Cardiology

Reports of high-impact cardiology studies by medical professionals

Ramipril increases pain-free walking time in patients with peripheral artery disease

Feb 5th - JAMA - Pain-free walking time and maximum walking times increased by 77% and 123%, respectively with the use of ramipril in...

Ischemia-reperfusion injury central in early mortality after thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR)

Jan 27th - 75% of in-hospital deaths after TEVAR for acute complicated type B aortic dissections were due to pre-existing organ malperfusion and ischemia...

High frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) provides no mortality benefit over conventional ventilation in early...

Image: PD 1. Early initiation of high frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) showed no mortality benefit over a conventional low-tidal-volume, high-PEEP ventilation strategy in acute respiratory distress...

A retrospective look at CPR use in surgical patients

Jan 23rd - 1 in 203 surgical patients experience cardiac arrest requiring CPR. Image: CeCILL/Rama.  1. 1 in 203 surgical patients experience cardiac arrest requiring CPR. 2....

[Physician Comment] An argument against hospital admission for heart failure

Jan 16th- Patients with heart failure experience high readmission rates, but receive only a limited range of interventions as in-patients. Image: CC/J.Heilman Study author Dr. Sean Collins,...

[Physician Comments] CABG demonstrates better rates of survival versus PCI in diabetic patients: FREEDOM...

Jan 13th - A look back on a high-impact study, featuring comments from PI Dr. Valentin Fuster and NEJM editor Dr. Mark Hlatky. Image: PD/NIH  1....

Physician Assistant home visits associated with reduced infection-related re-admissions in cardiac surgery patients

Jan 7th - PA home visits on days 2 and 5 post-op demonstrated a 30% decrease in infection-related hospital re-admissions.  Image: PD 1. Patients receiving physician assistant...

Long-term physical activity is associated with several health markers in the serum metabolome

Jan 2nd - Polyunsaturated and omega-3 fatty acid levels are the metabolic factors most strongly associated with physical activity. Image: PD 1. Persistently physically active individuals have a...

Steep decline in atherosclerosis among US soldiers observed

Dec 31st - Study demonstrates a ~5 fold reduction in the rate of coronary atherosclerosis among current US service members in comparison to prior studies.  Image:...

Common therapeutic target for heart failure, chronic kidney disease, and hypertension: the carotid body...

Image: PD 1. Patients with heart failure, chronic kidney disease, and hypertension demonstrate increased chemosensitivity in the carotid body, contributing to increased sympathetic activation. 2. Degree of autonomic...
licensing as small

All-time hits