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.
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.
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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.