Cardiovascular Disease Resource Center

Click on the subcategory below to find drug monographs for that particular area.

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MPR's got you covered with the top highlights and new data presented at this year's premier cardiology meeting.

13 Million Could Get Statin Therapy

13 million adults in the U.S. would be eligible for statin therapy for the treatment of cholesterol.

Heart Failure and LUTS

More people suffer from conditions typically associated with aging, including heart failure and lower urinary tract symptoms.

Chart: Hypertension Management

Step-by-step approach to managing hypertension, including which anti-hypertensives to initiate.

Antidepressant Recall

A pharmacist reports to have found one capsule of Tikosyn (dofetilide) in a bottle of Effexor XR (venlafaxine HCl extended-release).

The Heart of the Matter

A review of potential drug interactions with cardiac medications.

Chart: Hypertension Evaluation

Review this chart on 'Hypertension Evaluation' for quick information when you need it.

New Drug Product: Adempas

Treatment of persistent/recurrent chronic thromboembolic ­pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH).



NSAIDs, Anticoagulants Up Major Bleeding in VTE

Concomitant use of a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug or aspirin in patients with venous thromboembolism receiving anticoagulant therapy is tied to increased risk of bleeding.

Six-Minute Walk Test Could Help Guide Heart Failure Treatment

Distance achieved in the six-minute walk test may be a practical measure of functional capacity that guides selection of therapy for patients with heart failure.

Fibrinolytic Therapy in Intermediate-Risk PE

A single intravenous bolus of tenecteplase reduces early death and hemodynamic decompensation in normotensive patients with intermediate-risk pulmonary embolism, but increases the risk of major hemorrhage and stroke.

Pacemaker, Defibrillator Use Expanded for HF Use

The FDA has approved the revised labeling for Medtronic's 2 cardiac resynchronization pacemakers (CRT-P) and 8 cardiac resynchronization defibrillators (CRT-D) for use in patients with AV block and less severe heart failure.

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