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Heart Disease: Monthly Essentials December 2017
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Heart Disease: Monthly Essentials December 2017

CPR international consensus recommendations | A call for newborn CHD screening | ACC decision pathway for bleeding management with anticoagulants.

  • Clinical Summaries from Stroke
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Rapid 5-minute beat-to-beat BP variability assessment could predict stroke and cardiovascular risk

Results from the largest study on prognostic value of beat-to-beat BPV in stroke patients.

Sharp rise in emergency admissions predicted with drop in temperatures
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Sharp rise in emergency admissions predicted with drop in temperatures

Likelihood of heart attacks and strokes may go up in cold weather.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from JAMA
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USPSTF recommendations on preventive postmenopause HRT

No net benefit seen for primary prevention of chronic conditions.

Is there need to revise goals from lipid lowering to be explored at EAS 2018 Lisbon, by Plenary speaker Ulf Landmesser (Berlin, Germany)
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Is there need to revise goals from lipid lowering to be explored at EAS 2018 Lisbon, by Plenary speaker Ulf Landmesser (Berlin, Germany)

Evidence highlights a need to revise LDL-C goals, especially in patients at very high risk of recurrent or rapidly progressive atherosclerotic CVD

  • Global Clinical Summaries from Am J Med
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Patent foramen ovale and stroke: closure has tradeoff

An updated meta-analysis of 5 randomized controlled trials.

  • Clinical Summaries from J Diabetes Complications
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T2DM: are vascular complications linked to age, age at diagnosis and duration?

This clinically important information could inform risk status of T2DM patients.

Moderate coffee drinking does not up the risk for hypertension
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Moderate coffee drinking does not up the risk for hypertension

Higher consumption may rather have a protective effect.

Flow-mediated dilatation and coronary calcification and severity of coronary artery disease
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Flow-mediated dilatation and coronary calcification and severity of coronary artery disease

Endothelial dysfunction and coronary artery calcification may predict severity of coronary artery disease

  • Global Clinical Summaries from J Am Coll Cardiol
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Normal LDL-C levels linked to early atherosclerosis

Plaque or coronary artery calcification found in 49.7% of low-risk patients.

Sickle-cell-related mortality declining among children, increasing among adults | ASH
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Sickle-cell-related mortality declining among children, increasing among adults | ASH

Chronic cardiac complication was most commonly listed as the underlying or contributing COD in 2010-2014.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from J Am Coll Cardiol
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For patients with diabetes and multivessel disease, CABG bests PCI

Real-world findings support clinical trial results.

  • Global Clinical Summaries from JAMA Pediatr
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In pediatric cardiac arrest, hypotension soon after therapeutic hypothermia is not good

Discharge survival is lower in these patients.

  • Clinical Summaries from J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis
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Who is at lower ishemic stroke risk: patients with Afib or atrial flutter?

Identifying patients with atrial flutter could improve anticoagulant prescription.