Heart age is higher than actual age, so many men don’t understand their risk of cardiovascular diseases and are missing opportunities to prevent them.
5 Top Apps for Primary Care
A quick review of: a great mobile ECG reference; a gout Dx tool; a contraception counseling aid; FPNotebook on mobile; and Klara.
Unexplained Chest Pain Carries Substantial Cardio Risk
British patients with chest pain who went undiagnosed in primary care had an increased risk of fatal/non-fatal CV events for at least 5 years.
Afib, Heart Failure, and Exercise
Is exercise safe in HF patients who have AF? Results of the HF-ACTION study are summarized in this short slide show.
Gout Rounds: 5 New Developments
Primary care can do more to help reduce gout morbidity, says a new review—plus 4 more studies on gout treatment and prevention.
NOACs No Longer Novel
A study of a global registry finds that prescriptions for direct oral anticoagulants have now surpassed those for VKAs. What do you Rx?
Dose-Adjusted DOACs: What Efficacy vs Warfarin?
Patients who require dose adjustment when taking direct oral anticoagulants have not been well studied. This large study is a good start.
E-cigarettes: Where there's No Smoke, there's Still Fire
Several clinical studies have added some clarity to the potential risks. Scroll through the slides for recent findings.
BP Variability Does More Damage than Hypertension Alone
Dr Bobby Lazzara reviews a new study that suggests reducing fluctuations in blood pressure in older adults could help prevent loss of cognitive function and verbal memory.
Dyspnea and Intermittent Chest Pain in a 64-year-old Woman
Video: Patient's ADLs were unaffected by symptoms until 2 days ago. She arrives at ED directly from PCP's office, after echo. Dx?
An Elderly Man with Worsening Chest Pressure
Patient describes worsening chest pain for 2 years; also easy bruising, bleeding. Follow ED exam on video. What's your diagnosis?
Atrial Fibrillation Video: Symptoms, Cardioversion Strategies
A nurse describes his own bout with atrial fibrillation—the symptoms and his attempts to cardiovert to normal rhythm—from his hospital bed.
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