Predicting PARADIGM-HF, or What to Expect When You’re Expecting

28 Aug 2014 - 

Larry Husten analyzes the expectations surrounding the upcoming release of PARADIGM-HF and its centerpiece LCZ696 from the perspective of the medical field as well as the world of economics.

An Electrophysiology Service Diagnostic Conundrum

25 Aug 2014 - 

A 57-year-old woman with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, long-QT syndrome after ICD implantation, and severe anxiety presents a unique diagnostic challenge.

The Niacin Controversy: What Do You Say to Your Patient?

21 Aug 2014 - 

In this scenario based on the HPS2-THRIVE study, Harlan Krumholz asks, “What do you say to your patient?”

19 Aug Sripal Bangalore, MD, MHA wrote a post
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Do Patients Really Have to Fast Before Lipid Testing?

Harlan Krumholz interviews Sripal Bangalore about his research group’s study of the prognostic value of non-fasting lipid panels.

18 Aug Richard Lehman, BM, BCh, MRCGP wrote a post
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Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: August 18th

This week’s topics include the three sodium studies from NEJM, the CLARIFY study, and more.

18 Aug Sunil Rao, MD, Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM, and John Ryan, MD wrote a post
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Radial Access for PCI in Women: A Registry-Based Randomized Trial

Harlan Krumholz and John Ryan interview Sunil Rao, lead author of SAFE-PCI for Women, a registry-based randomized trial of a radial versus a femoral approach to PCI.

18 Aug Aakriti Gupta, MD wrote a post
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Disparities in Healthcare: Young Women Continue to Fare Worse than Men after an AMI

Dr. Aakriti Gupta confronts the necessity to continue to spread awareness of the risk of AMI to young women in her analysis of the findings from her recent study on the subject.

18 Aug Sidney C. Smith, MD wrote a post
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Advice on Implementing the New Cholesterol Guidelines

CardioExchange’s Harlan M. Krumholz interviews Sidney C. Smith, coauthor of a new article, published in JACC, that reviews the major findings and recommendations of the 2013 cholesterol guidelines, as well as the recommendations’ implications for risk assessment, LDL lowering, and statin use. Krumholz: How have the new guidelines changed your practice? Smith: The new focus on…

14 Aug John Ryan, MD wrote a post
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The CardioMEMS HF System: What Do You Say to Your Patient?

In this scenario based on a patient’s question about the CardioMEMS device, John Ryan asks, “What do you say to your patient?”

13 Aug Paul S. Chan, MD, MS wrote a post
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With Health Disparities Research, Descriptive Analysis Isn’t Enough

Paul Chan takes a critical look at the shortcomings of the current state of disparities research and asks what we could do differently to improve the lives of others.