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When Medicalization Goes Too Far

Med Page Today

(MedPage Today) -- Within the first 5 minutes of comedian Kevin James' comedy special Irregardless, he recounts a conversation he had with his doctor during a routine appointment. It went something like this: Doctor: Everything looks really good.

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Intravenous Iron Increases Hemoglobin in Heart Failure Treated with SGLT2 Inhibition

HCPLive

Iron-deficient patients on an SGLT2 inhibitor at baseline experienced greater increases in hemoglobin levels with ferric derisomaltose compared with those not taking one.

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What happened after the Cath lab was activated for a chest pain patient with this ECG?

Dr. Smith's ECG Blog

Sent by anonymous, written by Pendell Meyers I received a text with this image and no other information: What do you think? I simply texted back: "Definite posterior OMI." The person I was texting knows implicitly based on our experience together that I mean "Definite posterior OMI, assuming the patient's clinical presentation is consistent with ACS.

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TNF Inhibitors Increase Birthweight in Pregnant Women with RA

HCPLive

Birthweight was significantly lower in women who were not treated with a TNF.

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Study suggests high blood pressure could begin in childhood

Medical Xpress - Cardiology

Children and teenagers living with overweight or obesity are more likely to have high blood pressure as adults (aged 50–64 years), suggesting the processes behind the condition could begin as early as childhood, suggests new research being presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Venice, Italy (12-15 May).

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Raj Chovatiya, MD, PhD: Takeaways from New Data on Vitiligo, Atopic Dermatitis, HS Treatments

HCPLive

This post-AAD interview with Chovatiya covered takeaways regarding recent data on upadacitinib for vitiligo, tapinarof for eczema, and lutikizumab for hidradenitis suppurativa.

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Not-So-Happy Easter Weekend

Heart Sisters

I think I may survive this dreadful bout of gastroenteritis – but I’m not sure yet…

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Author’s Reply to Heart Transplant, CIED Implant and Mortality

HeartRhythm

We appreciate the commentary by Drs. Wimmer et al regarding our article “Need for cardiac implantable electronic devices and long-term follow-up in recipients of orthotopic heart transplants”. The question of pacemakers and impact on survival in orthotopic heart transplant patients is thus far unanswered.1 In our study, we sought to understand how device placement impacts survival in these patients using contemporary techniques/indications.

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Correction to: INO80-Dependent Remodeling of Transcriptional Regulatory Network Underlies the Progression of Heart Failure

Circulation

Circulation, Volume 149, Issue 14 , Page e1066-e1066, April 2, 2024.

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Modernizing cardiovascular medicine board certification: Leveraging innovation and strengthening continuous competency and professional growth

HeartRhythm

Achieving and maintaining clinical competence in the practice of cardiovascular medicine is fundamental to providing appropriate, patient-centric, high-value health care and is part of the ethical and professional duties of all physicians in their responsibility to patients and the public.

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Highlights From the Circulation Family of Journals

Circulation

Circulation, Volume 149, Issue 14 , Page 1139-1144, April 2, 2024.

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From the Literature

Circulation

Circulation, Volume 149, Issue 14 , Page 1145-1146, April 2, 2024.

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Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death: Beyond Automated External Defibrillators and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators

Circulation

Circulation, Volume 149, Issue 14 , Page 1059-1061, April 2, 2024.