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Cardiology Review

Editor's Page
Summer's Almost Gone, There's Much to Still Look Forward To
By Debabrata Mukherjee, MD, MS, FACC
In this issue of Cardiology Review, we cover a wide variety of topics while saying goodbye to the summer of 2014.
Editorial Advisory Board
Letter from the Publisher
What Does the Future Hold for a Once Promising Hypertension Treatment
By Mike Hennessy
In their recent article published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Vivek Y. Reddy, MD, and Jeffrey W. Olin, DO, noted “there are few areas in medicine that have gained as much prominence as quickly, or have been as widely dismissed as quickly, as catheter-based renal sympathetic denervation for the treatment of resistant hypertension.
Meeting Report
American Diabetes Association 74th Scientific Sessions
The 74th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) brought together more than 17,300 attendees from more than 121 countries. This year’s program included 96 symposia, 50 oral abstract sessions, 10 interest group discussions, 18 meet-the-expert sessions, and 10 special lectures and addresses. Cardiology Review is covering 6 of the top sessions.
News & Trends
News & Trends
Cardiology Review Board Member Richard Lange, MD, was selected as the founding president and new dean of the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso; A panel writing for the Institute of Medicine proposed greater accountability for funding of graduate medical education (GME), calling for an end to providing funding directly to teaching hospitals and a change in the way the funds are paid;
CME Reviews
Alternative Medicines and Supplements for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer
By Thomas F. Whayne Jr. MD, PhD
The use of various dietary supplements by patients will probably continue, so medical practitioners must be able to advise patients about potential harms and benefits.
Leadless Trial: The First Leadless Self-Contained Pacemaker in Humans
By Steven M. Stevens, MD, Kalyanam Shivkumar, MD, PhD
A review of a trial of a self-contained leadless cardiac pacemaker
Impact of Coronary Collateral Circulation on Outcomes in Patients with NSTE-ACS
By Glenn N. Levine, MD, FAHA, FACC
The presence of coronary collateral circulation should be cardioprotective and beneficial, but the demonstration of such benefit has been more challenging.
Diabetes-related Complications: US Trends in the Last 20 Years
By Niki Katsiki, MSc, PhD, MD, FRSPH, Dimitri P. Mikhailidis, MD, FFPM, FRCP, FCRPath
The incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus tripled in the last 20 years. What has that meant for rates of complications?
Live Counseling Versus Web-Based Lifestyle/Medication Intervention to Reduce CHD Risk
By Alison L. Bailey, MD
This interesting study compared the effectiveness of human-led versus website-based counseling to reduce CHD risk.
Optimal Duration of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy after Drug-eluting Stent Implantation
By Saurav Chatterjee, MD
The optimal duration of DAPT following PCI with drug-eluting stents remains dubious.
Clinical Forum
What is the Role of Denervation Following the Publication of the SYMPLICITY HTN-3 Trial Results
In this edition of Clinical Forum, we asked 3 Cardiology Review editorial board members to comment on the role of renal denervation following the publication of the SYMPLICITY HTN-3 trial results.
What Your Patients Are Reading
What Your Patients Are Reading
By Jackie Syrop, Managing Editor
Intensive behavioral counseling about diet or exercise should be “prescribed” by doctors whose patients are overweight and have heart disease risk factors, say new recommendations from the United States Preventive Services Task Force.
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