Myocardial fibrosis assessment fine-tunes ICD selection

SNOWMASS, COLO. – Detection of myocardial midwall fibrosis via cardiovascular magnetic resonance in patients with nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy provides prognostic information independent of...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

ACC highlights noninvasive cardiovascular imaging issues

Noninvasive cardiovascular imaging in U.S. medical practice today raises two policy challenges, according to a statement released on Feb. 17 by the American College of Cardiology and 13 collaborating...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

No ACS approvals for rivaroxaban, Janssen announces

As expected, the Food and Drug Administration has declined to approve the oral anticoagulant rivaroxaban for treating acute coronary syndromes. The manufacturer of the factor Xa inhibitor, Janssen...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

Personalization keys vision of improved atrial fib care

Atrial fibrillation is not a single disease, and specialists already have ways to distinguish one type from another and guide management. But new methods are emerging to better distinguish various...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

Mini-VADs could transform heart failure therapy

SNOWMASS, COLO. – Survival in patients with advanced heart failure who receive a left ventricular assist device as destination therapy or as a bridge to transplant has increased dramatically in...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

Preoperative organ dysfunction worsens SAVR outcomes

SNOWMASS, COLO. – The presence of preoperative dysfunction in more than any one of four key organ systems profoundly reduces survival in patients undergoing surgical aortic valve replacement, a study...

Field of Interest: Geriatrics
Type: News Item

Preoperative organ dysfunction worsens SAVR outcomes

SNOWMASS, COLO. – The presence of preoperative dysfunction in more than any one of four key organ systems profoundly reduces survival in patients undergoing surgical aortic valve replacement, a study...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

WOEST results guide antithrombotic therapy in PCI

SNOWMASS, COLO. – A recent randomized trial provides physicians with important new guidance on how to manage antithrombotic therapy in patients requiring oral anticoagulation who develop an acute...

Field of Interest: Cardiology
Type: News Item

Relevant EFIM Publications

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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