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Collaboration with heart failure patients key

Comanaging cardiology patients after heart failure requires small adjustments, following recent guidelines, and patient involvement in decisions.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2021/07/collaboration-with-heart-failure-patients-key.htm
1 Jul 2021

Dapagliflozin associated with improved outcomes for HF with mildly reduced or preserved ejection fraction

An industry-funded study found patients with heart failure (HF) and an ejection fraction above 40% had a lower combined risk for worsening HF or cardiovascular death if they were randomly assigned to receive dapagliflozin versus placebo.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/08/30/5.htm
30 Aug 2022

New trials provide data to improve medication management in hypertension

A U.K. study compared morning versus evening dosing of antihypertensive drugs, a U.S. study looked at optimal dosing in patients with proteinuria, and a trial in Spain tested self-titration in patients with poorly controlled hypertension.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/10/18/6.htm
18 Oct 2022

Diuretics demand discussion in heart failure management

To assess a patient's ability to adhere to a diuretic regimen, consider the patient's age, level of education, and severity of symptoms, as well as health literacy, and any comorbidities.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2019/11/diuretics-demand-discussion-in-heart-failure-management.htm
1 Nov 2019

ACC pathway supports neprilysin inhibitor, SGLT-2 inhibitors for heart failure with reduced ejection fraction

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) offered this update to their expert consensus decision pathway from 2017 as interim guidance to physicians while comprehensive updates to heart failure guidelines remain in development.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2021/01/26/4.htm
26 Jan 2021

Telmisartan does not improve walking performance in PAD

A randomized double-blind trial compared the angiotensin-receptor blocker with placebo in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) and found no difference in six-minute walk distance over six months.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/10/11/2.htm
11 Oct 2022

Factoring drug costs into diabetes decisions

A sizable number of patients with diabetes do not consistently fill their prescriptions or take less than the prescribed amount due to costs, but there are ways to make it easier on a patient's pocketbook.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2022/05/factoring-drug-costs-into-diabetes-decisions.htm
1 May 2022

MKSAP Quiz: Follow-up visit for chronic hypertension

A 44-year-old woman is evaluated during a follow-up visit for chronic hypertension. Over the past month, her average blood pressure measured with home blood pressure monitoring was 150/90 mm Hg. Following a physical exam and lab tests, what is the most appropriate next step in management?
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/10/11/3.htm
11 Oct 2022

Changes, challenges in treating heart failure

Readmissions among heart failure patients can be prevented with diligent, evidence-based primary care. But with their time at a premium, physicians can be increasingly concerned about meeting the needs of this population.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2016/02/heart-failure.htm
1 Feb 2016

Gestational diabetes associated with risks later in life, but lifestyle makes a difference, studies find

A review found increased risks of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease in women who had gestational diabetes, while another study showed that five markers of a healthy lifestyle were associated with a significant reduction in risk of developing type 2 diabetes after gestational diabetes.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2022/09/27/4.htm
27 Sep 2022

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