Cardiology News

Financial Incentives Help People Stop Smoking
Excess Risk for Diabetes-Linked Heart Failure Greater in Women
CDC: Prevalence of Smoking Quit Attempts Unchanged in Most States
People Living With HIV Have Higher Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
Systolic, Diastolic HTN Contribute to Adverse CV Events
About One in 20 Patients Exposed to Preventable Harm
Physical Activity Linked to Slower Aβ-Related Cognitive Decline
Early EEG Helps Predict Cardiac Arrest Outcomes in Comatose
Extremely Low LDL Cholesterol May Up Stroke Risk
Subclinical Cardiovascular Dz May Up Fall Risk in Older Adults
Prevalence of Malignancy High in Takotsubo Syndrome Patients
Non-Vitamin K Oral Anticoagulants May Be Best for Early-Stage CKD
CVD Risk Up in Later Life for Young Adults With High LDL or Hypertension
Most Adults Favor Cutting Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes
Alirocumab Cuts CV Absolute Risk the Most for Those With Diabetes
Frequent Fried Food Intake Increases Risk for Coronary Artery Disease
Risk for Arterial Hypertension Up With Air Pollutant Exposure
Race, Neighborhood Impact Bystander CPR in Pediatric OHCA
Risk for Leg Amputation Higher With Microvascular Disease
Prolonged TV Viewing Tied to CVD Events, Mortality in Blacks
Erectile Dysfunction Presents Large Global Health Burden
Serious Misdiagnosis-Related Harms Mostly Due to 'Big Three'
Uncontrolled Diabetes, Hypertension Rates High in CKD Patients
Capping Work Hours in Residency Does Not Impact Outcomes Later
Medicare Drug Rebate Plan Withdrawn by Trump Administration
Health Care Professionals Exhibit Gender Bias
PE, Death Not Reduced With Early Vena Cava Filter Placement
Elevated Systolic BP May Up Risk for Valvular Heart Disease
Risk for Cancer Higher in Those With Congenital Heart Disease
CPAP Alleviates Depression Symptoms in Sleep Apnea Patients
EHR System-Generated In-Basket Messages Linked to Burnout
Rule Requiring Drug Prices in TV Ads Blocked by Judge
Environment May Be Main Factor in Norway's Obesity Epidemic
In-Hospital Maternal Mortality Down in Pregnancies With Lupus
History of Liver Disease Does Not Impact Efficacy of Edoxaban
Consistent Time of Day Aids Workout Habit
Most Supplements Offer Little Protection Against Heart Disease
Infective Endocarditis Prevalence 26 Percent in Patients With E. faecalis
Regional Fat With Normal BMI Affects CVD Risk After Menopause
Considerable Number of Patients Receive Surprise Hospital Charges
Guidance Issued for Management of Fontan Circulation
Statin Use Associated With Higher Incidence of Diabetes
AI Model Better Predicts CV Risk, Mortality Using Cardiac Imaging
High-Sensitivity Troponin Levels Can Predict MI Risk
Longevity Benefits for Adults Becoming More Physically Active
Leisure-Time Physical Activity Linked to Lower SAH Risk
Low Vitamin D in Early Life May Up Risk of Elevated Systolic BP
Medicare Advantage Patients Have Higher Readmission Rates
Myocardial Perfusion PET Predicts Cardiac Death in Diabetes
Infections Tied to Subsequent Risk for Acute Ischemic Stroke
Three Interventions Could Cut Cardiovascular Deaths
Similar CV Event Rates Seen for Generic, Brand Levothyroxine
First-Trimester BP Category Linked to Hypertensive Disorders
MSSP ACOs May Not Improve Spending, Quality of Care
Educational Attainment Positively Linked to CVD Risk Factors
Prevention Bundle May Cut Cardiac Device Infections
Short-Term Walking Intervention Offers Lasting Health Benefits
Americans Concerned About Clinician Burnout
Older Kidney Donors With HTN at Higher Risk for ESKD Later
Adherence Superior for Alternative Exercise Modalities in PAD
Smoking Confers Greatest Risk for Major Heart Attack for Women
Adrenal Incidentalomas Rarely Grow, Change Hormone Function
Greater Long-Term Decline in Stroke Seen Among Older Adults
Some Heart Failure Patients May Benefit From CRT Defibrillator
Incident A-Fib Linked to Increased Dementia Risk
No Change Seen in Processed Meat Consumption by U.S. Adults
Restricting Blood Transfusions OK in Cardiac Surgery
Meta-Analysis Does Not Link Vitamin D Supplements, Drop in MACE
New England Journal of Medicine Picks New Editor-in-Chief
Chronic Distress After Heart Attack Ups Risk for Death
Risk Factors ID'd for Atrial Fibrillation With Type 1 Diabetes
Long Working Hours Linked to Increased Stroke Risk
Health Care Workers With ARIs Often Work While Symptomatic
Outpatient Office Visits Increased With Access to Patient Portal
CV MRI Noninferior to Invasive Angiography + FFR in Stable CAD
Surgeons' Unprofessional Behavior Tied to Higher Complication Risk
Study Looks at Risk for Bleeding in Percutaneous Tx of PAD
Excess Weight Tied to Increased Risk for High BP in Young Children
Prophylactic IVC Filters Worsen Outcomes for Bariatric Surgery
Statins May Be Beneficial After Radiation to Thorax, Head, Neck
Midlife Cardiorespiratory Fitness Linked to Risk for COPD
Cardiovascular AEs Common With Carfilzomib in Multiple Myeloma
USPSTF Addresses Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Rheumatoid Arthritis Remission Cuts Risk for CV Complications
High Temperature Records Will be 'Smashed' in Coming Century
Coronary Artery Calcium Levels in Middle Age Tied to LV Function
Patterns of Inpatient Opioid Use Linked to Long-Term Use
Cognitive Decline Faster After Incident Coronary Heart Disease Event
Drug Makers Challenge New Rule Requiring Drug Prices in TV Ads
Feelings of Powerlessness Tied to Delays in Seeking Care for Acute MI
Review Suggests More Sleep May Lower Cardiometabolic Risk
PPI Use for Up to Three Years Safe During Anticoagulant Tx
Nilvadipine Increases Cerebral Blood Flow in the Hippocampus
More Aggressive Statin Tx Needed After Heart Attack in Young Patients
Cardiac Radiation Dose in NSCLC Predicts Mortality, Cardiac AEs
Undetected Dysglycemia Linked to MI, Periodontal Disease
ICU Care for STEMI Associated With Improved Mortality Rates
CDC: Prevalence of Meeting Exercise Guidelines Recently Increased
Obesity During Teen Years Tied to Stiffening of Arteries
Increases in Red Meat Intake Linked to Increased Mortality
Most Providers Unaware of Online Feedback About Themselves
Hot Water Therapy Aids Patients With Peripheral Arterial Disease
PDE5i Use Linked to Post-LVAD Right Heart Failure Events
Vitamin K Can Up Anticoagulation Stability in Patients on Warfarin
Mortality No Different With TAVR for Bicuspid, Tricuspid Stenosis
ADA: Dulaglutide Tied to Decline in Cardiovascular Events in T2DM
Higher Levels of Exercise in Childhood Improve Heart Health
Inadequate Fruit, Veggies Explain Many Cardiovascular Deaths
Polygenic Risk Score Reliably Predicts Coronary Artery Disease
Untreated White Coat HTN May Increase Cardiovascular Risk
Access to Health Care Has Little Impact on Longevity
Antibiotic Prophylaxis Before Dental Work Often Unnecessary
Individualized Care Plans Advised for T2DM With Heart Failure
Rapid Cycling Work Roster Improves Resident Sleep Practices
Cardiovascular Health Poorer in Army Personnel Than Civilians
Overdose-Death Donor Hearts Suitable for Transplant
Midlife Type 2 Diabetes May Up Later Risk for Cerebral Infarction
Survey Indicates Physician Misconduct Is Underreported
No Evidence of Legacy Effect Seen for Intensive Glucose Lowering
Increase in CV Mortality Smaller With Medicaid Expansion
Lowering Cholesterol Levels May Worsen Nerve Damage in T2DM
Burden of New-Onset A-Fib Considerable After TAVI, AVR
Carotid Atherosclerosis Predicts CV Events in Psoriatic Disease
β-Blockers May Moderate Impact of Stress on Atrial Fibrillation
ACP Issues Position on Response to Physician Impairment
Guidelines Issued for Addressing Heart Disease Risk in HIV
Providers, Peers Influence Aspirin Use Among African-Americans
Nonfasting Lipid Levels Adequate for Assessing Cardiovascular Risk
Higher LDL-C Levels Linked to Early-Onset Alzheimer Disease
Lupus Manifestations Appear to Differ by Race, Ethnicity
Excess Cause-Specific Mortality Tied to Chronic Proton Pump Inhibitor Use
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Shortage Looming
High Costs Associated With Physician Burnout in U.S.
