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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.
Statins Do Double Duty Against Stroke
A new study suggests that inpatient statin use is linked to improved outcomes after intracranial hemorrhage.
Stroke Rounds: EDs See Fewer Strokes, TIAs
Stroke and TIA rates are down and fewer patients arrive by ambulance in national emergency department survey.
Weight Loss Improves Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiometabolic Profile
Results of the LEGACY study show long-term weight loss decreases AF burden and supports sustained sinus rhythm. A short slide show summarizes the 2015 ACC late-breaking abstract.
Oral Anticoagulation: Would You Recognize a Candidate?
What does the patient with atrial fibrillation who would benefit from oral anticoagulation look like today? Q & A, here.
Chest Pain, Dyspnea, and a Negative Stress Test in a 46-Year-Old Man
The patient drove himself to the ED after experiencing symptoms while playing basketball. He has a history of anxiety, but is this more than a case of nerves over a missed foul shot?
How to Manage Acute Coronary Syndrome
Be alert for the pitfalls in ECG interpretation of ACS. An initial tracing can be normal in about 10% of cases, even during chest pain. Nonspecific changes occur in another 5% to 15% of cases.
Testosterone: Terrible or Terrific?
The answer might depend on which study group you ask—and when. Facts from 3 new analyses of testosterone in action are presented in the 7 slides that follow.
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.
WHO and How Much Sugar?
Evidence-based recommendations on the intake of free sugars to reduce the risk of noncommunicable diseases are the ingredients of a new WHO guideline. Find the recipe in these slides.
Atrial Fibrillation: More Than an Electrical Problem
A small study highlights a big point: manage risk factors that affect the atrial fibrillation substrate and ablation therapy success rates improve (ARREST-AF Cohort Study).
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