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