Guideline Watch

Appropriate Use of the Wearable Defibrillator: Advice from the AHA

The device is an option for those who are at risk for sudden cardiac death but do not qualify for an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator.

Sports Participation in Athletes with Heart Disease: Updated Scientific Statement

Competitive sports risk may be less than previously thought with long QT syndrome and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators and greater with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy.

Management of Ventricular Arrhythmias and Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death

New, expansive European Society of Cardiology guidelines on ventricular arrhythmias focus on the prevention of SCD.

Medical News

Cardiac Cath Lab Personnel Might Face Greater Health Risks

Exposure to ionizing radiation in interventional cardiology labs is linked to increased prevalence of numerous health conditions, according to a cross-sectional study.

FDA Loosens Restrictions on Metformin Use in Patients with Mild-to-Moderate Kidney Dysfunction

Metformin may be safely used in all patients with mild renal impairment and in some with moderate impairment, according to new label changes from the FDA.

New Look at Old Data Finds Diets Rich in Omega-6s of No Mortality Benefit

Swapping out saturated fats with omega-6 fatty acid doesn't seem to improve clinical outcomes and may even be tied to worse survival among seniors, according to a reanalysis of 45-year-old data.