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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.
Can "Moderate" Drinking Damage Aging Hearts?
A new imaging study finds that more than one cocktail a day for seniors age >75 years may do more harm than good.
Masked Hypertension–Cognitive Link Suggests Test
About one-third of US adults have high blood pressure, the leading diagnosis in primary care. Find the latest news about advances in hypertension research in the pages that follow.
Gender Affects Exercise Tolerance in Atrial Fibrillation
Although exercise has many cardiovascular benefits, including favorable vascular and metabolic changes, its impact on arrhythmias is less well understood.
Another Win for Uninterrupted Anticoagulation in the OR
There is a razor edge differential between pharmacologic thrombus prevention and risk for excessive bleeding during procedures for AF. More guidance from a new study.
Circulatory Disorders Are Primary Care Lifeblood
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.
ACE Inhibitor Adverse Effects: 3 Questions You Were Afraid to Ask
Like other pharmaceuticals, ACE inhibitors have their own adverse-effect profile. Find quick answers here to clinicians’ FAQs.
Inflammation in Diabetes: What Role for Glucose-lowering Drugs?
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.
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.
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?
3 Myths About New Oral Anticoagulants Debunked for Primary Care Physicians
No monitoring necessary; don't use them before electrical cardioversion; and count them out for periprocedural use during AF ablation. Really?
Just Say No to Anticoagulation for These Patients With Atrial Fibrillation
Guidelines say “no” to anticoagulation for young, otherwise healthy persons with atrial fibrillation. New research finds that clinical practice looks quite different.
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.
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