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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.
Lower Lipids in Inflammatory Arthritis May Lower CV Risk
Intensive treatment with statins may help reduce risk of cardiovascular events in patients with inflammatory arthritis, suggests a new study.
3 Low Pressure Questions About Hypertension
Some things never change, or do they? Find answers here to key questions about the current state of high blood pressure treatment.
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.
Born to Be Sick: Birth Month Predicts Disease Risk
Researchers discovered 16 new birth month–disease associations, more than half of them cardiovascular, contributing to better understanding of lifetime disease risk.
Spondylitis and Aortic Regurgitation
Many patients with ankylosing spondylitis have aortic regurgitation: this study makes the case for routine echocardiography evaluation.
IMPROVE-IT: Can It Improve Heart Guidelines?
“Lower is better” regardless of the lipid-lowering agent used, publication confirms.
Can “Moderate” Drinking Damage Aging Hearts?
A new imaging study finds that more than one cocktail a day for seniors aged >75 years may do more harm than good.
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.
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