Cardiology Today


The following articles appeared in the print edition of CARDIOLOGY TODAY.

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Cover Story

Optimal testing strategy for patients with suspected CAD remains unclear

FDA News

FDA approves new treatment for HF

FDA strengthens warning of link between NSAIDs and MI, stroke

FDA’s decree to ban artificial trans fats expected to reduce CHD

FDA approves alirocumab for lowering of LDL in certain patients

In the Journals

Female gender predicted late survival in TAVR

Robotic-assisted cardiac surgery reduces length of stay, complications, mortality

Extended anticoagulation beneficial after pulmonary embolism

Incidence of infective endocarditis increased in past decade

LEVANT 2 published: DCB superior to standard angioplasty for treatment of PAD

New BP guidelines reclassify 1 in 6 older adults as achieving targets

ICDs underutilized in elderly patients after MI

Prolonged smoking cessation reduces mortality, HF risk in mild/moderate smokers

Guideline update recommends stent-retrieval devices to treat certain patients with stroke

Health insurance expansion may improve hypertension treatment

Seismic scale of earthquakes, aftershocks tied to frequency of acute MI

VA/Department of Defense guideline supports elimination of lipid targets

Trauma, PTSD may be risk factors for cardiovascular disease among women

AQUAMARINE: Statin therapy reduces high-intensity plaques in patients with CAD

CARDIO-FIT: High cardiorespiratory fitness protects against AF recurrence in patients with obesity

Societies release recommendations for implantation of percutaneous LAA occlusion devices

Bridging anticoagulation unnecessary in patients with AF who stop warfarin before procedure

CHD linked to osteoporosis in older adults

Supervised exercise may help improve walking in patients with claudication

Industry News

ACC launches Statin Intolerance App

IOM report calls for national cardiac arrest registry, more CPR training

AHA survey reveals misconceptions about HF in US

ABIM to eliminate underlying certification requirement for nine subspecialties

Meet the Board

Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, a front-runner in patient care

Meeting News Coverage

Smartphones, power lines may affect some implantable cardiac devices

VIDEO: Focus on heart rate reduction, combination therapy delays progression of HF

VIDEO: Knowledge of supplements and drug interactions essential for HF practitioners

Younger, older HF patients require different disease management

No additional threat of heart failure with Januvia in high-risk adults with type 2 diabetes

Educating patients with HF requires multidisciplinary approach

Baroreflex activation therapy may benefit HF patients without CRT

Genetic variant reduces coronary events, increases diabetes risk in familial hypercholesterolemia

No new danger for CV events with Farxiga in older adults


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