Docs on a Plane: Obligations in In-Flight Emergencies?

It’s your first real vacation in 2 years and the cabin loudspeaker comes on: “Is there a doctor on board?” Now what? Ethically, if you can help, you should help, but there is no duty to an ill or injured passenger to compel your...

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Catheter Ablation Improves AF Outcomes in Minorities

Catheter ablation significantly improved major clinical outcomes compared with drug thera- py among racial or ethnic minorities with atrial fibrillation (AF) enrolled in the CABANA trial, according to a study published in the...

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Conference Highlights: Heart Rhythm 2021

New research was presented at Heart Rhythm 2021, the hybrid annual meeting of the Heart Rhythm Society, held virtually starting June 30 and in person from July 28-31, in Boston. The features below highlight some of the studies...

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Friction in Healthcare – Why More Could Be Better

In Silicon Valley, the concept of friction is the idea that you must remove every bit of inconvenience or work that gets in the way of a digital interaction. It’s about making things as easy as possible to get done. I’ve been...

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Debunking 4 Common Weight & Obesity Myths

By Jenny Seger, MD, FOMA, Diplomate ABOM, ABFM When it comes to topics about weight loss and obesity, there is a sea of misinformation. As healthcare professionals, we frequently encounter patients who have incorrect ideas and...

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PW PODCAST: Telemedicine & Physician Licensure

During a recent PW Podcast episode, we spoke with Ateev Mehrotra, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School; and Associate Professor of Medicine and Hospitalist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical...

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E-Cigarette Use & Coronary Vascular Dysfunction

Research has indicated that chronic combustible cigarette users are at an increased risk of developing coronary artery disease and heart attacks due to disturbances in blood flow. For a study published in Circulation, Florian...

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PW PODCAST: Understanding HFpEF

During a recent PW Podcast episode, we spoke with Marc Bonaca, MD, MPH, Executive Director of CPC Clinical Research; and Associate Professor in the Division of Cardiology, Director of Vascular Research, and William R. Hiatt...

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