Cardiology

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

Risk of Dying from Coronary Heart Disease Drops 50% | Medical Blog

When it comes to the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), Americans seem to be heading in the right direction.  An article to be published in the

Adopting Aldosterone Antagonist Therapy | Opinion Article

Randomized clinical trials on the use of aldosterone antagonists in eligible patients with heart failure have shown an incremental 15% to 30% reduction in all-cause mortality. They

2010 Heart Rhythm Society | Conference Coverage

The Heart Rhythm Society held its 2010 annual scientific sessions from May 12 to 15 in Denver. The features below highlight some of the news emerging from

Updated Guidelines for Heart Failure | Feature

Newly revised guidelines on the diagnosis and management of heart failure (HF) outline recommendations for patients hospitalized with acute HF and incorporate findings from recent clinical trials.

Analyzing Cardiovascular Risks With PAD | Opinion Article

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a highly prevalent but largely undiagnosed condition that affects an estimated 27 million people in Europe and North America. Caused by atherosclerotic

Beta-Blockade: Minimizing Cardiac Risk During Non-Cardiac Surgery | Feature

Experts from the American College of Cardiology Foundation and the American Heart Association have released a focused update on the appropriate use of β-blockers in non-cardiac surgery. It helps clinicians identify patients who may benefit from β-blockade during the perioperative period.

Establishing Clear Criteria for Metabolic Syndrome | Feature

In an attempt to streamline the definition of metabolic syndrome, several professional organizations have released a joint statement that identifies specific criteria for the clinical diagnosis of the condition.

A New Consensus on PAH | Opinion Article

Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a complex, multidisciplinary disorder resulting from restricted flow through the pulmonary arterial circulation; this results in increased pulmonary vascular resistance and, ultimately,

Reducing Cardiovascular Events After PCI | Opinion Article

Research has shown that when compared with moderate-dose statins, intensive statin therapy can reduce major adverse cardiac events among patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). However, the

Emerging Drug Options: High Blood Pressure | Opinion Article

Hypertension affects approximately 70 million Americans and is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. It has been estimated that up to 65% of patients with hypertension

American College of Cardiology 2010 Scientific Sessions | Conference Coverage

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) held its 2010 annual scientific sessions from March 14 to 16 in Atlanta. The features below highlight some of the news

The 2009 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions | Conference Coverage

The American Heart Association held its 2009 Scientific Sessions from November 14 to 18 in Orlando. The features below highlight some of the news emerging from the

Conference Highlights: ISET 2010 | Conference Coverage

The International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy, or ISET, held its 2010 annual meeting from January 17-21in Hollywood, Florida. The features below highlight some of the news emerging

Preventing Occurrence of Microalbuminuria in Type 2 Diabetes | Feature

Data presented at Renal Week 2009 demonstrate that an angiotensin receptor blocker—olmesartan—appears to provide vascular protection in patients with type 2 diabetes by controlling blood pressure and

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