Search cardiac articles from over 2,000 of today's peer-reviewed medical journals, sorted and ranked by what’s most relevant to your day-to-day practice, and summarized to save you time. From vascular disorders and stroke to valvular disorders, coronary artery disease and arrhythmia, our physician editors make sure that all members of your heart health team can stay current on the latest in cardiology news updates.
1 Low-dose aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular events in japanese patients 60 years or older with atherosclerotic risk factors: a randomized clinical trial JAMA, December 22, 2014 Evidence Based Medicine Clinical Article
2 Effects of atorvastatin and rosuvastatin on renal function in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus The American Journal of Cardiology, December 22, 2014 Clinical Article
3 Meta-analysis appraising high maintenance dose clopidogrel in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention with and without high on-clopidogrel platelet reactivity The American Journal of Cardiology, December 22, 2014 Evidence Based Medicine Review Article Clinical Article
4 An open-label, randomized, controlled, multicenter study explorng two treatmet strategies of riivaroxaban and a dose-adjusted oral vitamin k antagonist treatment strategy in subjects with atrial fibrillation who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention PIONEER AF-PCI American Heart Journal, December 22, 2014 Clinical Article
5 A randomized trial of coenzyme Q10 in patients with confirmed statin myopathy Atherosclerosis, December 22, 2014 Clinical Article
6 Comparison of outcomes of patients with left ventricular ejection fractions &le'30% versus ≥30% having transcatheter aortic valve implantation (from the german transcatheter aortic valve interventions-registry) The American Journal of Cardiology, December 22, 2014 Clinical Article
7 Prevalence of intracardiac thrombi under phenprocoumon, direct oral anticoagulants (dabigatran, rivaroxaban) and bridging therapy in patients with atrial fibrillation and flutter The American Journal of Cardiology, December 22, 2014 Clinical Article
8 High prevalence of dyslipidemia and associated risk factors among rural Chinese adults Full Text Lipids in Health and Disease, December 22, 2014 Evidence Based Medicine
9 Drug coated balloons to improve femoropopliteal artery patency: rationale and design of the LEVANT 2 trial American Heart Journal, December 22, 2014 Clinical Article
10 Dietary intake in infants with complex congenital heart disease: A case-control study on macro- and micronutrient intake, meal frequency and growth Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, December 22, 2014 Clinical Article
11 Risk of bleeding after native renal biopsy as a function of preprocedural systolic and diastolic blood pressure Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, December 22, 2014 Clinical Article
12 Prognostic significance of serum creatinine and its change patterns in patients with acute coronary syndromes American Heart Journal, December 22, 2014 Clinical Article
13 A novel coronary angiography index (DILEMMA Score) for prediction of functionally significant coronary artery stenoses assessed by fractional flow reserve American Heart Journal, December 22, 2014 Clinical Article
14 Parkinson's disease and risk of acute myocardial infarction - a population-based, propensity score-matched, longitudinal follow-up study American Heart Journal, December 22, 2014 Clinical Article
15 On the function and homeostasis of PCSK9: reciprocal interaction with LDLR and additional lipid effects Atherosclerosis, December 22, 2014 Clinical Article
16 Persistent and fluctuating anxiety levels in the 18 months following acute myocardial infarction: The role of personality General Hospital Psychiatry, December 22, 2014 Clinical Article
17 Combined outer volume suppression and T2 preparation sequence for coronary angiography Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, December 22, 2014 Clinical Article
18 Arterial stiffness in diabetes mellitus Atherosclerosis, December 22, 2014 Clinical Article
19 Plasma soluble urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor level is independently associated with coronary microvascular function in patients with non-obstructive coronary artery disease Atherosclerosis, December 22, 2014 Clinical Article
20 Parathyroid hormone and calcium are independently associated with subclinical vascular disease in a community-based cohort Atherosclerosis, December 22, 2014 Clinical Article
As reported in BMC Medicine, women who were married or living with a partner had a decreased risk of mortality (RR=0.72) after the first ischemic heart disease (IHD) event compared to women who were not married or living with a partner. The study involved 734626 women with no history of IHD who were followed for 8.6 y; there were 30747 women with a first IHD event and 2148 deaths.
As reported in Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases, vitamin D supplementation (4000 IU/d of cholecalciferol x 6 months) of vitamin D-deficient heart failure patients (n=23) resulted in an increase in the ejection fraction compared to placebo (6.7 vs. -4.3%).
Based on a meta-analysis reported in the American Journal of Cardiology, statin use by patients (n=17985) with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF) is associated with a 40% reduction in mortality.