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Can family history predict subclinical CAD?

Screening may benefit some asymptomatic patients.

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New guidance on cardiac imaging for arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy

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Infective endocarditis up to 44 times more likely in ACHD

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ACP, AAFP defy trends in latest hypertension guidelines

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Twenty-four-hour ambulatory BP monitoring benefits some patients more than others

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New AHA guidelines on managing pregnancy in women with complex CHD

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Coll Cardiol
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New outcome data on interventional cardiology care

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1 in 5 smokers underestimates cardiovascular risk

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Is balloon post-dilation safe after TAVR with CoreValve?

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Can I get tested for HPV?

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US needs more black physicians: commentary

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Online reviews of providers are here to stay

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New Medicare payment models: 359,000 clinicians are now participating

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Going the distance to validate DES randomized clinical trial results

Analysis of eligible but nonenrolled patients confirms safety and efficacy of second-generation drug-eluting stents.

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What is the impact of weight loss and regain on CVD risk factors in type 2 diabetes?

Sustained weight loss is most beneficial, but all is not lost with regain.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JACC Cardiovasc Interv
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Left atrial appendage thrombus common in TAVR patients

LAAT, more common in patients with history of Afib, dramatically increases risk for procedural stroke.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Heart
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ICD might help some HF male—but not female—patients on resynchronization therapy

Women with a resynchronization pacemaker already have lower SCD rates than men.

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Resting metabolic activity within amygdala linked to risk of cardiovascular events
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Resting metabolic activity within amygdala linked to risk of cardiovascular events

New and important insights into mechanisms translating stress to cardiovascular disease.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Alzheimers Dementia
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Hypertension lowers risk for dementia in the oldest-old

The association was independent of medication use.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Cardiovasc Toxicol
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Ozone as an HF therapy?

Small study shows some benefit of ozone therapy on some outcomes in HFrEF.

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Childhood BP trajectories are associated with cardiovascular risk factors

A steep trajectory suggests greater later risk.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes
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Black, Hispanic patients still have worse hypertension control than white patients

Worst control seen among younger, uninsured patients.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Circ Heart Fail
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Revascularization beats medical management for survival in HFrEF patients

CABG seemed to yield better outcomes than PCI.

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CDC: rural Americans at higher risk for death from top 5 causes

Striking gap in health affects 46 million Americans.

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What is behind “aspirin resistance” in type 2 diabetes?

Enteric-coated aspirin is associated with a lower antiplatelet response as a result of impaired gastrointestinal absorption.

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Red yeast rice not a good choice for statin-intolerant patients

Use may be risky without medical monitoring.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging
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Baffle leaks common in 2/3 of adult patients with arterial switch

Most baffle leaks are not identified on routine Doppler echocardiography and do not manifest in noticeable symptoms.

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