Cardiology_Cardiovascular_Disease

Methamphetamine-associated PAH: First Prospective Cohort StudyMethamphetamine abuse is on a steady rise in the US. A new study highlights the nature and dangers of Meth-PAH.
Hypertension, Target Organ Injury, and the BrainQuiz: Are you current on early evidence that suggests hypertension is a risk factor for Alzheimer disease and other dementias? .
Dose-adjusted DOACs vs Warfarin: Overview of EfficacyPatients who require dose adjustment when taking direct oral anticoagulants have not been well studied. This large study is a good start.
Hellenic Heart Failure Study: Impact of Mediterranean Diet on Recurrent ACSResults of this study suggest a role for the anti-inflammatory diet in secondary prevention.
Aspirin, Clopidogrel, DOAC, Warfarin: What Combination after PCI in Patients with AF?Quick Quiz: Which antiplatelet/antithrombin combination provides greatest efficacy with least risk for bleeding?
Toward Improved Risk Stratification in Pulmonary Arterial HypertensionA new study supports the utility of pulmonary arterial proportional pulse pressure to predict 5-year mortality in patients with PAH.
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?