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21-02-2017 | Interventional cardiology | News | Article

Transradial CTO PCI may be feasible for noncomplex cases

Transradial percutaneous coronary intervention could be feasible for the treatment of noncomplex chronic total occlusions, but complex cases may require a transfemoral approach, Japanese researchers report.

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JACC Cardiovasc Interv 2017; 10: 235–243, 244–246

17-02-2017 | Interventional cardiology | News | Article

Similar outcomes with BMS and DES in myocardial infarction with cardiogenic shock

Study results suggest that patients with acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock have similar outcomes when treated with drug-eluting or bare metal stents.

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Heart 2017; Advance online publication

16-02-2017 | Arrhythmia | Main feed | Article

Real-world effectiveness, safety of novel oral anticoagulants in AF explored

A Danish nationwide cohort study published in The BMJ examines the effectiveness and safety profiles of novel oral anticoagulants among patients with atrial fibrillation.

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BMJ 2017; 356: j510

15-02-2017 | Heart failure | News | Article

Elevated hs-cTnT levels could indicate subclinical cardiac disease

Minor increases in high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T levels may represent an early biochemical signature of subclinical heart disease, researchers report.

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Circulation 2017; Advance online publication

13-02-2017 | Hypertension | News | Article

Quarter-dose quadpill a promising antihypertensive approach

A pilot randomized crossover trial suggests that giving patients a single pill composed of four antihypertensives at a quarter of their usual dose is a promising means of controlling blood pressure.

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Lancet 2017; Advance online publication

10-02-2017 | Interventional cardiology | Highlight | Article

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Steady long-term risk of late events with first-generation DES

Patients with first-generation drug-eluting coronary stents remain at risk for late adverse events, say researchers who report the 10-year outcomes of the Danish all-comer SORT OUT II trial.

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J Am Coll Cardiol 2017; 69: 616–624, 625–627

08-02-2017 | Stroke | Highlight | Article

Prolonged ECG monitoring improves post-stroke atrial fibrillation detection

Research suggests that all patients aged 60 years or older who have had a stroke, irrespective of the suspected cause, could benefit from enhanced and prolonged monitoring for atrial fibrillation.

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Lancet Neurol 2017; Advance online publication

06-02-2017 | Interventional cardiology | News | Article

Health benefits of TAVR extend beyond the trial setting

Study results suggest that the health status benefits of transcatheter aortic valve replacement that have been observed in clinical trials extend to real-world clinical practice.

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JAMA Cardiol 2017; Advance online publication

01-02-2017 | Interventional cardiology | News | Article

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Meta-analysis raises further concerns about bioresorbable scaffolds

The results of a meta-analysis add to evidence suggesting that bioresorbable vascular scaffolds are associated with unfavorable clinical outcomes compared with drug-eluting stents among patients with coronary artery disease.

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Heart 2017; Advance online publication

31-01-2017 | Interventional cardiology | News | Article

No benefit of routine follow-up angiography after PCI

Results of the ReACT trial suggest no additional benefit with follow-up coronary angiography after percutaneous coronary intervention in daily clinical practice.

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JACC Cardiovasc Interv 2017; 10: 109–117, 118–120

27-01-2017 | Cardiology | News | Article

Globorisk expands CVD risk estimates to 182 countries

The Globorisk project has published charts for the cardiovascular disease risk assessment of people in 182 countries.

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Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol 2017; Advance online publication

27-01-2017 | Emergency medicine | News | Article

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Early tracheal intubation after cardiac arrest contested

Study results published in JAMA suggest that tracheal intubation performed within the first 15 minutes of in-hospital cardiac arrest is associated with decreased survival compared with no intubation during this timeframe.

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JAMA 2017; Advance online publication

26-01-2017 | Coronary heart disease | News | Article

Broad use of RAS inhibitors in patients with coronary artery disease may not be justified

Results of a meta-analysis suggest no benefit of treatment with renin angiotensin system inhibitors compared with active controls in patients with stable coronary artery disease without heart failure.

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BMJ 2017; 356: j4

26-01-2017 | Neurology | News | Article

Insufficient evidence prevents OSA screening recommendation

The US Preventive Services Task Force has issued an “I” statement regarding screening for obstructive sleep apnea in adults, concluding that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms.

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JAMA 2017; 317: 368–370, 407–414, 415–433

JAMA Neurol 2017; Advance online publication

24-01-2017 | Interventional cardiology | News | Article

Optimal antiplatelet duration varies according to clinical presentation

The optimal duration of dual antiplatelet therapy after drug-eluting stent implantation differs depending on clinical presentation, researchers report.

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Eur Heart J 2017; Advance online publication

24-01-2017 | Interventional cardiology | News | Article

Women fare worse than men following revascularization for ACS

Gender-based differences in outcome following cardiac catheterization for acute coronary syndromes persist even among those who undergo revascularization, results of a Canadian study suggest.

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J Am Heart Assoc 2017; 6: e004319

23-01-2017 | Interventional cardiology | News | Article

Long-term TWENTE results support the use of newer-generation stents

Five-year follow-up data from TWENTE trial participants and nonenrolled eligible patients suggest “favorable and similar” outcomes with zotarolimus-eluting and everolimus-eluting stents among patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes or stable angina.

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JAMA Cardiol 2017; Advance online publication

20-01-2017 | Pulmonary hypertension | News | Article

Biological similarities between Cpc-PH and PAH identified

Research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests that there could be a pathophysiological overlap between combined post-capillary and pre-capillary pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary arterial hypertension.

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J Am Coll Cardiol 2016; 68: 2525–2536, 2537–2539

19-01-2017 | Cardiology | News | Article

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Treatment cardiotoxicity reduction pays late dividends after childhood cancer

Efforts to reduce the cardiotoxicity of cancer treatment in childhood appear to have paid dividends, report researchers.

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Circulation 2017; Advance online publication

17-01-2017 | Interventional cardiology | News | Article

Early discharge feasible following percutaneous mitral valve repair

Early discharge from hospital is feasible in selected patients following percutaneous edge-to-edge mitral valve repair and is not associated with an increase in adverse events, researchers report.

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Heart 2017; Advance online publication

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