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May 11th, 2015

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: May 11th

This week’s topics include a comparison of catheter ablation for persistent AF, left atrial appendage exclusion with the Lariat device, the obesity paradox in type 2 diabetes, and more.


January 26th, 2015

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: January 26th

This week’s topics include dietary sodium content, mortality, and CVD risk in older adults, the ROX CONTROL HTN study, and more.


January 5th, 2015

Healthy Habits of Young Women Lead to Long-Term Health Benefits

It may seem obvious, but a new study shows that young women with healthy habits are less likely as they age to get coronary heart disease or go on to develop cardiovascular risk factors like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or diabetes. Andrea Chomistek and colleagues analyzed data from more than 88,000 women participating in the […]


December 4th, 2014

No Evidence to Support Routine Use of Aspirin in Women for Primary Prevention

Although once widely recommended, aspirin for primary prevention has lost favor in recent years, as the large number of bleeding complications appeared to offset the reduction in cardiovascular events. But at the same time evidence has emerged demonstrating the long-term effect of aspirin in preventing colorectal cancer, leading some to think that the risk-to-benefit equation […]


August 18th, 2014

Disparities in Healthcare: Young Women Continue to Fare Worse than Men after an AMI

Dr. Aakriti Gupta confronts the necessity to continue to spread awareness of the risk of AMI to young women in her analysis of the findings from her recent study on the subject.


July 28th, 2014

No Reduction in Atherosclerosis Progression With Menopausal Hormone Therapy

More than a decade ago the Women’s Health Study produced surprising and important results when it showed that broad use of hormone replacement therapy did not reduce cardiovascular risk in postmenopausal women. However, the study also led to speculation that hormone therapy might be beneficial when delivered closer to the time of menopause. Now a study published […]


June 9th, 2014

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: June 9th

This week’s topics include the CORONARY trial, the association of azithromycin with mortality and CV events among older patients hospitalized with pneumonia, and more.


February 6th, 2014

First-Ever Guidelines Issued on Stroke Prevention in Women

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association have issued the first stroke-prevention guidelines that focus on women’s unique risks. Among the recommendations: Pregnant women with chronic hypertension or a history of pregnancy-related hypertension should take low-dose aspirin, beginning at 12 weeks’ gestation, to reduce pre-eclampsia risk. Preeclampsia is a risk factor for stroke later in life, […]


January 8th, 2014

Women in Cardiology: The Challenge to Have Both Career and Family

Monika Sanghavi shares why she’s tackling the important topic of the under-representation of women in cardiology and the reasons behind it, particularly the challenge of balancing a demanding career with family.


December 9th, 2013

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: December 9th

This week’s topics include targeted temperature management after cardiac arrest, the safety and efficacy of DES in women, and more.