Syncope in Pregnancy May Up Risk for Adverse Outcomes
More Steps Tied to Lower Death Risk in Older Women
Ultra-Processed Food Intake Linked to Increased CVD Risk
Long-Term Survival Similar for Endovascular, Open AAA Repair
Reading Visit Notes May Improve Medication Management
Hip Fracture Linked to Increased Risk for Death in T2DM Patients
Global Burden of Serious Health-Related Suffering to Double by 2060
Energy Drinks Prolong QTc Interval, Elevate Blood Pressure
Meds for Weight Management Underutilized Among Veterans
Higher BMI in Male Teens Tied to Cardiomyopathy in Adulthood
Suboptimal BP, Fasting Glucose Tied to Atrioventricular Block
Antiplatelets Do Not Up Recurrence in Intracerebral Hemorrhage
Statin Use With Colorectal Cancer Lowers Risk for Early Death
Intracranial Hemorrhage Risk Up With Low-Dose Aspirin
LDL Decreased With LDL-Apheresis in ACS Patients
Specialized Programs in Clinical Cardiovascular Genetics Needed
Blood Donor Screening Data IDs Familial Hypercholesterolemia
Medication Nonadherence Common in Patients With T2DM
Pediatricians Should Encourage Fish Consumption for Children
Classification System Developed for Cardiogenic Shock
CDC: Cancer Death Rates Decreased, Heart Disease Deaths Rose
CDC: Seniors Use Various Strategies to Reduce Rx Costs
Depression, PTSD Linked to More Participation in Cardiac Rehab
Bystander Resuscitation Attempted Less Often for Women in Cardiac Arrest
Favorable Trends Seen in Lipids, Apolipoprotein B in U.S. Youth
Bill Would Raise U.S. Legal Age to Buy Tobacco to 21
Clinical Drug Diversion Costly to Health Care Organizations
Higher Consumption of Sugary Drinks May Up Mortality in Adults
One-Third of Patients on Statins Do Not Reach Target Thresholds
Private Insurers Pay 241 Percent of What Medicare Would Pay
Many Lives Could Be Saved if All Hospitals Had Grade A Rating
Open Heart Surgery Beats Stents for Multivessel Disease
Magnitude of Weight Loss Similar for Teens, Adults After RYGB
Recs Updated for TB Screening, Treatment in Health Care Workers
Habitual Glucosamine Use Linked to Reduced Risk for CVD Events
CDC: Racial Disparity Seen With Lupus-Related Deaths
Thyroid Hormones Not Endorsed for Subclinical Hypothyroidism
Home-Based Cardiac Rehab May Be Option for Some Heart Patients
Patients Find Note Reading Important for Health Management
Heart Patients at Risk When Pharmacies Close
Health Professionals Supportive of Medicinal Cannabis
Doctors Aware of Patient Difficulties Affording Medical Care
2018 Saw More Employed Physicians Than Self-Employed
Longer Duration of Statin Use Linked to Lower Risk for Glaucoma
CDC: Uninsurance Levels Did Not Change Significantly in 2018
Lupus Affects Emotional, Mental Well-Being of Patients
Preablation Bariatric Surgery Linked to Reduced A-Fib Recurrence
Prices Will Soon Be Included in TV Drug Ads
Patent Foramen Ovale Ups Ischemic Stroke in Those With PE
In 2015 to 2016, 45.8 Percent of U.S. Population Used Rx Drugs
Burden of Heart Failure-Related CVD Mortality Higher in Blacks
Plant-Based Diets Tied to Lower Risk for Heart Failure
External Reference Pricing Could Cut Drug Costs in U.S.
Efforts Needed to Ensure Publication of All Trials
Arsenic Exposure Linked to Changes in Heart Structure
FDA Approves Treatments for Heart Failure Caused by Rare Disease
Guidance Issued for Managing Heart Disease in Pregnancy
Cardio-Oncology Services Growing in Number and Demand
Implementing Surgical Safety Checklist Reduces Mortality
Prolonged Exposure to Low-Dose Radiation May Increase HTN Risk
More Than Half of U.S. Adults Have Medical Financial Hardship
Childhood Oral Infection Linked to Atherosclerosis in Adulthood
Thiazide Use May Lower Fracture Risk in Patients With Alzheimer Disease
Coronary Vessel Wall Thickness Surrogate for CAD in Women
Work Stress, Impaired Sleep Tied to CVD Risk in Workers With HTN
Maternal Comorbidity Higher for Women With Congenital Heart Defects
Combo Nicotine Replacement Tx Ups Success in Quitting Smoking
Poor Olfaction Tied to Elevated Long-Term Mortality in Seniors
Events for Living Kidney Donors Mainly Occur After Two Years
Intensive Blood Pressure Therapy Aids Patients With T2DM
Longer Duration of Antibiotic Use Tied to Risk for CVD in Women
Gender Differences Seen in Adverse Drug Reactions
Swapping Red Meat for Plant-Based Proteins May Cut CVD Risk
FDA Announces New Steps to Reduce Risks Tied to Surgical Staplers
Eating Breakfast Tied to Lower Risk for Death From CVD
Emergency Medical Diseases Account for About Half of Mortality
Risk-Based Screening Improves Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
Sleeping Pill Use Tied to Greater Need for BP Meds in Older Adults
PCI Beneficial for All Categories of Older AMI Patients
In Severe, Asymptomatic Aortic Stenosis, Early Surgery May Help
Risk Model Developed for Readmission After AMI in Seniors
Moderate/Vigorous Exercise Attenuates Risks of Sitting
High Resting Heart Rate Linked to Increased Cardiac Risk in Men
Cardiometabolic Risk Better ID'd in Children Reclassified to Higher BP
Atrasentan Tied to Lower Risk for Kidney Events in T2DM With CKD
Statins Safe, Effective in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
Loan Forgiveness, Educational Debt May Affect Practice Patterns
Acetaminophen Safe as First-Line Analgesic for Most Older Adults
National Hand Hygiene Initiative Successful in Australia
Sixty People Charged in Massive Opioid Painkiller Investigation
Machine Learning IDs Risk for Familial Hypercholesterolemia
Surgical Site Infection Rates May Differ by Gender
Stroke Hospitalizations Down in Black, White Medicare Enrollees
AI Can Identify Model of Cardiac Rhythm Device From Chest X-Ray
Sleep Myths Are Commonly Circulated
Hand Hygiene Compliance Poor in Task Transitions
Intensive BP Lowering May Up Cognitive Decline in Elderly
Mixed Effects Observed for Workplace Wellness Program
More Than 80 Percent of STEMI Patients Treated in ICU
Over Half of Patients Have Suboptimal Response to Statins
Standardizing Demographics Ups Accuracy of Patient Matching
Normalizing BP in Elderly With Hypertension May Up Mortality
Added Sugar Labeling Could Reduce CVD, Diabetes Cases
Operator-Directed Sedation Seems Safe in Peds Cardiac Cath
Very Low LDL-C, Triglycerides Tied to Hemorrhagic Stroke Risk in Women
Stress-Related Disorders Associated With Increased CVD Risk
Domestic Responsibilities Tied to Physician Mothers' Satisfaction
Cardiac-Specific Comorbidity Index Beats Generic Indexes
Haptoglobin Expression Tied to Outcomes in Preterm Newborns
Same Services More Expensive in Outpatient Than Office Settings
People With Obesity Are Blatantly Dehumanized
