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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.
Pacemakers and AICDs: Nomenclature and Malfunction
When any patient who has a device is seen, the EKG is crucial. See the examples that follow.
Persistent AF Improved via LAA Isolation
Results of the BELIEF study presented at ESC 2015 suggest the adjunctive ablation procedure may enhance long-term rhythm control.
ESC '15: Real World Patients, Real World Numbers from GARFIELD-AF
The first results from the largest ongoing international registry of newly diagnosed AF patients were long awaited, and worth the wait.
3 Red-hot Questions About Elevated Hemoglobin
High hemoglobin is less common than low and often more confusing. Find answers to your questions about this lab abnormality here.
Pacemakers and AICDs: The ABCs
Back to basics here on pacemakers and automated implantable cardioverter defibrillators so that the next time you place a consult for cardiology, you will know how to best manage the patient and support your consult decision.
Stroke Rounds: Muddled Thinking May Signal CV Event Risk
Results of a new study suggest that changes in cognitive function may reflect more global vascular damage and serve as a surrogate marker.
12 Bits On Chocolate and Health
Is eating chocolate good for your patients’ health good or bad? Savor these slides for a concise summary of this favorite food’s medicinal pros and cons.
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.
Next Gen Weight-loss Drugs and CV Risk
Newer anti-obesity drugs aren't your mother's Fen-Phen, but they also don't come without their own potential downsides.
Shift Work and Metabolic Disorders
Diabetes, obesity, CVD—all have been linked to disruption of the day-night rhythm caused by shift work. More facts and some tips for your shift-weary patients, here.
Cardiology Update: 6 New Things From ACP
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?
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