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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.

Improving Stroke Diagnosis Accuracy: An Expert Interview

Improving Stroke Diagnosis Accuracy: An Expert Interview

An interview with David E. Newman-Toker, MD, PhD, on reducing the frequency of misdiagnoses.

Sexism Continues to Persist in Modern Medicine: Q&A

Sexism Continues to Persist in Modern Medicine: Q&A

An interview with Elise Barney, DO on sexism in the medical workplace.

How Can Physicians Overcome the Challenges of Medical Liability Reform?

How Can Physicians Overcome the Challenges of Medical Liability Reform?

Two new bills for the reform of existing medical liability laws have been brought to the United States Congress.

Fasting vs Nonfasting Lipid Values and Cardiovascular Risk: Q&A With Advisory Board Member, Eliot Brinton, MD

Fasting vs Nonfasting Lipid Values and Cardiovascular Risk: Q&A With Advisory Board Member, Eliot Brinton, MD

Eliot Brinton, MD, FAHA, FNLA, president and director of the Utah Lipid Center, discusses the benefits of fasting lipid profiles in predicting cardiovascular risk.

Antihypertensive Use In Pregnancy Linked With Congenital Heart Defects

Antihypertensive Use In Pregnancy Linked With Congenital Heart Defects

Antihypertensive use in the month prior to conception through the third month of pregnancy resulted in an increased risk for congenital heart defects.

Does Moderate Alcohol Consumption Have a Role in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention?

Does Moderate Alcohol Consumption Have a Role in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention?

The effects of alcohol consumption on cardiovascular disease were explored in a population-based study.

Role of Race and Ethnicity in Cardiovascular Health

Role of Race and Ethnicity in Cardiovascular Health

Experts weigh in on how to improve racial and ethnic disparities in cardiovascular health.

Q&A: Health Law Expert on Medical Malpractice and Malpractice Reform

Q&A: Health Law Expert on Medical Malpractice and Malpractice Reform

Medical malpractice expert Michelle Mello, JD, PhD, talks malpractice reform in a changing political landscape.

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?

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