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Cardiology

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'Alexa, Titrate My Insulin': AI App Boosts Glycemic Control in Randomized Trial

Voice-based app helped users to titrate basal insulin at home

Dec 01, 2023
VTE Risk After Joint Replacement: Does Anticoagulant Choice Matter?

Large claims-based study provides some answers

Dec 01, 2023
Rude Awakening on Trying to Keep Donor Hearts Usable With Common Hormone Infusions

Long-standing practice of levothyroxine supplementation fails in randomized trial

Nov 30, 2023
Afib Guidelines Add New Stages, Upgrade Catheter Ablation

Specific lifestyle measures also recommended

Nov 30, 2023
Rude Awakening on Trying to Keep Donor Hearts Usable With Common Hormone Infusions

Long-standing practice of levothyroxine supplementation fails in randomized trial

Afib Guidelines Add New Stages, Upgrade Catheter Ablation

Specific lifestyle measures also recommended

Cardiology Case Studies

Breast Cancer Patient Develops Heart Palpitations and Dyspnea

Symptom resolution after stopping anti-HER2 therapy suggests treatment-related cardiotoxicity

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Repeated Syncope in a Woman With No Known Heart Disease

Idiopathic ventricular fibrillation can affect people with no clinical evidence of heart disease

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Balloon Mitral Valvotomy Interrupted by Acute Pulmonary Embolism in Young Woman

Patient recovered quickly, thanks to cardiologist's fast response

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Coronary Heart Disease by Age 45 Linked With Subsequent Dementia

All-cause dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and vascular dementia risks elevated

Nov 29, 2023
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Pulsed Field Ablation Eyed Cautiously for Coronary Spasms

More evidence of PFA-provoked spasms, albeit without clinical manifestations

Nov 29, 2023
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Tomato-Blood Pressure Link; Afib and Neuroticism; Nerve Stimulation for POTS

Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine

Nov 27, 2023
Cardio Break over a computer rendering of a heart.
Cognitive Scores Improve With Personal Coaching

Trial shows better outcomes for people at high dementia risk

Nov 27, 2023
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Early Interventions for Autism; Imaging After Stenting

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Nov 25, 2023
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High-Sensitivity Troponin Test May Overestimate Risk in PE

On the other hand, conventional assays did predict a complicated course in acute PE

Nov 22, 2023
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Longer Use of ADHD Meds May Boost Heart Risk

Observational data suggest particular risk for hypertension and arterial disease

Nov 22, 2023
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OCEANIC-AF Trial Sunk; Second Renal Denervation Device Approved; Strep-Stroke Link?

Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine

Nov 21, 2023
Cardio Break over a computer rendering of a heart.
Apixaban Prophylaxis Fails to Reduce Clots in Pediatric ALL

However, it may benefit children at increased risk of thrombosis

Nov 20, 2023
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Proteins Predict Signs of Alzheimer's Disease

Subclinical health indicators tied to markers of Alzheimer's and neurodegeneration

Nov 20, 2023
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Alteplase Not Harmful in NOAC Users, Even in a More Bleeding-Prone Cohort

No excess brain bleeds in an Asian population receiving lytic therapy for stroke

Nov 20, 2023
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Live Shingles Vaccine and Waning Immunity; Semaglutide and CV Events

Also in TTHealthWatch: sodium and blood pressure; aspirin and LVADs

Nov 18, 2023
TTUHSC EL PASO HEALTHWATCH with their logo and photos of Rick Lange, MD, and Elizabeth Tracey
Silent Gastrointestinal Bleeds Track With Antiplatelet Choice After PCI

OPT-PEACE captured serial changes in gastrointestinal tract injury prior to overt bleeding

Nov 17, 2023
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Shocking Cause of Man's Cardiac Arrest

Can you solve the mystery?

Nov 16, 2023
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