Clinical Cardiology Resource Center Editorial Programs

 
 
  • IV Diltiazem and Other Shortages at Crisis Level A confluence of factors, including a hurricane, have left hospitals with shortages of saline and IV drugs. But long-term solutions will require the intervention of legislators, concludes Melissa Walton-Shirley, MD.
  • HRS 2018What Is the Role of Ablation for AF in a Post-CABANA World?   Electrophysiologists John Mandrola and Dhiraj Gupta discuss the CABANA trial results and what they mean for catheter ablation of patients with atrial fibrillation.
  • ACP Glycemic Target Guidance: An Author Makes the Case   Dr Jay H. Shubrook interviews Dr Timothy J. Wilt on ACP's updated guidance statement on pharmacologic treatment of nonpregnant patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
  • Extreme Diets: Fads and Facts Radical diets have exploded in popularity since the 19th century. We dig into notable examples -- from Fletcherism to liquid diets to Beverly Hills -- reviewing their history, claims, and impact.
  • HRS 2018Potential Major Problem With a Common Pacing Lead A poster presentation at HRS on lead failure with a popular St Jude Medical lead echoed a case familiar to John Mandrola, MD. He wasn't the only concerned EP calling for further investigation.
  • Can Obesity Ever Be Healthy?   Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights a study showing that 'metabolically healthy obesity' may be a temporary condition.
  • HRS 2018AF Ablation vs Drugs: Insights From CABANA Investigators John Mandrola interviews the investigators of the breakout trial from the Heart Rhythm Scientific Sessions which compared catheter ablation versus drugs in patients with atrial fibrillation.
  • Saving Black Mothers' Lives Our high rates of maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity disproportionately affect minority women. How can we prevent these unnecessary deaths?
  • Intravenous tPA for Stroke: Putting the Controversy to Rest   Dr Mark Alberts addresses recent controversial statements by some cardiology colleagues and other medical specialists regarding the safety and efficacy of IV tPA in treating acute ischemic stroke.
  • SGLT2 Inhibitors: Unreal Primary Prevention? These diabetes drugs offer cardiovascular benefits, but only in diabetes patients who already have CV disease, the author argues.
  • HRS 2018CABANA: Initial Thoughts on AF Ablation vs Drugs The long-awaited trial was the star of HRS. The neutral primary endpoint sent some electrophysiologists into despair and others into spin mode, but Dr Mandrola sees value in the incremental move of science.
  • Are Morning People Healthier?   Dr Charles Vega summarizes a study that looks at mortality rates for 'night owls' versus 'morning larks.'
  • Noninvasive Testing of Low-Risk Chest Pain: Change the Guidelines? Dr Amal Mattu discusses two recent studies that continue to shoot holes in the guideline recommendation for routine noninvasive testing of low-risk chest pain patients.
  • True Grit and Telemedicine: How a Nurse Saved His Own Life This courageous nurse's story illustrates the value of telemedicine, bringing medical expertise to the remotest areas of the planet.
  • ARBs: Are They Poised to Overtake ACE Inhibitors?   Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy reports on the findings of a systematic review of ARBs versus ACE inhibitors for the management of hypertension.
  • Malpractice: The Perils of One-Way Communications Relying on email, faxes, and voicemails to discuss critical cases and test results can lead to a malpractice lawsuit. This malpractice case illustrates why physicians need to place more emphasis on talking to each other.
  • How Can We Stop New Mothers From Dying? The United States must reverse its alarming maternal mortality rate and catch up with the rest of the developed world.
  • What to Know About CABANA Before HRS 2018   Hear what experts think about the hotly anticipated trial comparing catheter ablation vs medical therapy in patients with AF before the presentation on May 10 at the Heart Rhythm Scientific Sessions.
  • Cardio-oncology Not Just for Subspecialists   Dr Walton-Shirley leads a discussion with Drs Barac and Mehta on what cardio-oncology encompasses today and why many specialties even primary care should take note.
  • Bad News for BBQ Lovers: Grill at Your Own Risk   Dr Charles Vega highlights another health risk related to grilling.