For vulnerable patients, community intervention can boost cardiovascular health Primary care physicians should consider combining health education with interventions like counseling and tailor patient approaches, said Benita Walton-Moss at the 2016 AHA Conference. How to launch an effective telemedicine practice Telemedicine can provide an avenue for cardiologists and other physicians to participate in the shift to value-based care, said Sarah Sossong, MPH, at the 2016 AHA Conference. Frail older patients with CVD can benefit from cardiac rehabilitation The inclusion of frailty in the assessment and management of cardiovascular disease patients is a “no brainer, said Daniel E. Forman, MD, at the 2016 AHA Conference. Connecting patients via technology to improve outcomes The use of mobile health applications and other technologies have promise to connect patients to physicians, but there is more work to be done, said Maulik D. Majmudar, MD, at the 2016 AHA Conference. Emphasis on changing lifestyle factors key to managing coronary patients Improvements in risk factor modification and advances in the medical management of cardiovascular disease are truly affecting mortality rates, said Barry Franklin, PhD, in a presentation at the 2016 AHA Conference. ACC/AHA risk calculator warrants cautious use “Major limitations undermine the clinical utility” of the risk score calculator, said Steven E. Nissen, MD, at the 2016 AHA Conference. Using precision medicine in cardiovascular medicine Researchers in Pennsylvania are using genetic information to identify patients’ risk for familial hyercholesterolmia, said Michael F. Murray, MD, at the 2016 AHA Conference. Better blood pressure management needed for women after stroke “We should be doing everything we can to manage blood pressure better in women in the acute stroke setting,” Cheryl Bushnell, MD, said at the 2016 AHA Conference. Using EHR and genetic data to identify disease subgroups Electronic health records may be the key to improving medical care and health outcomes for cardiology patients, said Marc S. Williams, MD, at the 2016 AHA Conference.