Cardiovascular Mortality Lower With Medicaid Expansion
Dietary Supplement Use Not Linked to Mortality Benefits
More Secondary Prevention Meds May Reduce Deaths After AMI
Preventive Drugs Often Used in Last Year of a Cancer Patient's Life
Alcohol, Drug Misuse Tied to Long-Term Health Problems
Seniors Less Likely to Receive or Have Timely PCI for Acute MI
Early T2DM Diagnosis Linked to Increased Cardiovascular Risk
Racial Disparities Persist in Revascularization for CHD
11 Million Deaths Attributable to Poor Diet in 2017
Short Sleep Duration, Not OSA, Linked to Daytime Sleepiness
Readmission Risk Up With Shorter Stay at Nursing Facility
Computer Model Predicts Risk for Ventricular Arrhythmia in ARVC
For TAVR, Inverse Link Identified for Hospital Volume, Mortality
Heart, Lungs From Hep C-Infected Donor Can Be Transplanted Safely
Bariatric Embolization Feasible for Treatment of Severe Obesity
Americans Borrowed $88 Billion in Past Year to Pay for Health Care
Over-the-Counter Meds Save Health Care System Money
Best Practices Developed for Diagnosing, Managing MINOCA
Guidelines Address PFO Closure for Secondary Stroke Prevention
Doctors Unclear on Legal Obligations in Caring for Patients With Disability
Meta-Analysis Links Shift Work to Risk for Ischemic Heart Disease
Rates of CPR Before EMS Arrival Increased From 2000 to 2017
Liquid Meal Replacements Cut Cardiometabolic Risk Factors
Perception of E-Cigarettes as More Harmful Than Cigarettes Increased
Long-Term Phentermine Use Safe, Effective for Weight Loss
Lifetime HTN Risk High for Black Men and Women, White Men
Doctors With Malpractice Claims More Likely to Leave Medicine
Adding Transition Services Does Not Aid Heart Failure Outcomes
Many Eligible Patients Report Not Being Offered Statins
Douglas County, Colorado, Ranked as Healthiest Community
$775 Million Settlement Reached in Xarelto Lawsuits
Statins Cut Risk for Major Vascular Events in Older Patients
Blindfolding Leader Improves Pediatric Resuscitation Training
Mild Congenital Heart Defects Tied to CVD Events
2019 Residency Match Day Was Largest in History
More Vascular Risk Factors Tied to Worse Brain Health
Low, High Levels of Physical Activity Tied to Reduced Mortality
Many Patients Still Employ Strategies to Reduce Prescription Drug Costs
ACC: New Guidelines Issued for Primary Prevention of CVD
ACC: Ultrasound Surgery May Help Control Blood Pressure
FDA Approves New Device for Chronic, Moderate-to-Severe Heart Failure
Statins Tied to Insulin Resistance, Higher Serum Fasting Insulin
ACC: Robust Evidence Lacking for Many Cardiovascular Guidelines
Trastuzumab Tied to Higher Long-Term Risk for Heart Failure
Healthy Food Rx Could Be Cost-Effective for Medicare, Medicaid
Overall, Physicians Are Happy and Enjoy Their Lives
Sugary Drinks Tied to Cardiovascular Disease Mortality
ACC: Catheter Ablation Does Not Cut Mortality, Stroke in A-Fib
Light Physical Activity Tied to Lower CHD, CVD Risk in Women
ACC: Icosapent Ethyl Beneficial for Statin-Treated Patients
Volatile Anesthetics Do Not Reduce Deaths in Elective CABG
ACC: Adherence to Statins Low Among Patients With ASCVD
FDA Issues Update on Mortality Risk With Paclitaxel-Coated Products
Average of 8.8 Inactive Ingredients Found in Oral Medications
Outcomes for AMI Improved During 1995 to 2014
ACC: Dietary Cholesterol Ups Cardiovascular Disease Risk
ACC: Antibacterial Envelope Can Reduce CIED Infections
Physician Burnout Rate Increased From 2014 to 2017
MitraClip Device Approved for Patients With Secondary Mitral Regurgitation
E-Cigarettes May Threaten Goal of Achieving Tobacco Endgame
Troponin Assay Confusion May Cause Misdiagnosis of Acute MI
Adding Bempedoic Acid to Statin Therapy Reduces LDL Cholesterol
Head of National Cancer Institute Named Acting FDA Commissioner
FDA Approves New Generic Valsartan to Ease Shortage
CDC: Most Americans Report Excellent, Good Health
Stress Test-Based Physiological Age May Be Superior Mortality Predictor
Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Third Leading Cause of DALYs
Cardiorespiratory Fitness Tied to Coronary Heart Disease Risk
Becoming Active in Middle Age Still Offers Health Benefits
History of Cycling Weight May Up Risk for Heart Disease in Women
Water Pipe Tobacco Smoking Addictive, Harmful to the Heart
GDM Linked to Increased Cardiovascular Event Risk Postpartum
ACC: Photoplethysmography Signal Can Detect Diabetes
ACC: Long-Term Outcomes for MI Similar at ≤40, 40 to 50
High-Quality, Plant-Based Diet Tied to Lower Risk for CVD Mortality
Endogenous Testosterone Linked to Cardiovascular Disease
Preoperative Frailty Linked to Surgical Outcomes, Costs
Electronic Order Set May Reduce Inappropriate ECG Monitoring
Heat Alerts May Come Too Late in Northern States
FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb Resigns
2011 to 2015 Saw Drop in Delayed Discharge Rates After TAVR
Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy Tied to Stroke Risk
Intraoperative Methylprednisolone During Bypass Not Renal Protective
Readmission for Patients With Sepsis Common and Costly
Oscillometric Devices Offer More Accurate Way to Measure BP
Age, Race Impact Atherosclerotic Risk With Psoriasis
FDA Warns Americans Not to Buy Drugs From Canadian Company
Long-Term Cardiomyopathy Risk Varies by Chemo Agent
ATS Issues Practice Guideline for Pediatric Home Oxygen Therapy
Advanced Echocardiographic Training Requirements Issued
HEART Care Pathway Reduces Admission, Stress Testing in ACS
Lowering BP, Lipids in Healthy Elderly Has No Cognitive Effect
Kidney Disease Affects Revascularization Outcomes
Achievement of Targets in T2DM Varies by Season
MRI Cardiac Stress Test Predicts Death From Heart Disease
Prognostic Bleeding Risk Models Developed for Aspirin Use
Incidence of Acute Myocardial Infarctions Up Among Young Women
2014 to 2017 Saw Improvement in Burnout for U.S. Physicians
Higher Triglycerides May Be Protective in the Very Elderly
Most Patients Do Not Disclose Complementary Medicine Use
National Health Spending Set to Increase 5.5 Percent Annually
FDA: Gout Drug Uloric Increases Risk of Death
Higher Salt Intake in DASH Diet Tied to More Lightheadedness
Excessively Sleepy OSA Subtype Tied to Increased CVD Risk
Odds of Receiving Tx for CAD Up With Medicare Advantage
Leg Amputation in ESRD Patients Should Prompt Palliative Care Discussion
Vertical Integration Has Little Impact on Quality Measures
Rivaroxaban Does Not Reduce VTE Incidence in High-Risk Cancer Patients
Morning Exercise Linked to BP Reduction in Sedentary Seniors
Experimental Test May Quickly Diagnose Sepsis
New Kaiser Permanente Medical School Plans to Waive Tuition
Eating Nuts Tied to Reduced CVD Incidence, Death in T2DM Patients
