiovascular biomarkers associated with modest discrimination in early, noninvasive diagnosis of type 2...

1. Biomarkers quantifying endothelial dysfunction, microvascular dysfunction, and/or hemodynamic stress provided modest diagnostic performance in the early discrimination of type 2 myocardial infarction (T2MI)...

Relative risk of heart failure from traditional risk factors is greater in younger than...

1. Hypertension, diabetes, smoking, atrial fibrillation, and previous myocardial infarction were associated with a higher risk of incident heart failure in younger adults (<55...

Aspirin treatment without indication in patients on direct oral anticoagulants may increase the risk...

1. In patients treated with direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) for atrial fibrillation or venous thromboembolism (VTE), adding aspirin (ASA) was associated with increased bleeding...

Association of preterm birth with long-term risk of heart failure into adulthood

1. Pre-term birth was associated with significantly increased risk of adult-onset heart failure, particularly among those 18 to 43 years of age. Evidence Rating Level:...

Edema index predicts cardiorespiratory fitness in patients with HFrEF and type 2 diabetes mellitus

1. Bioelectric impedance analysis-measured edema index (EI) is a feasible, non-invasive technique for measuring fluid overload. 2. EI is an independent predictor of cardiorespiratory fitness...

Polypill plus aspirin treatment decreases cardiovascular event incidence

1. Polypill plus aspirin treatment was shown to decrease the incidence of cardiovascular events compared to placebo in patients without cardiovascular disease. 2. Adverse events...

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