August 19th, 2014
Do Patients Really Have to Fast Before Lipid Testing?
Sripal Bangalore, MD, MHA
Harlan Krumholz interviews Sripal Bangalore about his research group’s study of the prognostic value of non-fasting lipid panels.
December 17th, 2012
Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: December 17th
Richard Lehman, BM, BCh, MRCGP
This week’s topics include a study on ICD programming to reduce inappropriate therapy and mortality, a clinical review of diagnosing and managing supraventricular tachycardia, the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010, and more.
November 12th, 2012
Nonfasting Lipid Testing Gains Growing Acceptance
Larry Husten, PHD
Although fasting before a lipid test has long been recommended, a new study and accompanying commentaries make the case that nonfasting lipid levels are acceptable and may even be superior to fasting levels for the assessment of cardiovascular risk. Investigators at the University of Calgary analyzed data from laboratory tests obtained from more than 200,000 people […]