I just finished reading a study on the correlation between the use of beta blockers and the need for a total knee replacement in patients with osteoarthritis. I will share the results and their underlying hypothesis, but I want to discuss their map illustrating the “cause” of what they found.
Atrial fibrillation impacts two million Americans, putting them at risk for, among other things, strokes. A new study looks at how stress and anger can trigger atrial fibrillation and be treated with an old medication: beta-blockers. It turns out that yoga might work just as well.
Î²-blockers have been a keystone of treatments for heart patients for 35 years, although side-effects were not uncommon. Now a new study may shift doctors away from this standard therapy.
A commonly-used heart drug, digoxin, has never passed a controlled-study test to see if it s both safe and effective for patients with atrial fibrillation. A large VA retrospective analysis shows that it may be even riskier than suspected: maybe time for it to go.