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MKSAP Quiz: 6-month history of intermittent claudication

A 68-year-old man is evaluated for a 6-month history of intermittent claudication. His symptoms have been slowly progressive but are not life limiting. Medical history is significant for hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and carotid artery stenosis treated with left carotid endarterectomy. He is a former smoker but quit 10 years ago. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate treatment to reduce this patient's cardiovascular risk?
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/08/23/3.htm
23 Aug 2022

Why medicine should be a laughing matter

Laughter offers health benefits and can be creatively incorporated into clinical practice.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2022/05/why-medicine-should-be-a-laughing-matter.htm
1 May 2022

Cardiology groups issue guidance on heart failure

Among other recommendations, during a hospitalization for heart failure, measurement of a predischarge natriuretic peptide level can be useful to establish prognosis postdischarge.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2017/05/02/2.htm
2 May 2017

Take a tiered approach to CVD

Primary care physicians' efforts are paying off as they promote primary prevention of cardiovascular disease, even in a time-pressed visit.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2022/02/take-a-tiered-approach-to-cvd.htm
1 Feb 2022

New studies analyze risk factors, treatments for afib

One study found that early rhythm control was better than rate control for low-risk patients, another found that age at menarche and menopause was associated with afib risk, and another indicated that women's lower risk for afib is due to their smaller body size compared with men.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/09/06/1.htm
6 Sep 2022

Age only one consideration in post-MI drug therapy

To determine the best therapy for elderly patients after a heart attack, physicians should get to know their goals for their lives.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2020/09/age-only-one-consideration-in-post-mi-drug-therapy.htm
1 Sep 2020

ED, outpatient visits for worsening heart failure on the rise since 2010

A cohort study that analyzed encounters in one health system for worsening heart failure found that ED and observation stays and outpatient visits account for approximately half of the visits, with hospitalizations comprising the other half.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/07/05/5.htm
5 Jul 2022

Latest updates on ACP's priorities, initiatives

ACP Spotlight offers readers a look at ACP's current top priorities and initiatives, as well as highlights from our e-newsletter, ACP Internist Weekly.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2022/05/latest-updates-on-acps-priorities-initiatives.htm
1 May 2022

AHA scientific statement looks at preventing, managing falls

Physicians should ask patients and relatives about previous falls, review use of medications and alcohol, and conduct a basic physical assessment, among other recommendations, according to the American Heart Association (AHA).
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/05/31/5.htm
31 May 2022

Observe, listen, feel: Going back to Osler

These three skills hold enormous opportunity to strengthen physicians' diagnostic acumen.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2022/03/observe-listen-feel-going-back-to-osler.htm
1 Mar 2022

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