Tag: risk stratification

1. Genetic testing in patients with early-onset atrial fibrillation, via major commercial arrhythmia and cardiomyopathy gene panels, were able to detect a disease-associated variant in approximately 10% of patients, with a higher rate in those diagnosed before the age of 30 years. 2. Disease-associated variants in atrial fibrillation were more...
1. The triple-S (size, site, shape) prediction model for intracranial aneurysm rupture demonstrated a 1-year risk of rupture of 2.1%-10.6%. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Unruptured intracranial aneurysms (UIAs) that demonstrate growth over time are known to have a higher risk of rupture. Preventative treatment for UIAs is often...
1. Endovascular therapy, a stroke reperfusion technique, was performed 2.8-fold more often after a 3-item stroke scale was installed as protocol in Chicago to triage likely large vessel occlusion patients to comprehensive stroke centers instead of general stroke centers. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: In large vessel occlusion (LVO)...
1. The use of coronary artery calcium scoring was associated with significant improvements in the reclassification and discrimination of incident atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. 2. Coronary artery calcium scoring may be beneficial as an adjunct to risk-enhancing factor assessment when identifying individuals at intermediate risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease who would...
1. Widespread diabetes screening helps to identify asymptomatic patients with preserved renal function and low diabetes-associated cardiovascular risk. 2. New cardiovascular risk stratification strategies are needed given heterogeneous characteristics of patients with type 2 diabetes.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)  Study Rundown: In the last decade, New Zealand Ministry of Health has...
Image: PD  1. An interview-based five question calculator predicts the risk of a patient not being able to go home after surgery.  2. This tool was validated across multiple surgical specialties using the ACS NSQIP database.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Before surgery, patients are instructed to hope for the best...