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

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

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. Can the insight and education you propose be provided in this model? Lisa Rosenbaum: Unfortunately I think the answer is “No.” I think some of the challenges that seem specific to medication adherence are really… Continue Reading

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Low-Quality Discharge Summaries May Have Consequences (15 Jan 2015)

Leora Horwitz, MD

Leora Horwitz discusses her research group’s study of the association between the quality of discharge summaries and risk for readmission for heart failure.

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

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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Top 10 CardioExchange Posts from 2014 (9 Jan 2015)

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

The most popular stories from 2014.

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Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: January 5th (5 Jan 2015)

Richard Lehman, BM, BCh, MRCGP

This week’s topics include metformin in patients with type 2 diabetes and kidney disease, mortality and treatment patterns among patients hospitalized with acute CV conditions during national cardiology meetings, and more.

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Screening Heart-Failure Patients for Cognitive Impairment at Discharge (5 Jan 2015)

Eiran Gorodeski, MD, MPH

Eiran Gorodeski discusses his research group’s study of cognitive-impairment screening for patients who are hospitalized for heart failure.

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An Examination of MR CLEAN (24 Dec 2014)

Rory J Spiegel, MD

Rory Spiegel examines why the MR CLEAN trial of interventional therapy for acute ischemic stroke succeeded where its predecessors failed.

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Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: December 22nd (22 Dec 2014)

Richard Lehman, BM, BCh, MRCGP

This week’s topics include intra-arterial treatment for acute ischemic stroke and a comparison of high- vs. low-glycemic index diets on CVD risk factors and insulin sensitivity.

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Demystifying the Taboo of Sex Counseling After Acute MI (18 Dec 2014)

Stacy Tessler Lindau, MD, MAPP

Stacy Lindau discusses her research group’s study of sexual-activity counseling for adults, age 18 to 55, in the U.S. and Spain during the first month after acute MI.