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

Table of Contents
Commentary

Achievement of target LDL particle number leads to fewer CV events

James A. Underberg, MS, MD, FACP, FACPM, FNLA

At Issue

Experts debate implications of relaxed BP target for high-risk patients

Cover Story

Transradial approach to PCI, diagnostic angiography brings favorable costs, improved quality of life

FDA approvals

FDA approves Rebel bare-metal stent system

FDA News

FDA warning: BP kiosks not for everyone

Feature

ECG monitors superior for detecting AF in patients with cryptogenic stroke

In the Journals

Moderate alcohol consumption raised risk for AF

First gene linked to childhood-onset familial dilated cardiomyopathy identified

Race-based gene variations affect mortality risk among clopidogrel users

WOEST substudy: Uninterrupted oral anticoagulation did not increase bleeding, MACCE

Running, regardless of speed or duration, reduced risk for CV death

Sitagliptin may increase hospitalizations in patients with diabetes, HF

Study highlights sharp decline in hospitalizations for stroke, acute CVD from 1999 to 2011

New treatment recommendations issued for aorto-iliac PAD

Noninvasive tool identified high coronary artery disease burden in childhood cancer survivors

Survival after pediatric in-hospital cardiac arrest varies widely in US

Changes in pill appearance led to nonpersistence to generic drugs after MI

AHA encourages culturally tailored heart care for Hispanic patients

ARIC: US stroke incidence, mortality rates declined from 1987 to 2011

Beta-blockers most effective in patients with recent MI

Early initiation of menopausal hormone therapy did not affect atherosclerosis progression

Familial hypercholesterolemia guideline urges early diagnosis, treatment by specialists

Empiric potassium supplementation, loop diuretics may increase survival

Industry News

ODYSSEY trials: Alirocumab met primary efficacy endpoint for LDL reduction

CardioCell launches trial to assess stem cell therapy for chronic HF

CMS approves add-on payments for MitraClip, CardioMEMS

Meeting News Coverage

Radiation therapy examined as future treatment for AF, hypertension

Useful hypertension information common but unpopular on video-sharing websites

Surgeon volume increased likelihood of mitral valve repair over replacement

Providers reluctant to discuss end-of-life care with HF patients

MINERVA: Managed atrial, ventricular pacing reduced AF development in bradycardia

OCT documented similarities between men, women treated with DES

Pharmacology Consult

Digoxin in HF: The debate continues

Felix K. Yam, PharmD, MAS, BCPS

Trial Scorecards

Trial Scorecard: TRANSFER-AMI

Trial Scorecard: ARIC

Trial Scorecard: KEEPS

Trial Scorecard: Tele-HF

Trial Scorecard: CHINA-PEACE

Trial Scorecard: STICH

Trial Scorecard: SWAN

Trial Scorecard: PRIPITENA