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.

Despite Awareness of Cardiovascular Risks, Many Smokers Continue Tobacco Use

June 10, 2021

An analysis of survey responses from 2013-2018 indicates many patients with a history of cardiovascular disease who use tobacco continue to do so, despite being aware of the increased risk associated with smoking and tobacco use.

Survey Suggests Nearly 50% of Cardiologists Report Having a Hostile Work Environment

June 07, 2021

An analysis of survey data from cardiologists in multiple regions throughout the world portrays a field in need of reform, with more than 4-in-10 reporting a hostile work environment and some form of discrimination reported by 3-in-10 cardiologists.

Meta-Analysis Details CVD Risk After Thyroidectomy in Patients with Thyroid Cancer

June 03, 2021

Data from AACE 2021 suggests the risk of cardiovascular disease was 15% greater among patients with thyroid cancer who underwent thyroidectomy than the general population, but found no significant difference in risk of cardiac mortality and atrial fibrillation.