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The Niacin Controversy: What Do You Say to Your Patient? (21 Aug 2014)

Harlan M. Krumholz, MD, SM

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

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

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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Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: August 18th (18 Aug 2014)

Richard Lehman, BM, BCh, MRCGP

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

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Radial Access for PCI in Women: A Registry-Based Randomized Trial (18 Aug 2014)

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

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.

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Disparities in Healthcare: Young Women Continue to Fare Worse than Men after an AMI (18 Aug 2014)

Aakriti Gupta, MD

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.

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

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 statins, based on their proven clinical outcomes for 4 easily identifiable patient groups, has simplified my practice. I no longer add medicines that may favorably lower LDL cholesterol but have no proven clinical benefit solely to… Continue Reading

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The CardioMEMS HF System: What Do You Say to Your Patient? (14 Aug 2014)

John Ryan, MD

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

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With Health Disparities Research, Descriptive Analysis Isn’t Enough (13 Aug 2014)

Paul S. Chan, MD, MS

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.

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From the Mouths of Babes (12 Aug 2014)

Westby G Fisher, MD

Wes Fisher reflects on how his “Bring Your Daughter to Work” days, both then and now, caused him to value his experience as a physician.

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

Kasia Lipska, MD, MHS

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