Educating Inpatients on VTE Boosts Prophylaxis Compliance
(MedPage Today) -- Intervention cut refusal rates by nearly half (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 16, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Mendelian Randomization Studies Confirm Obesity Risks (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Meta-analysis corroborates link with T2D and CAD (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 16, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Migraine with Aura Tied to Higher Afib Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Could migraine with aura be embolic TIA? (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 14, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Coronary Calcium Predicts Risk in Familial Hypercholesterolemia (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- FH patients with zero CAC had zero events over median 3.7 years (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 14, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Pulmonary Embolism: Web Tool IDs Cases Safe for Home Management
(MedPage Today) -- At-home treatment did not hurt outcomes in study (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

AHA: Post-CABG Ticagrelor No Better Than Aspirin
(MedPage Today) -- And safety no better with ticagrelor either (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

AHA: Closing Dialysis Fistula Improves Heart Function
(MedPage Today) -- Kidney transplant patients may benefit from reversing arteriovenous connection (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Subclinical Heart Inflammation Seen in RA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Correlated with disease activity (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

AHA: Computer Nudge Gets More Afib Patients on Anticoagulants
(MedPage Today) -- EHR popups triple the number put on medications -- but many still go untreated (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

AHA: Rivaroxaban May Cut Thromboembolic Risk in HF Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Post hoc analysis of COMMANDER HF trial suggestive of benefit (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

AHA: Endoscopic Vein-Graft Harvesting Redeems Itself in CABG
(MedPage Today) -- Operator expertise takes care of safety concerns (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 11, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Biodegradable-Polymer DES No Better at 10 Years
(MedPage Today) -- Clinical benefit elusive long after polymer should have disappeared (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 11, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

AHA: Novel Agent Promising for Lowering Lp(a) Levels
(MedPage Today) -- Treatment with AKCEA-APO(a)-LRx better than placebo at multiple doses (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 11, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

AHA: Putting a Price on PCSK9 Inhibitor in ACS
(MedPage Today) -- At $13,000 per year, alirocumab still cost-effective for patients with LDL-C 100 mg/dL (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 11, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

AHA: In-hospital Entresto Safe, Beneficial in HFrEF
(MedPage Today) -- PIONEER-HF shows improved biomarkers and possibly outcomes too (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 11, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Video Conference Reporter: AHA 2018
(MedPage Today) -- Exclusive commentary from leading cardiologists at AHA Scientific Sessions 2018 (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 11, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

AHA: Mixed Results with Dapagliflozin in T2D Patients
(MedPage Today) -- SGLT2 inhibitor didn't change MACE rate, but did result in other positive CV outcomes (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

AHA: Targeting Inflammation With Methotrexate Flops for CV Prevention
(MedPage Today) -- CIRT trial disappoints after CANTOS'win for the inflammatory hypothesis (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

AHA: Prescription Fish Oil Wins for CV Prevention
(MedPage Today) -- Positive findings for Vascepa in REDUCE-IT trial (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Decline in Hypothermia Use for Cardiac Arrest After TTR Trial
(MedPage Today) -- Decreased survival also observed, but study limitations prevent causality (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 10, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Decline in Hypothermia Use for Cardiac Arrest After TTM Trial
(MedPage Today) -- Decreased survival also observed, but study limitations prevent causality (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 9, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Heart Benefit with Dulaglutide; New Hot Flash Therapy; Diabetes Risks in Women
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 9, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Renal Denervation'On Med' Trial; DCB in PAD; Thrombectomy After 80
(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 8, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

AHA: Lipid Guidelines to Headline Meeting
(MedPage Today) -- Exercise, fish oil, Entresto in acute HF, and an anti-inflammatory also in the spotlight (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 8, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

BioFreedom Stent May Not Measure Up to Orsiro After All
Conclusion of non-inferiority withdrawn after statistical error is corrected (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 8, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Androgen Deprivation Tied to Greater HF Risk in Prostate Cancer Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Risk elevated with ADT use of more than 6 months (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 8, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

AHA: Late Meals Linked to HTN, Prediabetes
(MedPage Today) -- Risks seen in study of Hispanic and Latino Americans (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 6, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

High BP in Early Adulthood Linked to Increased CVD Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Studies used ACC/AHA 2017 guidelines to assess risk (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 6, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Ovarian Ca Risk Reduced with Postmenopausal Statins
(MedPage Today) -- All histologic types of ovarian cancer risk lowered in statin versus non-statin users (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 6, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Novel Troponin Test May Safely Rule Out Stress Testing in Stable CAD
(MedPage Today) -- Good sensitivity seen for inducible myocardial ischemia (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 5, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Standalone Cath Lab Does the Trick for TAVR (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Registry data show no advantage for on-site cardiac surgery or hybrid OR (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 5, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Another T2D Drug CV Win; Arm Rehab Linked to Aphasia Recovery; HFpEF Biomarker
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 5, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Cannabis Tied to Higher Ketoacidosis Risk in T1D
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers suggest underlying mechanism lies in the gut (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 5, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Bypass and Complications; Afib and DOACs: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics also include treatment of mild hypertension, and obesity risk with antibiotic and acid suppressor use in early childhood (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 3, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Factors Independent of Race Linked to Higher Acute MI Mortality
(MedPage Today) -- Pre-hospitalization characteristics tied to health outcomes (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 3, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Retrograde CTO Stenting; DCB-Only PCI; Heparin Booster for Radial PCI
(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 1, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Meta-Analysis: BMS Lags in Safety, Efficacy Even With Short DAPT
(MedPage Today) -- More randomized trials needed for confirmation (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 1, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Pelzman's Picks: Some ERs to Begin Treating Opioid Addiction
(MedPage Today) -- Also, time for action on gun control (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 30, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Entresto Protective in Acute MI, Animal Study Suggests
(MedPage Today) -- Rabbit model showed smaller infarcts, better LV function, less scarring (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 29, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Bempedoic Acid Clears Phase III as Statin Booster
(MedPage Today) -- Top-line results show additional LDL lowering, but outcomes data not due until 2022 (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 29, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: No Spiders in this Web
(MedPage Today) -- A 72-year-old woman went to her doctor complaining of multiple skin lesions on her lower legs for several months. The lesions would appear in a net-like pattern, become painful ulcerations, and then leave atrophic scars. She was concerned about the lesions because she had already had several bouts of deep vein thrombosis. Can you diagnose the patient? (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 29, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Cutoff of 130/80 mm Hg for Hypertension Works at Home Too
(MedPage Today) -- Home-monitoring threshold proposed by American guidelines now supported by U.S. data (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 29, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Discharges Buck'Weekend Effect '
(MedPage Today) -- No difference in outcomes for patients sent home Saturdays and Sundays (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 28, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Nutrition in the ICU; Organic Foods and Cancer: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- Topics also include the benefits of cardiovascular fitness and denials of coverage for ED visits (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 27, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Kidney Outcomes Mixed Bag with Intensive Metabolic Care
(MedPage Today) -- Tight glucose control reduced, while intensive BP goals raised (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 26, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Healthy Lifestyle Trumps Genes for Stroke Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Fewer strokes with good exercise and diet habits, despite high genetic risk (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 26, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

BMI and Death; Glucagon Rescue Pen Advances; Qualified Backing for CVOTs
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 26, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Expert Panel: Cap Oxygen Saturation at 96% for Acutely Ill Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Recommends special caution for stroke, MI patients (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 25, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Cath Lab Recap: Stenting Before Pulmonary Sapien Valve
(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 25, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Lead Exposure Associated with Resistant Hypertension
(MedPage Today) -- Greater accumulation in bone associated with moderately higher risk (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 24, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news