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Medical Groups Raise Blood Pressure Rx Threshold for Healthy Adults Over 60

6:00 PM EST. Guidelines say therapy should begin after top number in reading meets or exceeds 150 mmHG, not 140 Read article

JOURNAL UPDATE

Caffeine Found to Reduce Age-Related Inflammation

8:00 PM EST. Connection between advancing age, systemic inflammation, cardiovascular disease and caffeine

MONTHLY JOURNAL SUMMARY

December 2016 Briefing - Cardiology

January 01, 2017. The Monthly Journal Summary is a single article covering the most important journal articles published in the previous 30 days.


FEATURED ARTICLES

John Kenyon, CNA's avatarWolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome and the Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death

Author: John Kenyon, CNA.

Wolf-Parkinson-White (WPW) will turn up on occasion in the office of a family or general practitioner, and the response to this finding will vary depending upon the experience (specific to the condition) of the provider and the symptoms, if any, of the patient.


M. Aroon Kamath, M.D.'s avatarThe Wrongly Famous in Medical History

Author: M. Aroon Kamath, M.D..

In medical history, there have been instances wherein, one gained “name” and “fame” for “describing” a particular condition or “performing” a procedure, when in fact, someone else had already described or performed that procedure. Some conditions have been wrongly named after individuals…

John Kenyon, CNA's avatarChemotherapy and cardiac toxicity - the lesser of two evils

Author: John Kenyon, CNA.

One of the most dreaded side effects of certain chemotherapy agents is their effect on the heart. The paradox comes from the fact that these drugs, while only a handful, are among the few chemotherapy agents with a substantial survival benefit. In some cases their use is unavoidable.



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Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.'s avatar

Chest pain

By Tamer M. Fouad, M.D. Any of the structures within the chest are sensitive to pain except the lung parenchyma (tissue) and visceral pleura (not the parietal pleura - which is…

DISCUSSION

Jeffrey A. Gordon, M.D.'s avatar

RE: Aspirin Use as Treatment in Colorectal Cancer: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

By Jeffrey A. Gordon, M.D.

Thank you for reading my article.  Interesting theory.  Lots of research is ongoing to figure out the many ways aspirin does it magic.

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