Cardiology

Reports of high-impact cardiology studies by medical professionals

[JAMA] Association Between Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation and Risk of Major Cardiovascular Disease Events

 Image: CC/ Peter RosbjergPrimer: There is significant debate whether treatment with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) can prevent major cardiovascular disease. Both European and U.S....

[CIRCULATION] NSAID use after heart attacks associated with increased coronary risk, death

Image: PDPrimer: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) are known to be harmful in patients with myocardial infarctions. In fact, in 2007 the American Heart Association...

[JAMA] Clopidogrel lacks effectiveness in diabetics as compared to non-diabetics after myocardial infarction

Image: CC/TrouncePrimer: The 2011 AHA/ACCF guidelines for secondary prevention for patients with known coronary disease include a Class IB recommendation for 75mg clopidogrel as...

[The Lancet] Longer duration of resuscitation efforts associated with increased survival in patients with...

Image: CC/RamaPrimer: When dealing with cardiac arrests, one of the biggest dilemmas facing clinicians is deciding when to stop resuscitation efforts. Little research evidence...

[JAMA] Prevalence and prognosis of unrecognized myocardial infarction determined by cardiac magnetic resonance in...

Image: CC. MRI of the heart. Primer: Pathology studies suggest that subclinical ruptures of coronary atherosclerotic plaques occur frequently, which may result in unrecognized myocardial...

[Ann Emerg Med.] Modified Sgarbossa rule associated with improved diagnostic utility for STEMIs

Image: Sgarbossa's rules. Courtesy of EMS12lead.comPrimer:  In patients presenting with an acute ST Elevated Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) in the presence of a Left Bundle...

[THE LANCET] Severe chronic kidney disease patients have higher coronary risk than diabetics. Time...

Image: CC/PD. Enlarged kidney (drawing). Primer: Coronary heart disease (CHD) “equivalent”, a term used to describe some trait or factor that results in a 10-year risk...

[Arch Intern Med.] Common environmental exposure linked to cardiovascular disease

Image: CC. Primer: Recent evidence suggests the typical risk factors – smoking, obesity, and genetics – in cardiovascular disease (CVD) leave a portion of cases...

[JAMA] Association of changes in clinical characteristics and management with improvement in survival among...

Image: CC/GFDL. ST segment elevation in Leads II, III and aVF for an inferior acute myocardial infarctionPrimer: Over the past decade we have seen decreases...

[BMJ] In patients with new diabetes, blood pressure below 130/80 mm Hg not associated...

Image: CC/Deutsche Fotothek There have been many studies assessing the role of blood pressure (BP) control and mortality in diabetes - the United Kingdom Prospective...
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