Late-Onset Migraine With Aura Linked to Increased Stroke Risk
Clinical Apps Up Quality of Care for Stable Ischemic Heart Disease
Higher Push-Up Capacity Linked to Lower Incidence of CVD Events
Cardiovascular Risk Increased During Gender Transition
Hospital Prices Growing Faster Than Physician Prices
Nurse Navigators Aid Outcomes After Heart Attack Discharge
Discharge Opioid Rx for Heart Dz Patients May Impact Follow-Up
Artificially Sweetened Drinks Linked to Stroke After Menopause
Most A-Fib Patients Have at Least One Identifiable Trigger
Physical Activity Down Across Chronic Disease Subgroups
CVD Does Not Modify Depression-Mortality Link in Elderly
Guidelines Updated for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Adults
Coexisting Medical Conditions, Smoking Explain PTSD-CVD Link
Larger Physician Bonus May Improve Care in Chronic Disease
CDC: Student Tobacco Use Increased From 2017 to 2018
Health Care Spending Per Person Increased to $5,641 in 2017
ASA: Opioid Epidemic Tied to Infection-Related Stroke
Financial Hardship From Medical Bills Common in ASCVD
CDC: Screening Policies for Critical Congenital Heart Dz Widespread
ASA: Intensive BP Control Lowers Bleeding Risk in Stroke Patients
Many Systematic Reviews Do Not Fully Report Adverse Events
Low Fitness, Obesity Linked to Later Disability Pension
Functional Decline Seen for Many Frail Patients After TAVR, SAVR
ASA: Reversal Agent Cuts Severe Bleeding With Factor Xa Inhibitors
Walgreens Worst Violator in Tobacco Sales to Minors, FDA Says
Johnson & Johnson to Provide Drug Prices in TV Ads
High-Risk HPV Infection Linked to Increased Risk for CVD in Women
CDC: Heart Attack Awareness Improved Since 2008
Dialysis Staff-Initiated CPR Ups Outcomes in Cardiac Arrest
Postconditioning During PCI for STEMI Shows Delayed Benefits
Most Americans Concerned About Weight, Link to Heart Health
Donor Heart Recovery From Drug-Intoxicated Deaths Has Increased
Psoriasis Tx Linked to Drop in Noncalcified Coronary Plaque
Hypertensive Crisis Prevalent in Urban African-Americans
Burden of Sudden Cardiac Death Higher in Black Men, Women
Expanded Recall of Warfarin Level Monitoring Test Strips
High Physical Activity Levels Tied to Coronary Artery Calcification
E-Cigarette Use Linked to Cigarette Initiation in Adolescents
Pharmacist-Led Phone Follow-Up May Cut Readmission Rates
Long-Term Incidence of A-Fib Increased in Women With Breast Cancer
Rising Temps May Up Burden of Congenital Heart Disease in U.S.
Fruit, Vegetable Intake Very Low in Hemodialysis Population
AHA: Nearly Half of U.S. Adults Have Cardiovascular Disease
Meta-Analysis: Small Weight Increase Seen for Breakfast Eaters
E-Cigarettes More Effective for Smoking Cessation
Infective Endocarditis Related to Injection Drug Use Rising
FDA Receives an 'F' in Tobacco Prevention Report Card
Death at 10 Years Similar With Bilateral-, Single-Artery CABG
Avoiding Full-Blown Diabetes Cuts Cardiovascular Risk
ASA: Increased Odds of Stroke, MI With E-Cigarette Use
ASA: Flu-Like Illness Linked to Increased Risk for Stroke
MEESSI-Acute Heart Failure Risk Score Validated
Intensive BP Treatment Does Not Reduce Dementia Risk
NOACs Recommended as First-Line Prevention of Stroke in A-Fib
Blood Conservation Safe, Effective During Heart Surgery
Financial Stress, Coronary Heart Disease Linked in African-Americans
Paclitaxel Exposure in Vascular Device Not Linked to Mortality
Tachycardia May Indicate Higher Mortality Risk in Cancer Patients
Virtual Video Visits Liked by Patients, Providers
Assessment Tools Aid Risk Planning at Nursing Homes
Home-Based Program Achieves Hypertension Control
Report IDs Areas Lacking Good Practice in Health Tech Assessment
Fried Chicken, Fish Linked to All-Cause, Cardiovascular Death
CDC: Proportion of Increased-Risk Deceased Organ Donors on Rise
Smoking Tied to Peripheral Artery Disease in African-Americans
BP >120/80 mm Hg Linked to Lower Gray Matter Volume
Meta-Analysis: Aspirin Linked to Lower Risk for CV Events in Primary Prevention
Canadian Syncope Risk Score IDs ED Monitoring Time Postsyncope
Wait Times Have Improved in VA Health Care System
Radiographic Knee Osteoarthritis Tied to Increased Risk for Death
Variation in Revascularization for Asymptomatic SIHD Unexplained
FDA Investigating Paclitaxel-Coated Balloons, Paclitaxel-Eluting Stents
Sex Differences Seen in Pursuit of Interventional Cardiology Career
FDA Down to 5 Weeks of Funding to Review New Drug Applications
Achieving Healthy Diet From Sustainable Food Feasible
Risk for Uninsurance in AMI Patients Reduced With Medicaid Expansion
Adoption of Advanced Health IT Capabilities Inconsistent
Coronary Artery Calcium May Help Predict CVD in South Asians
Intermittent Fasts Plus Energy Restriction Best for Weight Loss
Replacing Sitting Time With Activity Lowers Mortality Risk
Components of Ideal Cardio Health Cut Diabetes Risk
American College of Physicians Releases 7th Edition of Ethics Manual
Cardiometabolic Risk Up With Tourette, Chronic Tic Disorder
Study Explores Influence of Genetics, Environment in Disease
Short Sleep Duration Linked to Higher Atherosclerotic Burden
Moderate Drinking Linked to Electroanatomic Changes in A-Fib
Terrorist Attack Victims With PTSD Have Higher Cancer Risk
Prices Still Explain High U.S. Health Care Spending
Artificial Intelligence Can Use Routine ECGs to ID Heart Disease
High Fiber Intake Tied to Lower Risk for Noncommunicable Disease
Statin Therapy Reduces Risk for Diabetic Retinopathy in T2DM
Outcomes Poorer for Medicaid Beneficiaries With STEMI
Private Equity Acquisition of Physician Practices Discussed
Transdermal HRT Not Linked to Increased Risk for VTE
IC Nicardipine Promising for Tx of Spontaneous Coronary Slow-Flow
Increase in Brand-Name Drug Cost Mainly Due to Existing Drugs
Many Female Health Care Workers Live in Poverty
No Increased Fall Risk With HTN Treatment in Older Women
Medical Marketing Has Increased in Past 20 Years
Costs Higher for Those With Comorbid Noncommunicable Diseases
Women With CVD Have Worse Self-Reported Outcomes
ACA Coverage Gains Could Erode Without Individual Mandate
Feeling Life Is Worthwhile Linked to Healthier Aging
Exercise Can Consistently Lower Blood Pressure
Employment, Earning Losses Noted After Cardiovascular Events
Income Volatility Linked to CVD, All-Cause Mortality
Health Benefits of Nonsugar Sweeteners Uncertain
Applying Population Health Data IDs Patients at Risk for CVD
Hypertension With Psoriasis Tied to More Cardiac Interventions
In-Hospital Morbidity, Mortality Up With Flu in Heart Failure
Moderate Drinking Not Harmful for Seniors With Heart Failure
