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Cardiology Review

Editor's Page
Spring At Last!
By Debabrata Mukherjee, MD, MS, FACC
Editor-in-Chief Debabrata Mukherjee, MD, MS, FACC, previews this issue's illuminating content.
Editorial Advisory Board
Letter from the Publisher
New Cholesterol Guidelines: Comments on the Controversy
By Mike Hennessy
Clinicians have been able to review these guidelines in detail and also take a closer look at how they relate to their patients and practice, the resulting answers are enlightening
Meeting Report
Meeting Report: American College of Cardiology 2014
More than 13,000 physicians and cardiovascular team members attended the ACC 2014 meeting in Washington, DC, to focus on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
News & Trends
Updated Guidance Issued on Valvular Heart Disease
The updated valvular heart disease guidelines issued by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology now incorporate transcatheter aortic valve implantation, which is now recommended for patients who are not candidates for surgery and would be expected to survive longer than 1 year after intervention.
CME Reviews
Apixaban versus Warfarin and Aspirin in AF Patients: Cost-Effectiveness for Stroke Prevention
By Niki Katsiki, MSc, PhD, MD, FRSPH, and Dimitri P Mikhailidis, MD, FFPM, FRCP, FRCPath
An examination of the cost-effectiveness of novel oral anticoagulants for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation patients.
The New Weight-Loss Drugs: Lorcaserin and Phentermine-Topiramate
By Kena Lanham, PharmD, BCPS
The authors of this review believe the efficacy of a drug is important, but it is not the full story.
Hospital Variation in Use of Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging
By Mushabbar A. Syed, MD, FACC
Exploring the benefits of routine use of noninvasive cardiac testing for patients with suspected coronary ischemia.
How Risky Is Driving While Sleepy?
By Harry E. Davis II , MD, FACP
Researchers investigated the effects of sleepiness, sleep hygiene, sleep disorders, and driving risk among highway drivers in France.
Renal Artery Stenting: Is There an Appropriate Indication?
By Khaled M. Ziada, MD, FACC, FSCAI
An exploration into the elusive and controversial topic of renal artery stenosis and its optimal therapy.
MI and Ischemic Heart Disease in Overweight and Obesity
By Aravinda Nanjundappa, MD, FACC, FSCAI, RV T, MBA, and Zelia R. Budhan, MD
A review of the relationship between body mass index, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality.
Clinical Forum
Do You Support the New Cholesterol Guidelines and Risk Calculator?
In this edition of Clinical Forum, we asked Cardiology Review editorial board members and an invited guest to comment on the controversial new cholesterol guidelines and risk calculator issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) in November 2013.
What Your Patients Are Reading
Taking NSAIDs May Raise Risk of A-Fib
By Jackie Syrop, Managing Editor
A recent study published in BMJ Open suggests that taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications raises the risk of atrial fibrillation.
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