June 2008

Amiodarone use and permanent pacing for atrial fibrillation: Are there differences between the sexes?

July 23, 2008

Lipids

Among patients with atrial fibrillation, amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone) is the most useful drug for the preservation of sinus rhythm.1-3 Although amiodarone carries a well-known risk of potentially serious noncardiac toxicities, perhaps less well recognized is its major cardiovascular side effect of bradycardia.

Hypertension, lipids, arrhythmias, and a fond farewell

July 23, 2008

Lipids

This issue of Cardiology Review includes an article in the Hypertension section by Dr. Robert H. Fagard, who evaluates the effect of low diastolic blood pressure (BP) on prognosis in older patients with systolic hypertension.

Syncope from ventricular tachycardia secondary to methadone use

July 23, 2008

Lipids

Methadone HCI (Diskets, Dolophine, Methadose) is a synthetic opioid that has been used widely in the United States for the management of heroin addiction Treatment of opioid dependence has been shifting gradually from the older US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspection program, ...

Are HDL cholesterol levels clinically significant in patients with low LDL cholesterol levels?

July 21, 2008

Lipids

There is some debate about whether the risk of cardiovascular events associated with low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels is attenuated by very low low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels (< 60 mg/dL), which can be obtained with statins and combination therapy.