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2024

Volume 5, Issue 2, p45-72

Articles published in this issue are Open Access and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY NC) where the readers can reuse, download, distribute the article in whole or part by mentioning proper credits to the authors.

A Case of Purulent Pericarditis in the Setting of Streptococcal Pneumonia

Purulent pericarditis was a prevalent complication of streptococcal pneumonia prior to the antibiotic era. In this article, we report a 68-yearold male presenting with dyspnea, chest pain, left knee pain, diagnosed with S. pneumoniae bacteremia and septic arthritis with isolation of same pathogen from synovial fluid.

J Clin Cardiol, 2024, Volume 5, Issue 2, p45-48 | DOI: 10.33696/cardiology.5.052

Metabolic Syndrome and Risk of Early Heart Failure Rehospitalization in Older Adults: A Sex-Specific Analysis and Update

Metabolic syndrome (MetS) and heart failure (HF) remain important global health issues affecting young and older adults, independently contributing to HF hospitalizations and early rehospitalizations. Understanding sex-specific differences in HF research and accurately identifying risk of rehospitalization in patients with HF remains important for clinical decision making and management. We recently conducted a literature review and retrospective analysis of data specifically focusing on predictors of the 31 to 60-day HF rehospitalization timeframe among older women, as well as derivation of a conceptual model.

J Clin Cardiol, 2024, Volume 5, Issue 2, p49-53 | DOI: 10.33696/cardiology.5.053

A Case of Ruptured Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm

Introduction: Sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (SVA) is an abnormal dilation of one or more aortic sinuses located between the aortic valve annulus and the sinotubular junction. SVA rupture can cause shunting into cardiac chambers creating hemodynamic compromise and has a high morbidity and mortality requiring prompt recognition and treatment.

J Clin Cardiol, 2024, Volume 5, Issue 2, p54-58 | DOI: 10.33696/cardiology.5.054

Investigating the Hormetic Role of Resolvin D2 in Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease: Pathways to Biomarker Recognition for Resolvins?

Introduction: Resolvin D2 (RvD2), a mediator that helps resolve inflammation, plays a role in stopping the progression of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). Understanding how RvD2 levels relate to ASCVD risk could reveal its potential as both a treatment target and a biomarker. Methods: We examined the research by Liu et al., which used an analytical method that combined restricted cubic splines with multivariable Cox proportional hazard models. 

J Clin Cardiol, 2024, Volume 5, Issue 2, p59-64 | DOI: 10.33696/cardiology.5.055

Troponin: Think Before Testing

This is a high-value care-based quality improvement project that was carried out to decrease inappropriate troponin testing in the emergency department (ED) of a tertiary health institution in the United States with the goal of promoting evidence-based practices, minimizing waste, and enhancing the quality of care.

J Clin Cardiol, 2024, Volume 5, Issue 2, p65-72 | DOI: 10.33696/cardiology.5.056

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