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.
AHA: Study Finds Celebrex Safe for Heart
Results of the PRECISION study are embraced by some and soundly criticized by others. What would you tell your osteoarthritis patients?
Diagnosis of Subclinical AF
Implantable cardiac monitoring devices now detect "silent" AF. But now that we "hear" it, what should we do?
Statins and Dabigatran: Possible Interaction?
A signal for increased risk of hemorrhage when the NOAC is coadministered with 2 statins comes as a surprise to some.
Tachy-brady Syndrome in an 85-Year-Old Woman
Tachy-brady syndrome can be a particular management challenge in an elderly patient. How would you manage Mrs Robertson?
Atrial Fibrillation and Sick Sinus Syndrome: A Clinical Catch-22
Concurrence of AF and SSS is common in older patients and presents a treatment conundrum. Can you balance safety and efficacy in this patient?
Battle Over Statins Highlights Two Camps Within Medicine
The "statin war" is about ossified ideologies and asks medicine's most primal question-"what is the role of medicine in society?"
Antihypertensives Affect Risk of Hospitalization for Depression
A new study found that commonly prescribed antihypertension drugs affect mood disorders--either positively or negatively.
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.
Politics Govern Treatment and More Medical News
Do doctors’ politics affect treatment decisions on, for example, drug use, firearms, and sexual behavior? Do yours?
8 Fairly Weighty Obesity Issues
As the prevalence increases, obesity continues to grow as a major health problem. Here are brief summaries of the latest research findings.
Mortality and Medicine: 6 New Findings
A short slide show highlights results of 6 new clinical studies that look at death, risk of death, and cheating death.
An App for Aspirin and Other Medicine in the News
An app for aspirin, an antidote for opioids: 2 of the 6 topics in our slide show of notable studies on the Web.
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