Cardiology_Cardiovascular_Disease

Traditional Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Bad CombinationCaution: Approach every patient with SLE as a “bundle of cardiovascular risks” greater than the sum of its parts
AACE/ACE Lipid Guidelines Define Extreme CVD RiskThe AACE/ACE 2017 recommendations on lipid management prescribe LDL-C targets, and go far lower than any group has ventured to date.
Hypotension and Near-syncope in a 66-year-old WomanHer history includes diabetes, ESRD, coronary disease, and complete heart block after pacemaker implantation. What's your ECG read?
White Coat HypertensionIs it a transient, innocuous blip in blood pressure in the presence of an MD in clinic? Or, something quite different?
RA, Hypertension, and Vascular Disease: What's True?Our author says it's best to assume that any patient with RA is a ticking vascular time bomb. Which statements support that?
Preventing Atrial Fibrillation: A Three-legged StoolAn incremental and tripartite approach to prevention, say researchers, will begin to shift AF disease distribution and decrease morbidity over time.
Metformin Linked to Decreased Mortality in CKD, CHF, and Liver DiseaseWhile the strength of evidence for this "protective" effect is low, observers support further comparative effectiveness research in these patient groups.
Blood Pressure Paradox: Hypertension Associated with Survival in T2D and HFPatients with comorbid T2D and heart failure may have a "distinct pathophysiology of the heart" say authors of a new study.
Gout and Heart Disease News RoundupSlide show: Evidence for gout's role as a risk factor for heart disease is mixed. New studies add support.
How to Manage Hypertension in End-stage Renal DiseaseHypertension in dialysis patients is very common and often poorly controlled. Here, a short quiz for the cardiology community.