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Preliminary Outcomes Results For PCSK9 Inhibitor (31 Aug 2014)

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Amid a slew of new data demonstrating yet again that PCSK9 inhibitors lower LDL cholesterol—drastically and in a wide variety of different patient populations—data from one trial offers the first suggestion that the drugs may in fact improve cardiovascular outcomes. But the analysis, the authors cautioned, is a post-hoc analysis of a trial neither designed nor…

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Rise in Popularity of E-Cigarettes Sparks Concerns and Recommendations (25 Aug 2014)

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The recent dramatic rise in popularity of e-cigarettes threatens to reverse hard-fought progress in the war against smoking, according to a new policy statement from the American Heart Association. “E-cigarettes have caused a major shift in the tobacco-control landscape,” said the lead author of the statement, Aruni Bhatnagar, chair of cardiovascular medicine at the University of Louisville. But…

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Do Patients Really Have to Fast Before Lipid Testing? (19 Aug 2014)

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Sripal Bangalore, MD, MHA

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

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An Expert’s Perspective: Why Salt Is Not Like Tobacco and Why Guidelines Are Tricky (18 Aug 2014)

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At the center of this week’s renewed debate on salt was Salim Yusuf, the longtime influential and occasionally controversial cardiology researcher and clinical trialist based at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. I spoke with Yusuf before the publication of the New England Journal of Medicine papers, which include his own two papers from the PURE study. Yusuf was troubled…

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New Analysis of Old Study Fuels Debate Over Blood Pressure Guidelines (18 Aug 2014)

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In the last year new guidelines relating to cardiovascular disease have been the subject of intense criticism and debate. The status of the blood pressure guidelines has been particularly contentious, since several different groups have published contradictory guidelines, while several authors of the most prominent group, the Eighth Joint National Committee, published an impassioned dissent…

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Advice on Implementing the New Cholesterol Guidelines (18 Aug 2014)

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Sidney C. Smith, MD

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…

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Two New Studies Fuel the Debate Over Sodium (13 Aug 2014)

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Three papers and an editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine are sure to throw fresh fuel on the ongoing fiery debate over sodium recommendations. Current guidelines recommend that people should limit their intake of sodium to 1.5  to 2.4 grams per day, but these recommendations are based on projections and have never been tested in…

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What Can We Really Deduce from ACCORD? (12 Aug 2014)

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Kasia Lipska, MD, MHS

For Kasia Lipska, post hoc analyses of intensive glucose lowering in the ACCORD trial require greater scrutiny.

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Plant-Based Diet, Healthy Heart? (4 Aug 2014)

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Kim Williams, MD and Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM

Kim Williams shares with Harlan Krumholz how a patient inspired him to try a plant-based diet, how it has improved his health, and why he now recommends it to his patients.

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Review Panel Exonerates The BMJ in Statin Kerfuffle (4 Aug 2014)

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An independent review panel has rejected a demand by a prominent researcher that The BMJ retract two controversial articles. The report largely exonerates the journal’s editors from any wrongdoing. As previously reported, Rory Collins, a prominent researcher and head of the Cholesterol Treatment Trialists’ (CTT) Collaboration, had demanded that The BMJ retract two articles that were highly critical of statins. Although The…

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