Central arteriovenous anastomosis for the treatment of uncontrolled hypertension

Although renal denervation didn’t go down so well for the management of refractory hypertension, that doesn’t mean the problem has gone away. This new randomised controlled trial is about trying something a little different – and the early results look promising. Check it out at the Lancet, here.


review | epilepsy

This review from the BMJ is more focused on the drug treatment of epilepsy – an area that has really exploded over the last ten years. To get the latest, check it out here.



source | BMJ

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Atrial fibrillation as a risk factor for myocardial infarction


We all know that ischaemic heart disease is a risk factor for AF, through multiple mechanisms, however how about AF as a risk factor for having an MI?

Turns out AF doubles your risk (1.7 after adjustment for major risk factors). This association was stronger in women, and not significant in the older age group.

It’s not just strokes – AF is becoming a serious public health issue, and one we don’t know enough about. Read more at JAMA Internal Medicine.


image | Wikimedia Commons

source | JAMA Internal Medicine


Merry Christmas

To everyone who reads here at medjuice, thanks for your support and regular visits and I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a good break leading into a new year. There are a lot more medical breakthroughs coming this year – it’s going to be exciting. See you all in the new year!