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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

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

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

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

Combo treatment approved for asthma

This column reviews recent recalls, alerts, and approvals.
1 Mar 2023

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

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

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

Medicare's wellness coverage offers critical services

Physicians must understand the requirements for billing for Medicare-covered preventive services, such as the “Welcome to Medicare” exam and Annual Wellness Visit (AWV).
1 Feb 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

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