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Cardiology and cardiovascular disease

The impact of antidepressants on depressive symptom severity, quality of life, morbidity, and mortality in heart failure: a systematic review

Authors: Rebecca Hedrick MD, Samuel Korouri BA, Emile Tadros BS, Tarneem Darwish MD, Veronica Cortez RN, OD, Desiree Triay RN, Mia Pasini RN, MSN, Linda Olanisa LCSW, Nathalie Herrera MD, Sophia Hanna BA, MA, Asher Kimchi MD, Michele Hamilton MD, Itai Danovitch MD, MBA, Waguih William IsHak MD, FAPA

This article reviews the literature on the impact of antidepressants on depressive symptom severity, quality of life, morbidity, and mortality in patients with heart failure.

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Kawasaki disease in siblings and a review of drug treatment

Authors: Steven King-fan Loo MBChB, FRCP, Kam Lun Hon MBBS, MD, FAAP, FCCM, Alexander KC Leung MBBS, FRCPC, FRCP (UK & Irel), FRCPCH, FAAP, Tak Cheung Yung MBBS, MRCPCH, Man Ching Yam MBChB, MRCPCH

This article describes the management of two siblings with KD
followed by a short review.

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Reducing residual thrombotic risk in patients with peripheral artery disease: impact of the COMPASS trial

Authors: José Luis Hernández MD, PhD, Francisco S Lozano MD, PhD, Vincent Riambau MD, PhD, Manuel Almendro-Delia MD, PhD, Juan Cosín-Sales MD, PhD, Sergi Bellmunt-Montoya MD, PhD, Javier Garcia-Alegria MD, PhD, Xavier Garcia-Moll MD, FESC, FACC, Juan José Gomez-Doblas MD, PhD, José R Gonzalez-Juanatey MD, PhD, Carmen Suarez Fernández MD

In this narrative review, data about how to reduce residual risk through the best antithrombotic
approach among patients with peripheral artery disease, with a particular focus
on the COMPASS trial, are updated in order to provide some
practical recommendations about its use in this population.

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Current perspectives on the use of statins in the treatment of dyslipidaemic patients: focus on pitavastatin

Authors: Lale Tokgözoglu MD, José Luis Zamorano MD

A meeting entitled ‘Current Perspective on the Use of Statins in the Treatment of Dyslipidemic Patients’ was held in Stresa, Italy, on 27–28th June 2019. This meeting report summarizes the main messages of the discussion with a special focus on pitavastatin, whose main features in different settings are described.

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Nail enthesis ultrasound and automated software-guided assessment of bilateral common carotid intima–media thickness in psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis: is there a correlation with clinical and laboratory findings?

Authors: José Alexandre Mendonça PhD, Lucas Nogueira Pansani MD, Mateus Basso Mimoto MD, Igor Tadeu Garcia Ferreira MD, Fernanda Bertucci Sanches MD, Thais de Campos Ferreira Pinto MD, Vania Aparecida Leandro-Merhi PhD, José Luis Braga de Aquino PhD

The objective of this study was to detect and correlate the changes that indicate the inflammatory and atherosclerotic process in psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis patients, using nail ultrasound and carotid artery intima–media thickness radiofrequency software.

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