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Cardiology Review

Editor's Page
Transitioning to Summer With Cardiology Review
By Debabrata Mukherjee, MD, MS, FACC
In this issue of Cardiology Review, we cover several burning topics of interest to clinicians.
Editorial Advisory Board
Letter from the Publisher
The ACA Debate: Does It Belong in the Courts or Congress?
By Mike Hennessy
Access, delivery, and affordability—will the courts decide the best course of action or will Congress?
Meeting Report
American Society of Hypertension 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting
The American Society of Hypertension (ASH) is the largest US professional organization dedicated to eradicating hypertension and its consequences. The following study presentations were highlights of the organization’s 29th annual meeting in New York City.
News & Trends
News & Trends
AstraZeneca’s Epanova (omega-3-carboxylic acids) was approved by the FDA for the treatment of adults with severe hypertriglyceridemia; two new studies support the concept that there can be too much of a good thing when it comes to exercise; and the FDA has issued a new statement recommending against the use of aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke in people with no history of cardiovascular disease.
CME Reviews
Mitral Valve Repair vs Replacement for Severe Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation
By Harold L. Lazar, MD
Mitral valve replacement provides a greater freedom from recurrent MR in patients with ischemic MR, but does it affect clinical outcomes?
Red Blood Cell Transfusion in Patients Undergoing PCI
By Nezar Falluji, MD, MPH, FACC, FSCAI
The role of blood transfusions in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention remains controversial.
Reconsidering Digoxin in Worsening Chronic Heart Failure
By Leslie Campbell, MD, FACC
Should we give digoxin another look for chronic heart failure?
Insurance Exchanges Upheld in Court
By Diana Fancher, DNP, MBA, RN
A victory in court rejects a challenge to the ACA’s health care marketplaces.
Safety and Efficacy of Drug-Eluting Stents in Women
By Pareena Bilkoo, MD, FACC
The safety and efficacy of drug-eluting stents are proven in the general population, but how do they perform in women?
Does Anger Predict a Higher Likelihood of Cardiovascular Events?
By Icilma V. Fergus, MD
This meta-analysis attempts to definitively answer questions about the role of anger in cardiovascular events.
Addressing Childhood Obesity in the United States
By Aparna M. Bhagavat, MD, FACC
It is primarily the responsibility of parents, teachers, and health care professionals to be role models for the younger generation with respect to healthy eating and physical activity.
What Your Patients Are Reading
What Your Patients Are Reading
By Jackie Syrop, Managing Editor
The first wireless implantable hemodynamic monitoring system for patients with heart failure has been approved by the FDA.
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