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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 Ticagrelor vs. clopidogrel in patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome with or without revascularization: results from the PLATO trial European Heart Journal, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

2 The efficacy of ticagrelor is maintained in women with acute coronary syndromes participating in the prospective, randomized, PLATelet inhibition and patient Outcomes (PLATO) trial European Heart Journal, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Outcomes in patients with ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction treated with clopidogrel versus prasugrel (from the INFUSE-AMI trial) The American Journal of Cardiology, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Effect of the use of ambulance-based thrombolysis on time to thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke: a randomized clinical trial JAMA, April 24, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

5 Management of major bleeding events in patients treated with rivaroxaban vs. warfarin: results from the ROCKET AF trial European Heart Journal, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Door-to-needle times for tissue plasminogen activator administration and clinical outcomes in acute ischemic stroke before and after a quality improvement initiative JAMA, April 24, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

7 Ischemic heart disease and the mediterranean diet Current Cardiology Reports, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Weight loss, glycemic control, and cardiovascular disease risk factors in response to differential diet composition in a weight loss program in type 2 diabetes: A randomized controlled trial Diabetes Care, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Safety and efficacy of internal transjugular approach for transvenous extraction of implantable cardioverter defibrillator leads EP Europace, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Effect of catheter-based patent foramen ovale closure on the occurrence of arterial bubbles in scuba divers JACC Cardiovascular Interventions, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Drug-eluting balloons for the treatment of the superficial femoral artery in-stent restenosis 2-year follow-up JACC Cardiovascular Interventions, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

12 Effect of echocardiography-guided left ventricular lead placement for cardiac resynchronization therapy on mortality and risk of defibrillator therapy for ventricular arrhythmias in heart failure patients (from the speckle tracking assisted resynchronization therapy for electrode region [STARTER] trial) The American Journal of Cardiology, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Comparison of pulmonary vein isolation using cryoballoon versus conventional radiofrequency for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation The American Journal of Cardiology, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Medial vascular calcification revisited: review and perspectives European Heart Journal, April 24, 2014    Review Article

15 Paradoxical low-flow, low-gradient aortic stenosis despite preserved left ventricular ejection fraction: new insights from weights of operatively excised aortic valves European Heart Journal, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Exercise and competitive sports in patients with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator European Heart Journal, April 24, 2014    Review Article

17 The organization, function, and outcomes of ST-elevation myocardial infarction networks worldwide: current state, unmet needs and future directions European Heart Journal, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Metabolomic patterns and alcohol consumption in African Americans in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Impact of major bleeding on long-term mortality in anemic versus nonanemic patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention using bivalirudin The American Journal of Cardiology, April 24, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Intensive cardiovascular risk reduction induces sustainable changes in expression of genes and pathways important to vascular function Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics, April 24, 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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Most Popular Cardiology Articles

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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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