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Intense Exercise Doesn’t Eliminate the Hazard of Intense Sitting (19 Jan 2015)

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A large new analysis published in Annals of Internal Medicine supports earlier observations that the health hazards of sedentary behavior aren’t completely neutralized by exercise. Researchers in Toronto scoured the literature to find studies that assessed the health effects of sedentary behavior adjusted for physical activity. They found 47 studies, including 13 that assessed all-cause mortality, 14…

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Putting Your Heart Into Your Music: Beethoven’s Cardiac Arrhythmia (19 Jan 2015)

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Zachary Goldberger, MD, MS

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

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Optimum Salt Intake in Elderly Remains Elusive (19 Jan 2015)

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A new study offers fresh evidence that current salt recommendations should be taken with, well, a grain of salt. Current guidelines now recommend that everyone should have sodium intake levels below 2300 mg per day. For many people at higher risk, including everyone over 50 years of age, sodium intake should be below 1500 mg/d….

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“I’m Just Not a Pill Person”: Emotional Underpinnings of Nonadherence (18 Jan 2015)

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Lisa Rosenbaum, MD

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….

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Hidden Clinical Trial Data: A Dam About to Burst (14 Jan 2015)

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Two important new developments may mean that many more researchers will soon be able to access and analyze data from many more clinical trials. In recent years, in response to troubling and far-reaching questions about the availability and reliability of clinical trial data, reformers have called for new policies that would require drug companies and…

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Ticagrelor Improves Outcomes After Myocardial Infarction (14 Jan 2015)

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For the first time, a very large trial has shown that dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) improves cardiovascular outcomes when given to patients 1 to 3 years after a myocardial infarction. Because DAPT has been shown previously to reduce the high risk of recurrent events for up to a year following an MI, it is considered to be standard…

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40-Year Effort in One Rural County to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease Found Successful (13 Jan 2015)

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A 40-year program in one poor rural county to combat cardiovascular disease appears to have been successful, resulting in reduced rates of hospitalization and death compared with other counties in the same state over the same period. The new findings are described in a paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Beginning in 1970, Franklin…

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Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: January 12th (12 Jan 2015)

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Richard Lehman, BM, BCh, MRCGP

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.

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High Rate of Inappropriate Use of Aspirin for Primary Prevention (12 Jan 2015)

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More than a third of U.S. adults — more than 50 million people — now take aspirin for the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Although it was once broadly recommended, aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease is now only indicated in people who have a moderate-to-high 10-year risk. Now a new report published in…

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Top 10 CardioExchange Posts from 2014 (9 Jan 2015)

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Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM and John Ryan, MD

The most popular stories from 2014.