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  • Donald Trump Has Coronary Calcium: Is That Helpful to Know? A briefing on the President's health included the detail that he has a coronary artery calcium score of 98. Dr Mandrola questions whether Trump should have even had a calcium scan.
  • 7 Cardiology Trials to Look for in 2018   Trials on PCSK9 inhibitors, antiplatelets, anticoagulants, and even catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation are among Drs Harrington and Gibson's picks for what to look for in 2018.
  • Alcohol Advice Demands Full Disclosure First What do you tell patients who ask about 'safe' alcohol intake--or who inquire about your own drinking habits?
  • Atrial Fibrillation: Is Screening a Good Idea?   We can detect more cases of atrial fibrillation with widespread screening. But should we?