Injection drug users prescribed controlled release hydromorphone—an opioid—are three times more likely to develop endocarditis than users prescribed other opioids, according to work published Jan. 22 in TheLancet Infectious Diseases.
Most cardiologists have been implicated in a malpractice lawsuit, according to Medscape’s annual Cardiologist Malpractice Report, and in many cases the litigation causes them to stop trusting their patients.
A recent meta-analysis published in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology supports evidence that paclitaxel-coated balloons may pose more risk than reward for patients with symptoms of critical limb ischemia.
A two-year collaboration between the North Carolina chapter of the American College of Cardiology and North Carolina Association of Free and Charitable Clinics was successful in providing thousands of underserved heart patients with free lipid-lowering therapy and clopidogrel.
More than 15% of adults in all U.S. states and territories were physically inactive between 2015 and 2018, according to recent data from the CDC, with estimates ranging from 17.3% to 47.7% between regions.