2011 Most Read Articles in Cardiology

Carol Peckham


December 08, 2011

In This Article

Counting Down: 10 Through 3 Most Read Medscape Articles by Cardiologists

10. 10 Totally Cool and Incredibly Useful Medical Gadgets and Apps

This article discussed new personal technologies that improve medical care and are fun to use.

9. 2011 ACCF/AHA Focused Update of the Guidelines for the Management of Patients With Unstable Angina/Non-ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction

These guidelines updated from 2007 reflect a consensus of expert opinion and thoroughly vetted clinical trial data as well as other new data on UA/NSTEMI.

8. I'm Struggling to Live on $160,000 a Year: MD Lament

Whereas most Americans would consider a $160,000 income a fortune, many physicians find it a challenge to live on that amount. Why can some manage easily while others are struggling to pay the bills?

7. FDA Restricts Use of Simvastatin 80 mg

In the SEARCH trial -- the basis for the FDA review -- 52 patients taking the 80-mg dose developed myopathy compared with 1 patient treated with the 20-mg dose. In addition, 22 patients treated with the high dose of simvastatin developed rhabdomyolysis compared with none treated with the 20-mg dose.

6. Guidelines for the Management of Atrial Fibrillation: The Task Force for the Management of Atrial Fibrillation of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)

Four more years of data and experience make this guideline update essential for all who treat atrial fibrillation.

5. Doctors' 5 Worst Financial Mistakes

Physicians do their best to manage their money and investments wisely but a few common mistakes keep cropping up. Are you guilty of any of these?

4. Appropriate Use Criteria for Echocardiography

The American College of Cardiology Foundation, in partnership with the American Society of Echocardiography and along with key specialty and subspecialty societies, conducted a review of common clinical scenarios where echocardiography is frequently considered. This document combines and updates the original transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography appropriateness criteria published in 2007 and the original stress echocardiography appropriateness criteria published in 2008.

3. Nine Smartphone Apps to Improve Your Practice

Dr. Bruno Oliveira highlights 6 common problems facing clinicians and 9 Smartphone apps to address them.


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