Cardiology Today


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

Table of Contents

Treatment of VTE: Warfarin and parenteral anticoagulation still have a role

Michael R. Jaff, DO; Jessica Mintz, MD; Ido Weinberg, MD

Business of Cardiology

Controversy continues to grow over Maintenance of Certification for cardiologists

L. Samuel Wann, MD, MACC, FESC

Cover Story

Polypill could change secondary prevention strategies for US cardiologists


Appraisal of the National Lipid Association recommendations on cholesterol management

Matthew J. Czarny, MD; Seth S. Martin, MD; Roger S. Blumenthal, MD

FDA approvals

FDA approves ablation catheter with flexible tip to treat cardiac arrhythmias

Percutaneous VAD for right heart support receives FDA approval

FDA approves transcatheter pulmonary valve for patients with congenital heart disease

FDA News

Califf named FDA deputy commissioner for medical products and tobacco


Prevention of atherosclerosis progression: A multifaceted challenge

In the Journals

UNOS considering new US adult heart allocation system

Pneumonia possible risk factor for CVD

One-third of patients would risk shorter life rather than take pill for CVD prevention

Patients with AF, CHA2DS2-VASc score of 1 may be at low risk for ischemic stroke

Novel algorithm led to low rate of inappropriate ICD shocks

New permanent pacemaker implantation after TAVR linked to worse clinical outcomes

Morphine associated with delayed antiplatelet activity in patients with STEMI

New analysis finds no association between statins, cognitive impairment

Sleep deprivation in PCI operators increased bleeding risk, not mortality

Early noninvasive testing did not impact MI rate in patients with chest pain

DAYLIGHT: Vitamin D supplementation did not lower BP

Study suggests need for greater regulation, oversight of smartphone apps for hypertension management

Stem cell therapy benefited patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy regardless of age

High-intensity statin prescriptions often unfilled after CHD events

IV fluids linked to worse outcomes in patients hospitalized for HF

Community CVD prevention programs improved outcomes during 40-year period

Even slow jogging may reduce risk for death

Coronary-sinus reducing device appears to benefit patients with angina

Meeting News Coverage

Risk for cancer elevated in stroke survivors

Low-dose pravastatin reduced atherothrombotic infarction in certain patients with stroke

Dehydration at time of stroke linked to worse outcomes

Lower systolic BP target may reduce stroke risk

Low vitamin D levels predict stroke severity, worse outcomes

Mediterranean diet may lower risk for stroke in women

Trial Scorecards

Trial Scorecard: COSIRA

Trial Scorecard: CHIPS

Trial Scorecard: XAMI

Trial Scorecard: CADISS

Trial Scorecard: JSTARS

Trial Scorecard: NOBORI 1

Trial Scorecard: DAYLIGHT

Trial Scorecard: SERAPHIN