About 40% of hospitalized patients report a breakdown in their care including delays in admission and team communication.
For patients undergoing cardiac surgery, increasing obesity is associated with increased intensive care unit resource utilization.
Blood pressure measurements taken within the first minute of standing from a supine position had the strongest association with adverse outcomes in orthostatic hypotension.
Most pharmacotherapies appear not to have significant effect on all-cause or cardiovascular mortality in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.
An overview of cardiac rehabilitation use plus interviews with Monica Mukherjee, MD, MPH, FACC, FASE and with Jonathan Ledyard, MS, RCEP.
Discontinuing statin therapy 3 to 6 months after an initial ischemic stroke is tied to higher risk of a recurrent stroke.
In patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes, an early invasive treatment strategy does not significantly reduce mortality rates.
Less than half of patients discharged for ischemic stroke receive a prescription for statins.
An increase in air pollution is expected to trigger an additional 60,000 premature deaths each year globally by 2030.
Excess weight is associated with increased costs across health care settings.
Patients who took aspirin daily were not at a higher risk for heart failure complications compared with patients who took warfarin.
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.
A self-instructional kiosk at a US airport revealed considerable public interest in learning Hands-Only CPR.
Patients with diabetes had a higher rate of readmission to hospitals compared with patients without diabetes.
Risk of a second stroke or transient ischemic attack increases in stable survivors.
Better patient-physician communication can improve care and reduce burnout.
Intensive systolic blood pressure reductions may reduce the risk of cardiovascular events in patients with chronic kidney disease.
Cardiology care in patients with newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation was associated with reductions in stroke and death.
Following myocardial infarction, few patients take smoking cessation medications.
Idarucizumab can effectively reverse the anticoagulant effect of dabigatran.
An enhanced MRI detected myocardial macrophage activity within 2 weeks following an acute myocardial infarction.
Medicaid enrollees were found to be largely satisfied with their health care.
The Essential Frailty Toolset is a fast and effective predictor of death and worsening disability following valve replacement.
The American Medical Association urges physicians to update and verify online professional information.
The American Association for Thoracic Surgery recently released guidelines on the use of surgical ablation in atrial fibrillation.
Advanced practice providers can safely perform electrical cardioversion for atrial fibrillation.
Therapeutic patient education interventions can improve self-management in cardiovascular conditions.
Pulmonary artery to aorta ratio measurement can effectively predict survival in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Early treatment with loop diuretics is linked to lower in-hospital mortality in acute heart failure patients.
The American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the Heart Rhythm Society released a joint guideline on syncope management and treatment.
The Cardiology Advisor Articles
- Beta-Blockers Reduce CV Mortality in Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction
- Timing of BP Measurements in Orthostatic Hypotension Linked to Adverse Effects
- Hypertension, Diabetes in Midlife Increase Risk of Dementia
- Reduced GFR Associated With Increased Atrial Fibrillation Risk
- Biomarker-Based Model Predicts Mortalty in Coronary Heart Disease
- Assessing Chest Pain in ER With Short-term Risk Stratification Tool
- Cardiac Rehabilitation: Changes, Challenges, and Clinician Perspectives
- Shortness of Breath and Palpitations After a Funeral: Depression or Something Worse?
- Newly Diagnosed Atrial Fibrillation Benefits From Cardiology Care vs Primary Care
- Noncalcified, High-Risk Coronary Plaque Burden Increased With Psoriasis
- Case Study: Cardiac Manifestations of Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Preventing Venous Thromboembolism After Hip, Knee Arthoplasty: Comparing Anticoagulant Efficacy
- Patients Report Breakdowns in Hospital Care
- Evolocumab Added to Statin Therapy Does Not Affect Cognition
- Risk Stratification Using Platelet Aggregation in Stable CAD