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1Regular wine consumption in chronic heart failureCirculation: Heart Failure, May 22, 2015  Clinical Article
2Comparison of intracoronary versus intravenous administration of adenosine for measurement of coronary fractional flow reserveCirculation: Cardiovascular Interventions, May 22, 2015  Clinical Article
3Stent thrombosis and dual antiplatelet therapy interruption with everolimus-eluting stentsCirculation: Cardiovascular Interventions, May 22, 2015  Clinical Article
4Baseline diabetes as a way to predict CV outcomes in a lipid-modifying trial: A meta-analysis of 330,376 patients from 47 landmark studiesCardiovascular Diabetology, May 22, 2015  Full Text  Evidence Based Medicine  Review Article
5Short-term intravenous sodium nitrite infusion improves cardiac and pulmonary hemodynamics in heart failure patientsCirculation: Heart Failure, May 22, 2015  Clinical Article
6Effects of sildenafil on ventricular and vascular function in heart failure with preserved ejection fractionCirculation: Heart Failure, May 22, 2015  Clinical Article
7Tafamidis in transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathyCirculation: Heart Failure, May 22, 2015  Clinical Article
8Prognostic significance of depression in blacks with heart failureCirculation: Heart Failure, May 22, 2015  Clinical Article
9Impact of intravenous lysine acetylsalicylate versus oral aspirin on prasugrel-inhibited plateletsCirculation: Cardiovascular Interventions, May 22, 2015  Clinical Article
10Randomized pilot trial of gene expression profiling versus heart biopsy in the first year after heart transplantCirculation: Heart Failure, May 22, 2015  Clinical Article

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We have Ranked, Sorted and Summarized the Latest Clinical Articles.

1Victims of childhood bullying at higher risk of cardiovascular disease in later lifeKing's College London News, May 22, 2015
2Beaumont offers new device to help patients with right-side heart failureBeaumont Health System, May 22, 2015
3Emory offering breakthrough heart failure monitoring deviceEmory's Woodruff Health Sciences Center News, May 21, 2015
4American Heart Association keeps the beat a capella style with new hands-only CPR training videoAmerican Heart Association News, May 21, 2015
5Metabolic abnormalities may increase cardiovascular risk more in black women than in white womenAmerican Heart Association News, May 21, 2015
6Atrial fibrillation after surgery increases risk of heart attacks and strokes, Loyola study findsLoyola University Health System, May 21, 2015
7PINNACLE India quality improvement program highlights feasibility of QI programs in resource-limited countriesAmerican College of Cardiology News, May 21, 2015
8First-of-its-kind study shows ECG sensors on smartphones detect atrial fibrillation in the general publicHeart Rhythm Society News, May 20, 2015
9New study shows save levels of exercise differ for men and women with atrial fibrillationHeart Rhythm Society News, May 20, 2015
10Late-breaking clinical trial results announced at Heart Rhythm 2015: New study examines performance of the worlds smallest pacemakerHeart Rhythm Society News, May 20, 2015

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Rho-associated kinase activity is a biomarker for cardiovascular events

As reported in Hypertension, rho-associated kinase activity is an independent predictor of cardiovascular events. The study involved 633 patients undergoing routine health screening examinations with a median follow-up of 42 months. There were 29 cardiovascular-related deaths, 2 myocardial infarctions, 20 revascularizations, 15 strokes, and 17 hospitalizations for heart failure. The HRs for first cardiovascular event, death, stroke, and revascularization were 2.19, 2.57, 2.14, and 2.68, respectively.

Relationship benefit in women with IHD

As reported in BMC Medicine, women who were married or living with a partner had a decreased risk of mortality (RR=0.72) after the first ischemic heart disease (IHD) event compared to women who were not married or living with a partner. The study involved 734626 women with no history of IHD who were followed for 8.6 y; there were 30747 women with a first IHD event and 2148 deaths.

AGEs increase cardiovascular risk in T2DM

As reported in Diabetes, elevated advanced glycation end products increase the risk for incident cardiovascular events (HR=1.31) in type 2 diabetics (n=218).

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