Top Journal Scans and Clinical Trials for 2016

Kim EagleJournal Scans

Kim A. Eagle, MD, MACC

The top ten (most visited) journal scans for 2016 reflect interest of the evolution of the treatment for several conditions, but most notably atrial fibrillation. Six of this year's top ten journal scans dealt with atrial fibrillation, from the question of rhythm vs. rate control to which oral anticoagulation is best, to stroke risk after cardioversion. The other top journal scans dealt with various issues including the differences in cholesterol guideline treatments in Europe vs. the United States, beta blockers and mortality in Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, and driving restrictions following an ICD shock. This time of year, chocolate consumption always seems notable and I'm happy to tell you that once again, a large meta-analysis suggests that modest chocolate consumption is associated with a lower risk of MI in ischemic heart disease! Enjoy your holiday season!!

— Kim A. Eagle, MD, MACC

Deepak L. BhattClinical Trials

Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, FACC
Senior Associate Editor, Clinical Trials and News,

It was another great year for clinical trials in cardiology. Two trials brought much needed data to the issue of left main stenting. Trials of optimal antiplatelet therapy were insightful, both in the setting of CAD and PAD. The first of the ongoing trials of triple therapy for the challenging group of patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing stenting was published. Interest in TAVR remained strong. Cardiovascular risk reduction was another hot topic. It was nice to see a trial evaluating pain medications as well. An ICD trial with counterintuitive topline findings kept things interesting. All in all, exciting trial results that generated a great deal of interest! Looking forward to sharing another year of trials with the ACC membership. Happy New Year!

— Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, FACC

Clinical Topics: Acute Coronary Syndromes, Anticoagulation Management, Arrhythmias and Clinical EP, Cardiac Surgery, Congenital Heart Disease and Pediatric Cardiology, Diabetes and Cardiometabolic Disease, Dyslipidemia, Geriatric Cardiology, Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies, Invasive Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention, Noninvasive Imaging, Pericardial Disease, Prevention, Pulmonary Hypertension and Venous Thromboembolism, Sports and Exercise Cardiology, Stable Ischemic Heart Disease, Vascular Medicine, Anticoagulation Management and ACS, Implantable Devices, SCD/Ventricular Arrhythmias, Atrial Fibrillation/Supraventricular Arrhythmias, Cardiac Surgery and Arrhythmias, Cardiac Surgery and CHD and Pediatrics, Cardiac Surgery and Heart Failure, Cardiac Surgery and SIHD, Congenital Heart Disease, CHD and Pediatrics and Arrhythmias, CHD and Pediatrics and Imaging, CHD and Pediatrics and Interventions, CHD and Pediatrics and Prevention, Acute Heart Failure, Pulmonary Hypertension, Interventions and ACS, Interventions and Imaging, Interventions and Structural Heart Disease, Interventions and Vascular Medicine, Angiography, Nuclear Imaging, Sleep Apnea, Sports and Exercise and Congenital Heart Disease and Pediatric Cardiology, Sports and Exercise and Imaging, Chronic Angina

Keywords: Acute Coronary Syndrome, Anticoagulants, Arrhythmias, Cardiac, Cardiac Surgical Procedures, Metabolic Syndrome X, Angina, Stable, Heart Defects, Congenital, Dyslipidemias, Geriatrics, Heart Failure, Angiography, Diagnostic Imaging, Pericarditis, Secondary Prevention, Hypertension, Pulmonary, Sleep Apnea Syndromes, Sports, Aneurysm

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