Volumes Low for Unprotected Left Main PCI
Price of Alirocumab Would Have to Be Cut to Be Cost-Effective
Catheter Ablation Tops Drug Therapy for A-Fib in Heart Failure
High Sodium Intake Associated With New Atrial Fibrillation
Second-Line Antidiabetic Meds May Impact Cardiovascular Risk
ACOG Updates Guidelines for Gestational HTN, Preeclampsia
Having Children Tied to Higher Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
Low-Priced Generic Drugs Most Likely to Have Shortages
30-Day Postdischarge Mortality Up With HRRP Implementation
ASH Develops Practice Guidelines for Venous Thromboembolism
New BP Treatment Cutoffs May Not Yield Survival Benefit
Complications, Costs Up With Cardiac Sx in Opioid Use Disorder
Initiative Can Cut Gender Gap in Medical School Faculty Salaries
Drug Use-Associated Infective Endocarditis Up 2007 to 2017
ACOG: Interpregnancy Period Should Maximize Women's Health
New AAP Guideline Available for Infantile Hemangioma Treatment
Risk of Arterial Thromboembolic Events Up Prior to Cancer Diagnosis
EMS Treatment for Possible Heart Attack Varies by Sex
FDA Warns Companies on Unsafe, Unapproved Stem Cell Treatments
FDA: Fluoroquinolones Tied to Heart Vessel Ruptures, Tears
A-Fib Risk Up for Antidepressant Users, but Higher Before Tx
Endurance Exercise Tied to Anti-Aging at Cellular Level
CDC: Weight, Waist Size, BMI Increased for Many U.S. Adults
Growth in Use of Telemedicine Seen From 2005 to 2017
Racial Disparities Seen in Use of Oral Anticoagulants for A-Fib
Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Higher Than Expected
Hospitalization for Upper GI Bleed Highest With Rivaroxaban
Exposure to Metals, Pesticides Tied to CVD in Hispanics/Latinos
Global Lifetime Risk for Stroke About 25 Percent in 2016
ADA 2019 Standards of Care Emphasize Patient-Centered Care
Residential Greenness Linked to Cardiovascular Disease Risk
Edentulism Tied to Greater Risk for High BP After Menopause
High Sodium May Contribute to CVD Deaths in Shandong, China
Hospitalizations Up for Homeless From 2007 to 2013
EHR Data ID Differences in HTN Control Across Health Systems
Exclusion of Doctors From Public Health Insurance Up 2007 to 2017
Appropriate Use Criteria Released for Peripheral Artery Intervention
Cognitive Decline Similar After Cardiac Surgery, Catheterization
Follow-Up Within Seven Days of Heart Failure Discharge Beneficial
Adherence and Intensity of Lipid-Lowering Tx Influence CV Risk
Barbershop Intervention Leads to Reduced BP in Black Men
Apixaban Prevents VTE in Cancer Patients Initiating Chemotherapy
Emotional Stress of Holidays Can Trigger Heart Attacks
Persistent Discrimination ID'd Among Physician Mothers
Pregnancy Losses Linked to Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly
Risk for Hospitalization for Heart Failure Greater With Diabetes
FDA: Some E-Cigarette Liquids Contain Erectile Dysfunction Meds
Enrollment Under the Affordable Care Act Down From Last Year
Greater Patient Delays for Women With STEMI Than Men
2017 Saw Slowing in National Health Care Spending
U.S. Medical Schools See Increase in Diversity
Paid Childbearing Policies Lacking for Residents
Consensus Decision Pathway Developed for Tobacco Cessation
Flu Vaccine Linked to Reduced Risk for Death in Heart Failure
Veterans Health Administration Hospitals Outperform Non-VHAs
HIT-Related Stress Linked to Burnout Among Physicians
Less Than One Hour of Resistance Training Weekly Tied to Lower CVD Risk
EMS Times Longer for Patients From Poorest Neighborhoods
Survival Similar With Donor Hearts From Hepatitis C+ Donors
AHA Scientific Statement: Low Risk of Side Effects for Statins
Most Insured Patients Not Using Online Portals
Patient Education Can Improve Chronic Disease Management
Botox Injections Explored to Cut Postop A-Fib in Cardiac Surgery
Meds Taken Do Not Vary With ADL Impairment in Heart Failure
Pictorial Presentation of Silent Atherosclerosis Helps Cut CV Risk
J-Shaped Association for Sleep Duration, CV Events and Death
FDA Warns of Rare Stroke Risk With Multiple Sclerosis Drug
Migraine With Aura Linked to Increase in Incident A-Fib
Skin Autofluorescence Predicts T2DM, Heart Disease, Mortality
Few Physicians Work in Practices That Use Telemedicine
ASH: Rivaroxaban Prevents Blood Clots in At-Risk Cancer Patients
Many Patients Withhold Information From Clinicians
Marathon Runners Show Markers of Cardiac Strain
HHS Issues Draft Strategy for Reducing Health IT Burden
Urate Elevation in Potential Tx for Parkinson's Not Tied to HTN
Younger Patients Account for Increasing Proportion of AMI
New BP Goals Could Prevent 3 Million CVD Events Over 10 Years
Presence of Antiphospholipid Antibodies Tied to First-Time MI
Family Functioning Does Not Impact Family Dinner, Diet Link
Teva Recalls Two Blood Pressure Medications
Several Risk Factors More Strongly Linked to MI in Women
Higher Cardiovascular Risk Seen With Psoriatic Arthritis
Care for Chronic Kidney Disease Varies Across VA Facilities
Climate Change Ups Heat Deaths, Especially Among Elderly
Persistent Back Pain Linked to Earlier Mortality in Older Women
Deep Learning Algorithm Detects Thoracic Pathologies on CXRs
Certain SGLT2 Inhibitors, GLP-1 RAs for T2DM Also Cut CV Risk
Lower Mortality Seen for Cardiac Care at Top-Ranked Hospitals
Healthy Lifestyle Tied to Less Atherosclerosis for Women
FDA to Update Medical Device Approvals Process
Men Should Avoid 'Rhino' Sexual Enhancement Products, FDA Says
Vitamin D Levels Linked to Cardiorespiratory Fitness
Recommended Therapies for Polycythemia Vera Underused
Four Principles Underlie Patient and Family Partnership in Care
ACA Coverage Substantial, but Did Not Impact Labor Markets
ADT May Up Risk for Heart Failure in Prostate Cancer Patients
Arterial Stiffness May Predict Dementia Risk
Smoke-Free Policies Linked to Lower Systolic Blood Pressure
Major Bleeding Up With Frailty in Acute MI Patients
Patient Outcomes Tied to Valve Replacement Volume
Onset of Musculoskeletal Adverse Events Varies Between Statins
CDC: 8.8 Percent Uninsured in U.S. in First Half of 2018
Insurance Coverage for Adult Obesity Care Increasing
Name-Brand Medications Driving Spike in U.S. Drug Spending
Patient Experiences Shed Light on Diagnostic Errors
AHA: Lasting Benefit for CABG in Diabetes, Multivessel Disease
No Age-Related Increase in BP for Yanomami Community
Low-Carbohydrate Diets Linked to Increase in Calories Burned
CDC: Many Americans May Have Prediabetes and Not Know It
AHA: Guidelines Stress Healthy Lifestyle for Lowering Cholesterol
AMA to Collect Data on Suicide Among Doctors-in-Training
Heart Disease Leading Cause of Death in Low-Income Counties
Sudden Cardiac Death Rates Up in Blacks Versus Whites
