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Quick Albuminuria Reduction Key Factor in Finerenone's Efficacy

β€” 4-month UACR reduction mediated 84% of kidney treatment effect

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Win for Vegan Diet; Injectable Balloon Catheters OK'd; OAC Options After Failed DOAC

Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine

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Cost Hurdles Can Keep Patients From Accessing GLP-1 Receptor Agonists

Pharmacists can intervene to educate, assist with cost, two studies suggest

Dec 05, 2023
Pharmacists Can Spur Switch to Recommended Drugs for Diabetes Patients With CVD

Intervention persuaded VA physicians to adjust care, helped lower HbA1c

Dec 04, 2023
High Blood Pressure in Babies Linked to Adult Atherosclerosis

Is BP screening starting before age 3 years warranted?

Dec 04, 2023
Pharmacists Can Spur Switch to Recommended Drugs for Diabetes Patients With CVD

Intervention persuaded VA physicians to adjust care, helped lower HbA1c

High Blood Pressure in Babies Linked to Adult Atherosclerosis

Is BP screening starting before age 3 years warranted?

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Breast Cancer Patient Develops Heart Palpitations and Dyspnea

Symptom resolution after stopping anti-HER2 therapy suggests treatment-related cardiotoxicity

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Repeated Syncope in a Woman With No Known Heart Disease

Idiopathic ventricular fibrillation can affect people with no clinical evidence of heart disease

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Balloon Mitral Valvotomy Interrupted by Acute Pulmonary Embolism in Young Woman

Patient recovered quickly, thanks to cardiologist's fast response

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Orphan Drug Costs; Digital Devices for Diabetes

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Dec 02, 2023
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'Alexa, Titrate My Insulin': AI App Boosts Glycemic Control in Randomized Trial

Voice-based app helped users to titrate basal insulin at home

Dec 01, 2023
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VTE Risk After Joint Replacement: Does Anticoagulant Choice Matter?

Large claims-based study provides some answers

Dec 01, 2023
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Rude Awakening on Trying to Keep Donor Hearts Usable With Common Hormone Infusions

Long-standing practice of levothyroxine supplementation fails in randomized trial

Nov 30, 2023
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Afib Guidelines Add New Stages, Upgrade Catheter Ablation

Specific lifestyle measures also recommended

Nov 30, 2023
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Coronary Heart Disease by Age 45 Linked With Subsequent Dementia

All-cause dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and vascular dementia risks elevated

Nov 29, 2023
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Pulsed Field Ablation Eyed Cautiously for Coronary Spasms

More evidence of PFA-provoked spasms, albeit without clinical manifestations

Nov 29, 2023
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Tomato-Blood Pressure Link; Afib and Neuroticism; Nerve Stimulation for POTS

Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine

Nov 27, 2023
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Cognitive Scores Improve With Personal Coaching

Trial shows better outcomes for people at high dementia risk

Nov 27, 2023
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Early Interventions for Autism; Imaging After Stenting

Also in TTHealthWatch: Clamping the umbilical cord in premature infants

Nov 25, 2023
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High-Sensitivity Troponin Test May Overestimate Risk in PE

On the other hand, conventional assays did predict a complicated course in acute PE

Nov 22, 2023
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Longer Use of ADHD Meds May Boost Heart Risk

Observational data suggest particular risk for hypertension and arterial disease

Nov 22, 2023
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OCEANIC-AF Trial Sunk; Second Renal Denervation Device Approved; Strep-Stroke Link?

Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine

Nov 21, 2023
Cardio Break over a computer rendering of a heart.
Apixaban Prophylaxis Fails to Reduce Clots in Pediatric ALL

However, it may benefit children at increased risk of thrombosis

Nov 20, 2023
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