Category: Emerging Medicine

Rethinking Rhythm Control in AF: Sooner Rather than Later?

September 8, 2020

One of the several noteworthy trials presented at the virtual ESC Congress was the EAST-AFNET 4NET 4 trial, which was published concurrently in the New England Journal of Medicine. 

The Endothelium: A Common Denominator Underlying “Atypical” Manifestations of COVID-19?

June 15, 2020

A group of Italian researchers recently hypothesized that it is actually the endothelium that is being targeted by the COVID-19 virus.

The Relationship Between COVID-19 and Stroke

May 15, 2020

COVID-19 does not always fit into the pattern of respiratory illness. While initially unexpected, clinicians and researchers are learning more each day that COVID-19 infection wears many disguises. In some victims, it clearly does not make its initial appearance as a respiratory virus.

Heartline “Virtual” Randomized Trial Opens Enrollment

February 24, 2020

Atrial Fibrillation: Scope of the Problem The prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) in the United States is estimated to rise from ≈5.2 million in 2010 to 12.1 million in 2030.…

Challenges in Cardiovascular Risk Modification: Blood Pressure

February 18, 2020

Partnering with patients to assess their risk for cardiovascular disease can be a challenge. Developing a plan of care to manage hypertension is individualized; incorporating patient buy-in sets the stage…

Reducing Cardiovascular Risk in Management of Type-II Diabetes

January 9, 2020

The 2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease includes management of diabetes mellitus as a key takeaway for cardiologists caring for patients with this comorbidity.

ARNI & Evidence-Based Heart Failure Management

January 7, 2020

Challenge your knowledge of this patient population with K2P and Dr. Biykem Bozkurt, MD, PhD’s series on evidence-based management of heart failure.

Cardiovascular Management of Type II Diabetes

December 27, 2019

The relationship between diabetes and cardiovascular disease are interdependent, requiring a deep understanding of the management of diabetes mellitus.

Overview of Paravalvular Leak Diagnosis and Treatment

December 23, 2019

A December 18, 2019 case report in JACC underscores the complex and varied challenges for patients with a paravalvular leak.

Management of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure

December 16, 2019

DeVore and colleagues’ (JAMA Cardiology, Dec 11) secondary analysis of the open-label extension of the PIONEER-HF examined the effect of switching from taking enalapril (10 mg twice daily) to sacubitril/valsartan…

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