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Atrial Fibrillation: More Than an Electrical Problem
A small study highlights a big point: manage risk factors that affect the atrial fibrillation substrate and ablation therapy success rates improve (ARREST-AF Cohort Study).
Stroke Risk Spikes After Cancer Dx
Cancer may be an under-appreciated, but common risk factor for stroke, which is most common the first month after cancer diagnosis.
Testosterone Replacement Does Not Increase CV Risks in Men With Low Testosterone Levels
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.
An End to HIV: Self-Protection vs More $$$?
Does the HIV epidemic represent primarily a failure of the public health system--or is it more likely a result of failure on an individual level to take steps necessary to prevent infection?
Cerebral Microbleeds in Atrial Fibrillation Portend Poor Prognosis
Results of a recent study suggest the presence or absence of CMBs may help refine risk prognostication in patients with AF.
Community-Wide Screening for AF Reduces Stroke
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.
Vitamin D and Dementia: Study Confirms Link
Unlike other research into the association between vitamin D and dementia, this large study quantified and graded levels of vitamin D deficiency to determine at what point intervention might be warranted.
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