Partnering with patients to assess their risk for cardiovascular disease can be a challenge. Developing a plan of care to manage hypertension is individualized; incorporating patient buy-in sets the stage for optimal adherence with the therapeutic plan, which often includes recommendations for lifestyle changes (physical activity, heart healthy diet, maintenance of ideal weight) along with…

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At K2P, we are dedicated to supporting cardiologists’ lifelong knowledge goals by providing a digital learning platform with relevant, personalized, and meaningful education. We are passionate about bringing emerging medicine trends to the physician so they can practice at the top of their license. Read our personal stories about why each of us at K2P…

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Did you know that the Heart Truth Campaign was launched by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) almost 20 years ago now, in 2002? The first Go Red for Women Day, observed on the first Friday in February, was celebrated in 2004. These awareness-raising campaigns are directed toward not only the lay-public,…

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Knowledge to Practice (K2P), has raised $3.7 million in new funding that will speed its mission to revolutionize how personalized education is experienced across healthcare systems to address skill inequity, drive continuity of care, and bridge the gap between quality and competency with a transformational SaaS solution.

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Acute Decompensated Heart Failure

DeVore and colleagues’ (JAMA Cardiology, Dec 11) secondary analysis of the open-label extension of the PIONEER-HF examined the effect of switching from taking enalapril (10 mg twice daily) to sacubitril/valsartan on NT-proBNP levels. Their analyses suggest that early initiation of sacubitril/valsartan during hospitalization for stabilized patients with acute decompensated heart failure improves patient outcomes. Review…

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