The goal of the decision pathway was to provide practical guidance for clinicians and patients in situations not covered by the 2013 ACC/AHA guideline until new clinical guidelines on the topic are published.
5 Apr 2016
This update covers a strengthened warning on NSAIDs and a new drug to treat schizophrenia.
1 Sep 2015
This issue also covers Alzheimer's disease, conference coverage from the Heart Failure Society of America, and whether heart failure is different in African-American patients
1 Nov 2019
Chronic cough is the third most common reason for ambulatory care visits, but not all affected patients can receive specialist care. A few pearls can help uncover the origins of the condition.
1 Jul 2018
Data from ALLHAT showed a strong association between wide fluctuations in systolic blood pressure and fatal coronary heart disease or nonfatal myocardial infarction, all-cause mortality, stroke, and heart failure.
28 Jul 2015
A 55-year-old man is evaluated during a routine examination. He has a 2-year history of nonischemic cardiomyopathy. (Echocardiogram 2 years ago demonstrated a left ventricular ejection fraction of 35%.) He is feeling well and reports no shortness of breath; he walks 2 miles daily without symptoms. Medical history is remarkable for hypertension. Medications are lisinopril, carvedilol, and chlorthalidone. Following a physical exam, lab results, and an electrocardiogram, which calcium-channel blockers should be added to this patient's medical regimen?
4 Nov 2014
Androgen-deprivation therapy associated with increased risk of cardiac mortality in men with cardiovascular problems
Androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) for prostate cancer was associated with a 5% absolute excess risk of cardiac-specific mortality at 5 years in men with congestive heart failure or prior myocardial infarction, a study found.
4 Nov 2014
As physicians convert to the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System, they will eventually be required to consider the cost of care they deliver to patients.
1 Apr 2017
As clinicians continue to debate the merits and limitations of retail clinics, it is increasingly clear that they are here to stay. Although some concerns about this trend have merit, retail clinics could also create positive disruption for the medical community.
1 Jun 2016
The need for improvements in the prevention of obesity and diabetes rates in poor and underserved communities has driven new outreach programs that range from smoking cessation in high school to dietary support in grocery stores.
1 Sep 2015