In the Journals

RA increases risk for CV disease, sleep apnea, venous thromboembolism

December 5, 2019
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease, type 1 diabetes and venous thromboembolism have an increased risk for rheumatoid arthritis, which in turn…
Feature

Some experts, lawmakers concerned about Hahn’s agenda as FDA commissioner

December 3, 2019
In an 18 to 5 vote earlier today, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee sent the nomination of Stephen M. Hahn
Meeting News

Top stories from VIVA: Peripheral DES, drug-coated balloons and more

December 1, 2019
Healio and Cardiology Today present meeting highlights from VIVA 19 in Las Vegas. Top stories included the latest from the IMPERIAL head-to-head…
Meeting NewsPerspective

FRANCE-TAVI: In retrospective study, balloon-expandable TAVR valves safer than self-expanding

November 27, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Balloon-expandable transcatheter aortic valves were associated with less paravalvular regurgitation and mortality compared with…
FDA News

FDA warns 15 companies for selling products containing CBD

November 26, 2019
The FDA recently issued warning letters to 15 companies for illegally selling products containing cannabidiol, or CBD, according to a press release.
In the Journals

US life expectancy drops after decades of improvement

November 26, 2019
Life expectancy among adults in the United States increased for nearly 6 decades but eventually slowed over time and then dropped for 3 straight…
At Issue

At Issue: ISCHEMIA trials provoke debate on treatment of stable ischemic heart disease

November 25, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Results from the ISCHEMIA and ISCHEMIA-CKD trials of invasive vs. conservative strategies in patients with stable ischemic heart…
FDA News

FDA approves Medtronic drug-coated balloon to treat failing arteriovenous access in dialysis

November 21, 2019
Medtronic plc has received approval from the FDA for its IN.PACT AV drug-coated balloon, which was designed to prevent vessel restenosis, thereby…
Meeting News

No benefit on myocardial injury with colchicine before PCI

November 20, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Acute preprocedural administration of colchicine did not reduce PCI-related myocardial injury or MACE compared with placebo, but…
Meeting NewsPerspective

COMPLETE OCT: Nearly half of patients with obstructive nonculprit lesions have vulnerable plaque

November 17, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — In an OCT substudy of the COMPLETE trial, researchers determined that 47% of patients had obstructive nonculprit lesions with…
Meeting NewsPerspective

TWILIGHT-ACS: Ticagrelor monotherapy beneficial in PCI for ACS

November 17, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Among patients with ACS who underwent PCI, ticagrelor monotherapy reduced bleeding risk compared with dual antiplatelet therapy…
Meeting NewsPerspective

GALILEO: Rivaroxaban raises death, thrombotic, bleeding risk vs. antiplatelet therapy after TAVR

November 17, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Among patients who underwent successful transcatheter aortic valve replacement and were not on chronic oral anticoagulation…
Meeting News

In ACS, patients with symptomatic HIV less likely to undergo invasive CV procedures

November 16, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Among patients with ACS, patients with symptomatic HIV appear to be less aggressively treated with diagnostic catheterization…
Meeting NewsPerspective

ISCHEMIA: Invasive strategy, medical therapy yield similar CV outcomes in stable ischemia

November 16, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — In stable patients with moderate or severe ischemia, an invasive strategy and a conservative strategy of optimal medical therapy…
Meeting NewsPerspective

COLCOT: Low-dose colchicine reduces CV risk after MI

November 16, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Adults with a recent MI were less likely to experience an ischemic CV event over 2 years when assigned the anti-inflammatory…
Residency to Retirement Resource Center

Reduce your 2019 tax bill before year's end

November 14, 2019
Many physicians have just filed their 2018 tax returns – if they filed on extension – but it is already time to take steps to reduce the…
FDA News

FDA warns Dollar Tree regarding ‘potentially unsafe’ drugs

November 14, 2019
The FDA has sent a warning letter to Greenbrier International, Inc., doing business as Dollar Tree, for receiving over-the-counter drugs made by…
Meeting News

Bioresorbable scaffold effectively treats below-the-knee lesions

November 14, 2019
LAS VEGAS — A bioresorbable scaffold was shown to be safe and effective for treatment of below-the-knee lesions in two studies presented at…
In the JournalsPerspective

‘Running medicine’ improves health

November 13, 2019
“Running medicine” events that combined several types of exercise and community-building events improved participants’ physical and…
Meeting News

Lateral subdermic plexus may be tied to restless leg syndrome, nighttime cramping

November 13, 2019
LAS VEGAS — Treating lateral subdermic venous plexus reflux alleviated symptoms associated with restless leg syndrome and nighttime cramping…