May 11th, 2015
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.
April 14th, 2015
A new study shows that after a divorce, people have an increased lifetime risk for myocardial infarction. Although previous studies have found that MIs occur more frequently in people who are divorced, this is the first study to prospectively examine the lifetime relationship between divorce and MI. In a paper published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and […]
March 2nd, 2015
This week’s topics include NSAID use in patients receiving antithrombotic therapy after MI, sauna bathing, Eugene Braunwald’s lecture on the war against heart failure, and more.
February 16th, 2015
Calculating cardiovascular risk has become a central and highly controversial component of cardiovascular guidelines. Now a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds that most of the commonly employed tools seriously overestimate the risk of people today. Researchers used data from 4,227 people enrolled in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) between 2000 and 2002 to assess the predictive […]
January 26th, 2015
This week’s topics include dietary sodium content, mortality, and CVD risk in older adults, the ROX CONTROL HTN study, and more.
January 18th, 2015
The CardioExchange Editors interview Lisa Rosenbaum about her recent commentary on patients’ emotional responses to taking medications as a factor in nonadherence to therapy for heart disease. The article is published in the New England Journal of Medicine. CardioExchange Editors: In the current model of healthcare delivery, care is fragmented into 15–20 minute clinic visits. Can […]
January 13th, 2015
A 40-year program in one poor rural county to combat cardiovascular disease appears to have been successful, resulting in reduced rates of hospitalization and death compared with other counties in the same state over the same period. The new findings are described in a paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Beginning in 1970, Franklin County, […]
December 22nd, 2014
This week’s topics include intra-arterial treatment for acute ischemic stroke and a comparison of high- vs. low-glycemic index diets on CVD risk factors and insulin sensitivity.
September 1st, 2014
This week’s topics include aortic valve stenosis, presenting the benefits of PCI to patients, and more.
July 14th, 2014
This week’s topics are leucocyte telomere length and the risk for CVD, and the association between alcohol and CVD.