Cardiovascular Risk Factors Associated with Venous Thromboembolism – JAMA Cardiology (free)

“Older age, smoking, and adiposity were consistently associated with higher VTE risk.”


Comparing Automated Office Blood Pressure Readings With Other Methods of Blood Pressure Measurement for Identifying Patients With Possible Hypertension: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – JAMA Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Automated BP Readings More Accurate Than Manual Measurements – NEJM Journal Watch (free) AND Automated office BP readings best routine measures – MDedge Cardiology (free)


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Worldwide Dyslipidemia Guidelines

4 Feb, 2019 | 22:32h | UTC

Effect of Intensive vs Standard Blood Pressure Control on Probable Dementia: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Editorial: Prevention of Cognitive Impairment With Intensive Systolic Blood Pressure Control (free for a limited period)

Commentaries: Does intensive blood pressure control reduce dementia? – NIH News Releases (free) AND Intensive BP Control Helps Prevent Mild Cognitive Impairment – NEJM Journal Watch (free)


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Mechanisms and diagnostic evaluation of persistent or recurrent angina following percutaneous coronary revascularization – European Heart Journal (free)

Summary: Angina After PCI – American College of Cardiology (free)


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Carbohydrate quality and human health: a series of systematic reviews and meta-analyses – The Lancet (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: High intake of dietary fiber and whole grains associated with reduced risk of non-communicable diseases – ScienceDaily (free) AND High-fiber diet linked to lower risk of death and chronic diseases – CNN (free) AND Expert reaction to series of systematic reviews and meta-analyses about dietary fibre and the risk of non-communicable disease – Science Media Centre (free)


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The Year in Cardiology 2018

8 Jan, 2019 | 21:08h | UTC

Temporal Trends in Unstable Angina Diagnosis Codes for Outpatient Percutaneous Coronary Interventions – JAMA Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentary: Study suggests upcoding to unstable angina is prevalent in outpatient PCI – Cardiovascular Business (free)


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The use of diuretics in heart failure with congestion — a position statement from the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology – European Journal of Heart Failure (free)


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Dual antiplatelet therapy with aspirin and clopidogrel for acute high risk transient ischaemic attack and minor ischaemic stroke – The BMJ (free)

Commentary: Guidelines Recommend Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Immediately After TIA or Minor Stroke NEJM Journal Watch (free)


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Review: White-Coat Hypertension

13 Dec, 2018 | 18:59h | UTC

First Human Patients Receive Remote PCI

13 Dec, 2018 | 17:58h | UTC

Global Atlas of Cardiovascular Disease

2 Dec, 2018 | 23:24h | UTC

Fluoroquinolones and the risk of aortopathy: A systematic review and meta-analysis – International Journal of Cardiology (free)

“…current fluoroquinolone use was significantly associated with increased risk of aortic aneurysm and dissection.”


Review: Opioids and Cardiac Arrhythmia

30 Nov, 2018 | 01:27h | UTC

Ezetimibe for the prevention of cardiovascular disease and all‐cause mortality events – Cochrane Library (free)

Summary: Ezetimibe for the prevention of heart disease and death – Cochrane Library (free)

In individuals with established atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, Ezetimibe has modest beneficial effects, primarily driven by a reduction in non‐fatal MI and non‐fatal stroke, but with little or no effect on clinical fatal endpoints.


Amarin’s Fish-Oil-Derived Drug Shows Great Promise — With Big Caveats – Forbes (free) (via @cardiobrief)

Original Article: Cardiovascular Risk Reduction with Icosapent Ethyl for Hypertriglyceridemia – New England Journal of Medicine (free)

“what seriously bothered five of the six cardiologists I spoke to was that the mineral oil had not behaved as a placebo at all.”