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AHA offers guidance on palliative pharmacotherapy for cardiovascular disease

A scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) calls for use of guideline-directed and evidence-based palliative therapies in end-stage heart failure, pulmonary arterial hypertension, coronary heart disease, and other cardiac conditions.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2024/07/09/2.htm
9 Jul 2024

Treating obesity as a disease

Obesity stems from genetics and environmental factors, but bias by physicians and the public may interfere with treating it as a disease.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2024/07/treating-obesity-as-a-disease.htm
1 Jul 2024

Routine electrocardiogram screening may help find patients at high CVD risk

A study of more than 3.5 million working-age adults in Japan found that minor abnormalities on a baseline electrocardiogram were associated with the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events during a median follow-up of 5.5 years.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2024/07/09/4.htm
9 Jul 2024

RSV vaccine news, Entresto generic approved

This column reviews recent recalls, alerts, and approvals.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2024/07/rsv-vaccine-news-entresto-generic-approved.htm
1 Jul 2024

Diagnose, address cognitive impairment in heart failure patients, society says

A new scientific statement from the Heart Failure Society of America advises clinicians to be alert to clues such as difficulty with money or running out of medicine, among other recommendations.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2024/03/19/4.htm
19 Mar 2024

CAP presents challenges for clinicians

While not treating patients with pneumonia could be catastrophic, giving antibiotics to those who don't have it also causes harm.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2024/06/cap-presents-challenges-for-clinicians.htm
1 Jun 2024

New HF risk equations may perform better for patients with ASCVD

Novel risk equations can be used to guide decisions on heart failure (HF) screening, prevention, and management in patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), who have substantially higher risk of incident HF, a recent study found.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2024/06/04/2.htm
4 Jun 2024

Frailer heart failure patients less likely to receive guideline-recommended therapy

A prospective analysis of patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction in Japan found that the proportion receiving angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors/angiotensin receptor blockers, beta-blockers, and mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists decreased as physical frailty increased.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2023/06/20/4.htm
20 Jun 2023

Treat COPD symptoms, solve problems

Effectively managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease means staying up to date on medications, devices, and delivery techniques.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2024/04/treat-copd-symptoms-solve-problems.htm
1 Apr 2024

Adherence to sleep apnea treatment reduces health care use, costs in heart failure

Positive airway pressure-adherent patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction and obstructive sleep apnea had fewer health care visits, including ED and hospital visits, than nonadherent patients, according to a new industry-funded study.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2023/07/18/2.htm
18 Jul 2023

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