You are browsing articles on the topic of General Archives - CardioExchange

Avatar of Larry Husten, PHD

Cheaper Generic Statins Beat Brand-Name Statins in Adherence and Outcomes (15 Sep 2014)

News

A large observational study finds that people who received a prescription for a generic statin were more likely to take their pills than people who received a prescription for a brand-name statin. This increased adherence appeared to lead to a small but significant improvement in outcomes. In a paper published in Annals of Internal Medicine, Joshua…

This content is exclusive to CardioExchange. To continue reading, please log in or request an invitation.

Avatar of Richard Lehman, BM, BCh, MRCGP

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: September 15th (15 Sep 2014)

Voices

Richard Lehman, BM, BCh, MRCGP

This week’s topics include prehospital ticagrelor in STEMI, ivabradine in stable CAD without clinical HF, FFR-guided PCI for stable CAD, and more.

Avatar of Larry Husten, PHD

No Endorsement for Routine ECG Screening of Young People (15 Sep 2014)

News

In a new scientific statement the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology do not recommend the routine initial use of ECGs to screen young people for underlying congenital or genetic heart disease. More aggressive screening for heart disease in young people is often advocated in response to pressure resulting from the rare…

This content is exclusive to CardioExchange. To continue reading, please log in or request an invitation.

Avatar of Ethan J Weiss, M.D.

How to Ace Your Fellowship Interview (15 Sep 2014)

Voices

Ethan J Weiss, M.D.

The following compilation of fellowship interview tips was originally published on Twitter between August 15th and 18th by Ethan Weiss, a cardiologist with 13 years of experience interviewing fellowship applicants. Matthew Pirotte also supplied this helpful graph categorizing potential applicants. 1. Prepare like you are interviewing for a job. You are. Know who you are meeting…

This content is exclusive to CardioExchange. To continue reading, please log in or request an invitation.

Avatar of CardioExchange Editors, Staff

Is This Trial Ethical? (11 Sep 2014)

Voices

CardioExchange Editors, Staff

Does the need for a new placebo-controlled trial of epinephrine in cardiac arrest justify questionable consent procedures?

Avatar of Larry Husten, PHD

FDA Approves New Weight Loss Drug (11 Sep 2014)

News

The FDA announced today that it had approved Contrave, the long-awaited and much-disputed weight loss drug.  Contrave is a combination of two drugs already approved for other indications: naltrexone hydrochloride, which is used to combat alcohol and opioid dependence, and bupropion, which is used to treat depression and seasonal affective disorder and as an aid to smoking cessation treatment….

This content is exclusive to CardioExchange. To continue reading, please log in or request an invitation.

Avatar of Larry Husten, PHD

FDA Advisory Panel Offers Cautious Support for Polypill (10 Sep 2014)

News

The controversial polypill took one step closer to reaching the U.S. market after receiving a mostly positive reception from the FDA’s Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee on Wednesday. The idea for the polypill– which in this case would be composed of aspirin, a statin, and one or more blood pressure drugs– has been kicking around for…

This content is exclusive to CardioExchange. To continue reading, please log in or request an invitation.

Avatar of Larry Husten, PHD

Lower Rate of Microvascular Complications in Statin Users Who Develop Diabetes (9 Sep 2014)

News

In recent years, the medical community has become increasingly aware that taking statins can result in slightly higher glucose levels, and this can lead to a diagnosis of diabetes in a small but statistically significant number of people. But it has been unclear whether the diagnosis of diabetes in people taking statins also places them…

This content is exclusive to CardioExchange. To continue reading, please log in or request an invitation.

Avatar of Richard Lehman, BM, BCh, MRCGP

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: September 8th (8 Sep 2014)

Voices

Richard Lehman, BM, BCh, MRCGP

This week’s topics include the PARADIGM-HF trial, sham controls in medical-device trials, the efficacy of β blockers in patients with heart failure and atrial fibrillation, and more.

Avatar of Kelly

Low-Carb Diet Linked to Greater Weight Loss Than Low-Fat Diet (2 Sep 2014)

News

A low-carbohydrate diet is associated with greater weight reduction than a low-fat diet among obese adults, according to an Annals of Internal Medicine study. Roughly 150 obese adults who were otherwise healthy were randomized to eat either a low-fat (<30% fat) or low-carbohydrate (<40 g/day of digestible carbohydrates) diet. Participants were provided diet-specific handbooks with…

This content is exclusive to CardioExchange. To continue reading, please log in or request an invitation.