Editor's Audio Summary by Eric D. Peterson, MD, MPH, Associate Editor, the Journal of the American Medical Association, for the November 20, 2013 issue
In a randomized clinical trial examining weight reduction and management of cardiometabolic risk factors in overweight and obese individuals with atrial fibrillation, Abed and colleagues measured atrial fibrillation symptoms in 150 patients for a median 15 months of follow-up.
Martin and coauthors derive and validate a more accurate method for low-density lipoprotein cholesterol estimation from the standard lipid profile using an adjustable factor for the ratio of triglycerides to very low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. In an Editorial,
To report the initial US experience with newly approved transcatheter aortic valve replacement, Mack and coauthors gathered outcome data, including all-cause in-hospital mortality and stroke, from 7710 cases in 224 participating US registry hospitals. Bonow comments in an editorial.
In an analysis of data from 369 226 Medicare beneficiaries who underwent aortic valve replacement between 1999 and 2011, Barreto-Filho and coauthors examined trends in procedure rates, the association with coronary artery bypass graft surgery, and patient outcomes.
To summarize the current evidence comparing the effectiveness of CABG surgery and PCI in patients with unprotected left main disease, multivessel coronary artery disease, diabetes, or left ventricular dysfunction, Deb and coauthors evaluated 13 randomized clinical trials and 5 meta-analyses.