Journal Watch: Cardiologia


 

ICD Lead Recall Frightens Patients and Physicians Alike

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Medtronic’s Sprint Fidelis ICD lead has been recalled because of concerns about its long-term performance.

By Mark S. Link, MD

October 24, 2007

Comparative Effectiveness of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention and Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

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A review of 23 randomized trials comparing PCI with CABG illuminates some relative risks and benefits.

By Joel M. Gore, MD

October 24, 2007

Covering: Bravata DM et al. Ann Intern Med 2007 Nov 20;

Clopidogrel Nonresponse May Not Be a Class Effect

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Findings from a crossover study suggest that most patients who do not respond to clopidogrel do respond to ticlopidine.

By Howard C. Herrmann, MD

October 24, 2007

Covering: Campo G et al. J Am Coll Cardiol 2007 Sep 18; 50:1132

Chronic Job Strain in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease

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Patients who stayed in stressful workplaces for more than 2 years after MI were found to be at heightened risk for recurrent events.

By JoAnne M. Foody, MD

October 24, 2007

Covering: Aboa-Éboulé C et al. JAMA 2007 Oct 10; 298:1652

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