Can Bivalirudin Stand the HEAT?

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Harlan Krumholz interviews Peter Berger, an editorialist for the HEAT-PPCI study, about the paper’s findings.

Poor Retention of Guideline Recommendations

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Harlan Krumholz discusses a JAMA study that found a substantial proportion of Class I guideline recommendations were not durable over a 10-year period.

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: July 14th

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This week’s topics are leucocyte telomere length and the risk for CVD, and the association between alcohol and CVD.

11 Jul Richard A. Lange, MD, MBA and L. David Hillis, MD wrote a post
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Do FFR and IVUS Feed the Elephant?

Rick Lange and David Hillis wonder whether the debate about the role of FFR and IVUS in patient selection for PCI is a red herring in the larger issue of revascularization in patients with stable CAD.

10 Jul Colleen Kelley McIlvennan, DNP, ANP, Larry Allen, MD, MHS, and Dan Matlock, MD, MPH wrote a post
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Behind the Patient Decision-Making Process for a Destination-Therapy LVAD

Colleen K. McIlvennan, Larry A. Allen, and Daniel D. Matlock discuss their study of how patients choose whether to get a left ventricular assist device as destination therapy.

10 Jul David Mann, MD wrote a post
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Should Doctors Be Paid Overtime for Taking Call?

On call is the worst thing about being a doctor, and here’s why.

7 Jul Ben Goldacre, MB, BS, BA, MA, MBBS, MSc wrote a post
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Statins Are a Mess: We Need Better Data, and Shared Decision Making

The following open letter was originally published on The British Medical Journal‘s editorial page regarding the adverse effects of statins for patients with low risk of cardiovascular disease. It was written in response to an analysis by Abramson et al, and more information on the subject can be found here. I have two observations to…

7 Jul Richard Lehman, BM, BCh, MRCGP wrote a post
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Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: July 7th

This week’s topics include the effect of patients’ risks and preferences on health gains with plasma glucose level lowering in type 2 diabetes, a meta-analysis of revascularization vs. medical treatment in patients with stable CAD, and more.

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

This week’s topics include atrial fibrillation and cryptogenic stroke, higher potency statins and the risk for new diabetes, and more.

23 Jun Ethan J Weiss, M.D. wrote a post
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Unethical Health Screening: When Unnecessary Tests Do More Harm Than Good

Ethan Weiss discusses how unnecessary cardiovascular screening can lead to serious consequences.