Heart Beat: Cardiovascular News Roundup From MedPage Today

November 25, 2014

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1. Hypewatch: 100 Million Diabetic Americans in the Dark?
Is it true that 3 in 10 Americans don’t know their blood sugars are out of control?

2. AHA: Screening or Treating to Goal Equally Effective
Goal for asymptomatic adult diabetics: aim for LDL of 87.7 mg/dL and mean SBP of 130 mm Hg.

3. IMPROVE-IT Results Turn Up Volume on Guideline Debate
The great Vytorin (ezetimibe/simvastatin) vs simvastatin debate: results are in. . .

4. A Year or More of DAPT Cuts Risk After Stenting
Aspirin vs dual antiplatelet duel: combo reduces stent thrombosis and MI.

5. Top Five Data Releases at AHA Sessions
Five important findings you might not want to miss . . .