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Updated:  Jan 30, 2015
ESCAPE Study: Association between air pollution and atherosclerosis
Cross-sectional associations between CIMT and the eight markers of long-term residential air pollution exposure did not reach statistical significance.
Link between incretin-based drugs and the risk of congestive heart failure
Incretin-based drug use is not associated with an increased risk of CHF among patients with type 2 diabetes.
MAGGIC individual patient meta-analysis: Prognostic value of pulse pressure in patients with HF and preserved ejection fraction
Lower pulse pressure is an independent predictor of mortality in patients with HF-REF, particularly in those with an LVEF < 30% and systolic blood pressure <140 mmHg.
Impact of aortic morphology on peri-operative mortality of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm
Short aneurysm necks adversely affects mortality after open repair of rAAA and preclude conventional EVAR.
ISAR-SAFE: 6 versus 12 months of clopidogrel therapy after drug-eluting stenting
There is no significant difference in net clinical outcome between 6 and 12 months of clopidogrel therapy after DES implantation.
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Impact of hypoglycemia on risk of cardiovascular disease in insulin-treated diabetics
Hypoglycemia is associated with an increased risk of CV events and all-cause mortality in insulin-treated patients with diabetes.
Sirolimus-eluting versus Zotarolimus-eluting coronary stent implantation in patients with and without diabetes mellitus
Sirolimus-eluting stents are superior to Zotarolimus-eluting stents in diabetic patients.
Clinical significance of aneurysms of the membranous ventricular septum in adults
Aneurysm of the membranous ventricular septum may be related to conduction abnormality or embolic stroke.
Left ventricular contractile reserve in young adults after repair of coarctation of the aorta
In young adults after coarctation of the aorta and interrupted aortic arch repair, LV contractile reserve is reduced.
Role of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide in patients with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy
N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide is a useful marker for the detection of RV dysfunction.
INSPIRE ME IAA Study: Estimating visceral adiposity and related cardiometabolic risk profile with both body mass index and waist circumference
Waist circumference is cross-sectionally associated with visceral adiposity, liver fat, and CMR factors within each BMI category.
Association of left ventricular function and acute kidney injury in STEMI patients undergoing primary percutaneous intervention
Left ventricular EF serves as a strong and independent predictor of AKI among patients with STEMI undergoing primary PCI.
VCU-ART and VCU-ART2 Pilot Studies: Safety of Interleukin-1 Blockade With Anakinra in STEMI patients
IL-1 blockade with anakinra for 2 weeks has a neutral effect on recurrent ischemic events, but prevents new-onset heart failure long term after STEMI.
Effects of the metabolic syndrome on prognosis in postangiography patients
Metabolic syndrome had a significant effect on mortality in stable patients and not in patients with ACS.
Variability in ambulatory blood pressure among adults born preterm
The higher BP in adults born early preterm is present during both waking and sleeping hours.
Correlation between mitral valve prolapse and open-angle glaucoma
Pre-existing mitral valve prolapse is a significant predictor for the development of open-angle glaucoma, after adjusting for possible confounding factors.
Relationship between systemic inflammatory response syndrome and transcatheter/surgical aortic valve replacement
Severe systemic inflammatory response syndrome is associated with a higher mortality after surgical aortic valve replacement or TAVR.
Outcomes of postdischarge statin withdrawal in patients with acute myocardial infarction
Statin withdrawal after AMI leads to significant increase in the long-term mortality.
Correlation between glycosylated hemoglobin, serum nitric oxide and mean arterial blood pressure
BP increased with increase in severity of diabetes mainly due to the marked decrease in NO level.
HORIZONS-AMI and EUROMAX pooled patient-level analysis: Bivalirudin versus heparin with or without glycoprotein IIb/IIIa Inhibitors in STEMI patients undergoing pPCI
Primary PCI with bivalirudin versus heparin ± GPI leads to improvement in 30-day net clinical outcomes, with significant reductions in major bleeding, thrombocytopenia, and transfusions.
Homogenous assay for determining the relation between carotid artery intima-media thickness and small dense low-density lipoprotein cholesterol concentrations in Japanese subjects
Carotid artery IMT may have a closer relationship with sdlDL-C concentrations than other lipid parameters when measured by a homogenous assay.
