Explore the latest in cardiology, including treatment of acute coronary syndromes, dyslipidemia, heart failure, rhythm disorders, and more.
This cohort study uses electronic health record and administrative claims data to emulate the ongoing PRONOUNCE trial, which compares the cardiovascular safety of degarelix and leuprolide in men with cardiovascular disease and advanced prostate cancer.
This cross-sectional ecological study examines the association between publicly reported hospital performance scores in Hospital Care Compare and hospital market share.
This cohort study evaluates whether there is an association of baseline diastolic blood pressure (DBP) and intensification of blood pressure–lowering therapy with all-cause death and cardiovascular events.
This cohort study assesses the clinical characteristics and early outcomes for patients who received surgery for postinfarction ventricular septal rupture and identifies factors independently associated with mortality.
This cohort study of young adults aged 55 years or younger with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in the US and Canada examines whether quality of care for AMI is associated with sex, social determinants of health, and health care systems.
This cohort study compares the risk of sudden cardiac death with respiratory fluoroquinolone vs amoxicillin-based antibiotic treatment in patients with hemodialysis-dependent kidney failure.
This comparative effectiveness research study uses Medicare claims data to examine the total number of days at home among intermediate-risk patients recovering from transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) vs patients recovering from surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR).
This cross-sectional study examines characteristics and outcomes of estimated discharges for Chagas heart disease in the United States from 2002 to 2017.
A 42-year-old woman had 30 days of blurry vision in the right eye. Dilated-fundus examination and fluorescein angiography showed retinal artery thrombosis; echocardiography showed pedunculated and mobile aortic valve vegetations, and results of testing for antinuclear antibodies were positive at low titer (1:40, homogenous pattern) with positive dsDNA (5.0 IU/mL). What is the diagnosis and what would you do next?
This propensity score–matched cohort study uses primary care data to assess the associations of tramadol, compared with codeine, with all-cause mortality and other adverse clinical outcomes (cardiovascular events, fractures, constipation, delirium, falls, opioid abuse/dependence, and sleep disorders) 1 year after first dispensation in outpatient settings in Catalonia, Spain.
This randomized trial assesses the effect of therapeutic hypothermia at target temperatures of 31 °C vs 34 °C for 24 hours on all-cause mortality or poor neurologic outcome at 180 days among comatose survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
This case report presents the electrocardiographic and echocardiographic findings of a patient in their 50s who presented with a 6-month history of pedal swelling and a 2-day history of dyspnea.
This cohort study examines whether engagement with a hypertension self-management program with a blood pressure monitor and connected smartphone application was associated with blood pressure control among US adults.
This cross-sectional study examines the association between serum uric acid levels and vascular dysfunction among individuals of sub-Saharan African ancestry.
This Viewpoint summarizes new guidance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for industry to voluntarily adhere to sodium reduction targets, particularly in processed and prepared foods.
This post hoc analysis of data from the Global Approach to Lowering Adverse Cardiac Outcomes Through Improving Contractility in Heart Failure (GALACTIC-HF) randomized clinical trial assesses the safety and efficacy of omecamtiv mecarbil for the treatment of patients with severe heart failure.
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