MedPage Today Cardiovascular

  • Updated:Feb 24,2014
  • Striking a Nerve: Wrong Question in Dementia Survey

    Aug 20, 2014 4:59 PM | (MedPage Today) -- In a poll sponsored by the seller of an amyloid plaque tracer, most people said they would want to know if they had incurable dementia. So what?
  • Clarithromycin May Boost Risk of Cardiac Death (CME/CE)

    Aug 20, 2014 11:39 AM | (MedPage Today) -- The antibiotic clarithromycin was associated with a significantly increased risk for cardiac death, a large Danish study found.
  • Temporary Approval for New Insulin Glargine

    Aug 20, 2014 10:25 AM | (MedPage Today) -- The FDA has temporarily approved Eli Lilly's "biosimilar" insulin glargine (Basaglar), but it won't be on the market until the company resolves patent litigation with Sanofi.
  • ACS and Stroke Hospitalizations Decline (CME/CE)

    Aug 19, 2014 11:32 AM | (MedPage Today) -- Hospitalizations, readmission rates, and mortality outcomes have declined for patients with acute coronary syndrome and stroke from 1999 to 2011, researchers reported.
  • Fibrate Seems to Reduce CVD Risk in Diabetic Women

    Aug 19, 2014 11:16 AM | (MedPage Today) -- Contrary to earlier results, fenofibrate may actually lower cardiovascular risk in women with type 2 diabetes, researchers found.
  • Stroke Rounds: Less Educated Smokers at Higher Stroke Risk (CME/CE)

    Aug 19, 2014 10:02 AM | (MedPage Today) -- The combination of a low level of education -- a marker of socioeconomic status -- with smoking appears to increase risk of stroke, especially in men, according to one of the first studies to analyze social inequality and stroke risk.
  • Morning Break: Gimme That Old Time Asylum, A-Z Cleared in PLATO

    Aug 19, 2014 8:45 AM | (MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff.
  • Moving Target for BP Guidelines (CME/CE)

    Aug 18, 2014 4:52 PM | (MedPage Today) -- The current blood pressure target recommendations may need to be revisited in hypertensive patients with coronary artery disease who are 60 years and older, researchers reported.
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair Rivals Surgery (CME/CE)

    Aug 18, 2014 2:34 PM | (MedPage Today) -- Survival rates with catheter-based mitral valve repair are comparable to classic surgery and better than conservative management in high-surgical-risk patients with severe mitral valve regurgitation, researchers report.
  • Radial Access OK for PCI in Women (CME/CE)

    Aug 18, 2014 2:31 PM | (MedPage Today) -- Radial artery access was associated with a lower incidence of bleeding in women undergoing cardiac catheterization or percutaneous coronary intervention compared with the traditional femoral artery approach, researchers reported.
  • HypoMap: A New Way to Track Hypoglycemia

    Aug 18, 2014 11:27 AM | (MedPage Today) -- Keeping accurate tabs on hypoglycemic events is a challenge, since they often happen between clinic visits. But Joslin Diabetes Center and technology company Glooko are trying to change that.
  • The Week Ahead: Stroke in Kids, Prayer in Practice

    Aug 18, 2014 12:55 AM | (MedPage Today) -- Another installment in the "I, Intern ?" series, a look at a formal spiritual protocol, teen pregnancy, and the latest on Ebola -- all coming this week from MedPage Today.
  • The White Coat: A Veil for State Killing?

    Aug 17, 2014 9:00 AM | (MedPage Today) -- In this guest post, Joel Zivot, MD, of Emory University Hospital, recounts witnessing an execution by lethal injection and laments the secrecy surrounding the identity of physicians who participate.
  • PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)

    Aug 16, 2014 1:00 PM | (MedPage Today) -- This week?s topics include salt and hypertension, chikungunya in the U.S., flexible sigmoidoscopy and colorectal cancer, and body mass index and cancer.
  • Sickest Reap Greatest Gain From BP Treatment

    Aug 16, 2014 11:00 AM | (MedPage Today) -- Antihypertensive therapy was effective in most patients with high blood pressure, but those with the worst risk factors for cardiovascular disease showed the greatest absolute benefit.