MedPage Today Cardiovascular

  • Updated:Feb 24,2014
  • This Week: AIDS Progress, Vegan Diet

    Jul 25, 2014 3:47 PM | (MedPage Today) -- Delegates to the IAC step up the pace, a top doctor's decision to go vegan, and disappointing results for robotic surgery topped this week's news at MedPage Today.
  • Three Strikes: Time to End Lethal Injection?

    Jul 25, 2014 3:00 PM | (MedPage Today) -- The third botched execution of a death row inmate in a year should serve as proof enough that lethal injection won't work as an execution modality, according to one expert.
  • Friday Feedback: Pradaxa Monitoring?

    Jul 25, 2014 2:54 PM | (MedPage Today) -- This week, Friday Feedback takes a look at The BMJ's investigation into alleged suppression of information supporting routine drug level monitoring and dose adjustment for dabigatran (Pradaxa).
  • Tweet of the Week: C. diff Barbie

    Jul 25, 2014 2:00 PM | (MedPage Today) -- Welcome to another edition of the MedPage Today Tweet of the Week! Every Friday, the editorial team highlights its favorite 140-character contribution from the healthcare twittersphere.
  • PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)

    Jul 25, 2014 12:00 PM | (MedPage Today) -- This week?s topics include morcellation dangers, a new clotting pathway identified, troubles with handoffs, and deep vein thrombosis and catheterization.
  • This Week in the Endocrine Journals

    Jul 25, 2014 11:45 AM | (MedPage Today) -- Studies making an impact in endocrinology this week: variation in GLP-1 assays, gut flora as triggers of inflammation.
  • High Urate? Get Moving, Study Finds

    Jul 25, 2014 11:31 AM | (MedPage Today) -- Regular exercise significantly lessened the excess mortality risk associated with elevated serum uric acid, a large Taiwanese study found.
  • Lytics May Hike Early Risks in DVT

    Jul 25, 2014 10:30 AM | (MedPage Today) -- Catheter-directed thrombolysis carries more short-term risk and expense than oral anticoagulation for proximal deep vein thrombosis (DVT), but morality comes out similar, a nationwide study suggested.
  • Phosphate Binder Ups Iron in Dialysis Patients

    Jul 25, 2014 10:00 AM | (MedPage Today) -- The novel agent ferric citrate cleared phosphate while boosting iron levels in dialysis patients, a phase III study showed.
  • Prediction Update: Alzheimer's Disease 2

    Jul 24, 2014 11:00 AM | (MedPage Today) -- In January, we asked three noted neurologists, "What do you anticipate will be the most important clinical development in Alzheimer's disease in 2014?" Now, at the half-year mark, we check in with them again to ask how their predictions are holding up.
  • DIY Pulse Check May Spot Atrial Fibrillation (CME/CE)

    Jul 24, 2014 10:09 AM | (MedPage Today) -- Peripheral pulse measurement is a simple, accurate "first-step" screening tool for identifying paroxysmal atrial fibrillation in patients following stroke, researchers reported.
  • Morning Break: Book of Netter, Another Botched Execution

    Jul 24, 2014 9:05 AM | (MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff.
  • Monitoring, Dose Adjustment for Pradaxa? (CME/CE)

    Jul 23, 2014 1:00 PM | (MedPage Today) -- Blood level monitoring and dose adjustment for dabigatran (Pradaxa) could reduce major bleeding risk by as much as 20% compared with unadjusted use, according to company analyses allegedly hidden from physicians and regulators.
  • Prediction Update: Heart Surgery

    Jul 23, 2014 11:00 AM | (MedPage Today) -- Early this year we asked, "What will be the most important clinical development in heart surgery in 2014?" Now, at the half-year mark, our experts review how their predictions are holding up.
  • Probiotics: Moderate Impact on BP? (CME/CE)

    Jul 23, 2014 10:25 AM | (MedPage Today) -- Probiotics cut blood pressure by roughly 4 mm Hg systolic and 2 mm Hg diastolic on average across clinical trials, a meta-analysis showed.