EXACT-HF: Allopurinol flops for heart failure

WASHINGTON – Allopurinol has no effect on heart failure, according to results from the multicenter, double-blind EXACT-HF study. "In heart failure patients with reduced ejection fraction and...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
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A fib–associated stroke jumped 42% in 2000s

WASHINGTON – A third more Americans were hospitalized for ischemic stroke in 2010 than 7 years before, and the incidence of stroke associated with atrial fibrillation grew even more sharply, up by...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

Life partner provides better heart failure outcomes

WASHINGTON – Marital status plays an underappreciated role in heart failure prognosis. Indeed, having a life partner was independently associated with a 12% reduction in the risk of all-cause...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

ACC/AHA cardiovascular risk equations get a thumbs-up

WASHINGTON – The controversial cardiovascular risk estimator introduced in the current American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association risk-assessment guidelines demonstrated "moderate...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

FDA expands uses for cardiac resynchronization devices

The approval of cardiac resynchronization pacemakers and defibrillators manufactured by Medtronic has been expanded to include patients with atrioventricular block and less severe heart failure, the...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

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Clinical practice guidelines adaptation for internists - An EFIM methodology

Author(s): Wiktoria Leśniak, Laura Morbidoni, Dror Dicker, Ignacio Marín-León
Date:25 June 2020

The challenge of implementing Less is More medicine: A European perspective

Author(s): Omar Kherad, Nathan Peiffer-Smadja, Lina Karlafti, Margus Lember, Nathalie Van Aerde, Orvar Gunnarsson, Cristian Baicus, Miguel Bigotte Vieira, António Vaz-Carneiro, Antonio Brucato, Ivica Lazurova, Wiktoria Leśniak, Thomas Hanslik, Stephen Hewitt, Eleni Papanicolaou, Olga Boeva, Dror Dicker, Biljana Ivanovska, Pinar Yldiz, Patrick Lacor, Mark Cranston, Frauke Weidanz, Giorgio Costantino, Nicola Montano
Date:16 April 2020

Medical and surgical co-management – A strategy of improving the quality and outcomes of perioperative care

Author(s): Carmen Fierbinţeanu-Braticevicia, Matthias Raspeb, Alin Liviu Predac, Evija Livčāned, Leonid Lazebnike, Soňa Kiňováf, Evert- Jan de Kruijfg, Radovan Hojsh, Thomas Hansliki, Mine Durusu-Tanrioverj, Francesco Dentalik, Xavier Corbellal, Pietro Castellinom, Monica Bivoln, Stefano Bassettio, Vasco Barretop, Eduardo Montero Ruizq, Luis Camposr, The Working Group on Professional Issues and Quality of Care of the European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM)
Date:15 November 2018

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