According to results published in JAMA Network Open, nonwhite, low-income, and underin-sured patients were more likely to view the cultural competency of providers as important and less likely to report being treated with respect.
Cross-sectional study data published in the New England Journal of Medicine indicate that discrimination, abuse, and harassment are highly prevalent in surgical residency training, especially in female residents.
Patients with proximal left anterior descending artery stenosis were found to have comparable clinical outcomes when treated with percutaneous coronary intervention in the proximal LAD segment or with nonproximal angioplasty.
The increase in minimal microvascular resistance that occurs with age may result in progressive impaired capacity of coronary vasodilation in the pan myocardial region, and may affect ischemic heart disease pathophysiology.
Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants may be associated with lower risks for adverse events requiring hospitalization and reduced rates of major bleeding compared with vitamin K antagonists in patients receiving PCI for non-valvular atrial fibrillation who have an indication for anticoagulation.
Patients who received heart transplants from hepatitis C virus-positive vs -negative donors were found to have comparable survival at 1 year and patients who developed transplant-related hepatitis C responded well to treatment.
Although widely used risk scores provide insight into the prognosis of patients with heart failure, they should be improved to take into account sex- and group-specific disease phenotypes and etiologies.