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The MD Magazine Cardiology specialty page provides clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.

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Charles Davidson: Cardiology Making Rapid Advances in Patient Care
With a new armamentarium of medications, procedures, and operations patients with any number of cardiac conditions are seeing their quality of lives improve dramatically for considerably longer.
As the field of cardiology advances new procedures are being developed to help patients in more effective methods. The SCOUT trial looked at one potential treatment to help patients with tricuspid regurgitation.
Study results show that newly initiated combined antiretroviral therapy (ART) in treatment-naïve patients with HIV appears to not effectively prevent the progression of significant arterial inflammation.
New analysis of data from the Framingham Heart Study found a significant association between atrial fibrillation (AF) and reduced volume in the brain’s frontal lobe.
After 6 months, an intervention program based on the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet increased the proportion of participants with uncontrolled asthma who achieved minimal clinically important improvement in asthma control.
A retrospective analysis of diabetes and prediabetes diagnoses found that screening guidelines from the United States Preventative Service Task Force (USPSTF) would have detected less than half of all cases that were discovered.
Public health issues are nothing new in the medical community, but for issues like high sodium levels the pressing issue can be what to do to help bring the levels to healthier levels.

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