Posts Tagged ‘family history’

February 27th, 2012

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Weekly Review: Week of February 27th

This week’s topics include a study on chest pain (or lack thereof) in patients with MI and a trial of cardiovascular family history taking.

February 21st, 2012

More Rigorous Assessment of Family History Improves CV Risk Determination

Although family history has long been recognized as an important cardiovascular risk factor, usual methods to assess risk have not incorporated family history in a rigorous manner. A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds that systematically collecting family history in a primary practice setting significantly increases the identification of high-risk people. Nadeem Qureshi and […]

July 26th, 2011

Coronary and Cerebrovascular Disease May Differ in Their Heritability

Although coronary and cerebrovascular disease usually receive equal weight when family history is assessed as a risk factor, a new study suggests that family history may play a more important role in MI and ACS than in stroke or TIA. In an article published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics, Amitava Banerjee and colleagues report the results of […]

January 28th, 2011

She Doesn’t Mind that Her Heart Races … Do You?


This latest installment in our case discussion series is submitted by Alfonso E. Sierra, MD. We encourage members to submit cases that they believe warrant discussion. Selected cases will be presented to the community, and case authors will receive a $100 Amazon gift card. A 62-year-old woman comes in for a routine exam, with a history […]