MedPage Today Cardiovascular

  • Updated:Feb 24,2014
  • Aspirin Tied to Fewer Deaths in COPD Flares

    Apr 18, 2014 2:35 PM | (MedPage Today) -- High platelet counts in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations were linked to elevated mortality, which being on an antiplatelet drug appeared to counteract, an observational study showed.
  • Arabian Knives: Curbing an Obesity 'Epidemic'

    Apr 18, 2014 11:37 AM | (MedPage Today) -- As an epidemic of obesity and diabetes surges in the Persian Gulf states, a bariatric surgeon from New York City recently packed up his scalpel to lend a steady hand.
  • Tweet of the Week: Indigestion from High Drug Prices

    Apr 18, 2014 11:30 AM | (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.
  • Log Rolling and Tomahawk Intubation: The FOAMed Report

    Apr 17, 2014 4:32 PM | (MedPage Today) -- A regular update of emergency department must-reads from Free Open Access Meducation (FOAMed). Here are five recent items.
  • Missed Doses Cripple Postop DVT Prevention

    Apr 17, 2014 4:31 PM | (MedPage Today) -- Missed doses of prophylactic anticoagulation account for much of the deep vein thrombosis that occurs in surgery and trauma patients, a study showed.
  • Amputation, MI in Diabetics Way Down Since 1990

    Apr 17, 2014 3:50 PM | (MedPage Today) -- Complications tied to diabetes -- such as amputation and cardiovascular disease -- have plummeted over a 20-year span, according to government researchers.
  • Arabian Knives: Working the OR in the Middle East

    Apr 17, 2014 1:00 PM | (MedPage Today) -- As an epidemic of obesity and diabetes surges in the Persian Gulf states, a bariatric surgeon from New York recently packed up his scalpel to lend a steady hand.
  • Stroke Rounds: Depression Tied to Worse Stroke Outcomes (CME/CE)

    Apr 17, 2014 12:23 PM | (MedPage Today) -- Depression was found to be a significant and independent risk factor for poor stroke outcomes in a study from the U.K., and recovery from depression within a year did not alter long-term risk.
  • Morning Break: Sanjay on Ebola, Treat Don't Tweet

    Apr 17, 2014 9:00 AM | (MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff.
  • CardioBuzz: A New Vascular Glue?

    Apr 16, 2014 4:05 PM | (MedPage Today) -- A novel glue for surgical and minimally-invasive cardiovascular procedures turns from a viscous liquid to a tough but flexible "plug" at a flip of the UV light switch, with promising animal model results.
  • FDA OKs Boston Scientific's 'Mini' ICDs

    Apr 16, 2014 9:30 AM | (MedPage Today) -- The FDA approved four next-generation defibrillators from Boston Scientific -- two smaller, thinner versions and two beefed-up versions, the company announced Tuesday.
  • Vegetative State: Clues from Imaging?

    Apr 15, 2014 5:30 PM | (MedPage Today) -- Comatose patients who appeared vegetative in clinical exams, but who later recovered full consciousness, could be identified in many cases with FDG-PET or active functional MRI scans.
  • Drugs KO Devices for Prevention of Clots in ICU

    Apr 15, 2014 3:54 PM | (MedPage Today) -- Prophylactic anticoagulation may save lives in the ICU compared with mechanical devices for protection against venous thromboembolism, an observational study suggested.
  • FDA Greenlights Another Weekly GLP-1 Agonist

    Apr 15, 2014 3:28 PM | (MedPage Today) -- The FDA has approved albiglutide (Tanzeum), a once-weekly GLP-1 agonist for type 2 diabetes, the agency announced.
  • Sleep Apnea Linked to Cancer

    Apr 15, 2014 2:44 PM | (MedPage Today) -- Cancer may be yet another risk to add to the list linked to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a longitudinal population-based study affirmed.