Practice Management

ACEs & ARBs Similar in Event Prevention, But ARBs Have Favorable Safety Profile

July 28, 2021

A retrospective cohort study with data from nearly 4 million patients with hypertension from the US, Germany, and South Korea found ACEs and ARBs provide similar efficacy for prevention of cardiovascular events, but ACEs were associated with a greater risk of adverse events.

With Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators, Every 10-Minute Increase in Physical Activity Reduces Mortality Risk by 1.1%

July 22, 2021

Analysis of more than 40k Medicare beneficiaries suggests increased physical activity, whether it occurs as part of a rehabilitation or not, was associated with decreased risk of all-cause mortality and hospitalizations for heart failure in patients who recently received an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator.

Challenges with New Care Delivery Systems in Cardiology

June 12, 2021

The final slideshow in our multipart series, this slideshow examines the scope of work and conclusions from the AHA/ACC task force who tackled the topics of overcoming hurdles with new care delivery systems for the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Consensus Conference on Professionalism and Ethics.

Improving Patient Autonomy, Privacy, & Social Justice in Cardiology

June 11, 2021

The fourth of 5 slideshows in our multipart series, this slideshow examines the scope of work and conclusions from the AHA/ACC task force who tackled the topics of patient autonomy, privacy, data access, and social justice in cardiology for the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Consensus Conference on Professionalism and Ethics.

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.

A Need for Change: Enhancing the Well-Being of Cardiology Professionals

June 10, 2021

The third of 5 slideshows included in our "A Need for Change" series, details the work of Task Force 3 from the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Consensus Conference on Professionalism and Ethics, which sought to identify shortcomings and avenues for improving the well-being of cardiologists and cardiology professionals.

Addressing Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging in Cardiology

June 09, 2021

The second of 5 slideshows in our multipart series, this slideshow examines the scope of work and conclusions from the AHA/ACC task force who addressed diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in cardiovascular medicine.