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Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly

Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly

Most common medication error category was omitted medicine or ingredient.

Pregnancy Losses Linked to Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Women with 5 or more live births at increased risk for coronary heart disease, hospitalized MI.

Flu Vaccine Linked to Reduced Risk for Death in Heart Failure

After adjustment for confounders, vaccine linked to lower all-cause, cardiovascular death.

Opinion

Vitamin D and improved sleep in African-Americans

Maintaining healthy vitamin D levels may benefit sleep and cardiovascular health in African-American patients.

Is cheese the secret to heart health?

Cheese consumption may be linked to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.

Tips to help patients manage their health during the holidays

These tips can help patients manage conditions such as hypertension and diabetes during the holidays.

Clinical Features

Risk Factors for Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease in the South Asian Population

Risk Factors for Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease in the South Asian Population

South Asians exhibit the highest rates of ASCVD among all ethnic groups, and the highest prevalence is in younger age groups; up to 25% of myocardial infarctions in India occur in individuals younger than 40 years of age.

Case Study: Purple Fingertips in an Elderly Woman

Case Study: Purple Fingertips in an Elderly Woman

An elderly woman with a history of hypertension and metastatic bladder cancer presents to the ED with bilateral finger pain and cyanosis associated with a 15-lb weight loss.

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