Comanaging cardiology patients after heart failure requires small adjustments, following recent guidelines, and patient involvement in decisions.
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.
30 Aug 2022
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.
18 Oct 2022
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.
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.
26 Jan 2021
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.
11 Oct 2022
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.
1 May 2022
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?
11 Oct 2022
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.
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.
27 Sep 2022