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Spondylarthropathies Boost Risk for Cardiovascular Events (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Modest increase seen in population-based study (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 28, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Diabetic Kidney Better than Wait List in ESRD Patients (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Recipients had 9% lower risk of dying from any cause (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 26, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

UTI, Chronic HTN Ups Stroke Risk in Women with Preeclampsia (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Majority of strokes occur in postpartum period (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 25, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

PTSD Tied to Cardiac Inflammation
(MedPage Today) -- PTSD patients may be at higher risk of cardiovascular events (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 25, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Lifestyle Medicine: The Skinny on Artificial Sweeteners
(MedPage Today) -- The Nadolsky brothers weigh pros and cons of sugar substitutes (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 24, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Telemedicine Ups Diabetic Retinopathy Screening (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Screening rates rose for rural and underserved patients (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 23, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Scale Back on Antithrombotics After LAA Closure?
(MedPage Today) -- Registry studies suggest less potent drugs with Watchman, Amulet (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 22, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Kidney Stone Tx May Work for Breaking Up Calcified Plaque
(MedPage Today) -- Substantial acute gains with lithoplasty balloon system (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 21, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Studies Stop Short of Quelling TAVR Durability Fears
(MedPage Today) -- Structural valve deterioration observed in 3.9% over 5 years (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 20, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Does Longer TAVR Time Make Stroke More Likely?
(MedPage Today) -- SURTAVI neuro substudy bolsters comparability between TAVR, SAVR (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 19, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Fruits, Vegetables in Diet Linked to Lower Risk of PAD
(MedPage Today) -- Suggests a role for lifestyle counseling in PAD management (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 18, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

CTO Stenting Improved Quality of Life With Stable Angina
(MedPage Today) -- EuroCTO result, driven by less angina, challenges DECISION-CTO (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 18, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: AI App Helps Stroke Patients
(MedPage Today) -- AiCure shows promise with medication adherence (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 18, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

CardioBrief: End of the Road for CETP Inhibitors?
(MedPage Today) -- Not even a ray of hope in data published in NEJM (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 17, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Pearls from: Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD
(MedPage Today) --'Smart medicine'should nip type 2 diabetes in the bud (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 17, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

PFO Closure for Cryptogenic Stroke Prevents Recurrences
(MedPage Today) -- First overall stroke reduction with closure reported in two trials (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 17, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

DAPT Safer With Switch from P2Y12 Blockers Early After Stenting (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Substituting in clopidogrel after a month cuts bleeding risk, trial says (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 16, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Very Late BVS Thrombosis Not Ruled Out in Asian Studies
(MedPage Today) -- No scaffold thrombosis cases after 2 years in Absorb China but one seen in Japan (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 16, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

CV Mortality Varies Widely Among U.S. Counties (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Geographic variation in social determinants may play a role (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 16, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

A Better Way to Measure Body Fat in the Young? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Tri-ponderal mass index scores more accurate for body fat estimates (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 16, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Smartphone Push Alerts May Shorten Chest Pain ED Stays (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Emergency docs made discharge decisions earlier with notifications (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 15, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

CardioBreak: All Wrong on Salt; Energy Drinks in Long QT; Gene Therapy Ups and Downs
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 15, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Cutting Edge Tech Shines at HRS
(MedPage Today) -- Micra, " string " S-ICD, surviving SVC tears, and more (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 15, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

As Hospital TAVR Volume Goes Up, Readmits Go Down
(MedPage Today) -- Is it time for TAVR regionalization? (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 14, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

BRAVO 3: Still No Place for Bivalirudin in TAVR
(MedPage Today) -- No major interactions with Afib status or valve type in trials (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 14, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Real-World Watchman Safe Sans Anticoagulant
(MedPage Today) -- Non-U.S. registry data show lower-than-expected stroke, bleeding risks (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 14, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Study: Keep Rhythm Drugs Onboard After Ablation to Prevent Recurrence
(MedPage Today) -- Drugs ineffective before procedure help afterward, randomized trial shows (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 12, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Angina Drug May Have Some Ventricular Antiarrhythmic Effects
(MedPage Today) -- Trial failed overall but on-tx analysis indicates VT/VF prevention (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 12, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

DASH Diet Wards Off Gout (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Blood pressure diet shows ancillary benefits in men (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 12, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

EndoBreak: USPSTF on Thyroid Ca Screening; Novo Nordisk Targets Obesity
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 12, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Novel Nasal Spray Promising for Some Tachycardias
(MedPage Today) -- Phase II results may suggest safe way to convert outside the hospital (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 11, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Wanted: New Developer for Stem Cell Tx in Refractory Angina
(MedPage Today) -- Trialists make another appeal for efficacy of CD34+ cells (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 11, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: Can Apple Watch Read Glucose Levels?
(MedPage Today) -- Engineers purportedly working in secret to develop non-invasive technology (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 11, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Local Steroid Injection Shuts Down Leg Inflammation after PAD Tx
(MedPage Today) -- Make way for dexamethasone, other drugs targeted to the adventitia (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 11, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Study: Long Detection Intervals Necessary for Single-Chamber ICDs
(MedPage Today) -- Fewer therapies delivered, better outcomes from waiting a few more beats (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 11, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Add-on Tx Cuts Exercise-Induced Arrhythmia in Genetic CPVT
(MedPage Today) -- Flecainide helps in catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 11, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Guideline: Offer Cooling After Cardiac Arrest
(MedPage Today) -- Level A evidence cited (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 10, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Weight Loss in RA Linked to CV, Cancer Mortality (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Systemic inflammation may underlie mortality risk in men (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 10, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Video Capsule No Risk to Cardiac Devices (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Endoscopic device shows no evidence of interference with implanted pacemakers (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 9, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

MD Tech Tips: Use ACC App to Determine Statin Therapy
(MedPage Today) -- A how-to clinical scenario of ACC's LDL-C manager (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 9, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Study: Heavy Comorbidity Burden Doesn't Compromise CRT-D Benefit (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Reverse atrial remodeling still possible, post hoc trial analysis suggests (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 8, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

CardioBreak:'Exercise-in-a-Pill'; AI in Cardiology; Wine, Cinnamon for Vascular Health
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 8, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Large-Vessel Stroke Protocol May Speed Transfer to Endovascular Tx Center (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Faster times, improved outcomes reported in observational study (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 8, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

When in Doubt, Tool May Help Predict Success of Stroke Thrombectomy (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Odds of benefit calculated with moderate power (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 5, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

For PAD, Walking Tolerance Boosted With Simple Calf Stretching
(MedPage Today) -- Better vascular endothelial function tied to more walking ability (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 5, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

More Support for Metformin Benefit in Breast Cancer (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Better outcomes but only in hormone receptor-positive disease (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 4, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Bystander CPR Boosts Outcomes for Non-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Brain damage, nursing home admissions lower with intervention (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 4, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Many High-Risk Patients See No Need to Modify Unhealthy Lifestyle
(MedPage Today) -- But seeing room for change generally correlated with level of risk (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 3, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

CardioBrief: Study Questions Extent of Statins' Muscle-Pain Effect
(MedPage Today) -- Unique analysis suggests many reports of pain are'nocebo effect'(Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 3, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news