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Evaluating & Managing Patients With Congenital Heart Disease

Survivors of congenital heart disease (CHD) are at greater risk for neurodevelopmental issues from both biological and environmental risk factors when compared with heart-healthy children. As survival rates in CHD have improved,...

A New Guideline for Treating Hypertriglyceridemia

Hypertriglyceridemia can substantially increase the likelihood of patients developing heart disease when compared with those who have normal triglyceride levels. While treatment strategies for this condition are well...

CHD Risks High in Patients With Systemic Sclerosis

The prevalence of coronary heart disease (CHD) appears to be higher in patients with systemic sclerosis than in the general population. An Australian study team observed a 3.2 odds ratio of CHD in patients with systemic...

Restless Legs Syndrome & CHD Among Women

American researchers suggest that women who have had physician-diagnosed restless legs syndrome (RLS) for at least 3 years have higher risks of coronary heart disease (CHD). When compared with women without RLS, those with RLS...

High Blood Pressure: A Growing Problem in EDs

A recent analysis indicates that hypertension is a highly prevalent, significant issue for physicians nationwide, including those practicing in emergency medicine. Since 2001, the emergency department (ED) component of the CDC’s...

A New Guide for Revascularizing Patients With CAD

In the December 6, 2011 Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) and the American Heart Association (AHA) published guidelines on the management of patients undergoing...

Subclinical Hyperthyroidism-Associated Risks

Endogenous subclinical hyperthyroidism appears to be associated with increased risks of coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality and incident atrial fibrillation (AF). A large international investigation found that participants...

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