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.

USPSTF Recommends Against Use of Beta-Carotene, Vitamin E For CVD and Cancer Prevention

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against the use of beta-carotene or vitamin E supplements for the prevention of cardiovascular disease or cancer, according to a recommendation statement published in JAMA.

Transient Exposure to Air Pollutants Triggers ACS Onset

Even at concentrations below the World Health Organization's air quality guidelines, transient exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5), nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide or carbon monoxide, but not coarse particulate matter or ozone, may trigger the onset of an acute coronary syndrome (ACS), according to a study published in Circulation.

PVI For PAD More Common in Blacks, Higher Burden of Comorbidities Drives Worse Outcomes

In the U.S., Black adults bear a disproportionate burden of peripheral artery disease (PAD). A nationwide analysis has found that Black adults had a substantially higher population-level incidence of peripheral endovascular intervention (PVI) and were more likely to experience major amputation or death in the first year after PVI than White adults. The findings were published in Circulation.

Clinical Topics: Acute Coronary Syndromes, Cardiovascular Care Team, Congenital Heart Disease and Pediatric Cardiology, Dyslipidemia, Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies, Prevention, Stable Ischemic Heart Disease, Vascular Medicine, Atherosclerotic Disease (CAD/PAD), CHD and Pediatrics and Arrhythmias, CHD and Pediatrics and Prevention, CHD and Pediatrics and Quality Improvement, Nonstatins, Novel Agents, Statins, Acute Heart Failure, Diet, Stress, Chronic Angina

Keywords: ACC Publications, Cardiology Magazine, Acute Coronary Syndrome, African Americans, Air Pollution, Air Pollutants, Angina, Unstable, Amputation, Anti-Inflammatory Agents, beta Carotene, Cardiovascular Diseases, Carbon Monoxide, Confidence Intervals, Coronary Artery Disease, Cross-Over Studies, Diabetes Mellitus, Dietary Supplements, Environmental Pollutants, Follow-Up Studies, Heart Failure, Heart Failure, Hospitals, Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors, Inflammation, Incidence, Lower Extremity, Inpatients, Infant, Lung Neoplasms, Malnutrition, Medicare, Nitrogen Dioxide, Non-ST Elevated Myocardial Infarction, Nutrition Surveys, Odds Ratio, Outpatients, Oxidative Stress, Pain Clinics, Particulate Matter, Policy, Primary Prevention, Public Health, Race Factors, Renal Insufficiency, Chronic, Registries, ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction, Sulfur Dioxide, United States Food and Drug Administration, Vitamin E, Vitamins, World Health Organization

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