Putting Your Heart Into Your Music: Beethoven’s Cardiac Arrhythmia

19 Jan 2015 - 

Zachary Goldberger discusses his collaborative study of the relationship between cardiac health and musical composition inspired by the work of Ludwig van Beethoven.

“I’m Just Not a Pill Person”: Emotional Underpinnings of Nonadherence

18 Jan 2015 - 

The CardioExchange Editors interview Lisa Rosenbaum about her recent commentary on patients’ emotional responses to taking medications as a factor in nonadherence to therapy for heart disease. The article is published in the New England Journal of Medicine. CardioExchange Editors: In the current model of healthcare delivery, care is fragmented into 15–20 minute clinic visits….

Low-Quality Discharge Summaries May Have Consequences

15 Jan 2015 - 

Leora Horwitz discusses her research group’s study of the association between the quality of discharge summaries and risk for readmission for heart failure.

12 Jan Richard Lehman, BM, BCh, MRCGP wrote a post
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Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: January 12th

This week’s topics include the effects of BP reduction in mild hypertension, the association between dietary whole grain intake and risk of mortality, and more.

9 Jan Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM and John Ryan, MD wrote a post
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5 Jan Richard Lehman, BM, BCh, MRCGP wrote a post
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Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: January 5th

This week’s topics include metformin in patients with type 2 diabetes and kidney disease, mortality and treatment patterns among patients hospitalized with acute CV conditions during national cardiology meetings, and more.

5 Jan Eiran Gorodeski, MD, MPH wrote a post
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Screening Heart-Failure Patients for Cognitive Impairment at Discharge

Eiran Gorodeski discusses his research group’s study of cognitive-impairment screening for patients who are hospitalized for heart failure.

24 Dec Rory J Spiegel, MD wrote a post
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An Examination of MR CLEAN

Rory Spiegel examines why the MR CLEAN trial of interventional therapy for acute ischemic stroke succeeded where its predecessors failed.

22 Dec Richard Lehman, BM, BCh, MRCGP wrote a post
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Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: December 22nd

This week’s topics include intra-arterial treatment for acute ischemic stroke and a comparison of high- vs. low-glycemic index diets on CVD risk factors and insulin sensitivity.

18 Dec Stacy Tessler Lindau, MD, MAPP wrote a post
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Demystifying the Taboo of Sex Counseling After Acute MI

Stacy Lindau discusses her research group’s study of sexual-activity counseling for adults, age 18 to 55, in the U.S. and Spain during the first month after acute MI.