Practical Cardiology

SGLT2 Inhibitors Improve HF, Survival in Clinical T2D PopulationFindings from the REAL-CVD outcomes study reported at ACC.17 suggest class effect for cardioprotection.
Mechanical FallA 72-year-old woman sustains a distal radius fracture during a fall after losing her balance. She denies syncope. What's your ECG read?
FOURIER Clinical Outcomes Trial Results: Center Stage at ACC.17Highly anticipated, the 2-year results support the promise of PCSK9 inhibitors and also highlight important questions.
Stroke Prevention in the Patient with Afib and T2DM: NOACs vs VKAsWhich anticoagulant therapy has the greater absolute benefit in these complex patients?
Hypertension Management Complicated by Hyperkalemia: What's your Rx?Case-based quiz: Test your clinical judgement on optimal hypertension therapy for this complex patient at risk for hyperkalemia.
ACC Statement on Perioperative Anticoagulation: 5 questions to askAnswers to these 5 questions about patient and pending procedure create a pathway to decisions about perioperative anticoagulation.
Tachycardia in a 24-year-old WomanYoung woman without known medical history; past bouts of anxiety and palpitations dismissed as "panic attacks." What's your ECG read?
Incidental ECG Finding in a 77-Year-Old ManHis hernia surgery is scheduled but these results of a routine pre-op ECG could change plans. What's your ECG read?
Underuse of VKAs: How Physician, Patient Perceptions Shape PracticeA new analysis of qualitative studies points to poor communication on multiple levels.
Moderate Exercise Still Standard vs High-intensity Routine in Chronic HFSMARTEX HF is first multicenter RCT to evaluate high intensity interval training in patients with HFrEF