Explore the latest in ischemic heart disease from The JAMA Network, including advances in PCI and in the diagnosis and management of acute coronary syndromes.
This Viewpoint urges public reporting of percutaneous coronary intervention outcomes to clinicians and health care institutions or publicly report disease states, so physicians would not avoid treating the most seriously ill patients.
This population-based study compares the safety and long-term outcomes of multiple arterial grafting vs left internal thoracic artery supplemented by saphenous vein grafts among overall and selected subgroups of patients.
This Medical News article discusses preventing heart attacks by analyzing perivascular fat content.
This systematic review and meta-analysis compares the clinical effectiveness of coronary computed tomography angiography with that of functional stress testing for patients with suspected coronary artery disease.
This study uses data from the Premier Alliance database to assess factors associated with the use of smoking cessation pharmacotherapy in smokers hospitalized for coronary heart disease.
This Special Communication discusses the benefits of eliminating creatine kinase–myocardial band testing in suspected acute coronary syndrome.
This secondary analysis of the Insulin Resistance Intervention After Stroke trial estimates the relative and absolute effectiveness of pioglitazone after ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack in subgroups of patients defined by pretreatment risk for stroke or myocardial infarction.
This Viewpoint discusses various randomized clinical trials evaluating optimal treatment options, including coronary artery bypass grafting and percutaneous coronary intervention, for patients with left main coronary stenosis.
This systematic review and meta-analysis compares the long-term safety of coronary artery bypass grafting with that of percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with left main coronary artery stenosis.
This cross-sectional study uses NCDR CathPCI Registry data to examine the variation in contrast volume and acute kidney injury incidence among physicians who perform percutaneous coronary intervention.
This population-based study uses the Acute Coronary Treatment and Intervention Outcomes Network Registry to evaluate the prevalence of smoking cessation medication use among patients following myocardial infarction.
This study using data recorded in the Veterans Affairs Clinical Assessment, Reporting, and Tracking System for Cath Labs (CART-CL) program compares outcomes between black and white patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention in the Veterans Affairs hospitals system.
This study examines the predictive ability of coronary artery calcium score vs age for incident atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and how risk prediction changes by adding coronary artery calcium score and removing only age from prediction models.
This review examines optimal medical therapy as secondary prevention for patients with known coronary artery disease.
This Viewpoint discusses a proposal to incentivize adopting transradial rather than transfemoral access for primary percutaneous coronary intervention to improve processes of care in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.
This head-to-head comparative study evaluates the diagnostic accuracy of coronary computed tomography angiography, single-photon emission tomography, and positron emission tomography and explores the incremental value of hybrid imaging compared with fractional flow reserve.