Cardiology

Oral Apixaban Shows Safe, Beneficial Thrombosis Prevention Post-Surgery

July 16, 2020

Article

The first prospective safety trial using oral factor Xa inhibitor in patients undergoing laparotomy shows women preferred and adhered to the drug.

Heparin May Reduce SARS-CoV-2 Infection Risk

July 16, 2020

Article

New research shows the anticoagulant binds tightly with the coronavirus’ surface spike protein.

National Lipid Association Gives Statement on Dyslipidemia Genetic Testing

July 15, 2020

Article

The practice of genetic testing has been useful in clinically addressing found cases of familial hypercholesterolemia, among other conditions, but no clinical practice guidelines currently exist for testing patients with suspected hereditary dyslipidemia.

Concierge Medicine and Cardiac Care During COVID-19

July 15, 2020

Video

What does personalized outpatient care look like for a cardiology institute during the pandemic?

Medical Organizations Issue Statement on Advancing VTE Research

July 13, 2020

Article

Sixteen organizations are seeking to drive the practice forward after the 2008 Call to Action from the Surgeon General fell short in addressing the public health need regarding VTE.

FDA Approves Implantable Heart Rhythm Monitoring Devices

July 06, 2020

Article

The technologies help patients with heart rhythm disorders monitor their healthcare and stay connected with their physicians.

Use of ACE Inhibitors/ARBs Linked to Lower Colorectal Cancer Risk

July 06, 2020

Article

An analysis of more than 180k patients in Hong Kong indicated use of the antihypertensive medications was associated with 22% lower risk of developing colorectal cancer.

Portable Air Cleaners Could Limit Fine Particulate Exposure During Rehab

July 02, 2020

Article

A new pilot study called CRAFT is examining the potential of portable air cleaners for limiting exposure to fine particulate matter in patients enrolled in cardiac rehabilitation.

Facing Discrimination Could Increase Hypertension Risk in African Americans

July 01, 2020

Article

New analysis of the Jackson Heart Study found experiencing a greater amount of discrimination could increase risk of hypertension in African Americans.

Comparing Diabetes Therapies in Patients with Low versus Increased CV Risk

June 30, 2020

Article

A systematic review and network meta-analysis is comparing 9 classes of therapies for HbA1c and risk management in patients with low versus increased cardiovascular risk.

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