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  • Heart Defibrillators in CKD: More Harm Than Good? Dr Bansal comments on her study on heart defibrillators in patients with kidney disease and the greater risk for hospitalization for heart failure.
  • When Missing a 'Zebra' Can Land You in Court Physicians are generally unlikely to face a malpractice suit for misdiagnosing a rare disease, which affects about 1 in 10 people. But the results of a delayed or wrong diagnosis can be devastating or lethal.
  • Donald Trump Has Coronary Calcium: Is That Helpful to Know? A briefing on the President's health included the detail that he has a coronary artery calcium score of 98. Dr Mandrola questions whether Trump should have even had a calcium scan.
  • 7 Cardiology Trials to Look for in 2018   Trials on PCSK9 inhibitors, antiplatelets, anticoagulants, and even catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation are among Drs Harrington and Gibson's picks for what to look for in 2018.