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Stroke Rounds: EDs See Fewer Strokes, TIAs
Stroke and TIA rates are down and fewer patients arrive by ambulance in national emergency department survey.
Weight Loss Improves Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiometabolic Profile
Results of the LEGACY study show long-term weight loss decreases AF burden and supports sustained sinus rhythm. A short slide show summarizes the 2015 ACC late-breaking abstract.
Oral Anticoagulation: Would You Recognize a Candidate?
What does the patient with atrial fibrillation who would benefit from oral anticoagulation look like today? Q & A, here.
Chest Pain, Dyspnea, and a Negative Stress Test in a 46-Year-Old Man
The patient drove himself to the ED after experiencing symptoms while playing basketball. He has a history of anxiety, but is this more than a case of nerves over a missed foul shot?
How to Manage Acute Coronary Syndrome
Be alert for the pitfalls in ECG interpretation of ACS. An initial tracing can be normal in about 10% of cases, even during chest pain. Nonspecific changes occur in another 5% to 15% of cases.
Testosterone: Terrible or Terrific?
The answer might depend on which study group you ask—and when. Facts from 3 new analyses of testosterone in action are presented in the 7 slides that follow.
HRT Unlikely to Have Cardioprotective Effects
Hormone replacement therapy won't protect postmenopausal women against stroke or heart disease, but don't discount it for symptoms of menopause just yet.
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