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ACC

  • Genes that drive glucose levels also drive heart disease
    MUNICH – A group of 12 genes that influence blood sugar appears to help drive the risk of heart disease, independent of type 2 diabetes. The genome-wide association study determined that every 1 ...
    Published on 2016-09-30
  • Medical quality beats patient comfort
    A good way to survive an acute myocardial infarction is to go to the best hospital. Some patients seem to have found out where those are. For those of us who want to know where to go and… ...
    Published on 2016-09-30
  • GAO report calls out HHS for misdirecting ACA reinsurance funds
    The Health and Human Services department is failing to properly administer a reinsurance program under the Affordable Care Act by unlawfully diverting funds intended for the U.S. Treasury, according... ...
    Published on 2016-09-29

AHA

  • An 18-Year-Old Woman Who Was Found Down
    An 18-year-old woman was found unresponsive by her mother. After the patient spontaneously regained consciousness, an electrocardiogram showed a markedly prolonged QT interval thought to be due to congenital long QT1. An implantable cardioverter defibrillator was placed. After being free… ...
    Published on 2017-01-04
  • Lipoma of the Mitral Valve
    Described herein is a 67-year-old morbidly obese man who had a lipoma excised from his posterior mitral leaflet after it was found by echocardiogram. Findings in 6 other previously reported cases are reviewed. ...
    Published on 2017-01-04
  • Cardiovascular Safety of Droxidopa in Patients With Symptomatic Neurogenic ...
    The norepinephrine prodrug droxidopa improves symptoms of neurogenic orthostatic hypotension, a condition that is associated with diseases of neurogenic autonomic failure (eg, Parkinson disease, multiple system atrophy, pure autonomic failure). These conditions are more prevalent in older patients who also… ...
    Published on 2017-01-04

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