cardiologylast update: 11/04/07

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  • Diagnosis and Management of Diastolic Dysfunction and Heart Failure ***** new!!!

  • Pharmacologic Cardioversion for Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter - Cochrane for Clinicians *****

  • Acute coronary syndromes - Symposium *****

  • How strong is the evidence for the use of perioperative blockers in non-cardiac surgery? *****

  • Identifying and Treating Patients at High Risk for Heart Failure (acrobat reader) *****

  • Does coronary revascularization before major vascular surgery decrease mortality? *****

  • How Common Is Diastolic Dysfunction Among the Elderly with Dyspnea? (acrobat reader) *****

  • Intensive lipid-lowering therapy *****

  • Ximelagatran vs Warfarin *****

  • Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy for Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure (acrobat reader) *****

  • Update in Cardiology (acrobat reader) *****

  • Pulmonary arterial hypertension: newer treatments are improving outcomes *****

  • Aspirin vs. Plavix after upper GI bleeding *****

  • Coronary revascularization before vascular surgery *****

  • Recent developments in non-invasive cardiology *****

  • Cardiovascular safety of rofecoxib (Vioxx): lessons learned and unanswered questions *****

  • Metabolic Effects of Carvedilol vs Metoprolol in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Hypertension *****

  • Drug eluting stents and late thrombosis ****

  • Traffic as a trigger for MI ****

  • Cardiovascular risk beyond LDL-C levels ****

  • Discharge planning for CHF *****

  • Early Intensive vs a Delayed Conservative Simvastatin Strategy in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndromes *****

  • Clopidogrel or Aspirin to Prevent Recurrent Cardiovascular Events? (acrobat reader) *****

  • Outcomes-Based Practice: Heart Murmur in a Child (acrobat reader) ****

  • A Validated Prediction Model for All Forms of Acute Coronary Syndrome *****

  • Screening for Coronary Heart Disease: Recommendation Statement *****

  • When should we treat isolated high triglycerides? *****

  • Angioplasters and thrombolysers *****

  • Ximelagatran effective in preventing stroke in a nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.(Practice Recommendations from Key Studies) *****

  • Raised cardiac troponins - Causes extend beyond acute coronary syndromes *****

  • Percutaneous Coronary Angioplasty Compared With Exercise Training in Patients With Stable Coronary Artery Disease: A Randomized Trial *****

  • Selective COX-2 Inhibitors and Risk of Cardiovascular Events ***** (acrobat reader)

  • Should patients with severely impaired left ventricular function following myocardial infarction receive an implantable defibrillator? *****

  • Getting better - Myocardial Infarction *****

  • Use of B-Type Natriuretic Peptide in the Evaluation and Management of Acute Dyspnea *****

  • Prolonged antithrombotics do not improve unstable coronary syndrome *****

  • Rapid loading of sotalol or amiodarone for management of recent onset symptomatic atrial fibrillation: A randomized, digoxin-controlled trial *****

  • Surgery in asymptomatic aortic stenosis *****

  • Digitalis for Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure in Patients in Sinus Rhythm *****

  • Indirect comparison meta-analysis of aspirin therapy after coronary surgery *****

  • Coronary heart disease prevention: insights from modelling incremental cost effectiveness *****

  • Drug-Eluting Intra-Coronary Stents: Have We Got the Magic Bullet? *****

  • FDA Advises Physicians of Adverse Events Associated with Cordis Cypher Coronary Stents *****

  • Drug-delivering coronary artery stents: bare metal threatened by extinction? *****

  • Do Antioxidants Prevent Heart Disease? *****

  • Smoking with coronary heart disease - NNTs ****

  • Azithromycin for the secondary prevention of coronary heart disease events: the WIZARD study: a randomized controlled trial ****

  • Folic Acid Does Not Reduce Cardiovascular Events in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease ****

  • CYPHER coronary stents and risk of thrombosis *****

  • Interventional paediatric cardiology *****

  • Implantable devices for treating tachyarrhythmias *****

  • Percutaneous interventional electrophysiology *****

  • New developments in percutaneous coronary intervention *****

  • Interventional pharmacotherapy *****

  • A cure for cardiovascular disease? ****

  • Acute coronary syndrome: ST segment elevation myocardial infarction *****

  • Perioperative Cardiac Assessment for Noncardiac Surgery *****

  • Aspirin and Clopidogrel in Acute Coronary Syndromes *****

  • Chronic stable angina: treatment options *****

  • A Comparison of On-Pump and Off-Pump Coronary Bypass Surgery in Low-Risk Patients *****

