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Cardiology societies update guideline on management of chronic coronary disease

The guideline from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology emphasizes coordinating care between cardiovascular and primary care professionals and prioritizing symptom relief and quality of life, among other recommendations.
1 Aug 2023

Afib guideline updates diagnosis, management strategies

An updated guideline from cardiology societies places new emphasis on lifestyle and risk factor modification in patients with atrial fibrillation and risk for recurrence when afib occurs after surgery, among other changes.
12 Dec 2023


The College notes the passing of two former Chapter Governors.
1 Jan 2024

Studies highlight limitations, potential alternatives to common risk equations for CVD

Removing race from the pooled cohort risk equations for cardiovascular disease (CVD) did not affect accuracy, according to results of a recent study, while another tested a prediction model based only on sex, age, and routine lab tests.
12 Dec 2023

MKSAP quiz: cardiology findings of a routine examination

A 72-year-old man is evaluated during a routine examination. He has no symptoms or significant medical history. He is active and exercises regularly. He does not take any medications. Following a physical exam and echocardiogram, which shows severe mitral regurgitation, what is the most appropriate management?
22 Aug 2017

Top 10 afib pearls manage cardiology's ‘bread and butter’

Atrial fibrillation has been called “the bread and butter” of cardiology, and a condition that impacts all aspects of internal medicine practice.
1 Jun 2015

U.S. statin use plateaued in 2013 to 2018

Most U.S. adults with the strongest guideline recommendations for primary prevention with statins are not receiving them, including those with diabetes, extremely high cholesterol levels, or 10-year risk of cardiovascular disease over 20%, a study found.
5 Dec 2023

Cardiology groups issue guidance on heart failure

Among other recommendations, during a hospitalization for heart failure, measurement of a predischarge natriuretic peptide level can be useful to establish prognosis postdischarge.
2 May 2017

Use caution with colchicine's many drug interactions

A coauthor of “The Top 100 Drug Interactions” offers advice for improved management of colchicine.
1 Sep 2023

Subclinical eGFR associated with cardiovascular disease in younger patients

A retrospective cohort study in Canada found that the relative risk for major cardiovascular events with or without heart failure increased in adults ages 18 to 39 years with an eGFR below 80 mL/min/1.73 m2.
19 Sep 2023

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