The Cardiovascular Effects of GLP-1 Receptor Agonists: A Literature Review

By Veron V. Yala MD, Advanced DOH (JLI) and MSc Diabetes (USW) I. Background  Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a complex metabolic disorder that occurs when there is a rise in glycaemia secondary to the inability of the pancreas to produce enough insulin or the inability to use it effectively (IDF, 2017).  The prevalence of diabetes…

TAVR Indication Expanded to Low-Risk Patients

Last week, Evolut and Sapien 3 transcatheter heart valves received expanded indication for use in low risk patients. The FDA approved this expanded indication following results from the Evolut low risk and PARTNER 3 trials which showed TAVR to be at least equivalent to surgery in the treatment of low-risk patients with aortic stenosis. This…

ESC Congress 2019: Join the discussion on MedShr

MedShr is looking forward to ESC Congress 2019 and World Congress of Cardiology in Paris next week.  This year, more than 30,000 cardiovascular specialists and other delegates are expected to be in attendance to learn about the latest innovations in the world of cardiovascular medicine.  With this year’s spotlight on Global Cardiovascular Health, anticipated highlights…

This week at MedShr: #SportsInjuryWeek!

Playing sports at any age is a great form of exercise and social interaction, but there are always risks associated. Sports injuries can affect almost every part of the body-- everything from bones and joints to muscles and tendons. That is why this week at MedShr, we are shining a light on sports-related injuries. If…

MedShr’s Top 5 Clinical Cases of July 2019

July was a great month for clinical case discussions on MedShr. Doctors, medical students and healthcare professionals alike used the MedShr app to snap an image, add a description and share with colleagues instantly. We wanted to take a look back over the past month and highlight five of the most interesting cases seen on…

Foundation Doctors – 7 Top Tips for 7th August

1. Take a moment Relax, be confident and enjoy the start of your medical career. You’ve worked hard at medical school and now it’s time to put that into practice. No one expects you to know everything and there’s plenty of help when you need it. Patients trust you and will share their private moments…

MedShr backs plans for GMC to lose access to reflective notes

Open and honest reflection on clinical practice is essential for doctors to improve patient care. MedShr was developed to support peer to peer learning, and the opportunity for doctors to reflect, debate and discuss clinical cases is a crucial part of both good clinical governance and professional development. We welcome proposals for the General Medical…

It’s Trauma Week at MedShr!

Today at MedShr, we are launching Trauma Week - a whole week dedicated to posting the trauma cases you come across in your practice. If you’ve dealt with a concussion, amputation, or even brain injury, we encourage you to share trauma cases this week using the hashtag #TraumaWeek in the title. Discover, discuss, and share…

MedShr Messaging now live!

We’re excited to announce that MedShr Messaging is now live, connecting you to a global network of doctors and healthcare professionals. You can now message any of your connections on MedShr: Chat and network with colleaguesReach out personally to doctors on MedShrShare links to great casesBuild professional relationships MedShr Messaging - Reach out personally to…

Highlights from EuroPCR 2019

We hope everyone had a great time at EuroPCR. The 30th edition of the world leading course in interventional cardiology saw a peak in peer-to-peer exchange on daily practice, as a total of 11,206 participants from over 120 different countries attended the meeting in Paris.A few of our highlights from the course: Self-expanding vs balloon-expandable…