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Apixaban appears safer than rivaroxaban, warfarin in cirrhosis with atrial fibrillation

Patients who initiated rivaroxaban or warfarin had significantly higher rates of major hemorrhagic events than those taking apixaban, a retrospective study of U.S. patients with cirrhosis and nonvalvular atrial fibrillation found.

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.

MKSAP Quiz: History of pain, swelling in hands, wrists

A 57-year-old woman is evaluated for a 2.5-year history of pain and swelling in the hands and wrists. She also has joint stiffness for over an hour after awakening. Following a physical exam, lab tests, and radiography, what imaging studies should be done next?

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.

ACP weighs in on Supreme Court rulings

The College issued statements in response to recent court decisions on reproductive health care, misinformation, and firearms.

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