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.
Improving Diet Over Time May Reduce Risk of Death
A new study found an increase in diet-quality scores over 12 years was linked to an 8%-17% reduction in mortality.
Hydroxychloroquine for Lupus Thins Thrombosis Risk
Long-term use of HCQ and low dose aspirin may work to reduce cardiovascular events.
Asthma History Linked to Left Ventricular Disease
The link between early asthma and left ventricular hypertrophy was independent of a range of major cardiovascular risk factors.
More Doubt Cast on CPAP for Reducing CVD Risk in Sleep Apnea Patients
Some find new meta-analysis results disturbing; others say they underscore the need for more focused research.
ED: The Tip of a Clinical Iceberg?
Is Erectile Dysfunction a CVD Equivalent?
The answer, and the evidence behind it, are essential knowledge for primary care.
Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines 3-Question Quiz
Rhythm vs rate control and which medication(s) for which patients, when, and why? Test yourself.
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.
ADA 2017: CV Complications of Diabetes
A1C vs FPG to diagnose prediabetes; prediabetes and CHF; and how much weight loss is too much? Reports from ADA 2017.
Hypertension Still a High-wire Act: 8 New Studies
Only half of patients with hypertension have this dangerous condition under control. Highlights of 8 new studies, here.
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.
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.
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