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#PWChat Recap: Lipid Management in Patients with Diabetes & Heart Disease | Feature

Physician’s Weekly, along with Yehuda Handelsman, MD, hosted a live Tweet Chat on Thursday, April 27. This discussion focused on lipid management in patients with diabetes &

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The Cardiac Cath Lab: Updating Best Practices | Feature

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions has updated its recommendations for best practices in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. The document outlines important updates and details on how cardiac cath labs should operate.

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‘Connshing Syndrome’ Named as a New Cause of High Blood Pressure | News Brief

A new cause of high blood pressure has been identified by researchers, which could lead to major changes in managing the disease, say authors of a new report.

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Coronary Heart Disease: Stagnation in Young Adults & Women | Feature

A study has found that coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality rates are falling rapidly in older people but not in younger adults, particularly young women. A greater emphasis on providing primary prevention approaches is necessary to reduce the burden of CHD.

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Tweetchat: Lipid Management in Patients With Diabetes & Heart Disease | Feature

Dr. Yehuda Handelsman will co-host a tweetchat with PW on April 27, at 9:00pm ET on lipid management in patients with diabetes and heart disease.

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Statins May Benefit Cirrhotic Patients with Hepatitis B or C Infections | News Brief

Infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) can lead to cirrhosis as well as liver cancer. A Hepatology study from Taiwan has found

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Managing Own Cholesterol Proving Difficult for Most Patients | News Brief

People who have high cholesterol may understand they need to manage their condition, but many aren’t sure how to do that, nor do they feel confident they

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CME/CE: Conference Highlights – AHA 2016 | News Brief

New research was presented at AHA 2016, the annual scientific sessions of the American Heart Association, from November 12 to 16 in New Orleans. The features below

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Key Concepts in Managing Complicated Pericarditis | News Brief

Significant advances are helping clinicians address risk factors and clarify the role of multimodality imaging, pathophysiology, and novel treatments in the management of patients with complicated pericarditis

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Aspirin, Anticoagulants, & Atrial Fibrillation | News Brief

Previous research shows that aspirin is not as beneficial as oral anticoagulant agents for reducing thromboembolism risk. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia worldwide

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High-Dose Vitamin D Supplementation Does Not Prevent Cardiovascular Disease | News Brief

Studies have reported increased incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) among individuals with low vitamin D status. To date, randomized clinical trials of vitamin D supplementation have not

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Mayo Clinic Researchers Demonstrate Value of Second Opinions | News Brief

Many patients come to Mayo Clinic for a second opinion or diagnosis confirmation before treatment for a complex condition. In a new study, Mayo Clinic reports that

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New Blood Test Allows Doctors to Diagnose Heart Attack Quicker | News Brief

A team of researchers investigated how many heart muscle cells needed to die before they could be detected in the blood stream.

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Illustrating-the-Importance-of-Cholesterol-feature-image

Most Major Heart Attacks Occur in People with Normal Cholesterol | News Brief

For decades, national guidelines on which Americans should take cholesterol-lowering medications relied heavily on an individual’s level of bad cholesterol (LDL). In 2013, new guidelines moved to

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Body Weight Fluctuations Linked to More Deaths in People with Coronary Artery Disease | News Brief

Repeated cycles of weight loss and gain may be linked to higher risk for stroke, heart attack, and death in people with pre-existing coronary artery disease.

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Multiple Tests Identified to Better Predict Heart Disease Risk | News Brief

Five simple medical tests together provide a broader and more accurate assessment of heart-disease risk than currently used methods, cardiologists at UT Southwestern Medical Center found. Combined,

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Late-Onset Asthma & Cardiovascular Disease Risks | Feature

Asthma is a heterogeneous syndrome in which presentations can vary significantly between patients.   Although it is not usually recognized as such, there are different clinical subtypes

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Heart-Disease-Sex-Stress-Feature

Is Sexual Activity Safe After a Heart Attack? | Feature

Current guidelines recommend that physicians counsel patients about resuming sex after acute myocardial infarctions.

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Treating Hard-to-Reach Patients with Health Information Exchanges & Mobile Devices | Feature

A survey indicates that several factors appear to be associated with a willingness to engage in mobile health information exchanges. This information should be considered when developing and tailoring mobile technologies for patient-clinician communication.

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New Study Finds Potential Breakthrough in Determining Who’s at Risk for Heart Attacks | News Brief

Findings of a new study by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute may be a “game-changer” for determining who’s at risk of a heart attack, they say.

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