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How to Effectively Transition Patients from Pediatric to Adult Care

How to Effectively Transition Patients from Pediatric to Adult Care

The transition process can be challenging for patients and families, requiring a great deal of preplanning by providers.

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Major Health Organizations Concerned Over Lack of Negative Clinical Trial Data

Major Health Organizations Concerned Over Lack of Negative Clinical Trial Data

Health organizations like WHO, FDA, and NIH have raised ethical challenges about the way clinical trial data is reported.

ACA: How To Improve Health Care for Medicaid Consumers

ACA: How To Improve Health Care for Medicaid Consumers

Widespread challenges make it difficult to provide optimal health care for all people using Mediciad.

HIPAA Fines and Corrective Action Plans: Protecting Patient Privacy

HIPAA Fines and Corrective Action Plans: Protecting Patient Privacy

In cases of serious HIPAA breaches, corrective action plans often accompany hefty fines levied by the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Q&A: Obtaining Informed Consent From Participants in Medical Research

Q&A: Obtaining Informed Consent From Participants in Medical Research

Despite being a relatively new concept in the US, informed consent of study participants in medical research is ethically essential.

Affordable Care Act Repeal May Undo Reduced Heart Transplant Disparities

Affordable Care Act Repeal May Undo Reduced Heart Transplant Disparities

Heart transplant disparities have improved since the adoption of the Affordable Care Act; if the law is repealed, experts fear these disparities will return.

Noncardiac Surgery Risk Stratification: Best Practices

Noncardiac Surgery Risk Stratification: Best Practices

Coronary angiography and revascularization use prior to noncardiac surgery continues to be debated.

FDA Issues Guidance on Medical Product Marketing Language

FDA Issues Guidance on Medical Product Marketing Language

The FDA has released draft guidance documents for appropriate marketing communication on medical products and devices.

Dyslipidemia and Atherosclerosis Clinical Practice Guidelines

Dyslipidemia and Atherosclerosis Clinical Practice Guidelines

New guidelines for dyslipidemia management and atherosclerosis prevention include a wider range of disease stages and more aggressive intervention.

Oxygen Therapy for Acute MI: Best Practice or Harmful Treatment?

Oxygen Therapy for Acute MI: Best Practice or Harmful Treatment?

Evidence is lacking to support oxygen therapy for acute myocardial infarction.

Providers Fined for Lack of Business Associate Agreements

Providers Fined for Lack of Business Associate Agreements

In 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services made settlements with providers that violated a HIPAA policy to create business associate agreements.

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Do Non-Selective NSAIDs Increase Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Risk

Do Non-Selective NSAIDs Increase Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Risk

Researchers found that use of NSAIDs like naproxen and ibuprofen were linked to increased out-of-hospital cardiac arrest risk.

ACC Updated Criteria: Coronary Revascularization in Stable Ischemic Heart Disease

ACC Updated Criteria: Coronary Revascularization in Stable Ischemic Heart Disease

Revised coronary revascularization criteria rated whether coronary interventions are appropriate in tables organized according to practice patterns.

Functional Status Decline Occurs at Least 2 Years Before Cardiovascular Events

Functional Status Decline Occurs at Least 2 Years Before Cardiovascular Events

A decline in function status occurred an average of 2 years before hospitalization for myocardial infarction, and 3 years before heart failure and stroke.

Higher Hospital Admissions in Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy During Late Summer

Higher Hospital Admissions in Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy During Late Summer

Although more women are admitted with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, more men ultimately die.

Addressing Competency Requirements in Heart Failure and Transplant Training Programs

Addressing Competency Requirements in Heart Failure and Transplant Training Programs

The Advanced Training Statement for advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology consists of 6 general competencies.

Internet-Based Lifestyle Counseling Reduces Hypertension, Improves CVD Risk

Internet-Based Lifestyle Counseling Reduces Hypertension, Improves CVD Risk

Participants who received e-counseling had lower systolic blood pressure and pulse pressure at 12 months

VTE Recurrence Risk Reduced With Rivaroxaban: Q&A With EINSTEIN CHOICE Investigator

VTE Recurrence Risk Reduced With Rivaroxaban: Q&A With EINSTEIN CHOICE Investigator

Results from the EINSTEIN CHOICE trial plus an interview with investigator Philip Stephen Wells, MD, FRCP(C), MSc.

Women With STEMI Experience Treatment Delays

Women With STEMI Experience Treatment Delays

Women with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction often experience prehospital delays to reperfusion.

LDL-C Lowered Below Current Targets Beneficial to Atherosclerotic CVD

LDL-C Lowered Below Current Targets Beneficial to Atherosclerotic CVD

Evolocumab reduced LDL-C levels by 59% and lowered the risk of CV death, MI, stroke, hospitalization for unstable angina, or coronary revascularization by 15%.

TAVR Demonstrates Noniferiority to Surgery in Intermediate-Risk Patients

TAVR Demonstrates Noniferiority to Surgery in Intermediate-Risk Patients

At 2 years, the estimated incidence of the primary end point was 12.6% in the TAVR group vs 14% in the surgery group.

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