Giant cell arteritis is the most common form of vasculitis affecting older people. Physicians should be familiar with its variety of clinical...
Blood clots can occur during air travel, although the absolute risk is low. People with hypercoagulable conditions are at greater risk and may...
Interpreting Key Trials
For patients with carotid artery stenosis, percutaneous intervention with stenting is as good as surgery—with some qualifications.
The homocysteine hypothesis: Still relevant to the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease?
Elevated homocysteine is a risk factor, and vitamins lower homocysteine levels. But does vitamin supplementation prevent cardiovascular events?
From the Editor
Although we often approach anticoagulation therapy with a confidence born of familiarity, it is not for the faint of heart.
Medical Grand Rounds
Efforts to modify the course of Alzheimer disease have, until now, been based on altering the production or clearance of beta-amyloid. Results...
The reality of blood pressure measurement is that human beings do not do it very well. The time has come to delegate this job to machines that can...
In geographic areas where percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is not immediately available, the best strategy may be to give thrombolysis...
The most important modifiable predictor of outcome in ST-segment elevation MI is the time to treatment, a biological truth that continues to be...