vteThe American College of Chest Physicians recently updated its treatment guidelines for the management of venous thromboembolism (VTE).

Here are the key changes to the guidelines:

Highlights of the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update on CPR and ECC

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Get your copy of the "Highlights of the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update on CPR and ECC" here.

The information and opinions presented here do not necessarily represent the views of the Philippine Heart Association.

hypertensionThe landmark Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) is about to change medical practice.

It showed that more intensive management of hypertension below the commonly recommended blood pressure target significantly improved patient outcomes.

nosmokingAs in all addictions, quitting smoking has proven to be challenging to many. Even for good friends who are physicians and care for patients afflicted with terminal tobacco-related illnesses, tobacco cessation has been an oft-unconquerable challenge.

Multiple modalities have been proposed as aids in quitting smoking. From gums, to patches, to electronic cigarettes. To date, none of these adjunctive measures have proven to be a consistently successful measure.

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