Validating cardiovascular risk scores for T2DM patients
Predicted and observed risks are close after simple recalibration to the disease incidence of the target populations.
Association of obesity with risk of sudden cardiac death in communities study
In middle-aged, non-smoking individual, general obesity is associated with increased risk of sudden cardiac death.
Impact of remote ischaemic preconditioning in patients undergoing cardiac bypass surgery
Remote ischaemic preconditioning reduce the extent of PMI in patients undergoing CABG and/or valve surgery.
Correlation between angiopoietin-2, its soluble receptor Tie-2 and subclinical cardiovascular disease in a population-based sample
There exists an association between circulating Ang-2 levels and select subclinical cardiovascular disease traits.
Statin treatment in patients with peripheral artery disease
High-dose atorvastatin is superior to moderate-dose simvastatin in preventing peripheral arterial disease.
Role of markers of Inflammation and endothelial dysfunction on course of diabetic retinopathy in patients with type 1 diabetes
In patients with uncomplicated type 1 diabetes, high levels of sE-selectin and PAI-1 are associated with the development of retinopathy.
CLARICOR: Long term effect of clarithromycin on patients with stable coronary heart disease
Clarithromycin increases mortality due to cardiovascular death outside hospital and cerebrovascular morbidity in patients with stable coronary heart disease, not on statins.
Predictors of cognitive dysfunction in patients with high cardiovascular risk
Systolic blood pressure variation and mean heart rate is associated with cognitive dysfunction in patients with high cardiovascular risk.
Everolimus-eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffolds for treatment of chronic total occlusion
Everolimus-eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffolds for treatment of chronic total occlusion.
Correlation between asymptomatic episodes of atrial fibrillation and abnormalities of the autonomic nervous system in T2DM patients
Autonomic dysfunction is associated with brief episodes of atrial fibrillation in type 2 diabetes.
Long-term disease progression following myocardial infarction
Risk of cardiovascular events beyond the first year post-MI is high.
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement versus standard therapy in inoperable patients with aortic stenosis and low EF
As TAVR improves survival, it should be considered the standard of care for inoperable patients with AS and LVEF >20%.
Multislice computed tomography findings of bicuspid versus tricuspid aortic valves before and after transcatheter aortic valve implantation
Patients with BAV versus TAV are associated with higher gradients, larger annulus perimeters and more calcified valves.
Serum beta2-glycoprotein I-low-density lipoprotein and oxidized low-density lipoprotein levels in T2DM patients
Elevated beta2-glycoprotein I-low-density lipoprotein levels are associated with the presence of diabetic microvascular complications.
Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study: Association between alcohol consumption and heart failure risk
Alcohol consumption of up to 7 drinks/week at early-middle age is associated with lower risk for future heart failure, with a similar but less definite association in women than in men.
The Ibaraki Prefectural Health Study: Long-term prognosis of subjects with supraventricular premature complexes in the general population
Presence of supraventricular premature complexes in 12-lead electrocardiograms is a strong predictor of atrial fibrillation development.
Associations of high body fat and low muscle mass with arterial stiffness among T2DM patients
High body fat and low muscle mass are associated with increased arterial stiffness.
The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study: Correlation between electrocardiographic deep terminal negativity of the P wave in V1and risk of sudden cardiac death
Deep terminal negativity of P wave in V1 can predict sudden cardiac death suggesting its potential utility in risk stratification in the general population.
Correlation between erythropoietin and glucose homeostasis in women at varying degrees of future diabetic risk
Endogenous erythropoietin is not associated with glucose homeostasis early in the natural history of metabolic disease, but may be relevant to vascular health.
Multi‐Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis: Correlation between peripheral arterial disease, risk of atrial fibrillation and stroke
Peripheral arterial disease is associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation and stroke.
Pathways underlying increased risk for acute coronary syndrome recurrence and mortality due to depression in patients with stable coronary heart disease
Depressed patients with coronary heart disease are particularly susceptible to impairment in myocardial perfusion during psychological stress.
