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ACC/AHA/ASE Release Joint Statement on Echocardiography Training

ACC/AHA/ASE Release Joint Statement on Echocardiography Training

The ACC/AHA/ASE have released an updated advanced training joint statement on echocardiography for hospital medical staff, clinicians, and other healthcare providers.

Protecting Patient Privacy: HIPAA Compliance in the Electronic Age

Protecting Patient Privacy: HIPAA Compliance in the Electronic Age

The complexities of today's high-tech methods of communication, data sharing, and data storage lay practices open to unforeseen and constantly changing threats, requiring vigilance and training of medical staff.

Infection and Infarction: Cause and Effect?

Infection and Infarction: Cause and Effect?

Investigators sought to confirm long-standing hypotheses that acute infections can lead to myocardial infarction.

In the Spotlight: How Racism Affects the Healthcare Workforce

In the Spotlight: How Racism Affects the Healthcare Workforce

Racism is embedded in all US institutions, including medicine — so what steps are being taken to improve the well-being of the healthcare workforce?

Societies Release Updated Guidelines for the Management of Atrial Fibrillation

Societies Release Updated Guidelines for the Management of Atrial Fibrillation

In order to revise the guidelines, the Task Force reviewed clinical trials presented at the annual scientific meetings of the ACC, AHA, HRS, and European Society of Cardiology in addition to other peer-reviewed, published data.

Banding Together: How Some Physicians Are Fighting the MOC Program

Banding Together: How Some Physicians Are Fighting the MOC Program

A group of physicians has banded together to file a class-action lawsuit against the American Board of Internal Medicine and the organization's monopolization on the process of board certification.

Societies Publish Appropriate Use Criteria for Multimodality Imaging in Nonvalvular Heart Disease

Societies Publish Appropriate Use Criteria for Multimodality Imaging in Nonvalvular Heart Disease

Updated appropriate use criteria addresses the use of multimodality imaging for evaluation of cardiac structure and function in nonvalvular heart disease.

Pulmonary Hypertension Screening Adaptations for Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Pulmonary Hypertension Screening Adaptations for Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Because standardized approaches for echocardiographic screening are impractical for certain subgroups of people with congenital heart disease, experts offered screening adaptations for pulmonary hypertension.

Familial Hypercholesterolemia: An Underdiagnosed Disease Gets a Second Look

Familial Hypercholesterolemia: An Underdiagnosed Disease Gets a Second Look

Despite the frequency with which it occurs, familial hypercholesterolemia often goes undiagnosed, with only 10% of affected patients aware of this genetic disorder.

Addressing Workplace Violence Against Physicians

Addressing Workplace Violence Against Physicians

Once revered and idolized by society and patients, physicians are increasingly being subjected to verbal and physical violence at work.

ACC, AHA Publish Appropriate Use Criteria Guidelines for Peripheral Artery Intervention

ACC, AHA Publish Appropriate Use Criteria Guidelines for Peripheral Artery Intervention

In publishing updated appropriate use criteria, the organizations hope to provide guidance to clinicians who may refer patients for revascularization therapy.

Navigating Social Media Issues in Medical Practice: An Expert Interview

Navigating Social Media Issues in Medical Practice: An Expert Interview

Issues that affect employees in all industries are compounded by a unique set of additional concerns that affect employees of medical practices.

Questions Remain Regarding VTE Recurrence in Older Adults

Questions Remain Regarding VTE Recurrence in Older Adults

Venous thromboembolism recurrence risk may not be any higher in older patients than in younger patients.

The Role of Viral Infections and Vaccines in the Pathogenesis of Antiphospholipid Syndrome

The Role of Viral Infections and Vaccines in the Pathogenesis of Antiphospholipid Syndrome

Recent evidence links specific bacterial, viral infections, and vaccination to the development of APS, but these associations are not clear-cut.

Should Infants Be Treated With vWF Concentrate After Cardiac Surgery?

Should Infants Be Treated With vWF Concentrate After Cardiac Surgery?

Researchers comment on the implications of treating newborns and infants with von Willebrand factor (VWF) concentrate.

Investigating the Link Between Atrial Fibrillation and Type 2 Diabetes

Investigating the Link Between Atrial Fibrillation and Type 2 Diabetes

Compared with the general population, patients with type 2 diabetes are at a 35% to 60% greater risk for atrial fibrillation.

Bipolar Disorder and the Cardiovascular System

Bipolar Disorder and the Cardiovascular System

Screening for cardiovascular disease risk is recommended for clinicians who manage patients with bipolar disorder.

Risk Factors for Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease in the South Asian Population

Risk Factors for Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease in the South Asian Population

South Asians exhibit the highest rates of ASCVD among all ethnic groups, and the highest prevalence is in younger age groups; up to 25% of myocardial infarctions in India occur in individuals younger than 40 years of age.

PCSK9 Inhibition: Benefits Outweigh Risks in Patients With Diabetes

PCSK9 Inhibition: Benefits Outweigh Risks in Patients With Diabetes

Statin therapy is the first line of defense against high LDL-C and the risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in individuals with diabetes.

ASPREE Trial: Aspirin Associated With Higher Mortality, Hemorrhage Risk in Older Adults

ASPREE Trial: Aspirin Associated With Higher Mortality, Hemorrhage Risk in Older Adults

The use of aspirin in healthy elderly patients as a preventative strategy was associated with no prolongation of long-term disability-free survival compared with placebo.

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