Behnood Bikdeli, M.D.

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February 12th, 2015

Insights About the Use of IV Fluids in Patients Hospitalized for Heart Failure

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Behnood Bikdeli and Larry Allen discuss a retrospective study of the potential risks of IV fluids for patients hospitalized with heart failure who were treated with loop diuretics.


October 13th, 2014

Heart Failure Readmissions: Neighborhood Factors Matter, Too

For two decades, investigators have been studying the association between neighborhood characteristics and cardiovascular disease. A landmark study from 2001 showed that living in a socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhood was associated with higher incidence of coronary artery disease. Several studies have also shown an association between neighborhood characteristics, most notably the socioeconomic status (SES) and outcomes […]


August 11th, 2014

Potassium Supplements for Users of Loop Diuretics?

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Behnood Bikdeli interviews Charles Leonard about his PLOS ONE study investigating possible survival benefits from the empiric use of potassium supplements in new users of loop diuretics.


August 14th, 2013

Advanced Lipoprotein Analysis: Time for Widespread Implementation?

Will advanced lipoprotein analysis add real value to patients’ lives?


March 26th, 2013

Should the Use of IVC Filters be Filtered Until We Have More Data?

There’s been a remarkable increase in the use of IVC filters, but what is the evidence base behind this mechanistically appealing approach?


March 12th, 2012

5 Ways CME Misses the Mark

Some people critique Continuous Medical Education (CME) programs as spoon-feeding. As a young physician struggling to learn a lot of material, I actually appreciate a bit of ready-to-consume content that I can learn quickly and effectively. The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and other reputable institutions provide CME programs that, overall, help to keep physicians […]