Cardiovascular Disease


The Practical Cardiology™ Cardiovascular Disease clinical resource center hosts content related to a wide array of cardiovascular conditions. The leading cause of death in the United States, the term cardiovascular disease encompasses a multitude of conditions and this page serves as a hub for information to several of the most common conditions, including atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, acute coronary syndromes, hypertension, and more.

Bariatric Surgery Could Cut Risk of Adverse Liver, Cardiovascular Outcomes in NASH

November 22, 2021

An analysis of data from the SPLENDOR study suggests 88% reduction in risk of progression of fatty liver to cirrhosis, liver cancer, or liver-related death and a 70% reduction in risk of major adverse cardiovascular events in patients with NASH and obesity.

Fitbit Heart Study Provides Further Backing for Wearables in Detecting AFib

November 15, 2021

Data from the Fitbit Heart study presented at AHA 2021 suggest a novel algorithm for detecting irregular heart rhythms had a positive predictive value of 98% for detecting atrial fibrillation in patients with undiagnosed atrial fibrillation.