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IMPROVE-IT: Can It Improve Heart Guidelines?
“Lower is better” regardless of the lipid-lowering agent used, publication confirms.
Statins Do Double Duty Against Stroke
A new study suggests that inpatient statin use is linked to improved outcomes after intracranial hemorrhage.
Chest Pain, Dyspnea, and a Negative Stress Test in a 46-Year-Old Man
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?
How to Manage Acute Coronary Syndrome
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.
Statins Maybe Not a Wonder Drug for Parkinson
These agents lower cholesterol and prevent cardiovascular disease, but they may actually increase the risk of Parkinson disease. Caution advised.
Statins Urged for Diabetes to Curb Heart Disease
Recommendations from the American Diabetes Association also suggest a less stringent diastolic blood pressure target, all in keeping with recent changes in cardiovascular risk management guidelines.
Do “Yellow Bumps All Over” Spell Diabetes?
Eruptive xanthomas; smooth-shaped, deeply placed nodules; a solitary itchy patch . . . how much do you know about these and 2 other disorders?
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