In post-myocardial infarction patients, chronically impaired renal failure and diabetes are both associated with an increased mortality risk, say researchers recently writing in Diabetes Care.
A 52-year-old female with a history of multiple sclerosis presents to the emergency department for generalized weakness and trouble swallowing. Blood tests are ordered. Can you diagnose this patient?
Screening, testing and counseling for marijuana use is needed, especially in young patients presenting with cardiovascular disease, according to a review recently published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Leading experts on nutrition and diabetes are recommending that patients still continue to follow current nutritional recommendations by the American Diabetes Association and other healthcare and governmental organizations that recommend consuming a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, while limiting red and processed meats.
A 62-year-old male with history of coronary artery disease and prior coronary bypass surgery eight years ago presents to the emergency department after having two days of intermittent shortness of breath since starting cephalexin (Keflex) for a skin infection three days ago. He states the shortness of breath seems to get worse about an hour after taking cephalexin (Keflex). Can you diagnose this patient?
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.
Monosodium urate (MSU) deposits detected by dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) are common in patients with gout and are associated with higher coronary calcium scores, researchers recently reported in JAMA Cardiology.
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.
A 66-year-old woman was experiencing severe fatigue and jaw pain for more than an hour. When she started feeling short of breath, she was worried enough to head to the ED. She vomited while waiting to be seen and broke out into a cold sweat. Until this event, she had been enjoying her first year of retirement and was rarely at the doctor. What's your diagnosis?