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FM Diversity Has Increased, but More Physicians of Color Needed

Family medicine has evolved in many ways since its inception in 1969, especially in terms of the people who are practicing it, but it still...

LDCT Lung Cancer Screening May ID Aortic Stenosis Risk

Using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) to screen for aortic valve calcification during a lung cancer screening could identify those at risk for aortic stenosis, says...

OCS Heart System Earns Hard-Won Backing of FDA Panel

After more than 10 hours of intense debate, a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel gave its support to a premarket approval application...

NYC Officials Downplay Concern Over New Coronavirus Variant

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Mayor Bill de Blasio’s chief medical adviser on Thursday downplayed the results of two studies that may suggest a new coronavirus...

Ambulatory BP Monitoring Reliability Questioned for HTN Diagnosis

Although guidelines generally recommend ambulatory over home blood pressure (BP) monitoring for diagnosing hypertension, new research questions home BP monitoring’s role as second fiddle. One...

First-in-Class ADC Has Benefit Across mTNBC Subgroups

The antibody–drug conjugate sacituzumab govitecan (SG) (Trodelvy) appears to be effective across biomarker subgroups for women with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer (mTNBC) that has progressed...

No Secondary Prevention Benefit With Omega-3s in Elderly

Omega-3 fatty acids on top of standard care did not reduce major cardiovascular events or death in elderly survivors of an acute myocardial infarction (MI)...

Five Pediatric Heart Health Practices That May Be Unnecessary

Five common therapies and practices related to children’s heart health may be unnecessary, and physicians and parents should be careful about using them, the American...

Pfizer CEO Rules Out Vaccine Announcement Before Election Day

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Pharmaceutical company Pfizer hopes to have safety data on a potential...

Troponin, Echo a Prognostic Power Combo in COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The prevalence of troponin-defined myocardial injury exceeded 60% among selected patients...

Another Study Suggests Lasting COVID-19 Impact on Heart

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A new study using cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging to examine...

Added Steam for Colchicine as Secondary Prevention

The anti-inflammatory drug colchicine picked up new support as secondary prevention in chronic coronary disease, cutting the risk of cardiovascular events by one third when added...

Finer Risk Stratification Key in Acute Pulmonary Embolism

All intermediate-risk pulmonary embolism is not the same, Victor F. Tapson, MD, declared at the virtual annual conference of the Society of Hospital Medicine. The...

We Have to Do Something to Level the Playing Field

As told to Usha Lee McFarling July 14, 2020 — Being told the operating room has already been cleaned. Being questioned...

Immunotherapy, Steroids Outcomes Positive in COVID-19–Associated MIS

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. According to study of a cluster of patients in France and...

ASE Issues Echocardiography Guidance Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) has issued a statement on...