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.

PURE Substudies in China, South Asia Find Higher CVD, CVD Mortality in Men, Rural Areas

The rates of cardiovascular disease and death are higher in rural than urban areas and in men than in women, according to two PURE substudies conducted in China and in South Asia, and published in the European Heart Journal.

ACC Survey Explores Regional, Gender Differences in Parental Leave Policies

There are significant regional and gender differences in policies, leave duration and satisfaction levels of paid parental leave policies among cardiologists worldwide, according to results of an ACC survey published in Current Problems in Cardiology.

Extreme Heat Associated With Increased CV Mortality Rate

Extreme-heat days – defined as days where the maximum heat index is ≥90°F and in the 99th percentile of the maximum heat index for that day – may be associated with a higher cardiovascular mortality rate, according to research published June 21 in Circulation.

COMPASS: Similar Net Benefit But More Bleeding in Asians With Rivaroxaban Plus Aspirin

Among patients with chronic coronary artery disease (CAD) and/or peripheral artery disease (PAD), Asian patients compared with those who are not, have higher rates of minor bleeding and intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) when taking rivaroxaban plus aspirin vs. aspirin alone. However, the reduction in major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) was similar in in both Asian and non-Asian patients, according to a study published in the European Heart Journal.

Keywords: ACC Publications, Cardiology Magazine

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