Cardiology

#PWChat: Physician’s Weekly Live Chats on Twitter

  Physician’s Weekly strives to keep our readers informed with the latest news and information in the healthcare industry. There are many moving parts to healthcare, and

CME/CE: Updating Comprehensive Type 2 Diabetes Management

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists has updated its algorithm for the comprehensive management of type 2 diabetes. The algorithm emphasizes obesity as a risk factor for diabetes and its complications. It also stresses titrating medications appropriately and reinforcing the need to lose weight loss and use lifestyle therapies.

#PWChat Recap: Lipid Management in Patients with Diabetes & Heart Disease | Feature

Physician’s Weekly, along with Yehuda Handelsman, MD, hosted a live Tweet Chat on Thursday, April 27. This discussion focused on lipid management in patients with diabetes &

The Cardiac Cath Lab: Updating Best Practices | Feature

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions has updated its recommendations for best practices in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. The document outlines important updates and details on how cardiac cath labs should operate.

‘Connshing Syndrome’ Named as a New Cause of High Blood Pressure | News Brief

A new cause of high blood pressure has been identified by researchers, which could lead to major changes in managing the disease, say authors of a new report.

ACC Cardiology Hour at ACC.17 | News Brief

New Expert Round Table on the Hottest Trials From ACC.17 Watch the new ACC Cardiology Hour, an expert roundtable discussion of late-breaking clinical trials from ACC.17. Valentin

CME/CE: Key Concepts in Managing Complicated Pericarditis | News Brief

Significant advances are helping clinicians address risk factors and clarify the role of multimodality imaging, pathophysiology, and novel treatments in the management of patients with complicated pericarditis

Tweetchat: Lipid Management in Patients With Diabetes & Heart Disease | News Brief

Dr. Yehuda Handelsman will co-host a tweetchat with PW on April 27, at 9:00pm ET on lipid management in patients with diabetes and heart disease.

Statins May Benefit Cirrhotic Patients with Hepatitis B or C Infections | News Brief

Infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) can lead to cirrhosis as well as liver cancer. A Hepatology study from Taiwan has found

Managing Own Cholesterol Proving Difficult for Most Patients | News Brief

People who have high cholesterol may understand they need to manage their condition, but many aren’t sure how to do that, nor do they feel confident they

CME/CE: Conference Highlights – AHA 2016 | News Brief

New research was presented at AHA 2016, the annual scientific sessions of the American Heart Association, from November 12 to 16 in New Orleans. The features below highlight some of the studies presented at the conference.

Key Concepts in Managing Complicated Pericarditis | News Brief

Significant advances are helping clinicians address risk factors and clarify the role of multimodality imaging, pathophysiology, and novel treatments in the management of patients with complicated pericarditis

Aspirin, Anticoagulants, & Atrial Fibrillation | News Brief

Previous research shows that aspirin is not as beneficial as oral anticoagulant agents for reducing thromboembolism risk. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia worldwide

High-Dose Vitamin D Supplementation Does Not Prevent Cardiovascular Disease | News Brief

Studies have reported increased incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) among individuals with low vitamin D status. To date, randomized clinical trials of vitamin D supplementation have not

Mayo Clinic Researchers Demonstrate Value of Second Opinions | News Brief

Many patients come to Mayo Clinic for a second opinion or diagnosis confirmation before treatment for a complex condition. In a new study, Mayo Clinic reports that

New Blood Test Allows Doctors to Diagnose Heart Attack Quicker | News Brief

A team of researchers investigated how many heart muscle cells needed to die before they could be detected in the blood stream.

Most Major Heart Attacks Occur in People with Normal Cholesterol | News Brief

For decades, national guidelines on which Americans should take cholesterol-lowering medications relied heavily on an individual’s level of bad cholesterol (LDL). In 2013, new guidelines moved to

Body Weight Fluctuations Linked to More Deaths in People with Coronary Artery Disease | News Brief

Repeated cycles of weight loss and gain may be linked to higher risk for stroke, heart attack, and death in people with pre-existing coronary artery disease.

Multiple Tests Identified to Better Predict Heart Disease Risk | News Brief

Five simple medical tests together provide a broader and more accurate assessment of heart-disease risk than currently used methods, cardiologists at UT Southwestern Medical Center found. Combined,

Late-Onset Asthma & Cardiovascular Disease Risks | Feature

Asthma is a heterogeneous syndrome in which presentations can vary significantly between patients.   Although it is not usually recognized as such, there are different clinical subtypes

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