Revised Jones Criteria for Acute Rheumatic Fever – 2015 guideline

Acute rheumatic fever remains a serious healthcare concern for the majority of the world’s population despite its decline in incidence in Europe and North America. This statement reviews the historic Jones criteria used to diagnose acute rheumatic fever in the context of the current epidemiology of the disease and updates those criteria to also taking into account the […]

Top 10 Cardiology Articles of the week

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 […]

Meta-analysis Confirms Benefits of FFR-Guided Revascularization – Journal News – TCTMD

Meta-analysis Confirms Benefits of FFR-Guided Revascularization – Journal News – TCTMD.

Top 10 Cardiology articles of the week (07.07.14-13.07.14)

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 […]

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.

EARLY STENT THROMBOSIS

EARLY STENT THROMBOSIS- AN AUTOPSY STUDY OF LESION CHARACTERISTICS According to a study published online ahead of print in the Journal of American college of cardiology ,patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) face increased risk of early stent thrombosis in the presence of high thrombus burden with certain pathological traits […]

TOPCAT trial

TOPCAT trial shows no benefit of spironolactone in terms of death, hospitalization, aborted SCD in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. Spironolactone for Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction — NEJM.

Application of New Cholesterol Guidelines to a Population-Based Sample — NEJM

The new ACC–AHA guidelines for the management of cholesterol would increase the number of adults who would be eligible for statin therapy by a large number, with the increase seen mostly among older adults without cardiovascular disease Application of New Cholesterol Guidelines to a Population-Based Sample — NEJM.

A Controlled Trial of Renal Denervation for Resistant Hypertension — NEJM

Renal denervation in resistant hypertension doesn’t show significant BP reduction. A Controlled Trial of Renal Denervation for Resistant Hypertension — NEJM.

Transcatheter Aortic-Valve Replacement with a Self-Expanding Prosthesis — NEJM

improved survival with TAVI as compared to surgery in high surgical risk patients. Transcatheter Aortic-Valve Replacement with a Self-Expanding Prosthesis — NEJM.  

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