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.

Guideline-Recommended Advance Care Planning, End-of-Life Education Infrequent in HF Care

Although advance care planning and end-of-life education are often recommended in heart failure (HF) care by professional organizations and consensus guidelines, these critical measures, as captured by the Veradigm Cardiology Registry (formerly the PINNACLE Registry), were found to occur infrequently, according to a letter published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

Watchman LAAO Device Migration, Embolization Characterized

Device migration or embolization (DME) due to incomplete anchoring of the Watchman left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) device was found to occur rarely, but was associated with a high risk of surgical intervention and mortality, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology.

Bempedoic Acid Shows Promise in Reducing Major CV Events in High-Risk Primary Prevention Patients

Bempedoic acid was associated with reduced major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) in statin-intolerant primary prevention patients at high cardiovascular risk, according to results from a subgroup analysis of the CLEAR Outcomes trial presented at the American Diabetes Association's 2023 Scientific Sessions and simultaneously published in JAMA.

Clinical Topics: Arrhythmias and Clinical EP, Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies, Implantable Devices, SCD/Ventricular Arrhythmias, Atrial Fibrillation/Supraventricular Arrhythmias, Acute Heart Failure

Keywords: ACC Publications, Cardiology Magazine, Atrial Fibrillation, Patient Discharge, Outpatients, Heart Failure, Pacemaker, Artificial, Registries, Cardiology, Electrophysiology, Myocardial Infarction, Stroke

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