Practical Cardiology

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?
Blood Pressure and Target Organ Damage: The HeartThe spectrum of hypertensive heart disease is broad. Try these 2 questions to help sharpen your focus on points along the disease continuum.
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.
ECG Challenge: Subtle but SignificantWhat cause of persistent DOE, fatigue in this patient who is s/p CABG and maze ablation? Your ECG read?
VEGFI-induced Hypertension: How to Manage This New Syndrome?Hypertension has been observed in every trial of antiangiogenic cancer therapy. How should it be treated?
How Dangerous is Digoxin in AF?Results of a post-hoc analysis of the ENGAGE-AF TIMI 48 trial show the answer could depend on a heart failure Dx.
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