Long QT syndrome overdiagnosis persists
Five ‘diagnostic miscues’ underlie overdiagnosis and misdiagnosis of long QT syndrome, which can profoundly affect patients’ quality of life.
Angioedema risk jumps when switching HF meds
The risk for angioedema rises when switching from an ARB or ACE inhibitor to ARNI, observational data suggest.
CDC still looking at potential stroke risk from Pfizer bivalent COVID shot
U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials said they had not detected a link between the shots and strokes in two safety monitoring databases.
More type 2 diabetes deaths from cancer than heart disease
In people with type 2 diabetes, cancer screening should get at least as much attention as CVD prevention.
AHA scientific statement on rapid evaluation for suspected TIA
A key aim of the statement is to help clinicians properly risk-stratify patients with suspected TIA.
Size of meals, not timing, linked to weight loss
More small meals were associated with weight loss, regardless of time between them, in a prospective cohort study.
Possible bivalent vaccine link to strokes in people over 65
The CDC and FDA do not recommend people change their vaccine practices.
A remote mountain bike crash forces a doctor to take knife in hand
An emergency medicine doctor stops mountain biking to help a man lying on a trail, not moving but occasionally breathing.
Does EPA lower CV risk? REDUCE-IT revisited
A prescription product consisting of a “highly purified” form of the omega-3 acid eicosapentaenoic acid, was heralded in 2018 as ushering in “the...
PPI use in type 2 diabetes links with cardiovascular events
Prospective data from almost 20,000 people with type 2 diabetes show that proton pump inhibitor use is linked with significantly more...