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Intensive blood pressure control in older patients associated with decreased cardiovascular events

Intensive blood pressure control led to a decreased rate of major adverse cardiovascular events, including cardiovascular death and heart failure, in older adults with hypertension, the study concluded.

Exercise tips for type 1 diabetes offered by consensus statement

Among other strategies, for all patients, blood glucose monitoring before, during, and after exercise is essential to develop strategies and maintain stable glycemia, the consensus statement said.

MKSAP Quiz: progressive exertional fatigue and dyspnea

A 77-year-old man with a 5-year history of idiopathic cardiomyopathy is evaluated for progressive exertional fatigue and dyspnea. He has recently stopped carrying groceries in from the car because of his exertional dyspnea. He had an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator placed 3 years ago. Medical history is also significant for hypertension. Medications are lisinopril, 40 mg/d; metoprolol succinate, 25 mg/d; furosemide, 40 mg/d; and spironolactone, 25 mg/d. Following a physical exam and electrocardiogram, what is the most appropriate next step in management?

ACP releases new adult high-value care cases

Interactive cases can be completed in 30 to 60 minutes on a desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone, and take-home tools are available for download to help physicians incorporate high-value care principles into their practices.

Evidence does not support giving renin angiotensin system inhibitors to all patients with stable CAD, review finds

For all primary outcomes studied, renin angiotensin system inhibitors reduced risk when compared to placebo but not when compared to active controls, a study found.

Call for fall 2017 Board of Governors resolutions

Initiating a resolution provides ACP members an opportunity to focus attention at the ACP national level on a particular issue or topic that concerns them.

Vote for your favorite entry

ACP Internist Weekly's cartoon caption contest continues. Readers can vote for their favorite caption to determine the winner.