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"Lone" Atrial Fibrillation: Finding Optimal Treatment Strategies

"Lone" Atrial Fibrillation: Finding Optimal Treatment Strategies

Optimal treatment strategies for lone atrial fibrillation have been unclear, but more technological advances and understanding of disease are propelling researchers forward.

Chronic Thromboembolic PH Diagnosis and Management Update: Expert Q&A

Chronic Thromboembolic PH Diagnosis and Management Update: Expert Q&A

Development of CTEPH is associated with traditional thrombotic risk factors, including thrombophilias and inflammatory processes.

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Treatment Tailored by Race and Ethnicity

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Treatment Tailored by Race and Ethnicity

Future clinical trials on pulmonary arterial hypertension should include patients from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.

Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia and Pulmonary Hypertension in Preterm Neonates

Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia and Pulmonary Hypertension in Preterm Neonates

The most common chronic respiratory morbidity affecting preterm neonates is bronchopulmonary dysplasia.

Reducing Neurologic Damage After Stroke With Ischemic Preconditioning

Reducing Neurologic Damage After Stroke With Ischemic Preconditioning

Ischemic preconditioning may provide neuroprotective effects that reduce stroke infarct size and improve recovery times.

Cardiovascular Disease Risks With Fertility Treatment: What We Know

Cardiovascular Disease Risks With Fertility Treatment: What We Know

The underlying cause of infertility is a major variable in confirming the link between fertility treatment and cardiovascular disease.

Benefits of Inpatient Smoking Cessation Therapy Post-Myocardial Infarction

Benefits of Inpatient Smoking Cessation Therapy Post-Myocardial Infarction

Hospitals may be missing opportunities to start tobacco use treatment immediately after myocardial infarction.

Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Cross-Sex Hormone Therapy: Expert Opinion

Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Cross-Sex Hormone Therapy: Expert Opinion

In a meta-analysis of cross-sex hormone therapy use in transgender individuals, researchers found that transgender women may have a greater risk for CVD mortality vs cisgender women in the general population.

Pulmonary Complications After Noncardiac Surgery Ameliorated By Pulmonary Rehab

Pulmonary Complications After Noncardiac Surgery Ameliorated By Pulmonary Rehab

The risk of perioperative complications is increased by many factors in patients undergoing thoracic surgery.

CVD in Rheumatoid Arthritis: How Can We Improve Diagnosis?

CVD in Rheumatoid Arthritis: How Can We Improve Diagnosis?

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis have a significantly higher risk for cardiovascular disease, increasing their risk for morbidity and mortality.

Examining Cardiovascular Disease Risk Associated With Hepatitis C Infection

Examining Cardiovascular Disease Risk Associated With Hepatitis C Infection

Hepatitis C virus infection is a common cause of chronic liver disease worldwide and is associated with greater mortality.

Cardiac Rehabilitation: Changes, Challenges, and Clinician Perspectives

Cardiac Rehabilitation: Changes, Challenges, and Clinician Perspectives

An overview of cardiac rehabilitation use plus interviews with Monica Mukherjee, MD, MPH, FACC, FASE and with Jonathan Ledyard, MS, RCEP.

Assessing Chest Pain in ER With Short-term Risk Stratification Tool

Assessing Chest Pain in ER With Short-term Risk Stratification Tool

The HEART Score is a safe risk-stratification tool for chest pain, but it does not seem to do much for reducing hospital utilization and admissions.

Accountable Care Organizations: Evaluating Cost Savings

Accountable Care Organizations: Evaluating Cost Savings

Accountable Care Organizations are taking more responsibility for healthcare management, record keeping, and payments.

Managing Heart Failure: Improving Quality of Life and Preventing Excerbations

Managing Heart Failure: Improving Quality of Life and Preventing Excerbations

Heart failure is the number 1 reason for patient re-admittance to acute-care facilities according to the American Heart Association.

Atrial Fibrillation: Updates in Screening, Surgical Ablation, and Anticoagulation Use

Atrial Fibrillation: Updates in Screening, Surgical Ablation, and Anticoagulation Use

Anticoagulation under- and overdoing can be problematic in patients with atrial fibrillation.

Does NSAID Use Impact the Risk of MI?

Does NSAID Use Impact the Risk of MI?

The link between non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and risk for myocardial infarction has been found.

Clinician Opinion: The American Health Care Act

Clinician Opinion: The American Health Care Act

After the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act on May 4th, the true impact and cost of the plan remains unknown.

Congressional Budget and American Health Care Act Threaten Health Initiatives

Congressional Budget and American Health Care Act Threaten Health Initiatives

The repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act has stirred concern with a number of national health initiatives.

Lowering LDL Cholesterol HIV: Pitavastatin vs Pravastatin

Lowering LDL Cholesterol HIV: Pitavastatin vs Pravastatin

Pitavastatin had greater low-density lipoprotein-lowering effects than pravastatin.

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