XAMI trial: Outcomes of second-generation everolimus-eluting stents versus first-generation sirolimus-eluting stents in acute myocardial infarction at three-years
There is no significant difference between first- and second-generation DES with respect to cardiac death and definite/probable stent thrombosis.
Implications of musculoskeletal pain, cardiorespiratory fitness, and health-related quality of life on cardiovascular risk and metabolic syndrome in obese youth
There are no differences in cardiovascular risk in obese youth when categorized by PACER, PedsQL, or reports of MSK pain.
Anatomical risk factors for persistent type II endoleaks following endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
Circumferential thrombus is a protective factor for pT2Es, while an IMA ≥2.6 mm and each additional LA branch ≥1.9 mm are powerful risk factors for a pT2E.
Preoperative vascular imaging for predicting intraoperative modification of peripheral arterial cannulation during minimally invasive mitral valve surgery
Difficulties with femoral cannulation and perfusion can be predicted by preoperative vascular imaging and patient evaluation.
XAMI trial: Outcomes of second-generation everolimus-eluting stents versus first-generation sirolimus-eluting stents in acute myocardial infarction at three-years
There is no significant difference between first- and second-generation DES with respect to cardiac death and definite/probable stent thrombosis.
Implications of musculoskeletal pain, cardiorespiratory fitness, and health-related quality of life on cardiovascular risk and metabolic syndrome in obese youth
There are no differences in cardiovascular risk in obese youth when categorized by PACER, PedsQL, or reports of MSK pain.
Anatomical risk factors for persistent type II endoleaks following endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
Circumferential thrombus is a protective factor for pT2Es, while an IMA ≥2.6 mm and each additional LA branch ≥1.9 mm are powerful risk factors for a pT2E.
Preoperative vascular imaging for predicting intraoperative modification of peripheral arterial cannulation during minimally invasive mitral valve surgery
Difficulties with femoral cannulation and perfusion can be predicted by preoperative vascular imaging and patient evaluation.
HIBA-Home Study: Determinants of the morning-evening home blood pressure difference in treated hypertensives
Independent determinants of home-based MEdiff are older age, smoking, total cholesterol, and use of calcium channel blockers in a cohort of medicated patients.
Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring of hypertension in children with solitary kidney
Children with a solitary kidney have an increased risk of hypertension.
Blood pressure reduction with valsartan in patients with acute ischemic stroke
Early BP reduction with valsartan does not reduce death or dependency and major vascular events at 90 days, but increases the risk of END.
 REVIEWS
Decompensated heart failure
Resistant Hypertension: A challenge for primary care clinicians and specialists
Safety outcomes of aortic valve replacement in aortic stenosis
Fixed-Drug Combinations for an Effective, Treatment Adherence led BP control
Biodegradable Stents or Scaffolds over DESs
Controversies in the significance of Fractional Flow Reserve Measurement for the Assessment of Coronary Artery Disease
Making a Wise Choice for Enhancing the Success of an unstable PCI Era
Risk Management and New Technologies in Atrial Fibrillation Ablation as the First-line therapy for a Lasting Cure
Chronic Kidney Disease as a New Therapeutic Target in the DES, Valvular and STEMI Era
Prognosis of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Newer oral anticoagulation therapy for patients with atrial fibrillation
A Coronary Perforation Complicating a PCI is No More Feared: The Dual Catheter rather than Single Catheter Access Technique for a dauntless cardiac intervention
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 INDUSTRY NEWS

USFDA's warning that statins impair memory and cognitive functioning - disputable

AstraZeneca's Brilinta meets primary endpoint in both 60mg & 90mg doses in PEGASUS-TIMI 54 study

Patient enrollment in phase 2 study of Athersys' MultiStem cell therapy for ischemic stroke completed
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 INTERESTING  CASES
 
A 63-year-old female patient, with history of 8-year hypertension and 10-year hyperlipidemia, presented with severe left main coronary bifurcation stenosis (LMCS) associated with the right coronary artery chronic total occlusion (CTO-RCA).
On the day of admission, she received drug treatment with aspirin, clopidogrel, heparin, statins, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors and β-blocker.
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