Top 10 Cardiology Articles of the week (02.03.2015-08.03.2015) 1. Low-Level Transcutaneous Electrical Vagus Nerve Stimulation (LLTS) Suppresses Atrial Fibrillation Conclusion: LLTS suppresses AF and decreases inflammatory cytokines in patients with paroxysmal AF. The results support the emerging paradigm of neuromodulation to treat AF. 2. Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Therapy in Brugada Syndrome:A 20-Year Single-Center Experience Background: Patients […]
Top 10 Cardiology Articles of the week (24.11.14 – 30.11.14) 1. Transcatheter Closure of Large Atrial Septal Defects: Feasibility and Safety in a Large Adult and Pediatric Population Conclusions—Closure of large atrial septal defects using the Amplatzer device is safe and effective in both adults and children. Superior and posterior rim deficiencies are associated with […]
Top 10 Cardiology Articles of the week (17.11.14-23.11.14) 1. A Polypill Strategy to Improve Adherence:Results From the FOCUS Project Compared with the 3 drugs given separately, the use of a polypill strategy met the primary endpoint for adherence for secondary prevention following an acute MI 2. Six-month versus […]
Top 10 Cardiology articles of the week (10.11.14-16.11.14) Hello friends , I have been busy for sometime. Now journal scan is back again after a brief interruption. I have chosen articles on general cardiology and interventional cardiology 1. The optimal management of anti-thrombotic therapy after valve replacement: […]
1.Comprehensive Analysis of Mortality Among Patients Undergoing TAVR: Results of the PARTNER Trial J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014;64(2):158-168 2. Glycosylated hemoglobin A1c as a marker predicting the severity of coronary artery disease and early outcome in patients with stable angina Lipids Health Dis. 2014; 13: 89 3.Association Between Intensification of Metformin Treatment With Insulin vs […]
1. Prospective Randomized Evaluation of the Watchman Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Versus Long-Term Warfarin Therapy : The PREVAIL Trial. In this trial, LAA occlusion was noninferior to warfarin for ischemic stroke prevention […]
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 […]
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.
Loss of function mutation in Apolipoprotein C3 is associated with 40% reduced risk of coronary artery disease, according to a study published in NEJM Loss-of-Function Mutations in APOC3, Triglycerides, and Coronary Disease — NEJM.
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 […]