The Latest Journal Articles in Cardiology

1Acute stroke intervention: a systematic reviewJAMA, April 17, 2015  Clinical Article  Review Article
2Sex differences in reperfusion in young patients with st-segment–elevation myocardial infarction: results from the VIRGO studyCirculation, April 17, 2015  Clinical Article  Evidence Based Medicine
3Reduced fetal cerebral oxygen consumption is associated with smaller brain size in fetuses with congenital heart diseaseCirculation, April 17, 2015  Clinical Article  Evidence Based Medicine
4Survival and outcomes following bioprosthetic vs mechanical mitral valve replacement in patients aged 50 to 69 yearsJAMA, April 17, 2015  Clinical Article  Evidence Based Medicine
5Comorbidity and intervention in octogenarians with severe symptomatic aortic stenosisInternational Journal of Cardiology, April 17, 2015  Clinical Article
6Prognostic impact of high residual platelet reactivity after chronic total occlusion percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with diabetes mellitusInternational Journal of Cardiology, April 17, 2015  Clinical Article
7Brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity is associated with coronary calcification among 1131 healthy middle-aged menInternational Journal of Cardiology, April 17, 2015  Clinical Article
8Do dietary patterns in older age influence the development of cancer and cardiovascular disease: A longitudinal study of ageingClinical Nutrition, April 17, 2015  Clinical Article
9Added value of screening for CKD among the elderly or persons with low socioeconomic statusClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, April 17, 2015  Clinical Article
10Impact of the C1431T polymorphism of the peroxisome proliferator activated receptor-gamma (PPAR-γ) gene on fasted serum lipid levels in patients with coronary artery diseaseAnnals of Nutrition and Metabolism, April 17, 2015  Clinical Article
1NIH launches largest clinical trial focused on HIV-related cardiovascular diseaseNIH News, April 17, 2015
2FDA approves Corlanor to treat heart failureFDA Press Announcements, April 17, 2015
3“Body on a Chip” project update: Video of mini hearts and liversWake Forest Baptist Medical Center News, April 17, 2015
4Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation performs 1st U.S. implant of valve replacement deviceMinneapolis Heart Institute Foundation News, April 17, 2015
5Heart attack risk high in divorced women, even after remarryingDuke Medicine, April 16, 2015
6Medtronic to develop stent graft system for repair of aneurysms under agreement with Sanford HealthSanford Health, April 16, 2015
7Adherence to blood thinner best with pharmacist management, researcher saysStanford School of Medicine News, April 16, 2015
8Ancient herbal therapy can prevent - and reverse - cardiac hypertrophy in miceThe University of Chicago Medical Center News, April 16, 2015
9Temple University Hospital offering "valve-in-valve" treatment option for aortic valve replacementTemple Health, April 16, 2015
10Study looks at dabigatran adherence in the Veterans Health AdministrationAmerican College of Cardiology News, April 16, 2015

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Fructosamine and glycated albumin predict incident diabetes

As reported in The Lancet, fructosamine and glycated albumin > 95th percentile predicted incident diabetes (HR=4.96 and 6.17, respectively) and retinopathy and chronic kidney disease among 958 and 11348 patients with and without diabetes, respectively, followed for 20 years.

Statin use associated with decreased mortality in HFPEF

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.

Muscle strength in adolescence decreases CVD risk

As reported in BMC Medicine, adolescents (n=38588) with the highest tertile of muscle strength had a decreased risk of CVD (HR=0.88) compared to adolescents with the lowest tertile of muscle strength after 42 y of follow-up. Of note, low muscle strength in adolescence by itself had no effect on CVD risk in middle age (HR=0.99). In contrast, high muscle strength in adolescence significantly decreased the risk of CVD in middle age (HR=1.31).

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