Arrhythmia EP Resource Center Editorial Programs

 
 
  • Apple Watch ECG: Helpful or Headache?   The new ECG feature on the Apple Watch has Michelle O'Donoghue, MD, wondering whether technology is outpacing our ability to interpret and analyze resulting data.
  • Three Must-Read Emergency Medicine Articles From 2018 Dr Amal Mattu discusses his picks for the most important emergency medicine literature of the past year. What are your picks?
  • Strangulation Victims: A Forensic Approach The initial exam of a strangulation victim is critical, but it doesn't end there -- this type of assault often has delayed effects.
  • 'Stop the Bleed' Kits--Preparing Everyone for Mass Casualties   Should bleeding kits become as readily available as the automated external defibrillator?
  • A Type of Seizure Not to Overlook   Dr Rahul Guha talks with Dr Hajo Martinus Hamer about how to recognize seizures arising from the insular cortex.
  • ECG Challenge: A Counterclockwise Rotation A woman is admitted with a bowel obstruction. What does her admission ECG show?
  • The Heart of the Female Athlete What impact does intensive exercise have on the female heart? ACC experts in sports cardiology discuss key issues relating to the female athlete.
  • Eric Topol's Top Advances in 2018 That Are Shaping Medicine Which advances in 2018 have the most potential to transform medicine? Dr Eric Topol shares his insights.
  • Malpractice Case: When 'Normal' Test Results Get You Into Trouble Sometimes after a bad result, the only error a physician makes is trying to do too much without a specialist's assistance.
  • The Top Cardiology Trials of 2018 in Review Contrasting studies on the benefits of percutaneous mitral valve repair and a fall from grace for aspirin make the list for Bob Harrington and Mike Gibson. Find out what else piqued their interest.
  • Dual vs Triple Antithrombotic Therapy? The Debate Continues   Is a NOAC plus an antiplatelet drug enough to prevent thromboses? Stroke? What doses and combinations are safest? Christian Ruff, Mike Gibson, and Chris Cannon examine the evidence.
  • Mandrola's Top 10 Cardiology Stories of 2018 From blood pressure management in the community to a study on potentially biased referees -- John Mandrola reviews his picks for the year's big stories in cardiology and medicine.
  • Can 'Normal' T4 Levels Increase AF Risk?   To minimize AF risk, should T4 levels be monitored in patients being treated for hypothyroidism?
  • ECG Challenge: Tired and Out of Control An older woman presents with hypertension and lightheadedness. What does her ECG show?
  • How to Know When It's Autoimmune Epilepsy A conversation between Drs Andrew Wilner and Batool Kirmani on the red flags your patient may have this difficult-to-diagnosis condition.
  • The New Seizure Terminology No more 'grand mal' or even 'partial complex seizures.' Find out which terms are outdated and which are newer and more accurate.
  • AHA 2018Think You're Immune From Bias? Think Again John Mandrola, MD, is intrigued by two studies at AHA that track the cognitive and financial biases that may influence what physicians do in practice and how they write and read research papers.
  • AHA 2018ENCORE-VT: Noninvasive Ablation of VT Could Disrupt EP A small study suggests that ventricular arrhythmia may be treated without the need for catheters and anesthesia. John Mandrola, MD, is impressed with the findings and the investigators' lack of hyperbole.
  • AHA 2018Lipid Lollapalooza at AHA 2018 The release of the 2018 cholesterol guidelines and a bunch of lipid-oriented trials made it a bountiful day at the American Heart Association meeting for Melissa Walton-Shirley, MD.
  • AHA 2018Pure Fish Oil Lowers CVD Risk Even If We Don’t Understand How REDUCE-IT found that high-dose purified omega-3 fish oil reduced CV events even if the drug didn’t work as expected. Evidence-based practice means we should embrace these results, says John Mandrola, MD.