Cardiology

Reports of high-impact cardiology studies by medical professionals

Shared decision making intervention linked to improved value/treatment choice concordance in LVAD destination therapy

1. In this randomized, stepped-wedge control trial of patients with heart failure under consideration for mechanical circulatory support (MCS), a shared decision-making educational intervention...

Balanced crystalloids decreases adverse kidney events compared to saline among critically ill patients: The...

1. Use of balanced crystalloids (lactated Ringers or Plasma-Lyte A) was associated with a significant reduction in acute kidney injury events compared to normal...

No effect of crystalloid type on in-hospital death and length of stay in non-critically...

1. Patients treated with either balanced crystalloids or normal saline did not differ in number of hospital-free days alive after their emergency department visit. 2....

Varicose veins associated with higher risk of deep vein thromboses, pulmonary embolisms, and peripheral...

1. In this case-control study, patients with varicose veins were at higher risk of deep vein thromboses (DVTs), pulmonary embolisms (PEs), and peripheral arterial...

Vegetation size greater than 10 mm associated with increased risk of mortality in infective...

1. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, patients with infective endocardititis with vegetations greater than 10mm in size had significantly increased risk of systemic...

Effect of low-fat vs low-carbohydrate diet on weight loss in overweight adults

1. No significant difference in weight change between a healthy low-fat diet and a healthy low-carbohydrate diet. 2. Genotype pattern or insulin secretion was not...

Aspirin comparable to rivaroxaban for extended venous thromboembolism prophylaxis following arthroplasty: The EPCAT II...

1. Patients initially treated with rivaroxaban following total knee or hip arthroplasty experienced similar rates of venous thromboembolism (VTE) regardless of continued rivaroxaban use...

Thrombectomy improves functional outcomes for imaging screened patients 6 to 16 hours after stroke:...

1. Patients presenting with ischemic stroke 6 to 16 hours after they were last known to be well had improved functional outcomes at 90...

Quality improvement intervention not linked to improved outcomes after myocardial infarction in India

1. A locally adapted quality improvement tool kit was not sufficient to improve the rate of 30-day major adverse cardiovascular events in patients with...

No benefit of sodium bicarbonate or acetylcysteine for prevention of complications after angiography: The...

1. Amongst patients undergoing angiography, neither sodium bicarbonate nor acetylcysteine were effective in preventing a composite outcome of death, need for dialysis, or persistent...
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