Archive | March, 2014

Antibiotics Linked to Increased Risks for Arrhythmia and Mortality

Azithromycin use has been associated with increased risk of death among patients at high baseline risk, but not for younger and middle-aged adults. The Food and Drug Administration issued a public warning on azithromycin, including a statement that the risks were similar for levofloxacin. Researchers conducted a retrospective cohort study among US veterans to test […]

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New (2014) AHA/ACC Guideline for Management of Valvular Heart Disease

New, 2014 AHA/ACC, Guideline   for the Management of Patients With Valvular Heart Disease: has been   released.  This document is   a major revision of the 2006 and 2008 American College of Cardiology   (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines on the management of   patients with valvular heart disease. There are substantial changes in […]

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Vitamin D deficiency Linked to Inflammation

An observational study published online on February 25, 2014 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found that older, healthy individuals who were deficient in 25-hydroxy vitamin D (vitamin D) tended to have higher levels of biomarkers linked with CVD and inflammatory conditions such as multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, in an observational study. […]

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