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February 2019, Vol 4, No. 2, Pages 89-189

In This Issue of JAMA Cardiology

Highlights

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JAMA Cardiol. 2019;4(2):89. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2018.3180
Original Investigation

Contemporary Use and Trends in Unprotected Left Main Coronary Artery Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in the United States: An Analysis of the National Cardiovascular Data Registry Research to Practice Initiative

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JAMA Cardiol. 2019;4(2):100-109. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2018.4376

This analysis of National Cardiovascular Data Registry CathPCI Registry data compares the current use and outcomes of unprotected left main percutaneous coronary intervention with results reported in clinical trials.

Association of Physician Variation in Use of Manual Aspiration Thrombectomy With Outcomes Following Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction: The National Cardiovascular Data Registry CathPCI Registry

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JAMA Cardiol. 2019;4(2):110-118. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2018.4472

This study examines temporal trends and comparative outcomes of routine manual aspiration thrombectomy during primary percutaneous coronary intervention for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.

Association of State Medicaid Expansion With Quality of Care and Outcomes for Low-Income Patients Hospitalized With Acute Myocardial Infarction

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JAMA Cardiol. 2019;4(2):120-127. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2018.4577

This cohort study investigates whether rates of uninsurance among patients hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and in-hospital care and outcomes changed 3 years after states elected to expand Medicaid compared with nonexpansion states.

Cost-effectiveness of Canakinumab for Prevention of Recurrent Cardiovascular Events

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JAMA Cardiol. 2019;4(2):128-135. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2018.4566

This cost-effectiveness analysis estimates the lifetime costs and quality-adjusted life-years associated with adding canakinumab to standard of care for the secondary prevention of major cardiovascular events.

Association of Thyroid Function Genetic Predictors With Atrial Fibrillation: A Phenome-Wide Association Study and Inverse-Variance Weighted Average Meta-analysis

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JAMA Cardiol. 2019;4(2):136-143. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2018.4615

This phenome-wide association study determines polygenic predictors of thyrotropin levels and atrial fibrillation.

Assessment of the Relationship Between Genetic Determinants of Thyroid Function and Atrial Fibrillation: A Mendelian Randomization Study

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JAMA Cardiol. 2019;4(2):144-152. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2018.4635

This mendelian randomization study evaluates the relationship between thyroid traits and atrial fibrillation.

Center Variation in Medicare Spending for Durable Left Ventricular Assist Device Implant Hospitalizations

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JAMA Cardiol. 2019;4(2):153-160. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2018.4717

This study examines center-level variation in Medicare spending for durable left ventricular assist device implant hospitalizations and its association with clinical outcomes.

Cardiovascular Risk Factors Associated With Venous Thromboembolism

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JAMA Cardiol. 2019;4(2):163-173. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2018.4537

This analysis of data from the Emerging Risk Factors Collaboration and the UK Biobank estimates the associations of major cardiovascular risk factors with venous thromboembolism.

Association of All-Cause and Cardiovascular Mortality With High Levels of Physical Activity and Concurrent Coronary Artery Calcification

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JAMA Cardiol. 2019;4(2):174-181. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2018.4628

This observational study assesses the association of high levels of physical activity, prevalent coronary artery calcification, and subsequent mortality risk among patients from a preventive medicine clinic with varying levels of physical activity.

Viewpoint

Opportunistic Electrocardiogram Screening for Atrial Fibrillation to Prevent Stroke

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JAMA Cardiol. 2019;4(2):91-92. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2018.4335

This Viewpoint discusses the use of electrocardiogram screening for atrial fibrillation, particularly in light of the US Preventive Services Task Force’s “insufficient evidence” recommendation regarding screening.

From the Heart

The Hail Mary Pass

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JAMA Cardiol. 2019;4(2):93-94. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2018.4574

This article describes the death of an 87-year-old woman during surgery and suggests possible improvements to end-of-life decision making in this context.

Editorial

A Time to Press Reset and Regenerate Cardiac Stem Cell Biology

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JAMA Cardiol. 2019;4(2):95-96. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2018.4435

This Editorial argues for the total cessation of clinical trials investigating cardiac stem cells because foundational data has been revealed as fraudulent and previous clinical trials as largely without positive result.

Thyroid Function and the Risk of Atrial Fibrillation: Exploring Potentially Causal Relationships Through Mendelian Randomization

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JAMA Cardiol. 2019;4(2):97-99. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2018.4614
Invited Commentary

Improving Value-Based Care for Left Ventricular Assist Device Therapy: Lowering Costs When Stakes Are High

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JAMA Cardiol. 2019;4(2):161-162. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2018.4746

Extreme Physical Activity and Coronary Artery Calcification—Running Heavily and Safely With “Hearts of Stone”

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JAMA Cardiol. 2019;4(2):182-183. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2018.4647
JAMA Cardiology Clinical Challenge

Brain Abscess in an Adult Patient With Congenital Heart Disease

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JAMA Cardiol. 2019;4(2):184-185. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2018.3003

A 63-year-old woman with atrial fibrillation and a history of atrial septal defect and ventricular septal defect presents with right frontal lobe abscess with vasogenic edema. What would you do next?

Cardiovascular Images

A Woman in Her 40s With Non–ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction

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JAMA Cardiol. 2019;4(2):186. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2018.4621

This case report describes a woman in her 40s who presented with midsternal, pressurelike chest pain.

Comment & Response

Right Ventricular–Pulmonary Artery Coupling—Let’s Not Lose the Forest for the Trees

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JAMA Cardiol. 2019;4(2):188. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2018.4482

Right Ventricular–Pulmonary Artery Coupling—Let’s Not Lose the Forest for the Trees—Reply

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JAMA Cardiol. 2019;4(2):188-189. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2018.4485
Editor's Note

Update on Aspiration Thrombectomy

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JAMA Cardiol. 2019;4(2):119. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2018.4488
Correction

Omitted Potential Conflict of Interest Disclosures

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JAMA Cardiol. 2019;4(2):189. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2018.4449

Errors in Corresponding Author Email Address, Study Dates, and Table

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JAMA Cardiol. 2019;4(2):189. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2018.4586
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JAMA Cardiol. 2019;4(2):90. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2018.3181
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