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Cardiology Review

Editor's Page
Knocking on Winter's Door
By Debabrata Mukherjee, MD, MS, FACC Editor-in-Chief
In this issue of Cardiology Review, we cover a wide variety of topics while saying hello to the winter of 2014.
Editorial Advisory Board
Letter from the Publisher
Who Drives 'Innovation in Cardiology
By Mike Hennessy
This is a time of great change and uncertainty on many fronts in health care, and in cardiology in particular. From new research casting doubts on previously promising procedures (eg, the results from the Symplicity HTN-3 trial released at the 2014 ACC meeting that called into question the usefulness of renal denervation for treating resistant hypertension) to the continued chaos and turmoil surrounding the implementation and future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it seems the news raises more questions than it answers.
Meeting Report
European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2014
The ESC Congress 2014 was one of the largest meetings in the history of the society, with more than 30,300 delegates in attendance at 27 clinical Hot Line presentations; 15 clinical trial updates; 19 registry studies; 4 new guidelines; and 4597 abstracts presented. Cardiology Review profiles 7 presentations.
News & Trends
News & Trends
A new American Heart Association (AHA) statement suggests that clinicians should do a better job counseling patients about risks versus benefits of cardiac imaging with respect to radiation, referring patients appropriately and ensuring that radiation doses are not too high or too low.
CME Reviews
F-fluoride PET to ID Ruptured and High-risk Coronary Atherosclerotic Plaques
By Siddharth Singh, MD, Navin Nanda, MD
The optimal duration of DAPT following PCI with drug-eluting stents remains dubious.
Extent of Coronary and Myocardial Disease and Benefits From Revascularization in LV Dysfunction
By Harold L. Lazar, MD
Does this study raise more questions than it answers?
Niacin Plus Laropiprant: Does the Harm Outweigh the Benefit?
By Kathleen M. Faulkenberg, PharmD, Tracey E. Macaulay, PharmD, AACC
Is the final word on high-dose niacin finally in?
Noncardiovascular Effects Associated with Statins
By  Chintan S. Desai, MD, MS, and RogerS. Blumenthal, MD
This review presents up-to-date evidence regarding the noncardiovascular effects associated with statins, both adverse and beneficial.
PCI Versus CABG in Patients with Left Main CAD
By Eric R. Bates, MD
Choosing the revascularization strategy is a complex decision for the Heart Team and patient.
Combined Effect of Physical Activity and Leisure Time Sitting on Obesity Risk
By Ragavendra R, Baliga, MD, MBA, FACP, FRCP, FACC
What is the relationship between physical activity, leisure time, and a person's overall health.
Clinical Forum
What is the Role of Beta-blockers in Patients Treated with Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
In this edition of Clinical Forum, we asked 3 Cardiology Review editorial board members to comment on the role of beta-blockers in patients treated with primary percutaneous coronary intervention.
What Your Patients Are Reading
Cybersecurity of Medical Devices Addressed
By Jackie Syrop, Managing Editor
The FDA has published Long Awaited guidelines on the cybersecurity of medical devices.
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