Cardiovascular Diseases

RA, Hypertension, and Vascular Disease: What's True?Our author says it's best to assume that any patient with RA is a ticking vascular time bomb. Which statements support that?
Preventing Atrial Fibrillation: A Three-legged StoolAn incremental and tripartite approach to prevention, say researchers, will begin to shift AF disease distribution and decrease morbidity over time.
Metformin Linked to Decreased Mortality in CKD, CHF, and Liver DiseaseWhile the strength of evidence for this "protective" effect is low, observers support further comparative effectiveness research in these patient groups.
Blood Pressure Paradox: Hypertension Associated with Survival in T2D and HFPatients with comorbid T2D and heart failure may have a "distinct pathophysiology of the heart" say authors of a new study.
Gout and Heart Disease News RoundupSlide show: Evidence for gout's role as a risk factor for heart disease is mixed. New studies add support.
How to Manage Hypertension in End-stage Renal DiseaseHypertension in dialysis patients is very common and often poorly controlled. Here, a short quiz for the cardiology community.
FOURIER Clinical Outcomes Trial Results: Center Stage at ACC.17Highly anticipated, the 2-year results support the promise of PCSK9 inhibitors and also highlight important questions.
ACC Statement on Perioperative Anticoagulation: 5 questions to askAnswers to these 5 questions about patient and pending procedure create a pathway to decisions about perioperative anticoagulation.
Underuse of VKAs: How Physician, Patient Perceptions Shape PracticeA new analysis of qualitative studies points to poor communication on multiple levels.
Moderate Exercise Still Standard vs High-intensity Routine in Chronic HFSMARTEX HF is first multicenter RCT to evaluate high intensity interval training in patients with HFrEF