Cardiology Today


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

Table of Contents

Novel mechanism, potential treatment strategies for CVD in patients with HIV

Steven K. Grinspoon, MD

Cover Story

Impact of sustained weight loss on AF draws more attention to benefits of lifestyle change

FDA News

FDA approves cangrelor for reduction of thrombotic events in patients with CAD needing PCI

FDA advisory panel backs approval of PCSK9 inhibitors

Next-generation balloon-expandable TAVR system receives FDA approval

FDA approves recapturable transcatheter aortic heart valve

In the Journals

Shorter hospital stay safe for older patients undergoing PCI for STEMI

Hypertension, antihypertensive medication linked to primary hyperparathyroidism risk

Grip strength may predict risk for mortality, CVD

Intensive glycemic control reduces risk for major CV events, not mortality

RECESS: Red cell storage duration fails to affect outcomes in patients undergoing cardiac surgery

Intra-arterial treatment likely cost-effective for acute ischemic stroke

Many patients report suboptimal adherence to medications after acute MI

In polluted cities, indoor air purifiers yield cardiopulmonary benefits

Prevalence of metabolic syndrome high in US adults

Sudden cardiac death risk in pediatric cardiomyopathy may vary by phenotype

EXACT-HF: Allopurinol fails to improve outcomes in hyperuricemic HF

High-sensitivity cardiac troponin T assay useful in clinical practice

Diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia increase risk for developing soft arterial plaque

Tai Chi Chuan-based cardiac rehabilitation program benefits patients with MI

Cilostazol may improve freedom from amputation after lower-extremity revascularization

COPD increases risk for sudden cardiac death

Meeting News Coverage

OPERA-HF: Depression elevates mortality risk

VIDEO: James M. McKenney, PharmD, discusses strategies for LDL reduction

Obstacles to guideline implementation persist, can be overcome

VIDEO: Sahil Parikh, MD, discusses key themes at SCAI 2015

VIDEO: New detection technology 'changes landscape' for radiation safety

Stent thrombosis rates after PCI low regardless of antithrombotic therapy

VIDEO: Lynne T. Braun, PhD, discusses strategies for improving medication adherence

VIDEO: Genetic variants offer insight into effects of lifelong elevation, decrease in lipids

Uninterrupted rivaroxaban feasible in patients undergoing catheter ablation for AF

DCB successfully treats long lesions in two cohorts of patients with PAD

Addition of FFR-CT data leads to management changes for stable angina

Hip flexor muscle exercise may mitigate walking pain in patients with PAD

Balloon angioplasty benefits some men with erectile dysfunction, penile artery stenoses

Botulinum toxin injection during CABG suppresses AF for 1 year

Data highlight growing use of universal screening to identify pediatric patients with familial hypercholesterolemia

Adding linear ablation lesions to pulmonary vein isolation fails to improve outcomes

Isolated ICD lead revision, extraction unwarranted in asymptomatic patients

NLA releases draft recommendations for dyslipidemia management

Imprecise definitions impair accurate diagnosis of statin-associated adverse events


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