The Silver Tsunami Quiz: CVD in the Elderly
The number of Americans older than 85 years will triple by 2050; are you ready? Take our quiz...
Getting the Dabigatran Story Right
A recent New York Times article on the novel oral anticoagulant dabigatran prompts Dr Mandrola to point out...
Quiz: Which Foods Affect Diabetes?
Test your knowledge of the nutritional influences in diabetes.
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Knowns and Unknowns: Lancet Reviews Lipids in CVD
The European Society of Cardiology is just over 10 days away, and given the onslaught of new data...
Clarithromycin Tied to Risk of Cardiac Death in Cohort Study
Current use of clarithromycin, but not roxithromycin, was tied to a small absolute increased risk of cardiac death,...
Biomarkers in Heart Failure: A Call to Arms
Ileana Piña explains the role of BNP in heart failure management today and what she hopes to learn...
More Fuel for SBP Target Debate in JNC 8 Guidelines: INVEST
The decision to "ease up" on systolic blood pressure targets in people over age 60 was one of...
Fenofibrate Works as Well in Women With Diabetes as in Men
Fenofibrate appears to work as well in women with type 2 diabetes as in men, according to a...
Standards Needed for Salt Studies As 'Big Food' Takes Sides
Of three global sodium-intake studies published last week, one expert says NUTRICODE, a sidebar in many media reports,...
Consider Total CVD Risk, Not Only BP, Meta-Analysis Suggests
A new meta-analysis suggests that blood-pressure-lowering treatment decisions should be based on overall risk of CVD, rather than...
Can You Deduce the Diagnosis from One Doppler?
Dr Ronald Wharton presents a preoperative transesophageal echo image for you to diagnose.
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Cardiology Conundrum: Aspirin for Primary Prevention
A recent FDA alert adds to the uncertainty about aspirin in primary prevention. Drs Mulvagh and Lopez-Jimenez sort...
GARFIELD-AF Off and Running in the United States
GARFIELD-AF coinvestigators Samuel Goldhaber and Gregory Piazza talk about US enrollment in this real-world registry of anticoagulation in...
August 15 News Podcast
Hear a review of the top cardiology stories for the week ending Aug 15
Intense Exercise Post-MI? Some Caution and Encouragement
Walkers and runners with an MI history showed steep drops in CV-death risk at much higher exercise levels...