Changes in Risk Indicators of MetS Severity Tied to T2DM Risk
AHA: Cardiogenic Shock Ups Mortality in Takotsubo Syndrome
AHA: Icosapent Ethyl Cuts CV Risk From Elevated Triglycerides
AHA: Dapagliflozin Noninferior to Placebo for MACE in T2DM
AHA: Limited Benefit for n-3 Fatty Acids in CVD, Cancer Prevention
AHA: Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Updated
In Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Curcumin Lacks Benefit
Recommendations Issued for Management of Bradycardia
Progress Toward Goals in Global Health Is Slowing
In-Hospital Infection May Up Readmission After Stroke
hs-cTnI Can Rule Out Inducible Myocardial Ischemia in CAD
HTN in Young Adulthood Linked to CVD Later in Life
Medicaid Expansion Approved in Three Republican-Leaning States
Nonadherence, Discontinuation of Statins High in 1st Year of Rx
Inhaled Nitrite Does Not Improve Exercise Capacity in HFpEF
AHA: After 2007 Recs, Increase Seen in Infective Endocarditis
Majority of Internists Still Have Financial Ties to Industry
Characteristics of Black AMI Patients Impact Mortality Rate
AHA: Opioid Use Appears to Up Risk for Atrial Fibrillation
AHA: Public Automated External Defibrillators Are Cost-Effective
Sign-Up Season Begins on HealthCare.gov
Age, Racial Disparities Seen in Hospitalization for Heart Failure
National Youth Obesity Rate at 15.8 Percent for 2016 to 2017
Earlier Vascular Access Seen in Insured Dialysis Patients
Plant-Based Diets Beneficial for Adults With Type 2 Diabetes
Second Hypertension Drug Recalled Due to Contamination
Home BP of 130/80 mm Hg ID'd as Threshold for Stage 1 HTN
Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent Among CPG Authors
ASN: High-Dose, Proactive IV Iron Noninferior in Hemodialysis
ASN: Aggressive Control of BP, Lipids in T2DM May Up Kidney Risk
Some Weather Conditions Linked to Myocardial Infarction Risk
Link Between Statins, Non-CVD Outcomes Lacks Evidence
Discharge Day Does Not Impact Readmission After Cardiac Sx
Few Smokers With PAD Receive Adequate Cessation Support
AMA Announces Initiative to Reinvent Physician Training
Therapeutic Lifestyle Intervention in Church Helpful for BP Control
Pilot Studies May Shed Light on How to Treat Lymphedema
Community Health Worker Intervention Beneficial
Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors May Up Lung CA Risk
Accepting Increased-Risk Donor Heart Tied to Higher Survival
Many Hospitals Noncompliant With Record Request Regulations
Cardiac Stem Cell Trial Halted Due to Concerns About Fake Data
Cardiac Implant Prices Higher in U.S. Than EU Countries
Trump Administration Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices
Novel Troponin Assay, hs-cTnI Comparable in Ruling Out AMI
Oxygen Saturation Should Not Top 96 Percent in Acutely Ill
Independent Links for Genetics, Lifestyle With Incident Stroke
Half of Women to Develop Stroke, Dementia, or Parkinsonism
HEART Pathway Can Safely Identify Low-Risk ER Patients
Pace of Change Has Accelerated in Alternative Payment Models
Tibia Lead Levels Linked to Risk of Resistant-Hypertension
Most Supplements Contain Prohibited Stimulants
A-Fib Patients With Cancer Less Likely to See Cardiologist
White House Unveils New Insurance Option for Small Firms
Intensive SBP Tx Cuts Kidney Damage Biomarkers in Incident CKD
Periodontitis Linked to Higher BP in Adults With Treated HTN
CT Abdominal Aortic Calcification Score Predicts CV Event Risk
Percent Weight Regain Predicts Health Risks Post-Bariatric Surgery
Short Respiratory Event Duration Ups Mortality Risk in OSA
Limited Success for Changing Diet and Exercise Among Nurses
Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair Benefits Some With Heart Failure
Aspirin, Anticoagulants Similarly Prevent VTE After TKA
Sharp Drop in U.S. Life Expectancy Rankings by 2040
Procurement Requirements Drive Interoperability in Health Care IT
Lung Cancer Deaths 28% Lower in California Than Rest of U.S.
Bariatric Sx Cuts Macrovascular Complications in Obesity, T2DM
Harvard: Heart Researcher's Papers Contain Fraudulent Data
High Risk for Readmission for Takotsubo Syndrome
CHF in Pregnancy Up for Cancer Survivors With Cardiac Toxicity
β-Blockers in 1st Trimester Do Not Up Congenital Malformations
Without Medicaid Expansion, Poor Patients Forgo Medical Care
High Variability in Metabolic Measures May Up Mortality
Active Pharmaceuticals ID'd in >700 Dietary Supplements
Multicomponent Intervention Can Reduce Sitting Time at Work
Skills-Based Intervention Did Not Cut Systolic BP After Stroke, TIA
CDC: Many Children With Heart Conditions Have Special Needs
On a Given Day, 36.6 Percent of U.S. Adults Eat Fast Food
Wall Thickness Measured by MRI More Consistently Linked to CVD
Poor Outcomes for Hispanic Infants With Congenital Heart Dz
Atrial Fibrillation Tied to Higher Dementia Risk in Older Adults
Aetna-CVS Merger Approved
Intensive BP Therapy in Diabetes May Lower Risk for CV Events
Childhood Obesity Persists Into Adolescence
ADA, EASD Issue New Recommendations for T2DM
Lorcaserin Beneficial for Diabetes in Overweight, Obese
Application of Blood Pressure Guidelines Ups Treatment
Minority Residents Experience Burdens Linked to Race/Ethnicity
Industry-Funded Trials Often Involve Employees in Studies
Models Predict Intracerebral Hemorrhage Growth
No Increase in In-Hospital, Post-Discharge Death With HRRP
Sexual Harassment, Assault Tied to Women's Health Issues
Daily Drinking Associated With Increased Mortality Risk
Morbidity, Mortality Up for Youth With CHD Presenting to ED
Lixisenatide Cuts Kidney Damage in T2DM and Coronary Syndrome
Tips Provided for Budgeting in Medical Residency
Three-Quarters of Health Care Workers Got Flu Shot Last Year
Price Hikes Noted in Small Subset of Generic Drugs
Residual Vein Obstruction Down With Compression After DVT
Albiglutide Beats Placebo for Cardiovascular Events in T2DM
Sleep Duration, Stroke Link Varies With Race, Sex
Elevated Blood Pressure Linked to Aortic Valve Disease
Uninsured Rate at 8.8 Percent in First Quarter of 2018
Medicare Patient Readmit Rates Higher in Proprietary Hospitals
Family History Linked to Early-Onset A-Fib in Minorities
Preventable Cardiovascular Events Are Big Economic Burden
Soft Drinks Account for One-Fifth of Youth Beverage Consumption
For Employer-Based Plans, Spending Across Services Steady
Southern Dietary Pattern Mediates Racial Difference in HTN
Interviews Can Help Ensure Physician Candidates Fit Culture
Number of Health-Related Data Breaches Increasing
Blacks Less Likely to Receive Guideline-Based NSTEMI Therapy
Readmission, Death Risk Higher in COPD With Comorbidities
