TCTMD’s Top 10 Most Popular Stories for August 2022
ESC 2022 news dominated, but COVID-19, rising HF in the young, endocarditis, and new USPSTF statin guidance also made the list.
Hot Line clinical trials from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2022—including REVIVED-BCIS2, DELIVER, PANTHER, INVICTUS, and data on oral factor XIa inhibitors—were among our most-read stories of August 2022. Also making the list were our COVID-19 Dispatch, dispiriting heart failure trends, new US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) statin advice, and more.
PCI should not be undertaken to treat and improve left ventricular dysfunction, says Divaka Perera.
Black patients were found to be at greatest risk, with healthcare access and structural racism at the forefront of the disparity.
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These drugs improve outcomes and make patients feel better, Mariell Jessup says. “I think that’s a really important story.”
Clinicians should stay watchful for MI, myocarditis, and HF even out to 1 year later in people who never got vaccinated.
“These patients are shared between cardiologists and [their] dentists, so both parties need to play a role,” a researcher says.
The findings, from a patient-level meta-analysis, reflect the monotherapy already used today, ACC President Edward Fry says.
Though some see omissions, there are no great surprises in the task force’s advice, intended for a primary care audience.
Investigators were “floored by the results,” and can’t understand why the DOAC was linked with higher mortality.
There’s “intense interest” in finding out if factor XI/XIa inhibitors can cut CV events without increasing bleeding.
Find all of our coverage of ESC 2022 on our conference page including Beyond the Data interviews led by TCTMD Senior Clinical Editor Mamas Mamas, BMBCh, DPhil (Keele University/Royal Stoke University Hospital, Stoke-on-Trent, England), with the lead investigators from REVIVED and DELIVER. Our top feature article for August looks at the fast pace of innovation targeting atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease: Novel Targets, Gene Edits, and Vaccines: Is a ‘Golden Era’ Dawning for ASCVD?