Beth Waldron, MA

All posts by Beth Waldron, MA

February 17th, 2010

The Value of Statistical Modeling?

In this week’s “The Expert Is In” blog on CardioExchange, I interview Rodney Hayward about his very interesting and soon-to-be controversial paper just published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Rodney and his coauthors argue that the current lipid guidelines are misguided.  Specifically, the authors show that the NCEP ATP III guideline approach, in which lipid-lowering therapy targets specific goals, is […]

February 12th, 2010

Statins for Preventing CAD: Is It Better to Tailor Treatment or Treat to Target?

We welcome Rodney A. Hayward, MD, to this forum to talk about his recent article Optimizing Statin Treatment for Primary Prevention of Coronary Artery Disease (Ann Intern Med 2010; 152:69), which was coauthored by Harlan Krumholz, MD, Editor of CardioExchange. James de Lemos, MD, asked Hayward some key questions. We encourage you to ask yours and […]

January 5th, 2010

What Impact Might Health Care Reform Have on Cardiology Fellowship Training?

I work largely in a county hospital, and so I see firsthand the negative effects of underinsurance. However, I confess that when I read the newspaper, I start with the sports page … and pretty much finish with the sports page (unless there is something juicy in the entertainment section). One of my New Year’s Resolutions […]

December 2nd, 2009

Cardiology in the Big Tent
Helping our fellows make the most of a national meeting

I remember the first national meetings I attended as a fellow. They were sensory overload experiences: Huge crowds, stargazing at the cardiology luminaries, preparing and overpreparing for my own talks (attended by few beyond my closest friends), staying up too late at the lobby bars. Now, seeing this experience through the eyes of our own fellows, […]

November 2nd, 2009

Calling All Fellows and Fellowship Directors

Welcome to the fellows’ group on CardioExchange! Andy Kates is the fellowship director at Washington University, and I am the director at UT Southwestern; together, we are moderating this section of the website. We are excited about working with you! I also confess to some apprehension, as I tend to be a slow adopter of […]