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Cardiovascular Diseases

Cardiovascular Diseases

Scarring from mildly tender facial lesions; medications implicated in many emergency hospitalizations of older adults; sugar-sweetened beverages and risk of coronary heart disease . . . questions on these and other topics to challenge you.

palmar erythema

Pseudosac with ectopic pregnancy, palmar erythema, pemphigoid gestationis, abdominal wall hematoma, dermatomyositis, livedo reticularis—visual presentations of health problems that occur frequently, or exclusively, in women.

Polysomnography or a home-based portable monitor is recommended for clinicians to assess the risk factors for and the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea.

LDL cholesterol is a common target for treatment, but the guidelines do not used it to estimate risk, either, notes an editorial on the implications of the news guidelines.

discoid lupus erythematosus

Discoid lupus erythematosus; pharmacologic options for “statin-intolerant” patients; treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain . . . questions on these and other topics in this quiz.

High-sensitivity troponin T and N-terminal-pro-BNP were shown in 2 important studies to help predict risk of stroke and embolic events in patients with atrial fibrillation.

In a proof-of-principle study, German researchers evaluated an affordable, accessible, and cost-effective way to help diagnose atrial fibrillation after ischemic stroke, with promising results.

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