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What Does the Supreme Court’s Upholding of Healthcare Reform Mean for Doctors and Patients? (29 Jun 2012)

CardioExchange Editors, Staff

Weigh in on what the SCOTUS/ACA decision means to you, your patients, and your family

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A Watershed Court Case? The Affordable Care Act and the Role of the U.S. Government in Healthcare (29 Jun 2012)

Sandeep Mangalmurti, MD, JD

Sandeep Mangalmurti, a cardiology fellow with a law degree and a strong interest in health policy, offers his analysis on some of the hidden implications of the court’s decision.

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What Reading That “Low-Carb Gives You Heart Disease” Paper Actually Told Me (28 Jun 2012)

Yoni Freedhoff, MD

A BMJ paper that concludes a low-carb diet can increase CV risk in women draws harsh words from Yoni Freedhoff.

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Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: June 25th (25 Jun 2012)

Richard Lehman, BM, BCh, MRCGP

This week’s topics includes articles on industry regulation, the chronically comorbid, population risk for CV disease, and recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) for ischemic stroke.

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What Constitutes a Professional Society’s Endorsement? (25 Jun 2012)

Harry Peled, MD

Harry Peled directly questions the Heart Rhythm Society about its logo on a sudden cardiac arrest protocol that mentions wearable cardioverter-defibrillator vests.

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Reality Check: The ORIGIN of Spin in a Randomized Trial (20 Jun 2012)

Steven Coca, DO, MS

When the facts from a randomized controlled trial don’t match the spin, what’s the takeaway for clinicians in the trenches?

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Sexual Outcomes Following an MI: Let’s Talk About Sex, Doc (18 Jun 2012)

Emily M Abramsohn, MPH

Emily Abramsohn discusses her research on sex and mortality after an MI, and how doctors can better communicate with their patients about this issue.

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Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: June 18th (18 Jun 2012)

Richard Lehman, BM, BCh, MRCGP

This week’s topics include imaging risks, oral contraceptives and the risk for MI and stroke, smoking and mortality in those aged 60 and older, and wasteful spending on cardiovascular tests.

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Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: June 11th (11 Jun 2012)

Richard Lehman, BM, BCh, MRCGP

This week’s topics include two studies of prognosis: troponin and mortality after non-cardiac surgery and predictors of heart-failure mortality.

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The Changing Face of Mitral Valve Surgery (11 Jun 2012)

John A. Dodson, MD

A new study of mortality and other trends among Medicare patients who undergo mitral valve surgery may influence whom you choose to refer for this type of procedure.