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Effect of Glucocorticoid Use on Endothelial Function

Effect of Glucocorticoid Use on Endothelial Function

Glucocorticoid therapy is associated with increased cardiovascular and mortality risk.

Aortic Dissection Risk in Pregnancy With Marfan Syndrome

Aortic Dissection Risk in Pregnancy With Marfan Syndrome

There was a significant association for increasing aortic root diameter with later aortic dissection.

AHA/ACC Updated Guidelines on Peripheral Artery Disease

AHA/ACC Updated Guidelines on Peripheral Artery Disease

The American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology have updated their guidelines on peripheral artery disease diagnosis and management.

Rheumatic Heart Disease: Diagnosis and Management

Rheumatic Heart Disease: Diagnosis and Management

Learn about the comprehensive management of rheumatic heart disease with Jack Boyd, MD, clinical assistant professor of cardiothoracic surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Blacks and Hispanics Have Increased Proximal Pulse Wave Velocity

Blacks and Hispanics Have Increased Proximal Pulse Wave Velocity

Blacks and Hispanics have increased proximal aortic pulse wave velocity and characteristic impedance compared with whites.

Recurrent Pericarditis Risk Reduced With Anakinra

Recurrent Pericarditis Risk Reduced With Anakinra

Recurrent pericarditis occurred in 90% of patients assigned to placebo and 18.2% of those assigned to anakinra.

Echocardiography Screening Recommended for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Echocardiography Screening Recommended for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Independent predictors of valvular thickening or dysfunction were age, lymphopenia, thrombocytopenia, and presence of anti-Smith antibodies, hypertension, and/or antiphospholipid antibody positivity.

Peripheral Artery Disease Mortality Risk Increased With Meat By-Product

Peripheral Artery Disease Mortality Risk Increased With Meat By-Product

Patients with the highest levels of trimethylamine N-oxide had double the odds of dying during a 5-year period than those with the lowest levels.

Pulmonary Embolism as a Differential Diagnosis to Syncope

Pulmonary Embolism as a Differential Diagnosis to Syncope

About 17% of patients hospitalized for a first episode of syncope has a pulmonary embolism.

Carotid Artery Disease: Factors Leading to Cognitive Impairment

Carotid Artery Disease: Factors Leading to Cognitive Impairment

Patients with probable vascular cognitive disorder were older and had more frequent medial temporal lobe atrophy, cortical infarctions, and larger volumes of acute and chronic subcortical ischemic lesions.

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