Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS) Journals

 
 
  • High BP in CAD: When to Start Treating and What to Target? A new analysis from the CLARIFY study sheds light on the BP risk association in high-risk patients with coronary artery disease.
  • Cardiovascular Risk Factors in NAFLD Can histological parameters in NAFLD, including NASH and fibrosis stage, help predict cardiovascular risk?
  • QoL Deterioration in IPF Patients in the Last Years of Life A new study finds that IPF patients may experience significantly reduced quality of life in the two years before death, highlighting the need for palliative and end-of-life care for these patients.
  • Cabozantinib in Brain Metastases From Renal Cell Carcinoma Is cabozantinib, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor recently approved for the treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma, effective for brain metastases which have been resistant to radiation?
  • Adverse Cardiac Events and Mortality Associated With ECT Does the hemodynamic stress caused by seizure initiation during electroconvulsive therapy increase the risk of cardiovascular events? This study assessed the risk of serious CV events and death.
  • Time to Replace Conventional Angiography With Coronary CT? Is coronary computed tomography angiography ready to replace traditional angiography for final therapeutic decision-making? This editorial explores some of the potential limitations of CTA.
  • Overuse of Cardiac Testing This case study highlights inappropriate use of diagnostic tests to screen for cardiac disease in asymptomatic patients, which may lead to unnecessary costly and potentially harmful procedures.
  • Patients With Ventricular Assist Devices Presenting to an ED A better understanding of the ED presentations of patients with LVADs will assist providers in recognizing and managing adverse events in this population.
  • Clinical Use of Digitalis: A State of the Art Review Digitalis has been used for medicinal purposes for hundreds of years--and continues to have value in the cardiovascular armamentarium. Review its history and current clinical role in this paper.
  • Conducting the ISCHEMIA Trial: Setting the Record Straight Contributors to the ISCHEMIA trial provide insights into why they made certain trial design modifications after the trial started enrolling patients.
  • CANTOS: A Seductive Song With Several Verses A substudy of the CANTOS trial suggests a causal relationship between interleukin-6 receptor activation and coronary artery disease. Might IL-6 receptor antagonists provide clinical benefit in CAD?
  • Cushing's Disease in Older Patients The clinical presentation and outcomes of older patients with Cushing's disease may differ from that of younger patients. Find out what there is to know.
  • Teaching the Neurological Exam in an Evolving Clinical Climate Has the utility of the neurological exam changed in the face of advances in diagnostic imaging and testing? This paper examines its continuing value and ways it might be taught now and in the future.
  • Initial ChEI Therapy Dose and Serious Events in Older Adults This study examined the relationship of initial dose and short-term serious events in older adults with dementia undergoing cholinesterase inhibitor therapy.
  • Late Lumen Loss in the Era of New Gen Drug-eluting Stents A new study examines the prognostic value of late lumen loss obtained by serial angiography for predicting repeat interventions in patients treated with drug-eluting stents.
  • Time to Recognize HIV Infection as a Major CV Risk Factor A new study shows that cardiovascular disease has become a key contributor to mortality among individuals living with HIV--even in the setting of treated and suppressed HIV disease.
  • Fulminant C. Diff Infection After Cardiac Surgery This paper outlines several independent risk factors for the development of a fulminant C. difficile infection after cardiac surgery.
  • Unilateral Pulmonary Edema: A Case Report What was the cause of this patient's unilateral pulmonary edema, and how was it diagnosed in a limited resource setting?
  • Variation in Costs of Catheter Ablation for AF This study examined the cost variation of catheter ablation for AF at the patient and the facility level. How does AF ablation cost relate to subsequent healthcare utilization?
  • Understandability of the CDC's Printable Sepsis Material How useful is the CDC's Sepsis Fact Sheet in terms of educating discharge patients regarding the signs and symptoms of sepsis?