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Subclinical atherosclerosis burden predicts cardiovascular events in individuals with diabetes and chronic kidney disease


Individuals with diabetes have remarkably high rates of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. However, the incremental cardiovascular risk in diabetes is heterogeneous and has often been related to renal inv…… Read the rest

Clinical Trials of Losartan to Block Aneurysm Growth in Marfan Syndrome


This narrative review summarizes the findings of clinical trials that assess the value of losartan plus β-blockers vs either drug alone to prevent aortic dissections in patients with Marfan … Read the rest

Which Lipid Parameters Are Needed for CVD Risk Assessments?


Measurements of nonfasting total and HDL cholesterol levels seem to be enough to obtain an accurate estimate of cardiovascular risk.

Balloon-expandable transcatheter aortic valve implantation with or without pre-dilation – results of a meta-analysis of 3 multicenter registries


To evaluate the outcomes of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) without balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) in a real-world setting through a patient-level meta-analysis.

Jul 19 2019 This Week in Cardiology


Deprescribing beta bockers, interrupting oral anticoagulants, sudden death, quality measures, and acute stroke care are the topics John Mandrola, MD discusses in this week’s podcast.
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EINSTEIN-Jr: Rivaroxaban Safe, Effective in Kids With VTE


Billed as the largest-ever randomized trial of venous thromboembolism management in children, it suggests the direct oral anticoagulant works as well for them as for adults, say investigators.
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Depressed systemic arterial compliance and impaired left ventricular midwall performance in aortic stenosis with concomitant type 2 diabetes: a retrospective cross-sectional study


Degenerative aortic stenosis (AS), a disease of the elderly, frequently coexists with concomitant diseases, including type 2 diabetes (T2DM) which amplifies the cardiovascular (CV) risk. T2DM affects left vent…… Read the rest

Use of “super‐glue” to seal a perforation during chronic total occlusion coronary intervention and the potential to “unglue” it



Coronary perforation remains a dreaded complication of chronic total occlusion (CTO) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We present a case of successful CTO recanalization complicated by a perforation treated … Read the rest

A Change of Heart


This essay describes a physician’s experience with making alterations to a patient’s do-not-resuscitate order.

Long‐term outcome in patients treated with first‐ versus second‐generation drug‐eluting stents for the treatment of unprotected left main coronary artery stenosis



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The study aim is to provide long‐term clinical outcome after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for unprotected left main coronary arteries (ULMCA) stenosis with the first‐generation … Read the rest