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Cardiovascular Diseases

Night Shifts Upset Sleep, Up Heart Death Risk

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.

Cardiovascular Diseases

A new study suggests that inpatient statin use is linked to improved outcomes after intracranial hemorrhage.

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Stroke and TIA rates are down and fewer patients arrive by ambulance in national emergency department survey.

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.

What does the patient with atrial fibrillation who would benefit from oral anticoagulation look like today? Q & A, here.

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?

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.

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.

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