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Night Shifts Upset Sleep, Up Heart Death Risk

Sleep and the circadian system play a key role in cardiovascular health and antitumor activity. Night shift work disrupts sleep patterns and increases risk of death.

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Hypertension, the “silent killer,” is the leading diagnosis in primary care, and several other circulatory disorders are bringing patients to your practice. Here are the particulars.

Like other pharmaceuticals, ACE inhibitors have their own adverse-effect profile. Find quick answers here to clinicians’ FAQs.

Some key classes of antidiabetes agents could play a dual physiologic role. Find out which ones hold most promise in this at-a-glance summary.

It’s time to rethink aspirin; there’s optimism about the PCSK9 inhibitors; and new help for people with valvular heart disease. What else is new in cardiology?

Novel oral anticoagulant myths debunked

No monitoring necessary; don't use them before electrical cardioversion; and count them out for periprocedural use during AF ablation. Really?

Guidelines say “no” to anticoagulation for young, otherwise healthy persons with atrial fibrillation. New research finds that clinical practice looks quite different.

Ablation therapy may be an option for these two patients with heart disease. What is your recommendation? And, does the evidence support it?

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