  • Treatment of Uncomplicated Hypertension: Are ACE Inhibitors and Calcium Channel Blockers as Effective as Diuretics and B-Blockers? *****

  • Heart failure - A three-article symposium *****

  • Complicated Left-Sided Native Valve Endocarditis in Adults *****

  • Simvastatin reduced mortality and vascular events *****

  • Systolic blood pressure predicts heart failure best *****

  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators in Primary and Secondary Prevention: A Systematic Review of Randomized, Controlled Trials *****

  • Plasma Homocysteine and Risk for Congestive Heart Failure in Adults Without Prior Myocardial Infarction *****

  • Primary prevention with aspirin *****

  • Homocysteine-lowering therapy improved outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention *****

  • Clinical significance of cardiovascular dysmetabolic syndrome *****

  • Management of Atrial Fibrillation (acrobat reader) *****

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Algorithms: Changes and Current American Heart Association Recommendations (acrobat reader) *****

  • The Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial (ALLHAT) *****

  • Acute intervention has no effect on mortality in patients with acute coronary syndromes *****

  • Antithrombotic strategies in acute coronary syndromes and percutaneous coronary interventions *****

  • Antithrombotic therapy in acute coronary syndromes *****

  • Antithrombotic therapy - Valvar heart disease and prosthetic heart valves *****

  • Homocysteine lowering after percutaneous coronary intervention *****

  • Oral glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors increase mortality and myocardial infarction *****

  • Diagnosis of infective endocarditis ****

  • An overview of antithrombotic therapy *****

  • Primary percutaneous coronary intervention was more effective than thrombolytic therapy for acute MI *****

  • Estrogen plus progestin increased coronary heart disease and breast cancer events in postmenopausal women *****

  • Acute coronary syndromes - A three-article symposium ****

  • Therapy for cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic kidney disease: Appropriate caution or the absence of data ****

  • Acute Management of Atrial Fibrillation: Rate and Rhythm Control ****

  • Should We Use Multiple Risk Factor Interventions for the Primary Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease? *****

  • Bypass Surgery Versus Stenting for the Treatment of Multivessel Disease in Patients With Unstable Angina Compared With Stable Angina *****

  • Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors reduced death or MI in acute coronary syndromes not routinely scheduled for revascularization *****

  • An early invasive strategy was effective in the acute coronary syndrome with elevated cardiac troponin I and T levels *****

  • Paediatric electrocardiography ****

  • Mechanical methods of reducing blood transfusion in cardiac surgery: randomised controlled trial *****

  • Prophylactic Implantation of a Defibrillator in Patients With Myocardial Infarction and Reduced Ejection Fraction *****

  • Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for All? *****

  • Early intervention in massive pulmonary embolism *****

  • Stents and thrombosis *****

  • Platelet glycoprotein IIb/IIIa blockers for PCI or acute coronary syndromes reduce death and MI but increase bleeding *****

  • Long-Term Use of a Left Ventricular Assist Device for End-Stage Heart Failure ****

  • How long should angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors be given to patients following myocardial infarction: implications of the HOPE trial *****

  • Abciximab was more effective than tirofiban in preventing ischemic events in patients having coronary stenting *****

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Current Status (acrobat reader) ****

  • Initial antihypertensive therapy ****

  • Genetics and cardiovascular risk - Clinical review ****

  • Carvedilol reduced mortality and hospitalization in severe chronic heart failure *****

  • Surgery for Chronic Aortic Regurgitation: When Should It Be Considered? ****

  • Reducing Ischemic Events in Acute Coronary Syndrome *****

  • Troponin tests for cardiac damage *****

  • What is the value of screening for heart disease with an exercise stress test (EST) in an asymptomatic person? *****

  • Should patients with unstable coronary syndromes routinely undergo cardiac catheterization ? *****

  • Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure Caused by Systolic Dysfunction: Part II. Treatment *****

  • Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure Caused by Systolic Dysfunction: Part Part I. Etiology and Diagnosis *****

  • Sildenafil Inhibits Hypoxia-Induced Pulmonary Hypertension ****

  • Risk of stroke with AF - A clinical scoring system *****

  • Early Invasive VS Conservative Strategies in Patients with Unstable Coronary Syndromes Treated with the Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa Inhibitor *****

