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Search cardiac articles from over 2,000 of the 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 cardiac news updates.

Exclusive to MDLinx, clinical pearls from The Smartest Cardiologist daily quiz competition and Cardiology Physician Review. Plus, the “must-read” articles related to cardiology, personally chosen by our physician editor, D. Scott Cunningham, MD, PhD.

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1 Onset of antiplatelet action with high (100 mg) versus standard (60 mg) loading dose of prasugrel in patients with ST-segment–elevation myocardial infarction undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

2 The carotid intima-media thickness modification following atorvastatin is bound to the modification of the oxidative balance Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Non-HDL cholesterol is an independent risk factor for aspirin resistance in obese patients with type 2 diabetes Atherosclerosis, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Rice consumption is not associated with risk of cardiovascular disease morbidity or mortality in Japanese men and women: a large population-based, prospective cohort study American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

5 High rates of non-adherence to antihypertensive treatment revealed by high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (HP LC-MS/MS) urine analysis Heart, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Cardiovascular risk stratification and management in pre-diabetes Current Diabetes Reports, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Differentiated baroreflex modulation of sympathetic nerve activity during deep brain stimulation in humans Hypertension, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Safety and efficacy of a potential treatment algorithm by using manual compression repair and ultrasound-guided thrombin injection for the management of iatrogenic femoral artery pseudoaneurysm in a large patient cohort Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Impact of CYP2D6 polymorphisms on clinical efficacy and tolerability of metoprolol tartrate Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Feasibility and short-term outcomes of percutaneous transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement in small (<30 kg) children with dysfunctional right ventricular outflow tract conduits Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Diagnostic characteristics and prognoses of primary-care patients referred for clinical exercise testing: A prospective observational study Full Text BMC Family Practice, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Role of echocardiography in the treatment of cardiac tamponade Echocardiography, April 23, 2014    Review Article

13 Remote ischemic postconditioning during percutaneous coronary interventions Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Prevention of contrast-induced nephropathy with N-acetylcysteine or sodium bicarbonate in patients with ST-segment–myocardial infarction Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Prognostic implications of pulmonary hypertension in patients with severe aortic stenosis undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Late adverse events after implantation of sirolimus-eluting stent and bare-metal stent Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Intracoronary stem cell infusion after acute myocardial infarction Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Thermodilution-derived coronary blood flow pattern immediately after coronary intervention as a predictor of microcirculatory damage and midterm clinical outcomes in patients with ST-segment–elevation myocardial infarction Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Risk of acute kidney injury after percutaneous coronary interventions using radial versus femoral vascular access Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Incomplete stent apposition causes high shear flow disturbances and delay in neointimal coverage as a function of strut to wall detachment distance Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, April 23, 2014    Clinical Article

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Clinical Pearls in Cardiology

Highlights in Cardiology

Heart failure risk associated with adiponectin level

As published in Obesity, a J-shaped association between adiponectin level and heart failure exists. The study involved 787 males with heart failure and 787 healthy controls from the Physicians’ Health Study. The relative risk of heart failure from lowest to highest quintile of adiponectin level was 0.74, 0.67, 0.70, and 0.92.

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Apo B-48 is a marker for CAD

As published in the European Journal of Clinical Investigation, fasting serum apo B-48 levels were elevated in patients with Coronary Artery Disease (n=96; 6.9 µg/mL) compared to patients without CAD (n=67; 3.9 µg/mL). Along with other cardiac risk factors, an apo B-48 level > 4.34 µg/mL was predictive of CAD.

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Post-exercise heart rate recovery predicts cardiac autonomic neuropathy in T2DM

As published in Diabetic Medicine, cardiac autonomic neuropathy can be predicted in patients with T2DM and negative exercise echocardiograms based on post-exercise heart rate recovery. Of the 135 study subjects, 27 (20%) had cardiac autonomic neuropathy, the criteria for which included > 2 of 7 autonomic function markers (4 cardiac reflex tests and 3 indices of short-term heart rate variability). The optimal cut-offs for post-exercise heart rate recovery at 1-, 2-, and 3-minutes were < 28, < 50, and < 52 beats per minute, respectively.

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1 Vitamin D deficiency and coronary artery disease: A review of the evidence American Heart Journal, March 5, 2014    Review Article

2 Medical therapy versus implantable cardioverter -defibrillator in preventing sudden cardiac death in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction and heart failure: A meta-analysis of >35,000 patients International Journal of Cardiology, March 17, 2014

3 Atenolol versus non-atenolol beta-blockers for the treatment of hypertension: a meta analysis Canadian Journal of Cardiology, February 10, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

4 Beta blockers in hypertension: studies and meta-analyses over the years Canadian Journal of Cardiology, March 21, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

5 Serum levels of fetuin-A, osteoprotegerin and osteopontin in patients with coronary artery disease: Effects of Statin (HMGCoA-Reductase Inhibitor) Therapy Clinical Drug Investigation, March 3, 2014

6 Efficacy and safety of high dose versus low dose furosemide with or without dopamine infusion: The Dopamine in Acute Decompensated Heart Failure II (DAD-HF II) Trial International Journal of Cardiology, February 18, 2014

7 Comparative coronary risks of apixaban, rivaroxaban and dabigatran: A meta-analysis and adjusted indirect comparison British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, March 13, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine

8 Rivaroxaban and dabigatran in patients undergoing catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation EP Europace, March 4, 2014

9 Aspirin use in heart failure Circulation: Heart Failure, March 20, 2014

10 Effects of coenzyme Q10 supplementation (300 mg/day) on antioxidation and anti-inflammation in coronary artery disease patients during statins therapy: A randomized, placebo-controlled trial Nutrition Journal, November 15, 2013    Free full text

11 Meta-analysis comparing carvedilol versus metoprolol for the prevention of postoperative atrial fibrillation following coronary artery bypass grafting The American Journal of Cardiology, January 30, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

12 What proportion of symptomatic side effects in patients taking statins are genuinely caused by the drug? Systematic review of randomized placebo-controlled trials to aid individual patient choice European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, March 18, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

13 An unusual cause of dyspnoea in a young man European Heart Journal, March 3, 2014

14 Update on the efficacy of statin treatment in Acute Coronary Syndromes European Journal of Clinical Investigation, March 14, 2014    Review Article

15 Application of new cholesterol guidelines to a population-based sample New England Journal of Medicine, March 24, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Guideline

16 Long-term coffee consumption and risk of cardiovascular disease Circulation, February 11, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

17 Efficacy and safety of apixaban compared with warfarin according to age for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation: Observations from the ARISTOTLE trial European Heart Journal, February 28, 2014

18 High diet quality is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality in older men The Journal of Nutrition, March 3, 2014

19 Effect of switch to the highest dose of rosuvastatin versus add-on-statin fenofibrate versus add-on-statin nicotinic acid/laropiprant on oxidative stress markers in patients with mixed dyslipidemia Cardiovascular Therapeutics, March 26, 2014

20 Dietary patterns, Mediterranean diet, and cardiovascular disease Current Opinion in Lipidology, March 7, 2014    Review Article

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