Posts Tagged ‘diagnostic testing’

February 2nd, 2015

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: February 2nd

This week’s topics include less-tight vs. tight hypertension control in pregnancy, icatibant for ACE-inhibitor-induced angioedema, and more.

November 5th, 2012

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: November 5th

This week’s topics include fish consumption, omega-3 fatty acids, and cerebrovascular disease; HRT and cardiovascular disease in recently menopausal women; and more.

July 12th, 2012

FDA Issues Class I Recall of Cardiovascular Diagnostic Tests

The FDA announced on Wednesday a Class I recall of several lots of cardiovascular diagnostic tests aiding in the triage of heart failure, MI, and pulmonary embolism. According to the agency, the affected products do not provide the precision described in the package insert, which could lead to potentially fatal false-positive and false-negative test results. The […]

September 28th, 2011

Troponin Elevation in Skeletal Muscle Disease: Vindication for the Consulting Cardiologist?

In an elegant study that will resonate with the anecdotal experience of many consulting cardiologists, Jaffe and colleagues provide strongly suggestive evidence that elevations in “cardiac” troponin T may not be quite as specific for cardiac muscle injury as has been claimed (see CardioExchange News blog). Among patients with skeletal myopathies who had elevations in […]