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Cardiology

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

Emerging Drug Options: High Blood Pressure | Opinion Article

Hypertension affects approximately 70 million Americans and is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. It has been estimated that up to 65% of patients with hypertension

American College of Cardiology 2010 Scientific Sessions | Conference Coverage

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) held its 2010 annual scientific sessions from March 14 to 16 in Atlanta. The features below highlight some of the news

The 2009 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions | Conference Coverage

The American Heart Association held its 2009 Scientific Sessions from November 14 to 18 in Orlando. The features below highlight some of the news emerging from the

Conference Highlights: ISET 2010 | Conference Coverage

The International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy, or ISET, held its 2010 annual meeting from January 17-21in Hollywood, Florida. The features below highlight some of the news emerging

Preventing Occurrence of Microalbuminuria in Type 2 Diabetes | Feature

Data presented at Renal Week 2009 demonstrate that an angiotensin receptor blocker—olmesartan—appears to provide vascular protection in patients with type 2 diabetes by controlling blood pressure and

Highlights From CHEST 2009 | Conference Coverage

New research presented at CHEST 2009, the annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians, from October 31 to November 5 in San Diego

Conference Highlights: The AHA 2008 Annual Meeting | Conference Coverage

The American Heart Association held its 2008 Scientific Sessions from November 8-12 in New Orleans. The features below highlight just some of the news emerging from the

Preventing CVD in Women: A Focus on Lifetime Risk & Lifestyle | Feature

In 1999, the American Heart Association (AHA) published its first Guide to Preventive Cardiology in Women. The guide synthesized the most recent clinical research data and highlighted

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