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Cardiology Review

Editor's Page
Spring Really Is Coming
By Debabrata Mukherjee, MD, MS, FACC Editor-in-Chief
In line with the season for rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection, and regrowth, this particular issue of Cardiology Review discusses many important articles and viewpoints that I hope will rejuvenate our minds.
Editorial Advisory Board
Letter from the Publisher
The Hospital Merger Boom: Pay Close Attention
By Mike Hennessy
Hospital mergers are booming, and this is as a result of the drive for efficiencies, the desire to ensure market positions regionally, and a stunning overhaul of the hospital landscape.
Meeting Report
Meeting Report: World Diabetes Congress
Five presentations from the World Diabetes Congress are highlighted, covering studies of long-acting Lantus insulin, affordability of care, DPP-4 inhibitors and heart failure in diabetes, brown versus white rice to reduce obesity and diabetes, and the converging pandemics of diabetes and tuberculosis.
News & Trends
News & Trends
New female-specific guidelines have been issued by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association to more accurately reflect the risk of stroke in women across the lifespan and to address the gaps in current risk scores.
CME Reviews
The Cardiovascular Safety of Incretin-Based Therapies
By Peter H. Jones, MD, FACP, FNLA
A review of the cardiovascular safety and potential benefits of incretin-based therapies for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Depression and Cardiovascular Disease
By Saurav Chatterjee, MD
This review looks at the important problem of depression in patients with cardiovascular disease and presents useful information for all physicians.
Consolidation in the Hospital Industry
By Diana Fancher, DNP, MBA, RN
A look at the complex future of the hospital industry.
Change in Readmissions and Follow-up Visits as Part of a Heart Failure Readmission Quality Improvement Initiative
By Karla K. Quevedo, MD
Do mandatory follow-up visits after discharging heart failure patients decrease rehospitalizations?
Morphine Decreases Clopidogrel Concentrations and Effects
By Timir K. Paul, MD, PhD, MPH, FACC
Is there a clinically significant interaction between morphine and clopidogrel?
Better Diet Leads to Reduced Mortality Post MI
By Rabab Mohsin, MD
What are the long-term effects of overall diet quality among myocardial infarction survivors?
Calcium Density of Coronary Artery Plaque and Risk of Incident Cardiovascular Events
By Siddharth Singh, MD, and Navin Nanda, MD
The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis study examined the association of coronary artery calcium volume and density with incident cardiovascular events.
What Your Patients Are Reading
FDA Cracks Down on Indian Companies Making US-Bound Meds
By Jackie Syrop, Managing Editor
India is the United States’ second-largest exporter of prescription and nonprescription medications, supplying 40% of our medications.
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