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When Heart Stops Beating, Survival Better at Specialized Heart Centers

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JOURNAL UPDATE

DAPT Cessation Patterns Vary With Diabetes Status After PCI

12:00 PM EST. Risk of major adverse cardiovascular events up for DAPT disruption, regardless of diabetes status

MONTHLY JOURNAL SUMMARY

February 2017 Briefing - Cardiology

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


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

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

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

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

Shortness of breath (dyspnea)

By Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.

Dyspnea (shortness of breath) is a term used to characterize a subjective experience of breathing discomfort that is comprised of qualitatively distinct…

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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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