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Cardiovascular Diseases

Cholesterol Management 2013 and Beyond: Two Roads Diverged

The week of November 11, 2013, saw release of the long-awaited update to what had become a stale approach to cholesterol management in the long-term war against cardiovascular disease. Is the document a radical departure from what had gone before? The answer is a resounding “yes.”

Cardiovascular Diseases

Thyroglossal duct cyst; HCV-HIV coinfection; slurred speech and trouble swallowing and chewing . . . see how well you do on the quiz questions this week.

The history of T-wave inversions, normal variant (or benign) causes, ST segment elevation myocardial infarction, hyperkalemia, Wellens’ syndrome, proximal left anterior descending artery occlusion—an evaluation of ECGs and what stories they can tell you.

A new mobile app is now available to help women and their providers make decisions about managing symptoms related to menopause.

It's not a new formula, but the study was large and the results significant: almost 4 of 5 MIs may be preventable in men who adhere to 5 healthy habits we're all familiar with.

A new study finds that iPhone-based technology deployed in local pharmacies can detect asymptomatic atrial fibrillation. iECG anyone?

Results of a recent study suggest the presence or absence of CMBs may help refine risk prognostication in patients with AF.

The cost vs the benefit of community screening for disease is often hotly debated. A new study suggests that detection and treatment of asymptomatic AF may be worth that effort.

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