Heart Disease in Lupus More Common than Previously Thought
EULAR 2017: Although already known to be highly prevalent, this test reveals that cardiovascular events are even more widespread in lupus.
Poor Sleep May Hike Mortality in Metabolic Syndrome
In the context of metabolic syndrome, sleep is thought to be an added and modifiable risk factor.
ADA 2017: CV Complications of Diabetes
A1C vs FPG to diagnose prediabetes; prediabetes and CHF; and how much weight loss is too much? Reports from ADA 2017.
Hemopericardium and Tamponade
The patient with hypertension and syncope had cardiac tamponade. Causes, symptoms, and treatment described here.
Syncope and Sweat in a 65-Year-Old Man
A man with a history of hypertension had syncope and felt “sweaty.” Chest x-ray was normal. What’s your next test?
Another Study Associates Red Meat and Early Death
Heme iron, nitrites, and nitrates are implicated in the largest study to date to show increased mortality risks linked to eating red meat.
Multiple Posterior Circulation Strokes
A 56-year-old man comes to your office for two “spells” he’s had in the past three days, each lasting approximately 20-30 seconds before resolving spontaneously. The first was blurry vision in both eyes without other vision changes.
Which is safer? Celecoxib? Naproxen? Ibuprofen?
The long-awaited results from the PRECISION trial are in — with some caveats. In this slideshow, we summarize the results.
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