Cardiology

Increasing Awareness of Atrial Fibrillation | Feature

A new educational program urges clinicians to communicate with their patients about their awareness of atrial fibrillation, a condition linked to increased risk of stroke.

Improving Health in Patients With Heart Failure | Feature

A scientific statement from the American Heart Association defines self-care behaviors for managing heart failure. It identifies patient, physician, and healthcare system barriers and offers interventions to promote self-care.

Conference Highlights: ISET 2011 | Conference Coverage

These features highlight some of the studies that emerged from the International Symposium of Endovascular Therapy 2011 meeting, including carotid angioplasty in high- and low-risk patients, safety and efficacy

Empowering Patients to Reduce Their CVD Risk | Feature

A new scientific statement identifies multiple evidence-based strategies that healthcare providers can use to help patients embrace diet and physical activity changes that lower their risk for cardiovascular diseases.

Making the Case for Statins | Feature

National guidelines recommend patients with ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack be put on lipid-lowering therapies such as statins during hospitalization and continue this treatment, even after they are discharged.

Conference Highlights: The 2010 Veith Symposium | Conference Coverage

The 37th annual Veith Symposium was held from November 17 to 21 in New York City. The features below highlight some of the news emerging from the

Conference Highlights: American Heart Association’s 2010 Scientific Sessions | Conference Coverage

The American Heart Association held its 2010 Scientific Sessions from November 13 to 17 in Chicago. The features below highlight some of the news emerging from the

New Insights in Treating SFA & Popliteal Arteries | Opinion Article

There is still considerable uncertainty about the best endovascular treatment strategies for patients with stenosis or occlusion of the superficial femoral artery (SFA) or popliteal artery. Percutaneous

A Toolkit on Supervised Exercise for PAD | Opinion Article

Prospective studies and meta-analyses have consistently shown that supervised exercise for patients with intermittent claudication can increase their walking distances, quality of life, and function.

Effective Resources for PAD | Opinion Article

About 10% of people with diabetes older than 40 have peripheral artery disease (PAD), but many will not get treated for it. Failure to detect PAD early can have significant consequences such as lower limb amputations and increased risk of heart attack or stroke.

Helpful Guidelines for Heart Health in Diabetes | Feature

A new position statement released by the American College of Cardiology Foundation, the American Diabetes Association, and the American Heart Association recommends that fewer patients with diabetes at risk for cardiovascular disease take low-dose aspirin than was previously recommended.

Conference Highlights: 2010 Society of Interventional Radiology Meeting | Conference Coverage

The Society of Interventional Radiology held its 2010 annual meeting from March 13 to 18 in Tampa, Florida. The features below highlight some of the news emerging

Early Observations From Look AHEAD | Opinion Article

Early results from the Look AHEAD study have demonstrated that intensive lifestyle interventions more than doubled the percentage of participants achieving optimal care goals, including reducing cardiovascular disease risk.

Battling CKD in Patients with Diabetes | Feature

The total number of new cases of chronic kidney disease (CKD) from diabetes in America is rising, but strides are being made toward better prevention and treatment of CKD, with the hope of reducing its burden in the future.

Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Annual Scientific Symposium | Conference Coverage

The 22nd Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics, or TCT, Annual Scientific Symposium was held from September 21 to 25 in Washington, DC, showcasing the latest advances in current therapies

Analyzing Poor Medication Adherence After MI | Opinion Article

Despite proven benefits of medication adherence, a large proportion of patients who have had an MI appear to discontinue use of their prescribed medications over time.

Guidelines for Intracranial Neurointerventional Procedures | Feature

Due to the rapid advancement in endovascular intervention, a scientific statement by the AHA and the ASA has been developed to address available evidence which supports the use of intracranial endovascular neurointerventional procedures.

Managing Thoracic Aortic Disease | Opinion Article

Scientific and clinical advances in medicine have driven the development of new guidelines, significantly impacting the diagnosis and management of aortic dissection, aortic aneurysms, and other forms of thoracic aortic disease.

Atrial Flutter: Current Concepts & Management Strategies | Feature

Physicians are encouraged to utilize evidence-based treatment strategies when managing atrial flutter, one of the most common types of atrial tachyarrhythmia, including options to convert patients back to normal sinus rhythm.

Should Fast-Food Chains Serve Statins? | Feature

Would you like a statin with your fries? British researchers have suggested that fast-food restaurants should hand out complimentary cholesterol lowering medication (in addition to their free

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