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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

Eruptive xanthomas; smooth-shaped, deeply placed nodules; a solitary itchy patch . . . how much do you know about these and 2 other disorders?

Results of a new large study may offer some clarity in an area replete with conflicting findings from small studies in older men or registry studies in special populations.

For women with congenital heart disease, the risk of pregnancy and delivery complications isn't as high as expected, new research shows.

New drugs that treat stubborn illness seen often in primary care lead this group of Top 5 Papers for 2014. Type 2 diabetes, cryptogenic stroke, and hep-C are key targets.

Results of a new study are significant since asymptomatic, aggressive heart disease is the most common cause of death in patients with diabetes.

A nurse describes his own bout with atrial fibrillation—the symptoms and his attempts to cardiovert to normal rhythm—from his hospital bed.

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