Category: TCTMD Articles

Think Like a Patient: Rationale and Resources for Shared Decision-Making in Cardiology

July 13, 2018

“In an era when patients have access to medical information on the internet and are generally more informed, and often overwhelmed, than before, healthcare practitioners need to do a better job at implementing shared decision-making tools, according to experts speaking today in a prevention symposium at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography annual scientific meeting.”

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Uphill Climb Seen for Implementation of US Blood Pressure Guidelines

July 12, 2018

“Putting the impact of the new hypertension guidelines from the American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Heart Association (AHA), and nine partnering organizations into an international context, a new study has shown that if China were to adopt the guidance, it would—like in the United States—dramatically expand the ranks of people considered to have high blood pressure and to be candidates for treatment.”

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USPSTF: Insufficient Evidence to Support CAC Score, hsCRP, or ABI for Risk Assessment

July 12, 2018

“There is insufficient evidence to currently assess the benefits and risks of adding nontraditional cardiovascular risk factors—ankle brachial index (ABI), high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), and coronary artery calcium (CAC) screening—to traditional methods of risk assessment in asymptomatic adults, according to new recommendations from the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).”

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Introducing the 2018-2019 Fellow Talk Bloggers

July 11, 2018

“The Fellow Talk blog on TCTMD’s Fellows Forum offers the chance for current general and interventional cardiology fellows to share their thoughts on training, job searching, and other topics they feel are important.”

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