Risk of Venous Thromboembolism Recurrence High
More Non-Elderly Americans Uninsured in 2017 Versus 2016
Increased Cardiovascular Risk for Diclofenac Initiators
Handheld Device Inspired by Star Trek May Allow Rapid Diagnosis
Physicians Often Don't Address Their Burnout
Strategies to Cut Cardiovascular Risk Factors Show Mixed Results
Implementing EMRs Affects Time Spent With Patients in Clinic
Cardioverter-Defibrillator Vests Do Not Cut Sudden Death Post MI
Business Degree Increasingly Useful for Doctors
Guidelines Updated for Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Practices Should Set Rules for Staff Social Media Use
Time to Defib Not Linked to Survival in Pediatric IHCA
PCI, CABG Both Acceptable for CKD Patients With LMCAD
Burnout, Career Choice Regret Prevalent in U.S. Residents
Policies Should Encourage Healthy Food Consumption
Enlarged Kidneys in Neonates With Congenital Heart Disease
Lorcaserin Facilitates Weight Loss in Overweight, Obese
Many Countries Failing on Non-Communicable Dz Death Targets
Lack of CHD4 Leads to Abnormal Myofibrils, Heart Defects
Physician-Group ACOs Generate Medicare Savings
In 2016, Proportion of Uninsured Americans Down to 10 Percent
Total Diabetes at 14 Percent in U.S. Adults for 2013-2016
New Risk Factors Identified for Varicose Vein Disease
Net Benefit of Anticoagulants for A-Fib Varies With Stroke Rate
Heart Failure Patients Enrolled in Hospice Use Less Health Care
Mortality Rate From Heart Failure Higher in Women Than Men
Some Clinicians, Patients Record Clinic Visits for Patient Use
Dozens of Medical Groups Join Forces to Improve Diagnoses
Research Links Doctor Burnout to Patient Safety Incidents
Study Provides Estimates of U.S. Prevalence of Type 1, 2 Diabetes
Statins Improve Long-Term Survival After AAA Repair
Residents Should Take Advantage of Paid Time Off
Cardiac Monitoring Needed for High-Risk Breast Cancer Patients
Hospitals Charge 479 Percent of Cost of Drugs on Average
Allopurinol Dose Escalation for Gout Doesn't Improve Mortality
No Clear Benefit for Rivaroxaban After Hospital Discharge
20% of Children, Adolescents Use Prescription Medications
Patient Health Information Often Shared Electronically
EPA Plan Will Maintain Carbon Emissions From Power Plants
Cardiac MR With Contrast Feasible in Developing World
HTN Tx Intensification Common Upon Discharge in U.S. Vets
Global Prevalence of Insufficient Activity 27.5 Percent
Tips for Advising Patients Living in Highly Polluted Settings
Ranolazine Doesn't Cut VT, VF, Death in High-Risk ICD Patients
Compliance With Requirement to Report Results on EUCTR Is Poor
Drug Prices Increase More Than Expected After Shortages
Scribes Improve Physician Workflow, Patient Interaction
Tafamidis Treats Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy
Proportion of Female Authors Rising in Cardiology Literature
FDA Approves Device for Acute Coronary Artery Perforations
Drug Prices Seem Not to Be Influenced by Their Value
Model Estimates Mortality in Patients Waiting for Hearts
Association Health Plans Can Help Small Businesses Offer Coverage
Mercury in Traditional Tibetan Medicine Could Be Harmful
Use of Aspirin in Healthy Elderly Questioned in Three Studies
FDA Finds Another Carcinogen in Certain Valsartan Heart Meds
Situation Framing, Language Can Influence Decision-Making
Sales of Flavored E-Cigarette Products Up Since 2012
Genetic Testing Recommended for Familial Hypercholesterolemia
No Apparent Short-Term Cancer Risk From Recalled Valsartan
Including Calorie Count on Menus Can Cut Calories Ordered
New Risk Score Promising for Predicting MI, Death
Gains in Insurance Coverage Seen for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Adults
AHA: Resistant Hypertension Diagnosis, Tx Guidelines Updated
Single, Fixed-Dose Combo Pills Improve Hypertension Outcomes
Six-Step Analysis Can Help Improve Practice Logistics
Residents Working Long Hours Can Increase Alertness
AHA: Update on Diagnosis, Tx for Chagas Cardiomyopathy
Algorithm Can Discriminate Cardiovascular Disease Risk
Data Age in Clinical Trials Is About Three Years at Publication
Medicaid Work Requirements Don't Impact Many Enrollees
Many Opportunities for Doctors Using Twitter
Docs, Consumers Agree on Benefits of Virtual Care
Physician Burnout Rates Vary by Medical Specialty
Exposure to Toxic Metals May Up Cardiovascular Disease Risk
Personalized Weighting Could Enhance Hospital Rating Tools
Greater CAD Incidence, Heart Mass in Firefighter Cardiac Arrests
Better Training Needed to Boost LGBTQ Patient Health Care
Hospital Groups Launch Own Generic Drug Company
Increase Observed in Hearts From Drug-Intoxicated Donors
Psychological Distress Linked to Increased Risk of MI, Stroke
Widespread Statin Use Not Recommended in Old, Very Old
Google Search for Cardiovascular Disease Peaks in Winter
Heart CTA Results in Lower Death Rate From CHD, Non-Fatal MI
Revascularization Beats Amputation for Limb Ischemia
~3,000 Excess Deaths Estimated Due to Hurricane Maria
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Has Uncertain Future
Enrollment in High-Deductible Health Plans Up From '07 to '17
Adding Pharmacist to Team Can Improve Patient Outcomes
Uninsured CV Hospitalization Down With Medicaid Expansion
An Allergy to Red Meat May Be Tied to Heart Disease
Medical Bills in Collections Decrease With Patient Age
Excess Cardiac Risk Varies With Age of Onset of T1DM
Partial Oral Abx Non-Inferior in Endocarditis on Left Side of Heart
In Stroke Survivors, Cost-Related Non-Adherence Down After ACA
No Meaningful Increase in Physician Compensation Last Year
Label Mix-Up Spurs Recall of Accord Blood Pressure Meds
Marketplace Premiums Increase More With Monopolist Insurers
Positive Link for BMI and Blood Pressure in Chinese Population
High, Low Carbohydrate Diets Linked to Increased Mortality
Medical Practices Should Address Negative Online Reviews
Laryngeal Tube Insertion Beats Endotracheal Intubation in OHCA
Artificial Intelligence Holds Promise in Medicine
Cardiovascular Health Tied to Brain Function in Younger Adults
Experts Address Loss of the National Guideline Clearinghouse
Alcohol Is Leading Risk Factor for Global Disease Burden
High LDL in Young, Healthy Adults Leaves Them Vulnerable to CVD
Prevalence of E-Cigarette Use 4.5 Percent in U.S. Adults
Most Research Participants Not Concerned About Data Sharing
Care Coordination Strategies Aid in Multiple Chronic Diseases
AMA Adopts Policy Promoting Health Equity As a Goal
Office Workstation Type Linked to Physical Activity, Stress
Living in Deprived Area Is Risk Factor for Cognitive Dysfunction
Cardiovascular Health Tied to Dementia Risk in Older Adults
