This matched-cohort study evaluates the risk of cataract in the population undergoing percutaneous cardiac intervention procedures.
This autopsy study of all incident sudden cardiac deaths in San Francisco determines causes of death in individuals with cardiac implantable electronic devices over 35 months.
This study used the current American Heart Association guidelines to determine whether telemetry alarms affect patient management and found that, even with the alarms designated as emergency, there were few episodes of clinically important arrhythmias and change in patient management was uncommon.
In this Special Communication, Sharma and colleagues conclude that preparticipation cardiac screening in athletes should be performed by experts who fully understand the cardiovascular adaptation to exercise.
Huffman et al determine the impact of a low-intensity collaborative care intervention for depression, generalized anxiety disorder, and panic disorder among patients hospitalized for an acute cardiac illness. Davidson et al provide an Invited Commentary.
Buchhalter and colleagues describe features and outcomes of patients who underwent cardiovascular implantable electronic device deactivation. Also see the Invited Commentary by Matlock and Mandrola.
Fowler et al surveyed how patients 40 years and older describe the decision-making process for 10 common medical decisions, including 6 that are most often made in primary care. See the Invited Commentary by Lipkin.