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Vaginal Estrogen Use: No Increase in CV, Cancer Risks (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- CHD, fracture, and all-cause mortality actually lowered among postmenopausal users (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 21, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Identifying T2D Patients at Risk for Hypoglycemia Hospitalization (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Risk-stratification tool used six variables easily obtained from medical records (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 21, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Many Hospitals Fail to Support Smoking Cessation for CHD Patients (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Providers missing out on'teachable moment'(Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 21, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Higher Childhood BMI Linked to Higher Stroke Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Concerns about coming increases in cases of early ischemic stroke (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 21, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Guidance Issued on PET Imaging in Diagnosing Cardiac Sarcoidosis
(MedPage Today) -- ASNC, SNMMI release recommendations for difficult diagnostic challenge (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 19, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: Non-Invasive Devices for Heart Disease Screening
(MedPage Today) -- Aum Cardiology receives FDA clearance (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 18, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

OA in Hip and Knee, But Not Hand, Increases CV Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Excess risk may be explained by difficulty walking (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 18, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

HF Perceptions Off; No Elevated Stroke Risk with Anti-VEGF Drugs
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 18, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Study: Proven Ways to Boost Live Kidney Donors Lacking (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Home-based educational programs seemed to deliver best results (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 18, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

CardioBrief: Off-Pump CABG Raises Long-Term Mortality Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Significant risk over on-pump grafting found at 5 years in ROOBY trial (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 16, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

PET Dominates in Non-invasive CAD Detection Accuracy (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But noninferiority found overall among PET, CT angiography, and SPECT (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 16, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Statins in the Drinking Water?
(MedPage Today) -- Not so fast. In Revolution and Revelation, Milton Packer reveals a glaring inconsistency in the most recent battle in the ongoing statin wars (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 16, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

' Metabolically Healthy' Still at Risk for CHD (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Study results held true irrespective of BMI (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 16, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Institutional Change Required to Ditch CK-MB Testing
(MedPage Today) -- Group outlines how to, once and for all, switch to cardiac troponin (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 15, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Exercise Edges Out Meds for T2D Glucose Control (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But lifestyle intervention did reduce need for diabetes medications (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 15, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Exercise Not on Par with Meds for Glucose Control in T2D (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But lifestyle intervention did reduce need for diabetes medications (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 15, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Cancer Diagnosis Boosts Risk for MI (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Risk of arterial thromboembolism doubles in 6 months, study finds (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 15, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Kidney Dysfunction Tied to Afib Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Meta-analysis found robust, stepwise association (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 14, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Strain Imaging Beats Ejection Fraction for Gauging Heart Function (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Ventricular geometry helps to explain heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 14, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Readmission Most Likely Soon After MI
(MedPage Today) -- Quick drop-off in risk supports starting readmission prevention efforts early (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 14, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Triamcinolone'Slurry' Comparable to Other Steroids for DME
(MedPage Today) -- Homemade tx cost $29 for multiple injections over several years (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 14, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Can Artificial Intelligence Save Healthcare?
(MedPage Today) -- Skeptical Scalpel, MD remains skeptical of the research (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 11, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Cath Lab Recap: Lousy Post-PCI Prognostic; High-Pitch CT Quality
(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 10, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Generic Atenolol in Short Supply
(MedPage Today) -- The latest sign of turmoil in the generic drug marketplace. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 10, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Men Driving Decrease in Stroke (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Men now on par with women for ischemic stroke (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 10, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

More Bad News for Embolic Protection Devices
(MedPage Today) -- Randomized trial shows little benefit for filtration or suction (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 9, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Marrow Fat Linked to Bone Loss after Bariatric Surgery (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- T2D patients had less marrow fat but better bone density post-RYGB (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 9, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Online Game Helps Diabetic Veterans Control HbA1c
(MedPage Today) -- Small time commitment, big impact on health (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 9, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Did the Nazis Invent Cardiac Catheterization?
(MedPage Today) -- In this Revolution and Revelation, Milton Packer relates the story of a Nazi who won the Nobel Prize (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 9, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Racial Gap Closes for In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Survival (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Blacks and whites in hospitals in AHA program equally likely to survive (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 9, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Levosimendan Flops in Cardiac Surgery Trial
(MedPage Today) -- Calcium sensitizer fails to cut incidence of low cardiac output syndrome (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 9, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Fluctuations in Blood Pressure Linked to Vascular Dementia (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Associations seen with both normal and high blood pressure (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 7, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Bioresorbable Stents: Now Just a'Niche Product '
(MedPage Today) -- Still, Absorb's competitors push for thinner, safer BVS (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 7, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

SGLT2 Agents Cut CV Events in'Real-World' Analysis
(MedPage Today) -- Scandinavian data show reductions in cardiovascular mortality and HF hospitalizations (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 7, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Shingles May Up Stroke, Heart Attack Risk
(MedPage Today) -- Physicians should make patients aware of increased risk (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 4, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Infection CV Risk; Statin Key After Stroke; Sodium Strains the Heart?
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 4, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Olfactory Impairment Common in Kidney Disease (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Poorer sense of smell linked with malnutrition markers (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 3, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Forget PCSK9 Drugs? Almost All Could Reach Target LDL With Oral Agents (CME/CE)
Debate is done (MedPage Today) -- focus on intense statin and ezetimibe use, groups argue (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 3, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Late Stent Events Linked to Response to Clopidogrel, Not ASA
(MedPage Today) -- Longer-term trial data suggests limited value to platelet reactivity testing (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 3, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

New Athlete Screening Guidelines May Cut Costs
(MedPage Today) -- International ECG guidelines could cut costs 25% versus prior ESC recs (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 1, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Study: Aspirin Safe for HF Patients (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Post-hoc WARCEF trial analysis shows no significant risks vs warfarin (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 1, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Cancer Worsens Survival Chances After In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Docs need to discuss end-of-life care wishes before hospitalization (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 1, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Weight Gain Before Second Pregnancy Linked to GDM (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Risk increased significantly for women with BMI below 25 at first pregnancy (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 1, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

A Nonsurgical Procedure for Single-Ventricle Congenital Heart Disease?
(MedPage Today) -- Transcatheter bidirectional Glenn shunt replacement worked for one woman (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 1, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Aspiration Not Better For Stroke Thrombectomy Outcome
(MedPage Today) -- Contact aspiration no better than stent retrievers (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 1, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Birthplace Tied to Dementia Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- People born in states with high rates of stroke death had greater risk of dementia (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 31, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Devil in the (MACRA) Details; Stroke Disability Exosuit; BP Cuff Accuracy
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 31, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Frequent Drinkers See Lower Diabetes Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Danish cohort study finds markedly lower rates of new-onset diabetes (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 31, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Device-Device Interactions: An Issue with Remote Monitoring
(MedPage Today) -- Jammed data transmissions with multiple cardiac devices (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 31, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include football and CTE, discontinuing statins, intramuscular HIV meds, and long term risks of stroke and TIA (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 29, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news