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Heart age is higher than actual age, so many men don’t understand their risk of cardiovascular diseases and are missing opportunities to prevent them.
Treatment of Hypertension in the Frail Elderly Population
Assessment of frailty status, as well as chronological age, should be used to make clinical decisions.
7 Facts you Need to Know about Current Afib Guidelines
New drugs and more complex patients make anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation a new ballgame. Here, a topline from guidelines for primary care.
Study: Beta-Blockers Effective in HF for Seniors, Women
Evidence from a meta-analysis of 11 clinical trials supports use of beta-blockers in all HFrEF patients, regardless of sex or age.
Primary Care of Stable Angina: Q & A
PCPs are effective in managing multiple risk factors at a single visit--just what the doctor ordered for the patient with angina.
Dyspnea and Intermittent Chest Pain in a 64-year-old Woman
Video: Patient's ADLs were unaffected by symptoms until 2 days ago. She arrives at ED directly from PCP's office, after echo. Dx?
HOPE-3: Blood Pressure Lowering Alone Fails to Deliver For Some
Although results of the hypertension portion of HOPE-3 were disappointing, many caveats are offered to explain the outcome.
4 New Diabetes Links
Associations between diabetes and heart failure, insulin resistance, cancer, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease have been identified.
An Elderly Man with Worsening Chest Pressure
Patient describes worsening chest pain for 2 years; also easy bruising, bleeding. Follow ED exam on video. What's your diagnosis?
Atrial Fibrillation Video: Symptoms, Cardioversion Strategies
A nurse describes his own bout with atrial fibrillation—the symptoms and his attempts to cardiovert to normal rhythm—from his hospital bed.
10 High Notes in Music as Medicine
Using music in medicine is an ancient practice. Here we review recent research efforts to better understand and apply music’s healing powers.
More Veggies, Please: 10 New Health Facts
New US dietary guidelines emphasize the importance of vegetable consumption for stemming the tide of chronic diet-related diseases.
The New Skinny on Fats
Slide Show: Catch up on the shift in research on how best to balance fat intake to prevent cardiovascular disease.
10 New Wonders of Wine
Tonic or poison? Elixir or toxin? These slides offer a quick review of the latest findings on the health pros and cons of imbibing.
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