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Study identifies predictors of AMI after stroke admission

A large cohort study analyzing data from the National Inpatient Sample.

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Which patients with chest pain can safely be sent home?

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HIV: CT demonstrates increase in incidental plaque, elevated stroke risk

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Considering LVAD? baseline factors predict higher stroke risk

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New AHA scientific statement addresses noncardiac complications of congenital heart disease

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Higher beta-blocker doses benefit heart failure patients with diabetes

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Cochrane review: lower BP targets offer no benefit

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CKD: DBP variability tied to worse CV outcomes, hypoperfusion events

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  • Clinical Essentials from Circulation
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Aortic dissection risk score plus D-dimer cutoffs can rule out acute aortic syndromes

Prospective multicenter study results may aid decisions about advanced imaging.

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Skipping breakfast adds to CV risk

Increased atherosclerosis odds for those who forgo food in the morning.

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PPIs: risk for stroke, MI rises with long-term use and high doses

Nationwide cohort study show greatest risk with high doses.

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Stroke: use of endovascular thrombectomy is up since pivotal trials

A cohort study of EVT use among more than 2.4 million patients with ischemic stroke.

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The ER dilemma: CCB or adenosine for SVT?

After 11 years, a Cochrane update finds one change from previous conclusions.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Neurology
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Study reveals uptick in CV risk factors among patients with stroke

A cohort study of more than 900,000 admissions for acute ischemic stroke.

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What’s the best way to screen for diabetes in the hospital setting?

Inpatient glucose levels are higher for those who later develop diabetes.

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Is resveratrol supplementation helpful in managing type 2 diabetes?

Meta-analysis identifies improvements in some, but not all, metabolic parameters.

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Lipids and CAD Vitals for October 2017

LDL-C reduction confirmed benefit in CVD prevention | Economic cost outweighs evolocumab benefit | CCTA bests stress test in CAD detection.

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T2DM: comorbid NAFLD tied to tripled risk for heart block

Findings warrant cardiovascular screening in all patients with NAFLD.

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Post-TAVI RAS inhibition is linked to improved outcomes

Steeper LV mass decrease, better survival in this prospective registry.

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New guidelines on when (and how) to combine antiplatelet, anticoagulant therapies

Despite clinical familiarity, these drugs are most common in adverse drug reactions.

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Findings contrast with ACOG recommendation to avoid NSAIDs in postpartum hypertension

Findings that severe preeclampsia is not a contraindication for NSAIDs in the postpartum period.

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Below-target enalapril doses just as effective as target doses in HFrEF

Secondary analysis of SOLVD trial shows limited benefit increase at target ACEi doses.

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