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Dana P. Edelson, MD, Hospital Scholar, Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Chicago provides an in-depth and successfully shocking account of outcomes in patients requiring defibrillation. New concepts are discussed that may effect the next set of ACLS guidelines due to be issued in 2010. ...
Stephen Brunton, MD, Director of Faculty Development, Cabarrus Family Medicine, Charlotte, North Carolina, discusses techniques to improve adherence with therapy for hypertension. References and Resources Kressin NR et al. Hypertensive patients’ race, health beliefs, process of care, and...

FDA: No Causal Link to Heart Problems

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The FDA reviewed spontaneous post-marketing reports of atrial fibrillation reported in association with oral and intravenous bisphosphonates and did not identify a population of bisphosphonate users at increased risk of atrial fibrillation. References and Resources Early Communication of an Ongoing...