Clinical Pearls for Cardiology

By MDLinx Staff
Published October 6, 2021

Key Takeaways

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  • Patients with HFpEF often have difficult-to-control hypertension.

  • Aerobic exercise training reduces ambulatory BP in patients with resistant hypertension.

  • Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are associated with poorer neurodevelopmental outcomes.

  • Hypertension and overweight are independent risk factors for CVD.

  • Elevated serum testosterone decreases BP parameters in men.

Heart Failure

  • The prevalence of diabetes mellitus in patients hospitalized with HF is increasing.

  • Systolic BP is strongly linked to mortality in patients with acute heart failure and low ejection fractions.

  • Iron deficiency is frequent in heart failure.

  • Hypokalemia increases risk of death in patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction.

  • Empagliflozin improves pulmonary artery pressures in patients with heart failure.

Myocardial Infarction

  • AF with type 2 MI increases the risk of in-hospital mortality.

  • Serum uric acid is a risk factor for myocardial infarction.

  • Direct admission to the cath lab for primary PCI lowers mortality risk in patients with STEMI.

  • Outcomes of Impella-treated patients with acute MI complicated by cardiogenic shock have improved over time.

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