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The Take Home

The Take Home: ACC

Cardiology Today's Intervention, May/June 2018
The American College of Cardiology Scientific Session was held March 10-12, 2018 in Orlando, Florida, and as usual it offered a plethora of new…
Commentary

The Promise of Atherectomy for Cardiac and Peripheral Procedures

Cardiology Today's Intervention, May/June 2018
In this issue of Cardiology Today’s Intervention, we have a packed issue with a lot of great content. The Cover Story focuses on atherectomy…
Meeting News

IAS 2018: Advances, collaboration in immune-mediated inflammatory diseases

April 26, 2018
BOSTON — Rheumatologists, gastroenterologists, dermatologists, immunologists and other health care providers who care for patients with…
Feature

Updates, Tips and Tricks in the Ever-Changing Landscape of Upper GI Bleeds

Healio Gastroenterology, April 2018
John R. Saltzman, MD, FACP, FACG, FASGE, AGAF
As technology improves and patients enter our care with more advanced bleeds and more co-morbidities than ever before, endoscopists must stay on top…
In the JournalsPerspective

Experts express concerns about FDA precertification program for health apps

April 10, 2018
In a new commentary published in Annals of Internal Medicine, experts suggest that the FDA’s Digital Health Software Precertification Program…

Healthy sleep habits, positions essential in managing sleep apnea in pregnancy

March 28, 2018
Obstructive sleep apnea is common during pregnancy, with prevalence estimates ranging from 10.5% in the first trimester to 26.7% in the third…
Meeting News

Most PCPs reluctant to prescribe acne treatments

March 16, 2018
A Best Practice Advisory tool that is part of the EPIC electronic health record system failed to change most primary care physician behaviors when it…
Cover Story

Nonobstructive CAD remains vexing, especially in women

Cardiology Today, March 2018
Evidence of myocardial ischemia with nonobstructive CAD is a major clinical problem that affects more women than men. It is now evident that coronary…
In the JournalsPerspective

Triptan poses low risk for serotonin syndrome in patients with migraines, depression

February 27, 2018
Patients using antidepressants who also used triptans to treat migraines had a low risk for serotonin syndrome, according to findings recently…
In the Journals

Probenecid linked to decreased CVD risk in patients with gout

February 26, 2018
Patients with gout who were treated with probenecid had a modestly decreased risk for cardiovascular events including myocardial infarction, stroke…
In the Journals

Most patients believe medical marijuana may reduce pain after musculoskeletal injury

February 19, 2018
Among patients who experienced musculoskeletal trauma, most believed medical marijuana can reduce postinjury and postoperative pain, reporting…
Round Tables

Inflammation and CVD: Recent data heighten interest in effects, new strategies

Cardiology Today, February 2018
For many years, cardiologists and basic science researchers suspected that inflammation plays a role in CVD, but definitive evidence proved elusive…
Point/Counter

Does WBRT still have a role for limited brain metastases?

HemOnc Today, February 10, 2018
POINT The Choosing Wisely recommendation from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) states to not “routinely add adjuvant WBRT to…
Commentary

The Year in Review: Highlights in Intervention

Cardiology Today's Intervention, January/February 2018
It has been an exciting — and at times tumultuous — year in interventional cardiology. There were many developments in the field of…
At Issue

ORBITA: Lessons Learned and Lingering Questions

Cardiology Today's Intervention, January/February 2018
Although the benefits of PCI are indisputable in certain patient populations, the ORBITA trial has raised questions about the advantages of the…
In the Journals

More doctors, patients working together to make medical decisions

January 29, 2018
Doctors and patients are more frequently engaged in the shared decision-making process now than they were in the past, according to findings recently…
In the Journals

Black patients lose 72,000 QALYs due to total knee replacement disparities

January 24, 2018
Racial disparities in the rates of total knee replacement among patients with osteoarthritis have resulted in blacks losing the equivalent of 72,000…
Cardiology Today Anniversary

2 decades of intervention

Cardiology Today, January 2018
Editor’s Note: Cardiology Today celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2017. We are reaching out to experts in cardiology for their take on changes
In the Journals

Aspirin, NSAIDs not linked to pancreatic cancer risk

December 19, 2017
Investigators found no evidence that regular use of aspirin or NSAIDs increases the risk for pancreatic cancer in a recent study. However, regular…
Cover Story

Development of angioplasty spawned 40 years of innovation, exploration

Cardiology Today, December 2017
When Andreas Grüntzig, MD, performed the first coronary angioplasty in a human patient in September 1977 in Zurich, he forever altered the landscape…