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How to Effectively Transition Patients from Pediatric to Adult Care

How to Effectively Transition Patients from Pediatric to Adult Care

The transition process can be challenging for patients and families, requiring a great deal of preplanning by providers.

FOURIER Trial Data Questions: Are PCSK9 Inhibitors The Right Choice?

FOURIER Trial Data Questions: Are PCSK9 Inhibitors The Right Choice?

Results of the FOURIER trial, presented at the 2017 ACC Scientific Sessions, raise questions about the efficacy of PCSK9 inhibitors as long-term therapy for patients with atherosclerotic CVD.

Case Study: Differential Diagnosis of Chest Pain With Radiation to the Neck

Case Study: Differential Diagnosis of Chest Pain With Radiation to the Neck

A man presents to an urgent care clinic with radiating chest pain. What's the most likely diagnosis?

Major Health Organizations Concerned Over Lack of Negative Clinical Trial Data

Major Health Organizations Concerned Over Lack of Negative Clinical Trial Data

Health organizations like WHO, FDA, and NIH have raised ethical challenges about the way clinical trial data is reported.

ACA: How To Improve Health Care for Medicaid Consumers

ACA: How To Improve Health Care for Medicaid Consumers

Widespread challenges make it difficult to provide optimal health care for all people using Mediciad.

HIPAA Fines and Corrective Action Plans: Protecting Patient Privacy

HIPAA Fines and Corrective Action Plans: Protecting Patient Privacy

In cases of serious HIPAA breaches, corrective action plans often accompany hefty fines levied by the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Dissecting the Latest Trends and Controversies in Cardiovascular Nutrition

Dissecting the Latest Trends and Controversies in Cardiovascular Nutrition

Recent evidence clearly indicates that patients should be eating whole foods rather than attempting to get vitamins and antioxidants from dietary supplements.

Q&A: Obtaining Informed Consent From Participants in Medical Research

Q&A: Obtaining Informed Consent From Participants in Medical Research

Despite being a relatively new concept in the US, informed consent of study participants in medical research is ethically essential.

HIV Infection Associated With Elevated Cardiovascular Disease Risk

HIV Infection Associated With Elevated Cardiovascular Disease Risk

Those with HIV infection experience an elevated risk for CVD, potentially exacerbated by the use of certain antiretroviral therapies.

Expert Q&A: Association Between Cytomegalovirus and CVD in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Expert Q&A: Association Between Cytomegalovirus and CVD in Rheumatoid Arthritis

An interview with Florian Kern, PhD, from Brighton and Sussex Medical School in the UK, discussed the link between cytomegalovirus and cardiovascular disease in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Affordable Care Act Repeal May Undo Reduced Heart Transplant Disparities

Affordable Care Act Repeal May Undo Reduced Heart Transplant Disparities

Heart transplant disparities have improved since the adoption of the Affordable Care Act; if the law is repealed, experts fear these disparities will return.

Noncardiac Surgery Risk Stratification: Best Practices

Noncardiac Surgery Risk Stratification: Best Practices

Coronary angiography and revascularization use prior to noncardiac surgery continues to be debated.

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and Genetics: Interview With the Experts

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and Genetics: Interview With the Experts

James E. Loyd, MD, and Wendy Chung, MD, PhD, offer insight into the role of genetics in pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Identifying At-Risk Patients Using Coronary Artery Calcium Scores

Identifying At-Risk Patients Using Coronary Artery Calcium Scores

Researchers argue that elevated coronary artery calcium scores increase the risk of adverse cardiovascular events even in young patients.

FDA Issues Guidance on Medical Product Marketing Language

FDA Issues Guidance on Medical Product Marketing Language

The FDA has released draft guidance documents for appropriate marketing communication on medical products and devices.

Dyslipidemia and Atherosclerosis Clinical Practice Guidelines

Dyslipidemia and Atherosclerosis Clinical Practice Guidelines

New guidelines for dyslipidemia management and atherosclerosis prevention include a wider range of disease stages and more aggressive intervention.

Oxygen Therapy for Acute MI: Best Practice or Harmful Treatment?

Oxygen Therapy for Acute MI: Best Practice or Harmful Treatment?

Evidence is lacking to support oxygen therapy for acute myocardial infarction.

Providers Fined for Lack of Business Associate Agreements

Providers Fined for Lack of Business Associate Agreements

In 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services made settlements with providers that violated a HIPAA policy to create business associate agreements.

Medical Training Changes Necessary to Improve Students' Well-Being

Medical Training Changes Necessary to Improve Students' Well-Being

Current medical education practices may be contributing to poor mental health of future physicians.

Coronary Heart Disease in HIV/AIDS: Confronting 2 Major Health Issues

Coronary Heart Disease in HIV/AIDS: Confronting 2 Major Health Issues

A review of cardiovascular disease burden, particularly coronary heart disease, in HIV/AIDS.

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