Effective Resources for PAD | Opinion Article

About 10% of people with diabetes older than 40 have peripheral artery disease (PAD), but many will not get treated for it. Failure to detect PAD early can have significant consequences such as lower limb amputations and increased risk of heart attack or stroke.

Helpful Guidelines for Heart Health in Diabetes | Feature

A new position statement released by the American College of Cardiology Foundation, the American Diabetes Association, and the American Heart Association recommends that fewer patients with diabetes at risk for cardiovascular disease take low-dose aspirin than was previously recommended.

Conference Highlights: 2010 Society of Interventional Radiology Meeting | Conference Coverage

The Society of Interventional Radiology held its 2010 annual meeting from March 13 to 18 in Tampa, Florida. The features below highlight some of the news emerging

Early Observations From Look AHEAD | Opinion Article

Early results from the Look AHEAD study have demonstrated that intensive lifestyle interventions more than doubled the percentage of participants achieving optimal care goals, including reducing cardiovascular disease risk.

Battling CKD in Patients with Diabetes | Feature

The total number of new cases of chronic kidney disease (CKD) from diabetes in America is rising, but strides are being made toward better prevention and treatment of CKD, with the hope of reducing its burden in the future.

Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Annual Scientific Symposium | Conference Coverage

The 22nd Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics, or TCT, Annual Scientific Symposium was held from September 21 to 25 in Washington, DC, showcasing the latest advances in current therapies

Analyzing Poor Medication Adherence After MI | Opinion Article

Despite proven benefits of medication adherence, a large proportion of patients who have had an MI appear to discontinue use of their prescribed medications over time.

Guidelines for Intracranial Neurointerventional Procedures | Feature

Due to the rapid advancement in endovascular intervention, a scientific statement by the AHA and the ASA has been developed to address available evidence which supports the use of intracranial endovascular neurointerventional procedures.

Managing Thoracic Aortic Disease | Opinion Article

Scientific and clinical advances in medicine have driven the development of new guidelines, significantly impacting the diagnosis and management of aortic dissection, aortic aneurysms, and other forms of thoracic aortic disease.

Atrial Flutter: Current Concepts & Management Strategies | Feature

Physicians are encouraged to utilize evidence-based treatment strategies when managing atrial flutter, one of the most common types of atrial tachyarrhythmia, including options to convert patients back to normal sinus rhythm.

Should Fast-Food Chains Serve Statins? | Feature

Would you like a statin with your fries? British researchers have suggested that fast-food restaurants should hand out complimentary cholesterol lowering medication (in addition to their free

Risk of Dying from Coronary Heart Disease Drops 50% | Medical Blog

When it comes to the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), Americans seem to be heading in the right direction.  An article to be published in the

Adopting Aldosterone Antagonist Therapy | Opinion Article

Randomized clinical trials on the use of aldosterone antagonists in eligible patients with heart failure have shown an incremental 15% to 30% reduction in all-cause mortality. They

2010 Heart Rhythm Society | Conference Coverage

The Heart Rhythm Society held its 2010 annual scientific sessions from May 12 to 15 in Denver. The features below highlight some of the news emerging from

Updated Guidelines for Heart Failure | Feature

Newly revised guidelines on the diagnosis and management of heart failure (HF) outline recommendations for patients hospitalized with acute HF and incorporate findings from recent clinical trials.

Analyzing Cardiovascular Risks With PAD | Opinion Article

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a highly prevalent but largely undiagnosed condition that affects an estimated 27 million people in Europe and North America. Caused by atherosclerotic

Beta-Blockade: Minimizing Cardiac Risk During Non-Cardiac Surgery | Feature

Experts from the American College of Cardiology Foundation and the American Heart Association have released a focused update on the appropriate use of β-blockers in non-cardiac surgery. It helps clinicians identify patients who may benefit from β-blockade during the perioperative period.

Establishing Clear Criteria for Metabolic Syndrome | Feature

In an attempt to streamline the definition of metabolic syndrome, several professional organizations have released a joint statement that identifies specific criteria for the clinical diagnosis of the condition.

A New Consensus on PAH | Opinion Article

Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a complex, multidisciplinary disorder resulting from restricted flow through the pulmonary arterial circulation; this results in increased pulmonary vascular resistance and, ultimately,

Reducing Cardiovascular Events After PCI | Opinion Article

Research has shown that when compared with moderate-dose statins, intensive statin therapy can reduce major adverse cardiac events among patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). However, the

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