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Cardiology General

The Shifting Treatment Landscape in Atrial Fibrillation

Jun 21, 2011

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a disorder found in approximately 2.2 million Americans, and the number of people with AF in the United States is expected to double over the next 30 to 40 years (Figure). ...

Reducing Cardiovascular Medication Errors

Jun 01, 2011

In-hospital medication errors contribute significantly to the estimated 44,000 to 98,000 deaths that are caused each year by medical errors. Cardiovascular medications are one of the most common drug ...

CHD, Heart Transplantation, & Survival

May 16, 2011

Adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) appear to have high 30-day mortality rates after heart transplantation but also have better late survival after their transplant procedure. Researchers in th...

Post-Exercise ABI Beneficial in PAD

May 16, 2011

Use of a post-exercise ankle brachial index (ABI) appears to be a powerful independent predictor of all-cause mortality among patients with peripheral arterial disease, or PAD, and provides additional...

Fruits, Vegetables, & Ischemic Heart Disease

May 16, 2011

A European study has found that a higher intake of fruits and vegetables appears to be associated with a reduced risk of mortality from ischemic heart disease (IHD). Patients consuming at least eight ...

ACC.11 & i2 Summit

May 02, 2011

Highlights from the American College of Cardiology’s 2011 Annual Scientific Session and Innovation in Intervention: i2 Summit 2011 include stenting following CABG, yoga reducing AF, restless legs sy...

Reducing the Burden of Peripheral Arterial Disease

May 02, 2011

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) affects an estimated 8 to 10 million Americans, a number that is expected to increase as the population ages and as diabetes and obesity become more prevalent. Clinic...

Updated Guidelines for Secondary Stroke Prevention

Apr 26, 2011

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) released updated guidelines to prevent subsequent stroke in survivors of ischemic strokes or transient ischemic attacks (TIAs). Spe...

Conference Highlights: The 2010 Veith Symposium

Dec 28, 2010

The 37th annual Veith Symposium was held from November 17 to 21 in New York City. The features below highlight some of the news emerging from the meeting. Analyzing Different Stenting Approaches for ...

Conference Highlights: American Heart Association's 2010 Scientific Sessions

Dec 21, 2010

The American Heart Association held its 2010 Scientific Sessions from November 13 to 17 in Chicago. The features below highlight some of the news emerging from the meeting. » Benefits Observed...

New Insights in Treating SFA & Popliteal Arteries

Dec 14, 2010

There is still considerable uncertainty about the best endovascular treatment strategies for patients with stenosis or occlusion of the superficial femoral artery (SFA) or popliteal artery. Percutaneo...

A Toolkit on Supervised Exercise for PAD

Dec 09, 2010

Clinical practice guidelines for treatment of lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD) include a Class I recommendation for supervised exercise training for patients with intermittent claudicat...

Effective Resources for PAD

Nov 30, 2010

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a clinical manifestation of atherosclerosis, which occurs when atherosclerotic plaque narrows arteries and decreases blood flow to the legs. An estimated 8 to 10 mil...

Helpful Guidelines for Heart Health in Diabetes

Nov 29, 2010

This Physician's Weekly feature covering guidelines for heart health in diabetes was completed in cooperation with the experts at the American Diabetes Association. Research has shown that patients...

Conference Highlights: 2010 Society of Interventional Radiology Meeting

Nov 16, 2010

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 from the meeting. For more informatio...

Early Observations From Look AHEAD

Nov 09, 2010

Type 2 diabetes continues to adversely impact life expectancy, quality of life, and medical costs. Compounding the problem is that obesity among patients with diabetes is also increasing, further impa...

Battling CKD in Patients with Diabetes

Nov 02, 2010

This Physician’s Weekly feature on chronic kidney disease and diabetes was completed in cooperation with the experts at the American Diabetes Association. Each year in the United States, more tha...

Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Annual Scientific Symposium

Oct 19, 2010

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 and clin...

Analyzing Poor Medication Adherence After MI

Sep 21, 2010

Approximately, 1.5 million cases of myocardial infarction (MI) occur each year. An estimated 5% to 10% of patients who survive an MI die within the first year after the index event, and half are rehos...

Guidelines for Intracranial Neurointerventional Procedures

Aug 24, 2010

Rapid advancements in endovascular interventions have facilitated the use of intracranial endovascular interventions to treat cerebrovascular diseases using minimally invasive intravascular techniques...