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MKSAP Quiz: Cardiovascular risk reduction

A 45-year-old man is seen for cardiovascular risk reduction. Hyperlipidemia was diagnosed 4 years ago and is treated with atorvastatin. He has a 35-pack-year history of cigarette smoking and is a current smoker. Following a physical exam, what is the most appropriate management?
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2024/07/16/3.htm
16 Jul 2024

Obituary

The College notes the passing of Robert B. Copeland, MD, MACP.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2024/07/obituary.htm
1 Jul 2024

No sex-specific differences seen in effectiveness, safety of aspirin for secondary prevention

Both men and women with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease had similar rates of ischemic events on a daily aspirin dose of 81 mg versus 325 mg, according to a new analysis of an open-label randomized trial for secondary prevention.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2024/07/16/4.htm
16 Jul 2024

Parsing periop predicaments

Due to a lack of evidence for best perioperative procedures, clinicians have debated for decades how to address circumstances such as stroke or atrial fibrillation.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2024/07/parsing-periop-predicaments.htm
1 Jul 2024

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.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2023/08/01/2.htm
1 Aug 2023

Continue BP control, maintain benefits

Helping patients maintain normal blood pressure over the long haul pays off in cardiovascular and other health benefits, yet studies show that U.S. adults continue to backslide.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2024/05/continue-bp-control-maintain-benefits.htm
1 May 2024

Many older adults use aspirin for primary prevention despite guideline changes

In 2021, nearly 30% of adults ages 60 years and older used aspirin for primary cardiovascular disease prevention despite 2018/2019 guideline updates from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2024/06/25/1.htm
25 Jun 2024

Considerations about cannabis

As more states legalize recreational and medical cannabis, hospital physicians are finding themselves caring for regular users more frequently.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2024/05/considerations-about-cannabis.htm
1 May 2024

Self-administered aspirin immediately after myocardial infarction saves lives, study finds

Taking aspirin within four hours of severe chest pain onset and continuing treatment for 28 days after an acute myocardial infarction delayed 13,016 deaths annually, even after accounting for 963 deaths due to bleeding, researchers estimated.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2024/05/07/4.htm
7 May 2024

Take a team approach to coronary disease

A major update to a cardiology guideline puts team-based, patient-centered care at the forefront of management and highlights the role of healthy diet and exercise habits in reducing cardiovascular risk.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2024/02/take-a-team-approach-to-coronary-disease.htm
1 Feb 2024

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