cardiovascular diseases

Do antidepressants take more lives than they save?An eye-opening Canadian study has surprising findings about the risk of death and antidepressants.
Cardiovascular drugs: Current spending, future outlookCardiovascular drugs are among the most widely used, since their indications are far reaching and address conditions that are prevalent among a large population.
Top 3 cardiovascular patient compliance challenges
Top 3 cardiovascular patient compliance challengesStaying compliant with a prescribed treatment regimen gives cardiovascular disease patients the best chance of improving their heart health and reducing future incidences of cardiac events. Here’s how to get patients on board.
Driving down heart disease costs: Tips for plans, providers
Driving down heart disease costs: Tips for plans, providersHeart disease takes a heavy toll on the healthcare system, but promising new treatments are emerging
Anticoagulant Use Among Afib Patients Wanes Over Time
Anticoagulant Use Among Afib Patients Wanes Over TimeORLANDO -- Barely half of patients with atrial fibrillation who were prescribed rivaroxaban (Xarelto) to prevent stroke remained on the treatment after 2 years, but their adherence was still better than Afib patients on warfarin or dabigatran (Pradaxa), researchers said here.
Testosterone Replacement OKd for Men with Heart Disease
Testosterone Replacement OKd for Men with Heart DiseaseMen with documented testosterone deficiency should be allowed to take testosterone replacement therapy if they have cardiovascular disease (CVD) or localized prostate cancer, according to new guidelines issued by the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation.
10 Juicy Facts About ApplesAbout that apple-a-day keeping the doctor away—is there proof? Find out in this slide-show summary of some well-known, and lesser-known, facts about apples and good health.
Managing Antithrombotic Risk in ACS Patients with History of GI BleedingThe title of the talk was Cardiogastroenterologist: Managing Antiplatelet and Antithrombotic Agents.1 and it was presented by Dr Neena Abraham, professor of medicine, department of gastroenterology and hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona.
Testosterone Tx Gives Weak Signal for Cardiovascular RiskThere is no compelling evidence that testosterone therapy increases or decreases cardiovascular risk, according to a new position statement from the American Academy of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE). The statement was issued in response to recent publications that have raised concern that testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) increases cardiovascular risks in men and media reports about the dangers of testosterone therapy.
Ablation Therapy for AF Who, What is it Good For1. Which of the following is probably not a characteristic of someone who has had catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF)?