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  • Psoriasis: Disease Duration and CV Risk Disease duration joins severity as a factor driving CV risk in patients with psoriasis, but the right therapy can lower this risk.
  • New Goals and Guidelines for Hypertension   Dr Walton-Shirley reviews the key updates in the 2017 ACC/AHA guidelines for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Management of High Blood Pressure with the guideline chair.
  • Metformin and Growth Rate of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that investigated whether metformin could significantly slow the growth rate of this very common disease.
  • AHA Gastric Bypass for the Less Obese? Dr Walton-Shirley is reluctant to send obese patients for gastric bypass surgery, but concedes that the GATEWAY study findings are impressive.