Optimal antithrombotic therapy for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation continues to evolve.Monotherapy with rivaroxiban was noninferior to combination therapy for the primary efficacy endpoint.
The workup of suspected acute coronary syndrome in the emergency department is an ever-evolving process, and staying up-to-date can be difficult. This review aims to empower providers to maximize diagnostic precision in a patient-centered and resource-conscious way.
This two-part series will look at the rationale and causes of inappropriate testing and how to select the best, most appropriate cardiac test for each patient. The first part will focus on the theory of ordering tests and strategies to minimize unnecessary testing while the second part will focus on when and how to select each individual test given the patient's clinical scenario.
A prospective, cohort study of health professionals conducted over 24 years revealed no significant association between long-term consumption of gluten and the risk of coronary artery disease in both adult men and women with no history of coronary artery disease.
The American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support guidelines are recognized as the authoritative reference for acute cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Emergency medicine providers should be thoroughly familiar with these guidelines.
Tsimané, a population living in the Bolivian Amazon, have the lowest prevalence of coronary artery disease among any population studied; individuals ≥ 40 years of age have mean low-density lipoprotein and high-density lipoprotein of 91 mg/dL and 39.5 mg/dL, respectively, despite a high inflammatory burden from parasites and pathogens.