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.

What Contributes to the Higher Stroke Risk in Women With AFib?

Female sex is associated with higher stroke rates among those with atrial fibrillation (AFib) after adjusting for other CHA2DS2-VASc risk factors, and older age and inequities in cardiovascular care may be contributing to these higher rates, according to a population-based cohort study published in the European Heart Journal.

Home-Based Walking Effective For PAD?

A significantly greater improvement in six-minute walk distance (6MWD) was seen with home-based walking exercise compared with supervised treadmill exercise in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD), but not maximum treadmill walking distance, according to a meta-analysis published in JAMA Network Open.

CLARIFY Registry: NOAF Common, Increases Risk in Patients With Chronic Coronary Syndromes

New onset atrial fibrillation (NOAF) is common in patients with chronic coronary syndromes (CCS) and it is strongly associated with worse outcomes, according to a clinical research study published in the European Heart Journal.

Clinical Topics: Arrhythmias and Clinical EP, Atherosclerotic Disease (CAD/PAD), Atrial Fibrillation/Supraventricular Arrhythmias

Keywords: ACC Publications, Cardiology Magazine, Atrial Fibrillation, Medicaid, Medicare, Peripheral Arterial Disease, Outpatients, Registries

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