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Poor patient awareness of peripheral arterial disease, it is time to optimize the clinical visit.

Jun 24, 2021

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a growing public health burden. The development and progression of PAD is influenced by vascular risk factor management and lifestyle changes. However, public awar...

Holes in the FOAM: An Analysis of Curricular Comprehensiveness in Online Educational Resources.

Jun 17, 2021

We sought to evaluate Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAM), defined as online educational content available free to anyone, anywhere, at any time, by classifying the most impactful FOAM content p...

Long-term prognosis in patients with acute myocardial infarction and newly detected glucose abnormalities: predictive value of oral glucose tolerance test and HbA1c.

Jun 17, 2021

Disturbances of glucose metabolism can be diagnosed by an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) and by glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c). The aim of this study was to investigate the association between newly...

Personalized, Electronic Health Record-Integrated Decision Aid for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation: A Small Cluster Randomized Trial and Qualitative Analysis of Efficacy and Acceptability.

Jun 14, 2021

Shared decision-making in cardiology is increasingly recommended to improve patient-centeredness of care. Decision aids can improve patient knowledge and decisional quality but are infrequently used i...

Hypertensive disorders in women with peripartum cardiomyopathy: insights from the ESC Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Registry.

Jun 14, 2021

Hypertensive disorders occur in women with peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM). How often hypertensive disorders co-exist, and to what extent they impact outcomes, is less clear. We describe differences ...

Meta-analysis comparing direct oral anticoagulants versus vitamin K antagonists in patients with left ventricular thrombus.

Jun 10, 2021

Current American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines for stroke or ST-elevation myocardial infarction recommend the use of oral vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) as a first-line ant...

Feasibility and Safety of High-Risk Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Without Mechanical Circulatory Support.

Jun 10, 2021

Recommendations to broaden the use of mechanical circulatory support (MCS) for high-risk percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) remain controversial with the absence of robust evidence from randomiz...

Vascular Complications of Infective Endocarditis: Diagnosis and Management.

Jun 03, 2021

The complications of infective endocarditis (IE) are frequent and severe. Our aim was to study the clinical and paraclinical profiles and prognosis of vascular complications, observed in a cardiology ...

The Rates and the Determinants of Hypertension According to the 2017 Definition of Hypertension by ACC/AHA and 2014 Evidence-Based Guidelines Among Population Aged ≥40 Years Old.

May 31, 2021

In November 2017, the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) updated their definition of hypertension from 140/90 mm Hg to 130/80 mm Hg.We sought to assess the situation o...

Relationship between classic vascular risk factors and cumulative recurrent cardiovascular event burden in patients with clinically manifest vascular disease: results from the UCC-SMART prospective cohort study.

May 24, 2021

The aim of the current study was to assess the relationship between classic cardiovascular risk factors and risk of not only the first recurrent atherosclerotic cardiovascular event, but also the tota...

Wide-ranging clinical spectrum of paradoxical embolism.

May 24, 2021

The purpose of this review is to raise the index of suspicion for paradoxical embolism among generalists. The review is based solely on anecdotal reports compiled from EMBASE, MEDLINE, Googlescholar a...

Antithrombotic treatment management in low stroke risk patients undergoing cardioversion of atrial fibrillation <48 h duration: results of an EHRA survey.

May 20, 2021

Data supporting the safety of cardioversion (CV) of atrial fibrillation (AF) without anticoagulation in patients with AF duration <48 h are scarce. Observational studies suggest that the risk of ...

Health promotion interventions post-stroke for improving self-management: A systematic review.

May 20, 2021

It is well-documented that women tend to be worse off post-stroke. They are often frailer, have less independence, lower functionality, increased rates of depression, and overall a lower quality of li...

Antithrombotic treatment management in low stroke risk patients undergoing cardioversion of atrial fibrillation <48 h duration: results of an EHRA survey.

May 17, 2021

Data supporting the safety of cardioversion (CV) of atrial fibrillation (AF) without anticoagulation in patients with AF duration <48 h are scarce. Observational studies suggest that the risk of ...

Postpartum haemorrhage and risk of long-term hypertension and cardiovascular disease: an English population-based longitudinal study using linked primary and secondary care databases.

May 10, 2021

To investigate the long-term risk of developing hypertension and cardiovascular disease (CVD) among those women who suffered a postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) compared with those women who did not.Popula...

A Similar Lifetime CV Risk and a Similar Cardiometabolic Profile in the Moderate and High Cardiovascular Risk Populations: A Population-Based Study.

May 03, 2021

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major, worldwide problem that remains the dominant cause of premature mortality in the world, and increasing rates of dysglycaemia are a major contributor to its deve...

Initial Findings From the North American COVID-19 Myocardial Infarction Registry.

Apr 26, 2021

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted many aspects of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) care, including timely access to primary percutaneous coronary interven...

Oral Antiplatelet Therapy After Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Review.

Apr 22, 2021

Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States with an annual incidence of approximately 1 million. Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT), consisting of aspi...

Effects of selective heart rate reduction with ivabradine on LV function and central hemodynamics in patients with chronic coronary syndrome.

Apr 19, 2021

We assessed left ventricular (LV) function and central hemodynamic effects in patients with a heart rate (HR) at rest of ≥70 beats per minute (bpm) and chronic coronary syndrome (CCS) after long-te...

Echocardiographic assessment of right ventricular systolic function in healthy Beagle dogs compared to high field cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.

Apr 15, 2021

Ten healthy Beagle dogs were used to compare selected echocardiographic parameters of right ventricular (RV) systolic function with high field cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). All dogs underw...