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High-sensitivity troponin testing could reduce stress testing for myocardial ischemia in stable CAD

A high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I level below 2.5 pg/mL indicated low risk of inducible myocardial ischemia in patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD).

ACP offers free webinar on discussing afib self-management options with patients

The webinar will also cover how to apply risk-scoring systems to determine appropriate anticoagulation based on individual risk of stroke and bleeding.

MKSAP Quiz: ‘Sun allergy’

A 62-year-old woman is evaluated for a “sun allergy,” manifesting as a rash on her scalp, eyelids, upper back, and knuckles. This started 2 years ago, but is less pronounced over the winter months. Her only medication is hydrocortisone cream. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most likely diagnosis?

Palliative care guidelines updated with increased focus on collaboration, communication

The guidelines from the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care focus on two main concepts: that palliative care is inclusive of all people with serious illness and that timely consideration of palliative care is the responsibility of all who care for the seriously ill, including primary care physicians, subspecialists, and hospitalists.

No association between antihypertensive treatment and mortality, CVD in mild, low-risk hypertension, but some association with increased adverse events

Physicians following guidelines that generalize findings from hypertension trials conducted in high-risk individuals to those at lower risk should use caution, the study authors noted.

Reminder: ACP Innovation Challenge application deadline is Nov. 30

The event showcases the best and brightest ideas from practicing physicians, fellows, residents, and medical students that have the potential to transform the practice of internal medicine on a national level.

Put words in our mouth

ACP Internist Weekly wants readers to create captions for our new cartoon and help choose the winner. Pen the winning caption and win a $50 gift certificate good toward any ACP product, program, or service.