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MKSAP Quiz: Risk assessment in a healthy patient

A 45-year-old man is evaluated during a routine visit. He reports no symptoms, and his medical and family history are unremarkable. Following a physical exam, what is the most appropriate cardiovascular disease assessment?
5 Sep 2023

New UTI treatment, AI sepsis risk calculator approved

This column reviews recent recalls, alerts, and approvals.
1 Jun 2024

Updated guideline on cholesterol management focuses on detailed risk assessment

The guideline from the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association recommends that physicians talk to patients about risk-enhancing factors that can help provide a more personalized risk assessment, in addition to such traditional risk factors as smoking and high blood pressure.
20 Nov 2018

MKSAP Quiz: Cardiac risk assessment

A 58-year-old man is evaluated during a routine appointment and asks for advice on cardiac risk assessment. He does not have any current cardiac symptoms, exercises 4 days per week, and has never smoked. He has no chronic health issues and takes no medications. He has no known drug allergies. Results of the physical examination are normal. Following cardiovascular risk calculation, what test should be performed next?
5 Apr 2016

Mitigate potential workplace violence

Physicians should consider violence prevention measures that they can adopt, such as regular training in de-escalation techniques, more routine documentation of worrisome encounters, and seeking guidance from law enforcement or a threat assessment consultant.
1 Sep 2023

Insomnia symptoms, short sleep duration in midlife women linked to CVD risk

Persistent insomnia symptoms, alone and combined with short sleep duration, in women ages 42 to 52 years were associated with a subsequent 70% to 75% increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
6 Feb 2024

Closing the gap on osteoporosis

A new clinical guideline from ACP focuses on pharmacologic treatment of primary osteoporosis or low bone mass to prevent fractures in adults.
1 May 2023

Global risk assessment best for predicting heart failure in asymptomatic patients, panel finds

Global risk assessment best for predicting heart failure in asymptomatic patients, panel finds
16 Nov 2010

New cardio guidelines change statin use, CVD risk assessment

The American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) issued 4 new cardiovascular disease prevention guidelines last week on cholesterol treatment, cardiovascular risk assessment, lifestyle management and management of overweight and obesity.
19 Nov 2013

Detecting unhealthy drug use

The COVID-19 pandemic and its ensuing isolation and stress have been associated with a sharp increase in substance use as a coping mechanism, as well as drug overdose deaths.
1 Mar 2021

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