Practical Cardiology Editorial Staff


Image IQ: Petechia and Palpable Purpura on the Palms of Hands, Fingers, and Toes

April 01, 2020

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?

Cardiology Organizations Advise on ACE Inhibitors, ARBs Use During COVID-19

March 20, 2020

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.

Image IQ: 42-year-old man with dizziness and racing heartbeat

March 03, 2020

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?

Aspirin for G6PD Deficient Patients May Deserve a Second Look

February 19, 2020

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.

11 Percent Chance of Stroke Recurrence in AFib Patients

February 19, 2020

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.