Breastfeeding Linked to Lower Risk of Stroke Post-Menopause
Frailty in Middle-Aged With Multimorbidity Tied to Mortality
Most Surgical Residents Want Financial Education
Sodium Intake, BP Linked in Communities With Highest Intake
Automated Flight Systems Associated With Health Costs
Small Practices Also at Risk for Data Breaches
Lower Long-Term Survival for In-Hospital Cardiac Arrests in Blacks
Paramedic-Led Intervention Cuts Ambulance Calls
National Provider Identifiers Are Vulnerable to Theft
Strategy Outlined for Shooter Incident in Health Care Facility
Advantages for HDHP Enrollees in Large Versus Small Firms
Doctors Often Not Discussing Risk Factors With Patients
Plan to Relax Coal-Fired Power Plant Rules Could Up Mortality
Large Number of Presumed Sudden Cardiac Deaths Are Not
Pennsylvania Case Could Affect Evidence for Malpractice Defense
Experts Offer Tips for Provider Appeal of Denied Medical Claims
NYU Becomes First Medical School to Cover All Tuition
Wildfire Smoke Causing Poor Air Quality in U.S. Pacific Northwest
Novel hs-cTnT Protocol Better Rules Out Myocardial Infarction
Heat-Driven Air Conditioning May Contribute to Additional Deaths
Tobacco Content Still Common on U.K. Prime-Time Television
Declines in Life Expectancy in Many High-Income Countries
Comments Open on End of NIH Review for Gene Therapy Studies
Residents' Sleep Deteriorates During Training
CDC: Increase in Tianeptine Exposures From 2014 to 2017
Risk of Death Not Up in T2DM When Risk Factors Within Target
Practice Names, Logos Should Be Carefully Designed
NIH Panel Will No Longer Review Gene Therapy Experiments
Steps Provided for Discharging Patient From Practice
Patient Portals Don't Appear to Have Much Traction
ACA Coverage Gains Include Workers Without Insurance
Weight Gain After Quitting Smoking May Up T2DM Risk
Vit D Independently, Inversely Tied to Cholesterol in Children
Labetalol Use Up for Patients With Preeclampsia and Asthma
Triple Combo Blood Pressure Pill Can Improve BP Control
Physicians With Medicine/Psych Training Can Help Complex Cases
6 Factors Related to Inclusion in Health Care Workplace ID'd
Both Abstinence and High Alcohol Use Linked to Dementia
Four Pros to Integrating EHR, Practice Management Software
In Teens, Young Adults, High BMI May Hurt Cardiovascular Health
Bariatric Surgery Lowers Microvascular Disease Risk
C. difficile Tied to Increased Graft Loss in Solid Organ Recipients
Bundling Doesn't Cut Medicare Payments for Medical Conditions
AMA Adopts Policy on Augmented Intelligence
Review Addresses Nutritional Hype for Popular Foods
Cardiac Profiles Up With Exercise, Less Sitting in Early Old Age
Teen Sudden Cardiac Death Causes Often Not ID'd on Screens
AMA Adopts Policy to Advance Gender Equity in Medicine
AHA: A Diverse Diet May Not Promote a Healthy Weight
High BP Seen at School Age for Extreme Preterm Infants
Healthy Lifestyle With Diabetes Cuts Cardiovascular Risk
American Heart Association Urges Screen Time Limits for Youth
Perspectives on USPSTF A-Fib Screening Recommendation
USPSTF: Insufficient Evidence to Screen for Atrial Fibrillation
Cyber Insurance Recommended for All Physician Practices
Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine
Walking Tied to Better QoL in Those With/at Risk for CVD
Unsheltered Homeless Have High Mortality Rates
AMA Proposes Policy Opposing Medicaid 'Lockout' Provisions
PCP Statin Prescribing Up With Automated Patient Dashboard
Postmortem Cardiac Implantable Device Interrogation Useful
'Good' Cholesterol May Not Be So in Postmenopausal Women
AMA Calls for Greater Electronic Cigarette Regulation
Death Records Estimate 1,139 Deaths Due to Hurricane Maria
Increase in Proportion of TAVR Used From 2012 to 2015
CDC: Half of U.S. Adults Tried to Lose Weight From 2013 to 2016
Variation in Specialty Drug Coverage Across Health Plans
Some Bacteria Now More Tolerant of Alcohol-Based Sanitizers
Groups Urge CMS to Reconsider Suspending Risk Adjustment
Ciprofloxacin May Up Likelihood of Aortic Dissection, Rupture
Health Affairs Announces Launch of New Three-Year Initiative
Three Financial Metrics Can Improve Practice Performance
How Doctors Receive Feedback Is Key for Antimicrobial Programs
AHA Introduces Heart Failure Certification Program
E-Cigarettes Don't Seem to Aid Smoking Cessation Efforts
New Short-Term Health Plans Have Large Coverage Gaps
National Guideline Clearinghouse Offline Due to Funding Cuts
Steps Can Be Taken by Doctors to Minimize Risk of Lawsuits
Several Invasive Procedures Linked to Infective Endocarditis
Protease Inhibitors May Worsen Outcomes for HIV + Heart Failure
Learning to Change Important for Improving Practice
Total, Open Repairs Decline for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Front Desk Staff Can Set Up a Practice for Successful Billing
Rapid Improvement of Dilated Cardiomyopathy With Anakinra
Few Published Programs Address Medical Trainee Mistreatment
Demonstrating Clinical Use Will Speed Genomic Screening
Medical Boards May Contribute to Mental Health Stigma for Doctors
Four Strategies Help Doctors Make Personal, Professional Gains
Infective Endocarditis More Common with Valve Issues
Tool Improves Identification of Undiagnosed Hypertension
Cross-Continuum Communication Beneficial After Discharge
Readmission Rate 19.2 Percent After Acute Exacerbation of COPD
Risk of Heart Failure Up in ALVSD Patients With Diabetes
2002 to 2014 Saw Hike in AMI Rate in Pregnancy, Puerperium
PFO Closure Plus Antiplatelet Tx Advised for Cryptogenic Stroke
Use of 2017 ACC/AHA Guidelines Would Increase HTN Prevalence
Assessing, Improving Patient Satisfaction Cuts Malpractice Risk
Late-Life Blood Pressure Tied to Higher Number of Brain Infarcts
Prehospital Plasma Cuts Mortality Risk in Hemorrhagic Shock
Insurers May Be Underpaying Doctors
Steroid Abuse Put 60-Year-Old Bodybuilder in the Hospital
Tools, Methods of RCTs Can Be Adapted to Real-World Settings
Escitalopram Cuts MACE Risk in Depressed Patients With ACS
Physicians and Practices Should Prepare for Emergencies
Sulfonylureas As 2nd-Line T2DM Therapy Tied to Higher Event Risk
VA MISSION Act May Up Costs, Lower Vet Health Care Quality
Medical Organizations Must Address Sexual Harassment
Walmart Generic Drug Discounts Often Offer More Patient Savings
Portable Sleep Monitoring Accurate in Heart Failure Patients
CDC: More People With High Cholesterol Taking Medications
Embezzlement Not Uncommon in Medical Practices
Increased Coverage in States With Medicaid Expansion
FDA Proposes New Rule on Food Labeling in Vending Machines
Molecular Autopsy May Shed Light on Sudden Death in Young
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