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Roundup: ACC 2017 for the Cath Lab
(MedPage Today) -- Buzz-generating studies reported in Washington (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 24, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Online Program for Type 2 Diabetes Aids in Weight Loss
(MedPage Today) -- HbA1c level also reduced in small study (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 24, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Proximal LAD: No Longer Off-Limits to Stents? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Controversial analysis suggests only more MIs vs stenting other vessels (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 24, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

CAC in CKD; ' Drip and Ship ' ; Active Elders
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 24, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

EndoBreak: Diabetologist in Fabrication Scandal; New FHA Guide
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 24, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Cath Lab Recap: Provisional Stenting Bifurcation; Stents for Spasm
(MedPage Today) -- Interventional cardiology news to note (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 23, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

iMedicalApps: Diabetes App Cleared for OTC Use
(MedPage Today) -- Helps with self-care in type 2 patients, delivers reports to providers (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 23, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

FOURIER Verdict: Experts Weigh In
(MedPage Today) -- A MedPage Today special video report (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 22, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Novel Inotrope No Help for Survival After Cardiac Surgery
(MedPage Today) -- Levosimendan flops for patients who need hemodynamic support (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 21, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Dosing Crucial for Digoxin, Warfarin Safety
(MedPage Today) -- Digoxin unsafe at high levels regardless of heart failure (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 21, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Afib Patients Taking Warfarin May Have Higher Fracture Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Difference vs dabigatran only in individuals with previous falls or fractures (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 21, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Pearls from: Pamela Douglas, MD
(MedPage Today) -- Finding the ' Holy Grail ' for evaluating patients with chest pain (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 21, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

CardioBrief: TV Ads Pushed Inappropriate Use of Testosterone
(MedPage Today) -- Study: prescriptions spiked in direct response to blizzard of ' Low T ' ads (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 21, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Coffee, Cash, an AED: Study Ranks Best Spots for Devices (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Coffee shops, ATMs good for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest treatment (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 20, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

ACC: LAAO Tied to Reduction in Thromboembolism (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Afib patients saw other benefits from add-on surgical procedure (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 20, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

ACC: High Troponin T Levels May Up Death Risk Post-Surgery (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Blood test could point to myocardial injury (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 20, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

ACC: Cerebral Protection Devices Might Not Help in SAVR, TAVR
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers urge systematic neurological consults (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 19, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

PCI with Radial Access Tied to Greater Radiation Dose to Docs (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Operator equivalent dose particularly higher at the thorax (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 19, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

ACC: NOAC Safer for Use in Afib Ablation
(MedPage Today) -- For uninterrupted anticoagulation, dabigatran lessened bleeding events (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 19, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

ACC: Another HDL Therapy Crashes and Burns
(MedPage Today) -- Failure of pre-beta HDL mimetic puts another nail in the HDL coffin (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 19, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

ACC: Absorb Stent Safety Still Called into Question
(MedPage Today) -- ABSORB III trialists call it " acceptable, " but FDA unconvinced (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 19, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

ACC: Medical Tx Comparable to Stenting for CTOs
(MedPage Today) -- Intention-to-treat analysis of DECISION-CTO trial (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 18, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

PCSK9 Antidrug Antibodies: Not a Class Effect
(MedPage Today) -- Alirocumab clear of problems seen with bococizumab, researchers say (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 18, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

ACC: iFR Matches FFR for Evaluating Stable CAD
(MedPage Today) -- With no vasodilation required, " iFR may be the new standard (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 18, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

ACC: Complete Revascularization Outcomes on Top (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Benefit of FFR-guided multivessel stenting driven by fewer repeat procedures (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 18, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

ACC: Novel Drug Delivers Long-Term Cholesterol Reduction
(MedPage Today) -- RNA interference drug inhibits synthesis of PCSK9 (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 18, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

ACC: Even Very Low Dose Rivaroxaban Prevents Recurrent VTE
(MedPage Today) -- Results from EINSTEIN CHOICE point to new clinical pathway (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 18, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Big Catheters, Big Bleeds
(MedPage Today) -- Nearly one-fifth of patients suffer complications (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 18, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

ACC: Novel PCSK9 Drug, Dropped for Risks, Was Effective in Trial
(MedPage Today) -- Problems with bococizumab appeared specific to that molecule (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 17, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Exercise for HCM; Bystander AED Boost; Failed Fertility Tx
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 17, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

AHA/ACC Update Clarifies TAVR vs SAVR
(MedPage Today) -- TAVR an option in symptomatic, intermediate-risk patients (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 16, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Intensive Therapy Put T2D in Remission (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Small study challenges notion that T2D is permanent and progressive (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 15, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Fertility Treatment Failure Linked to CV Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But absolute risk increase was modest (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 14, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

AHA: Fish Oil OK After Heart Attack, Heart Failure (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But no new evidence for use in primary prevention of CVD (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 13, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

CardioBreak: Medicare Money for Micra; Stent Retriever Wins, Warnings; Crestor Switcheroo
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 13, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Diabetic Ketoacidosis Linked to Higher Risk for AKI in Youth (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- ' Surprised by high proportion, ' says senior author (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 13, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Post-Stent Predicament
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 63-year-old male presents with pleuritic chest pain, fever, and dyspnea. He underwent a coronary stent implantation five weeks ago, after a myocardial infarction. Examination shows a pericardial friction rub and tachycardia. Additional investigations reveal an increased white blood cell count, enlarged cardiac silhouette on chest x-ray, and a pericardial effusion on echocardiography. Which of the following may prevent this patient ' s condition when used postoperatively? (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 13, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Family Physician Group Declines to Endorse Entresto
(MedPage Today) -- AAFP waiting for long-term data before endorsing AHA/ACC/HFSA guidelines (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 10, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Study: Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Safe After MI
(MedPage Today) -- Outcomes actually better among users in Swedish database (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 10, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Sickle Cell Gene Tied to Higher ESRD Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Screening for sickle cell trait in black patients may be useful (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 9, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Adults May Face Heart Damage from Zika
(MedPage Today) -- Heart failure and Afib seen, but incidence, causality unknown (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 9, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

CardioBrief: Has Nutrition Science Been Poisoned?
(MedPage Today) -- The inevitable weaknesses of observational and diet studies (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 9, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Telemedicine Stroke Unit Delivers tPA in ' Golden Hour ' (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Patients evaluated, treated faster, but cost effectiveness remains a concern (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 8, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Diabetes Ups Cancer Death Risk in Asians (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Association particularly strong for kidney, thyroid, and prostate cancers (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 7, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Catheter-Based Tx Disappoints for Deep Vein Thrombosis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Thrombolytic tx didn ' t cut post-thrombotic syndrome in trial (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 7, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Below-Ankle Interventions Promising for Foot Salvage
(MedPage Today) -- 97% technical success in patients with severe PAD (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 7, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

CardioBrief: A Call for More CAC Screening Faces Pushback
(MedPage Today) -- But a zero calcium score can be useful to avoid statins, some argue (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 6, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

CardioBreak: Bifurcation Stent Approved; Drone AED Delivery; Fraud Arrests
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 6, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Meta-Analysis: Biodegradable Polymers Don ' t Cut Stent Risks (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- In fact, numerically more cases of stent thrombosis found (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 6, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Troubling Tongue Growth
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: An elderly man, approximately 89 years old, presents with a smooth mass on the tip of his tongue. Multiple deep grooves are noted dorsally and laterally on the tongue as well. What is your diagnosis? (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 6, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news