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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

Novel oral anticoagulant myths debunked

No monitoring necessary; don't use them before electrical cardioversion; and count them out for periprocedural use during AF ablation. Really?

Guidelines say “no” to anticoagulation for young, otherwise healthy persons with atrial fibrillation. New research finds that clinical practice looks quite different.

Ablation therapy may be an option for these two patients with heart disease. What is your recommendation? And, does the evidence support it?

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.

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