A 40-year-old woman went to the doctor after petechia and palpable purpura appeared on the palms of her hands, fingers, and toes. She appeared chronically ill and had significant weight loss. Her doctor also noted the presences of Osler nodes. She did not have any recent injuries or skin punctures and reported she had been in good health until the last few weeks. Based on these clues, how would you diagnose this patient?
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In the face of the worldwide coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, 4 of the largest cardiology organizations are advising patients receiving treatment with ACE inhibitors (ACE-i) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) they should not be discontinuing treatment unless it is recommended by their physician.
A 42-year-old man visited the ED complaining of acute onset of dizziness, heart palpitations, and a racing heartbeat. He's been working overtime and drinking caffeinated energy drinks to stay awake. He said he had multiple episodes of faintness over a short period of time. Can you diagnose this patient?
A study presented today at the 2020 International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles finds that the long-term use of low-dose aspirin in ischemic stroke patients who have a glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency, may have higher risks of moderate-to-severe bleeding and all-cause death.
The chances of having an acute ischemic stroke (AIS) due to atrial fibrillation 14 days post stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) is high, according to a study presented today during the start of the 2020 International Stroke Conference being held in Los Angeles this week.
Blood pressure irregularities start early for women and progress more rapidly than in men, eventually leading to cardiovascular disease later in life, researchers report in JAMA Cardiology.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an omega-3 fatty acid treatment as an add-on treatment to statin therapy to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in adults with elevated triglyceride levels.
New research shows that abstaining from alcohol can reduce the occurrence of irregular or abnormal heart rhythms in adults with atrial fibrillation who are moderate consumers of alcohol.
A review published in JAMA Cardiology reports that while patients with severe aortic stenosis are increasingly undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures in place of surgery, there is little evidence on how best to utilize adjunctive antithrombotic therapy after the treatment.
Earlier this year, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association updated treatment guidelines for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. They discourage the use of aspirin for this purpose, but in high-risk patients who are not at risk of bleeding, aspirin continues to be part of combination treatment regimens. In this slideshow, we highlight recent findings on aspirin use.