Cardiology Journal Articles

 
 
  • Treatment of Cardiac Transthyretin Amyloidosis: An Update This article presents an overview of several new pharmacological agents available to treat cardiac transthyretin amyloidosis, a rare and difficult to diagnose genetic disorder.
  • Low-dose Anticoagulation in Patients With HF and Sinus Rhythm A new study investigated whether low-dose rivaroxaban vs. placebo could improve outcomes in patients with worsening chronic HFrEF of ischemic etiology and sinus rhythm.
  • Optimizing Diuretics in Chronic Heart Failure Do patients with chronic heart failure need to continue loop diuretics indefinitely? Review a proposed algorithm for diuretic optimization in selected patients with CHF and reduced ejection fraction.
  • Don't Stop the Statin! A new study reinforces the notion that continuing statins for those over the age of 75 is beneficial--and stopping them prematurely can be detrimental.
  • Socioeconomic Status and Ischemic Stroke Survival This study compared both short- and long-term survival after ischemic stroke across different individual socioeconomic categories.
  • The Mind-Heart-Body Connection An sizable and growing body of research has shown that promoting positive psychological health is associated with improved cardiovascular health.
  • Markers of Renal Function and Cardiovascular Risk This commentary highlights the diverse biomarkers of renal injury and function which have proven useful in assessment of cardiovascular risk.
  • Medical Misinformation on Social Media This commentary examines the many underlying factors responsible for the dissemination of medical misinformation on social media. What needs to be done to address and reverse this trend?
  • 2018 ESC/ESH and 2019 NICE Hypertension Guidelines Compared While the European Society of Cardiology/European Society of Hypertension 2018 guidelines and the 2019 NICE guidelines agree on many points, there are several important differences.
  • Quantifying Heart Failure Using Natriuretic Peptides Might quantifying the presence and extent of cardiac hemodynamic stress and heart failure by using natriuretic peptides help in choosing between PCI or CABG for revascularization?
  • Biomarkers to Predict the Response to CRT This article reviews the current evidence on promising biomarkers for predicting response to cardiac resynchronization therapy. Are any sufficiently reliable and sensitive?
  • Variability in Aspirin Efficacy: All in the Genes? A recent study aimed to determine whether there are genetic subgroups of individuals in whom the cardiovascular benefits of aspirin greatly exceed the bleeding risks.
  • Lower Operating Thresholds for Chronic Severe AR? Should current guidelines be revised to include earlier aortic valve surgery for asymptomatic patients with severe aortic regurgitation and a preserved LVEF?
  • Preventing AF Recurrence Through Analysing Recurrence Using recurrence quantification analysis, a new algorithm can improve AF ablation by distinguishing complex fractionated atrial electrograms originating from active versus passive tissue sites.
  • Bariatric Surgery and AF: Does the End Justify the Means? Bariatric surgery may help reduce the recurrence of atrial fibrillation after ablation among obese patients, but it is not without risk. Do the benefits outweigh the risks?
  • New Data From the Old DIG Trial A new look at an old study helps clarify some of the mystery on the safe use of digoxin in heart failure.
  • Sex and Effect of Endovascular Treatment for Ischemic Stroke Some studies have reported worse outcomes for endovascular treatment after ischemic stroke in women compared with men. This study aimed to provide more insight on the influence of sex on EVT outcome.
  • Meta-Analysis: Science, Scepticism, Scorn, and Sarcasm In this tongue-in-cheek commentary, the authors explore a long history of quips and wisecracks regarding the worthiness--or worthlessness--of meta-analysis.
  • Endocarditis After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation Infective endocarditis after TAVI is a potentially life-threatening complication. This commentary highlights the need for increased efforts to improve its prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • SPRINT Results: Implications for Geriatric Hypertension This commentary highlights one of the outcomes of the SPRINT trial: the benefits of achieving a lower systolic blood pressure goal when managing hypertension in older adults.