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Which Cardiac Stress Test, and Why
There is method to the “madness” surrounding cardiac stress tests. Examine these fundamental rules to make wise choices and get results.
Trends in Atrial Fibrillation Therapy: 2002 to 2011
Overall it looks as though pharmacologic rate control is still the preferred therapy for new onset AF, but a new study identifies some interesting trends in the use of drugs for both rhythm and rate.
Atrial Fibrillation Characteristics Linked to Dementia
Atrial fibrillation and dementia have long been linked, partly because both tend to affect the elderly. But there may be a causal link as well related to management of anticoagulation.
Fish Oils Fail to Impact Endpoints in AF
The recent AFFORD trial suggests no clinical role for omega-3 fatty acids in preventing atrial fibrillation or in modulating disease markers.
Low Testosterone in Diabetic Men Linked to Advanced Markers of Cardiovascular Disease
Low total serum testosterone was independently associated with greater carotid intima media thickening and endothelial dysfunction but not with atherosclerotic plaques.
An End to HIV: Self-Protection vs More $$$?
Does the HIV epidemic represent primarily a failure of the public health system--or is it more likely a result of failure on an individual level to take steps necessary to prevent infection?
Stroke: 5 New Findings
Here: 5 new things to know about stroke -- its link with perioperative A-fib; the danger of cocaine; rehab possibilities with an Alzheimer drug; reducing stroke risk with potassium; and a potential screen for occult A-fib after cryptogenic stroke.
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