Top 10 Cardiology articles of the week (23.6.14-29.6.14)

Top cardiology publications of the week The below is given a list of top 10 cardiology articles which are clinically relevant and have a potential to influence practice 1. Role of Noninvasive Testing in the Clinical Evaluation of Women With Suspected Ischemic         Heart Disease: A Consensus Statement From the American Heart Association […]

APOC3 mutations and Risk of Ischemic Vascular Disease

Loss-of-function mutations in APOC3 were associated with low levels of triglycerides and a reduced risk of ischemic cardiovascular disease Loss-of-Function Mutations in APOC3 and Risk of Ischemic Vascular Disease — NEJM.

Antidepressants use in pregnancy and risk of cardiac malformation

Various reports have been published about the association of anti- depressant use in first trimester of pregnancy and resultant cardiac malformations. Depression is seen in 10-15% of pregnant females. Reports have suggested that paroxetin is associated with right ventricular outflow tract obstruction and sertaline to be associated with ventricular septal defects. This present large study […]

Bionic Pancreas in Type 1 Diabetes

The study concluded as compared with an insulin pump, a wearable, automated, bihormonal, bionic pancreas improved mean glycemic levels, with less frequent hypoglycemic episodes, among both adults and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Read more at: Outpatient Glycemic Control with a Bionic Pancreas in Type 1 Diabetes — NEJM.

Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) – the others

Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) – the others New ACC/AHA/HRS Expert consensus document for implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation in patients who are excluded or not well represented in clinical trials. A guideline has been published for ICD implantation. This new document is a good attempt at helping cardiologists in deciding about ICD. There are some […]

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