  • Effect of Carvedilol on Survival in Severe Chronic Heart Failure *****

  • Use of Transesophageal Echocardiography to Guide Cardioversion in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation *****

  • New Approaches to Pulmonary Hypertension ****

  • Current management of chronic heart failure *****

  • Aspirin for primary prevention of coronary heart disease ****

  • Antioxidant supplements to prevent heart disease ****

  • Endoluminal Beta-Radiation Therapy for the Prevention of Coronary Restenosis after Balloon Angioplasty ****

  • Is either sotalol or amiodarone more effective than digoxin for converting patients with new-onset AF to sinus rhythm ? *****new!!!

  • Predictors of Outcome in Severe, Asymptomatic Aortic Stenosis *****

  • The Pathogenesis of Acute Pulmonary Edema Associated with Hypertension *****

  • Costs of Revascularization Over Eight Years in the Randomized and Eligible Patients in the Emory Angioplasty Versus Surgery Trial (EAST) *****

  • Treatment possibilities for unstable angina ****

  • Single dose amiodarone for atrial fibrillation *****

  • Optimizing Beta-Blocker Use After Myocardial Infarction ****

  • Review: Thienopyridines are more effective than aspirin for preventing vascular events in high-risk patients *****

  • Predictors of Outcome in Severe, Asymptomatic Aortic Stenosis ****

  • Cardiovascular Screening of Student Athletes ****

  • A Comparison of Ibuprofen and Indomethacin for Closure of Patent Ductus Arteriosus *****

  • Cardioprotective value of aspirin in primary prevention is greater the lower the blood pressure *****

  • Primary Angioplasty—Time Is of the Essence *****

  • Dalteparin reduced death and MI at 1 but not 3 months in unstable coronary artery disease managed noninvasively *****

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation by Chest Compression Alone or with Mouth-to-Mouth Ventilation *****

  • Pleural effusions in cardiovascular disease ****

  • AHA and ACC Outline Approaches to Coronary Disease Risk Assessment - Practice Guidelines *****

  • Best treatment for single-vessel coronary artery disease *****

  • Cardiac Syndrome X: An Overview ****

  • Compiling the identifying features of bacterial endocarditis ****

  • Sex Bias in Cardiovascular Care - Should Women Be Treated More Like Men? *****

  • Abciximab and stenting reduced death, myocardial infarction, and repeated revascularization in coronary revascularization *****

  • Contemporary Management of Angina: Part I. Risk Assessment ****

  • Effects of an Angiotensin-Converting–Enzyme Inhibitor, Ramipril, on Cardiovascular Events in High-Risk Patients *****

  • Long-Term Benefit of Primary Angioplasty as Compared with Thrombolytic Therapy for Acute Myocardial Infarction ****

  • The Effect of Spironolactone on Morbidity and Mortality in Patients with Severe Heart Failure *****

  • Cardiac Arrhythmia: Current Therapy****

  • Percutaneous Transluminal Myocardial Revascularization*****

  • Management of acute myocardial infarction*****

  • Early Revascularization in Acute Myocardial Infarction Complicated by Cardiogenic Shock *****

  • Improved survival with an implanted defibrillator in patients with coronary disease at high risk for ventricular arrhythmia*****

  • Effective management of complex heart failure ****

  • Prevalence and Clinical Outcome of Mitral-Valve Prolapse ****

  • Maximizing the exercise stress test ****

  • Evidence based cardiology-Prevention of ischaemic stroke *****

  • Reducing the risk of recurrent coronary heart disease ****

  • Replacement of the Aortic Root in Patients with Marfan's Syndrome *****

  • Intracoronary stents *****

  • Warfarin Therapy: Evolving Strategies in Anticoagulation ****

  • Ordering and Understanding the Exercise Stress Test *****

  • A Dose-Dependent Increase in Mortality with Vesnarinone among Patients with Severe Heart Failure ****

  • Enoxaparin or unfractionated Heparin for acute coronary syndrome *****

  • Carvedilol: The New Role of Beta Blockers in Congestive Heart Failure *****

  • Amiodarone reduces mortality after MI and for congestive heart failure ****

  • Indications for Anticoagulation in Atrial Fibrillation****

  • Preventing Congestive Heart Failure*****


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