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Cardiac Rehabilitation: Changes, Challenges, and Clinician Perspectives

Cardiac Rehabilitation: Changes, Challenges, and Clinician Perspectives

An overview of cardiac rehabilitation use plus interviews with Monica Mukherjee, MD, MPH, FACC, FASE and with Jonathan Ledyard, MS, RCEP.

Assessing Chest Pain in ER With Short-term Risk Stratification Tool

Assessing Chest Pain in ER With Short-term Risk Stratification Tool

The HEART Score is a safe risk-stratification tool for chest pain, but it does not seem to do much for reducing hospital utilization and admissions.

Accountable Care Organizations: Evaluating Cost Savings

Accountable Care Organizations: Evaluating Cost Savings

Accountable Care Organizations are taking more responsibility for healthcare management, record keeping, and payments.

Does NSAID Use Impact the Risk of MI?

Does NSAID Use Impact the Risk of MI?

The link between non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and risk for myocardial infarction has been found.

Clinician Opinion: The American Health Care Act

Clinician Opinion: The American Health Care Act

After the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act on May 4th, the true impact and cost of the plan remains unknown.

Congressional Budget and American Health Care Act Threaten Health Initiatives

Congressional Budget and American Health Care Act Threaten Health Initiatives

The repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act has stirred concern with a number of national health initiatives.

Improving Stroke Diagnosis Accuracy: An Expert Interview

Improving Stroke Diagnosis Accuracy: An Expert Interview

An interview with David E. Newman-Toker, MD, PhD, on reducing the frequency of misdiagnoses.

Sexism Continues to Persist in Modern Medicine: Q&A

Sexism Continues to Persist in Modern Medicine: Q&A

An interview with Elise Barney, DO on sexism in the medical workplace.

How Can Physicians Overcome the Challenges of Medical Liability Reform?

How Can Physicians Overcome the Challenges of Medical Liability Reform?

Two new bills for the reform of existing medical liability laws have been brought to the United States Congress.

Antihypertensive Use In Pregnancy Linked With Congenital Heart Defects

Antihypertensive Use In Pregnancy Linked With Congenital Heart Defects

Antihypertensive use in the month prior to conception through the third month of pregnancy resulted in an increased risk for congenital heart defects.

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Patients Report Breakdowns in Hospital Care

Patients Report Breakdowns in Hospital Care

About 40% of hospitalized patients report a breakdown in their care including delays in admission and team communication.

Timing of BP Measurements in Orthostatic Hypotension Linked to Adverse Effects

Timing of BP Measurements in Orthostatic Hypotension Linked to Adverse Effects

Blood pressure measurements taken within the first minute of standing from a supine position had the strongest association with adverse outcomes in orthostatic hypotension.

Beta-Blockers Reduce CV Mortality in Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction

Beta-Blockers Reduce CV Mortality in Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction

Most pharmacotherapies appear not to have significant effect on all-cause or cardiovascular mortality in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.

Early vs Delayed Invasive Strategy in Non-ST-Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes

Early vs Delayed Invasive Strategy in Non-ST-Elevation Acute Coronary Syndromes

In patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes, an early invasive treatment strategy does not significantly reduce mortality rates.

Self-Instructional Kiosk May Increase Training of Hands-Only CPR

Self-Instructional Kiosk May Increase Training of Hands-Only CPR

A self-instructional kiosk at a US airport revealed considerable public interest in learning Hands-Only CPR.

Diabetes Increases Hospital Readmissions Rates

Diabetes Increases Hospital Readmissions Rates

Patients with diabetes had a higher rate of readmission to hospitals compared with patients without diabetes.

Chronic Kidney Disease Benefits From Intensive Blood Pressure Reductions

Chronic Kidney Disease Benefits From Intensive Blood Pressure Reductions

Intensive systolic blood pressure reductions may reduce the risk of cardiovascular events in patients with chronic kidney disease.

Newly Diagnosed Atrial Fibrillation Benefits From Cardiology Care vs Primary Care

Newly Diagnosed Atrial Fibrillation Benefits From Cardiology Care vs Primary Care

Cardiology care in patients with newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation was associated with reductions in stroke and death.

Ferumoxytol-enhanced MRI Detects Cellular Inflammation Post Myocardial Infarction

Ferumoxytol-enhanced MRI Detects Cellular Inflammation Post Myocardial Infarction

An enhanced MRI detected myocardial macrophage activity within 2 weeks following an acute myocardial infarction.

Frailty Scale Predicts Death and Disability After Aortic Valve Replacement

Frailty Scale Predicts Death and Disability After Aortic Valve Replacement

The Essential Frailty Toolset is a fast and effective predictor of death and worsening disability following valve replacement.

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