November 24th, 2014
This week’s topics include the PROTECT-AF trial, the association of inpatient vs. outpatient onset of STEMI with treatment and clinical outcomes, and more.
June 4th, 2014
Epidemiology studies have provided powerful evidence linking air pollution to cardiovascular disease, especially MI and stroke. By some estimates, air pollution may be responsible for 3.2 million deaths each year, most from cardiovascular causes. At first glance, a new study published in Heart appears to cast doubt on this association. Analyzing U.K. data from more than 400,000 MIs, […]
May 13th, 2014
Emily Wang discusses how studies of health outcomes are compromised when subjects, particularly black men, are incarcerated and can no longer be followed.
January 20th, 2014
This week’s topics include coronary artery calcium density and the risk for incident CV events, dietary fiber intake and the risk for CV disease, and more.
November 25th, 2013
This week’s topics include DAPT cessation and coronary events after PCI, statins and cognitive function, and more.
October 23rd, 2013
A new meta-analysis published in JAMA offers the best evidence yet that the flu vaccine may help prevent cardiovascular events. Jacob Udell and colleagues analyzed data from five published clinical trials in which 6469 patients were randomized to flu vaccination or placebo (or no treatment). People who received the flu vaccine were significantly less likely than controls to […]
August 29th, 2013
Statins are associated with lower risks for myocardial infarction and stroke among elders without established cardiovascular disease, according to a meta-analysis in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The analysis included eight randomized, placebo-controlled trials comprising nearly 25,000 patients aged 65 and older without CVD at baseline. During 3.5 years’ follow-up, statin use was […]
August 5th, 2013
This week’s topic is an association between severe hypoglycemia and an approximate doubling of CV events in patients with type 2 diabetes.