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Focused Update on Pharmacological Therapy for Heart Failure December 2017 May 20, 2016, witnessed the simultaneous release of the European and American heart failure guidelines; the former was a complete revision of the 2012 ESC-HFA guide, while the ACC/AHA/HFSA version... Read More →
Cognitive decline hastened with greater fluctuations in blood pressure November 2017 It is well established that having high blood pressure - 140/90 mm Hg or higher - can raise the risk of numerous health conditions, including heart attack, stroke, and heart disease.

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Common Medications Provide Equal Blood Pressure Control November 2017 Two common classes of blood pressure medications - angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) - are equally effective at controlling high blood... Read More →
Decreased heart rate variability correlates to increased cardiovascular risk October 2017 Heart rate variability (HRV) is an increasingly popular term that is defined as the extent to which the interbeat cardiac R-R interval varies over time. Initially, HRV was recognized by... Read More →
Natural antioxidants for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease October 2017 Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), the progressive form of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), is emerging as a main health problem in industrialized countries. Lifestyle modifications are... Read More →
Subclinical Atrial Fibrillation in Older Patients August 2017 Atrial fibrillation (AF) continues to increase in incidence worldwide as populations age and people live longer with coexistent cardiovascular diseases.1 To minimize AF-related comorbidities, early... Read More →
GPs' reasons for referral of patients with chest pain August 2017 Prompt diagnosis of an acute coronary syndrome is very important and urgent referral to a hospital is imperative because fast treatment can be life-saving and increase the patient's life expectancy... Read More →
Patient Leaflet on Testing for Proteinuria August 2017 The Department of Health in England has issued a patient leaflet explaining the meaning of proteinuria. It covers signs and tests to identify the condition, as well as information on managing... Read More →
Antiplatelet Regimen for Patients With Breakthrough Strokes While on Aspirin July 2017 Optimal antiplatelet therapy after an ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack while on aspirin is uncertain. We, therefore, conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Methods—We... Read More →
Long working hours as a risk factor for atrial fibrillation July 2017 Individuals who worked long hours were more likely to develop atrial fibrillation than those working standard hours. Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and contributes to the... Read More →

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Read by QxMD March 2018 There are a few ways to browse journal content. The landing screen is Featured Papers, which presents citations from your...
Calculate by QxMD March 2018 Medical calculators come in all different shapes and sizes – from traditional paper OB wheels to the more tech-savvy app...
ECG Guide QxMD Medical Software March 2018 QxMD are consistently creating excellent apps aimed squarely at the health professional and have made a few apps that...
Orlive Surgical Broadcasts February 2018 Orlive is a trusted world resource in surgical broadcasting for physians, surgeons and caregivers.
AnticoagEvaluator January 2018 The updated Anticoag Evaluator helps clinicians make informed decisions on antithrombotic therapy for their non-valvular AF...
Cardiology Advisor app January 2018 The Cardiology Advisor is a free, simple to use, medical app designed to be the essential resource for cardiology...
Daily dose of beetroot juice improved endurance and blood pressure October 2017 Exercise intolerance -- shortness of breath and fatigue with normal amounts of exertion -- is the primary symptom of HFPEF...
European Heart Journal May 2017 The European Heart Journal is an international, English language, peer-reviewed journal dealing with cardiovascular...
The Healthy Heart Handbook for Women April 2017 This newly revised handbook provides new information on women?s heart disease and practical suggestions for reducing...
Connecting healthcare professionals with information that matters most March 2017 PracticeUpdate's mission is to connect healthcare professionals with news and information that matters most for patient...
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