Journal Wrap

Kim A. Eagle, MD, MACC

The hottest research from various peer-reviewed journals – handpicked weekly by the Editorial Board led by Kim A. Eagle, MD, MACC.

US Preventive Services Task Force Issues Recommendation Statement on AFib Screening

There is currently insufficient evidence available to recommend for or against screening for atrial fibrillation (AFib) in older adults, according to a new "Recommendation Statement" released by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and published in JAMA.

NCDR Study Shows Steady Improvement in GDMT Adherence For STEMI, NSTEMI Patients

There were steady improvements in process measures and increased adherence to guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT) among patients with STEMI and NSTEMI between 2009 and 2018, according to a study published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

NCDR Study: Minority of Patients With MI and AFib Receive Guideline-Recommended Antithrombotic Therapy

Adults with myocardial infarction (MI) who also have atrial fibrillation (AFib) are at risk of a recurrent ischemic event, but a minority of these patients receive antiplatelet and anticoagulant therapy for the guideline-recommended duration, according to a study published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions.

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