Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: April 9th

9 Apr 2015 - 

This week’s topics include the PROMISE trial, the efficacy of folic acid therapy in primary prevention of stroke among patients with hypertension in China, and more.

Digoxin Use in Afib: Revisiting Data from ROCKET AF

9 Apr 2015 - 

Manesh R. Patel discusses his research group’s retrospective analysis of data on digoxin use among patients with atrial fibrillation in the ROCKET AF trial.

Bringing Clarity and Consensus to the Treatment of Hypertension in Patients with CAD

6 Apr 2015 - 

AHA President Elliott Antman discusses the recent scientific statement from the AHA/ACC/ASH on the treatment of hypertension in patients with existing CAD.

2 Apr Craig Cocchio, PharmD, BCPS wrote a post
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Liberal Changes to rt-PA Contraindications for Acute Ischemic Stroke

Dr. Craig Cocchio discussing changes to the contraindications for acute ischemic stroke, about which the FDA has been curiously silent.

30 Mar Richard Lehman, BM, BCh, MRCGP wrote a post
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Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: March 30th

This week’s topics include two papers comparing everolimus-eluting stents and CABG and a study of short-term exposure to air pollution and stroke.

27 Mar Jean-Pierre Usdin, MD wrote a post
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Fighting the Contradiction: A Hospital Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Smokers

Jean-Pierre Usdin is frustrated with his “Tobacco-Free” hospital’s accommodations for smokers that encourage them to keep smoking instead of supporting them to quit.

23 Mar Daniel B Mark, MD, MPH and Larry Husten, PhD wrote a post
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Putting PROMISE in Greater Context

The PROMISE trial, which was presented and discussed in a Journal Club forum at ACC.15, prompted some interesting discussion when CardioExchange covered it as a news story on March 14. Dr. Daniel B. Mark, one of the PROMISE investigators, now sheds further light on the trial in response to questions from CardioExchange news writer Larry…

23 Mar Richard Lehman, BM, BCh, MRCGP wrote a post
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Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: March 23rd

This week’s topics include antiplatelet therapy duration following bare metal or drug-eluting coronary stents, thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke, and more.

18 Mar Saurav Chatterjee, MD wrote a post
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Networking Opportunities and Cardiology Bootcamp at ACC.15

Saurav Chatterjee reports from the 2015 ACC conference with even more exciting opportunities for fellows in training and other health care professionals.

16 Mar Saurav Chatterjee, MD wrote a post
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Learning Opportunities for Fellows-in-Training at ACC 2015

Saurav Chatterjee reports on exciting opportunities for fellows in training available at the 2015 ACC conference.