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Some traditional Chinese medicine may provide benefits in cardiovascular conditions

Some traditional Chinese medications might be used as a complementary and alternative approach for primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease, but further long-term study is needed.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2017/06/13/2.htm
13 Jun 2017

Evidence evolving on aspirin as prevention

Practice-changing points may influence how internists prescribe aspirin for the primary prevention of heart disease.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2019/03/evidence-evolving-on-aspirin-as-prevention.htm
1 Mar 2019

Stopping preventive aspirin associated with 37% increased risk of cardiovascular events

Patients who continued aspirin had a 4.1% yearly incidence of cardiovascular events, compared to 5.4% among those who stopped taking the drug, while the risk of discontinuation corresponded to one additional cardiovascular event for every 74 patients who stopped taking aspirin in a year.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2017/10/03/4.htm
3 Oct 2017

Weighing benefits, harms of cannabis

Marijuana use has risen, so internists need to understand its real risks as well as its potential clinical uses, such as for chronic pain, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, and multiple sclerosis spasticity symptoms.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2019/04/weighing-benefits-harms-of-cannabis.htm
1 Apr 2019

ACC updates decision pathway on nonstatin drugs in ASCVD

Experts considered evidence from the FOURIER trial and the SPIRE-1 and SPIRE-2 trials, as well as evidence on addition of ezetimibe to statin therapy after acute coronary syndrome.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2017/09/12/1.htm
12 Sep 2017

New assessment tool may improve predictions of CV risk, impact of preventive treatments

The new three-step tool aims to provide a framework for delivering appropriate risk-reducing strategies to Medicare patients with a 10-year atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk greater than 30%.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2016/11/08/4.htm
8 Nov 2016

Wrestling with wearables that screen for afib

Experts remain uncertain how to judge wearables and smartphone apps' cost-effectiveness, data quality, and clinical implications among pre-symptomatic patients diagnosed with atrial fibrillation.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2020/02/wrestling-with-wearables-that-screen-for-afib.htm
1 Feb 2020

Benefit of anticoagulation for stroke prevention may vary in patients with afib, study finds

An accompanying editorial said the CHA2DS2-VASc cutoff should be considered a starting point for individualized assessment rather than a threshold that applies the same way to everyone.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2018/09/25/1.htm
25 Sep 2018

Managing HIV with testing, prevention

Antiretroviral therapy has made an impact in treating HIV, but preexposure prophylaxis has created a huge opportunity in preventing infection, with internists poised to play a role.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2020/03/managing-hiv-with-testing-prevention.htm
1 Mar 2020

Tips for using statins, PCSK9 inhibitors in chronic CAD

Guidelines for reducing cardiovascular risk are shifting with the evidence.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2017/06/statin.htm
1 Jun 2017

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