CARDIOVASCULAR

February 16, 2017

Direct Oral Anticoagulants for the Prevention of Stroke in Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation

Several DOACs (edoxaban, apixaban, rivaroxaban, dabigatran) have recently gained approval for use in NVAF.

February 16, 2017

Recognizing and Treating Venous Stasis Ulcers

Primary risk factors include older age, previous leg injury, deep venous thrombosis, and phlebitis.

February 16, 2017

Updated Treatment Options in the Management of Hyperkalemia

Patiromer was recently approved for chronic hyperkalemia, and other medications are in development.
February 16, 2017

OTC Supplements for the Management of High Cholesterol

Nonprescription options that may be beneficial include immediate-release niacin, omega-3 fatty acids, and soluble fiber.

February 16, 2017

Management of Coronary Artery Disease and Chronic Stable Angina

Angina pectoris, characterized by discomfort typically located in the chest, neck, or left arm, is one of several clinical manifestations of CAD.
February 16, 2017

Triple Therapy for a Cardiac Indication in a Veteran Population

The use of triple therapy after percutaneous coronary intervention is becoming more common.
February 16, 2017

Cardiometabolic Syndrome: A Global Health Issue

About 25% of adults worldwide have cardiometabolic syndrome, a combination of metabolic dysfunctions that is challenging to treat and burdensome to healthcare systems.

February 16, 2017

Myocardial Infarction in Women: Milder Symptoms, Aspirin, and Angioplasty

While positive outcomes with drugs and treatments require prompt intervention, ideally at the first sign of distress, about one-third of women do not experience chest pain when having a heart attack.

February 16, 2017

Patient Teaching Aid: Arrhythmia

In arrhythmia, the heart beats too fast, too slowly, or randomly. View a new PTA Video about arrhythmia.