Clinical Edge

Summaries of Must-Read Clinical Literature, Guidelines, and FDA Actions

This Week's Must Reads

LDL-C Reduction with Evolocumab & PCSK9 Inhibitors, J Am Heart Assoc; ePub 2017 Oct 2; Toth, et al

Efficacy of Evolocumab in Patients with HeFH, J Clin Lipidol; ePub 2017 Sep 22; Hovingh, et al

Patient Access to PCSK9 Inhibitor Therapy, JAMA Cardiol; ePub 2017 Sep 27; Navar, et al

LDL Pattern & Mortality After Myocardial Infarction, J Clin Lipidol; ePub 2017 Oct 3; Pokharel, et al

Increased Risk of HF and AF in Patients With FH, Atherosclerosis; 2017 Nov; Hovland, Mundal, et al

Clinical Guidelines

AHA Guideline Says Meditation May Lower CV Risk, J Am Heart Assoc; ePub 2017 Sep 28; Levine, et al

Self-Care for the Prevention of CVD & Stroke, J Am Heart Assoc; ePub 2017 Aug 31; Riegel, et al

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Hypercholesterolemia

LDL-C Reduction with Evolocumab & PCSK9 Inhibitors, J Am Heart Assoc; ePub 2017 Oct 2; Toth, et al

Efficacy of Evolocumab in Patients with HeFH, J Clin Lipidol; ePub 2017 Sep 22; Hovingh, et al

Read more in Hypercholesterolemia

Imaging

Imaging Options for Diagnosing Myocardial Ischemia, JAMA Cardiol; ePub 2017 Aug 16; Danad, et al

Outcomes of Hypertensive Response During DSE, Circ Cardiovasc Imaging; ePub 2017 Mar 28; Abram, et al

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Arrhythmias & EP

Cognitive Decline in Patients with AF, Heart Rhythm; ePub 2017 Sep 21; Nishtala, et al

NOACs vs Vitamin K Antagonists for AF Ablation, Heart Rhythm; ePub 2017 Sep 13; Cardoso, et al

Read more in Arrhythmias & EP

Hypertension

Hypertension Control Among US Young Adults, J Clin Hypertens; ePub 2017 Sep 19; King, et al

New BP Guidelines for Children & Adolescents, Hypertension; ePub 2017 Aug 21; Flynn, et al

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Acute Coronary Syndromes

Risks of CV vs Non-CV Death After ACS, J Am Heart Assoc; ePub 2017 Sep 18; Fanaroff, et al

Stent Selection in MI Patients with AF, J Am Heart Assoc; ePub 2017 Aug 21; Vora, et al

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Lipid Disorders

AHA Issues Advisory on Dietary Fats & CVD , Circulation; ePub 2017 Jun 15; Sacks, et al

Fixed-Dose Combo Therapy for Prevention of ASCVD, Cochrane Database; ePub 2017 Mar 6; Bahiru, et al

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Stroke

Self-Care for the Prevention of CVD & Stroke, J Am Heart Assoc; ePub 2017 Aug 31; Riegel, et al

NOACs vs Vitamin K Antagonists for AF Ablation, Heart Rhythm; ePub 2017 Sep 13; Cardoso, et al

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Heart Failure

HeartWare HVAD System OK’d for Destination Therapy, Medtronic news release; 2017 Sep 27

Cardiac Involvement in Neuromuscular Disease, Circulation; ePub 2017 Aug 24; Feingold, et al

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Thrombosis

FDA Approves Bevyxxa for Prophylaxis of VTE, FDA news release; 2017 Jun 23

Systolic BP Within 24 Hours After Thrombectomy, J Am Heart Assoc; ePub 2017 May 18; Mistry, et al

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Practice Management

Therapeutic Patient Education for CV Self-Management , Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes; ePub 2017 Jun 19; Barnason, et al

Can Women with CHD Have Safe Pregnancies?, Circulation; ePub 2017 Jan 12; Canobbio, et al

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